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« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2013, 12:51:17 pm »
Heard this one in my college naval science class:
Lt. Cmdr to the class: "The U.S. Military never retreats. We simply advance to the rear."
Gunnery Sergeant to the class: "Thats like me not telling you you're an idiot. You're all just smart in reverse." 

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« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2013, 01:09:44 pm »
From my grandfather. ..
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« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2013, 01:37:41 pm »
"That boy is dumb as the day is long"...heard that a time or two in my life :)
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« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2013, 02:27:41 pm »
"That boy is dumb as the day is long"...heard that a time or two in my life :)

Me too and I still hear it from my wife......... ::) ::) ::) ::) ::) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2013, 04:04:55 pm »
My Grand-Mother use to sit on the porch with her other old girlfriends and gossip about all the other women up the street or from her church.
She'd rock in her chair while dipping snuff and spitting in a tin bean can.

When they go to telling a good story, us kids were listening. When she found out we were listening to her juicy story…..she'd say…."Now y'all kids go out in the yard and 'Play Purdy".
We'd say, Come on Grammy, we wanna hear!

She was 1 of a kind!  :D
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« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2013, 05:05:17 pm »
A well educated man with no common sense is like a stack of books strapped to the back of a jackass.
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« Reply #66 on: November 20, 2013, 06:22:23 pm »
A well educated man with no common sense is like a stack of books strapped to the back of a jackass.

Now this one takes the cake, Road Runner!  :D :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #67 on: November 20, 2013, 06:28:19 pm »
A well educated man with no common sense is like a stack of books strapped to the back of a jackass.

My brother the lawyer resents that!!!
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« Reply #68 on: November 20, 2013, 06:31:12 pm »
I had a boss once, that was arguing with me about how I was going to make an accounting entry.  Explaining to him that every debit must have a credit wasn't working, and he was asking me to just "do" two debits.  He became annoyed with me, and as he threw back his head, informed me that he had taken a year of accounting theory.  I said, "Well, right there is the problem!  You're all sail with no ship!" 
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« Reply #69 on: November 20, 2013, 07:19:34 pm »
I use this one from time to time, especially when I ran into young, "smart" officers in the Navy :

"Just because you got an education does not make you smart........Sir."
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« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2013, 07:46:08 pm »
I use this one from time to time, especially when I ran into young, "smart" officers in the Navy :

"Just because you got an education does not make you smart........Sir."


Well said, I could have used that a few time through my 20 years!  ::)
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« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2013, 07:50:22 pm »
"Get out side and wait until I have time to shoot you"

My grandfather's variation of "It's too nice to be inside, go out and play"

"So stun as a kellick"

an old saying to mean that a person is not too bright. A kellick is a homemade anchor.

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« Reply #72 on: November 20, 2013, 08:53:16 pm »
one of my shop teachers always said "that kid hammers like lighting, he never strikes the same spot twice" when ever you missed the nail.

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« Reply #73 on: November 20, 2013, 09:06:08 pm »
I can still hear my Father say to me,use your head besides something for a hat rack,
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« Reply #74 on: November 20, 2013, 09:21:42 pm »
if brains were dynamite, you wouldn't have enough to blow your nose...

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« Reply #75 on: November 20, 2013, 10:35:40 pm »
My mother when describing me sometimes would say " he doesn't have the sense that God gave a goose".  The sad truth was that she was correct. :(
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« Reply #76 on: November 21, 2013, 01:04:09 pm »
A few more come to mind:

"Things are going to heck in a handbasket"

About folks with book learning and no smarts: "He's been educated beyond his intelligence"

Used to be endless sayings about somebody's lack of brains, I'm sure there still are. This was from Jr. High. "If brains were gas his wouldn't be enough gas for a car for an amoeba to make it halfway around the inside of a cheerio, . . . . taking the short cut!"

Oh yeah brains: "When the good lord was passing out brains they thought he said rain and went the other way."

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« Reply #77 on: November 21, 2013, 02:42:03 pm »
Like winkin' at a blind girl......it just doesn't work.
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« Reply #78 on: November 21, 2013, 04:59:02 pm »
One my  father used to use alot, mostly at my brother that hated to be in the woods......  I have to sight by a pole to see you move!! ;D
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« Reply #79 on: November 21, 2013, 06:02:44 pm »
I used to work with a guy that would never take his girlfriend to a bar.
He always said that would be like taking a Sandwich to a Banquet or taking Sand to a Beach.  :D :D :D

I think he's dead now.  say_what
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