Common sayings our elders used.

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if your gonna do it... Do it the best you can or don't bother.

If you can't find time to do it right... how are you ever gonna find time to come back and fix it.
 

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dad would fart and quote rodney dangerfield " i think i just stepped on a duck"

or he would fart and say " roll that dam window down, the dog just farted"

friends mom would fart and would look startled and say " thunder.!.."
 

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My favorite was when my late grandmother was pissed off at someone, she would always say "Ohh, shit, and fall back in it!".
 

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From my maternal grandfather, about people he didn't like:

"He thinks he's shit on a stick, and he's half right."

"If I could buy him for what he's worth and sell him for what he thinks he's worth, I'd be rich."

I still use both of those on occasion.

When my mom was feeling down or just weary, she'd say: "Lord, if you can't help me, please don't help the bear." I had no idea where it came from until 1970 when Jerry Reed did a cover of an old song called The Preacher and the Bear.

An older coworker used to say: "I feel like I've been et up by a wolf and shit over a cliff"
 

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daddy - "don't count your chickens before they're hatched.."

here's one I use from time to time, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
 

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My Mom used to say, "God helps those who help themselves".

She was right.

My Grandmother however, used to say "Fu<k 'em all"

And that she did. She was responsible for screwing up the entire family constantly. Only a few of us had the guts to say that to her and get away from it. I can't tell you how many lives she ruined.

And my poor Grandfather who divorced her after she ruined his life used to say. "Eaten Bread is Soon Forgotten". He learned that the hard way through her.

My mother was their child. OUCH!
 

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dad would fart and quote rodney dangerfield " i think i just stepped on a duck"

or he would fart and say " roll that dam window down, the dog just farted"

friends mom would fart and would look startled and say " thunder.!.."
My Dad used to do that! Or he'd look up and say "Ducks!" Of course when you're a kid that was hilarious.
 

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My grandfather used to say "For Criminy Sake!" whenever something went wrong.



Always wondered who Criminy was and why anyone would do anything for their sake...
 

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Wish in one hand and shit in the other. See which hand fills up first.
 

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My wife's mom when they complained about what they were having for dinner:

You could have the alternative. Shit on a stick.
 

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Rotten eggs smell like sulphur. Like the worst fart you ever smelled, it'll make you gag
 

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Mom-she's English- " piss off! and up yer jumper !"
Dad-he was not- "keep runnin around like that, you'll have a bump on yer head and a hand over it":slap:
 


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