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Offline beenthere

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« Reply #800 on: February 06, 2016, 09:46:20 pm »
Obviously beenthere had never heard the expression or he would not have had to Google it, and even then he found the wrong spelling.   :D
No, that was the spelling I found when googled... and there are three apparently accepted spellings.
I'd heard it before, but wasn't sure of the spelling.. but for some who spell as it sounds... anything goes.  :D :D :D
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« Reply #801 on: February 06, 2016, 10:26:42 pm »
Actually today is the first time that I have ever seen the word written.  Heck, I didn't even know that it was a word, but I have heard it used many times mostly by the women folks.  Men seemed to use the real words.   :o
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« Reply #802 on: February 06, 2016, 11:52:18 pm »
im like mm i had never seen written and the women were the only ones i heard say it :)
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« Reply #803 on: February 07, 2016, 10:36:34 am »
The other day I walked out to the garage to get something. Once in the garage, I completely forgot what I was after. I said out loud "Of all the things I miss, I miss my mind the most."

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« Reply #804 on: February 07, 2016, 01:46:35 pm »
Black......
Does that mean you are a couple of cards short of a full deck? Or maby the rungs don't go all the way to the top of the ladder?  It's all in good fun.  If these sayings won't fit you, I am sure they do me.  I would forget my head if it wasn't attached.
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« Reply #805 on: February 07, 2016, 04:42:03 pm »
Here in Eastern NC when somebody says something that is hard to believe, you will almost always hear a response of "To be sure not!"

For example:  "Did you know that I cut a tree down on my wife's truck?" 

Response: "To be sure not!"
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« Reply #806 on: February 07, 2016, 04:52:59 pm »
To be sure I have not heard that one.   smiley_dizzy  :D
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« Reply #807 on: February 07, 2016, 04:56:33 pm »
Black......
Does that mean you are a couple of cards short of a full deck? Or maby the rungs don't go all the way to the top of the ladder?  It's all in good fun.  If these sayings won't fit you, I am sure they do me.  I would forget my head if it wasn't attached.
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« Reply #808 on: February 07, 2016, 05:59:22 pm »
The other day I walked out to the garage to get something. Once in the garage, I completely forgot what I was after. I said out loud "Of all the things I miss, I miss my mind the most."
There's actually a scientific term for that....it's called the "doorway effect".

Seriously, google it!

When I turned about 45, I was in for a physical and was joking with my doctor about getting more forgetful as the years go by-namely my short term memory. He told not to worry too much about it as it happens to all of us to some degree, and to also research it, as there are things we can do to improve our memories.

I don't know that my memory is getting better or worse, but it's sorta comforting knowing that we're all in this together!
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« Reply #809 on: February 07, 2016, 08:11:39 pm »
Kinda same idea as the doctor asking the 90 year old man if he believed in the hereafter. Oh yea,I believe,he said. I do it all the time. I go into another room and say,what I am here after?  :D
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« Reply #810 on: February 07, 2016, 08:24:38 pm »
My Dad used to say he had Polish amnesia ,forget everything but the grudges :D. He was 100% Polish. My Mother would say something in Finnish & never knew what, cause I wasn't taught it. But I figure it was a good one cause when the Finn relatives were over they'd chuckle. 8)

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« Reply #811 on: February 08, 2016, 03:43:17 am »
   In honor of Payton "I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was", and a good defense doesn't hurt.

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« Reply #812 on: February 10, 2016, 07:21:12 pm »
That guy's so short he plays handball against the curb.
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« Reply #813 on: February 10, 2016, 07:52:01 pm »
That guy's so short he plays handball against the curb.

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« Reply #814 on: February 15, 2016, 06:39:30 am »
I didn't read all 41 pages so forgive me if some of these are duplicates but these are ones that have stuck with me.

"That's my boy. Strong as and ox and every bit as smart."

My granddad would say about trying to burn green elm, "even the flames are cold."

From my years hanging around ranchers I picked up these two.

"She's purtier than a new red heifer." I don't know how many ladies would like to be compared to a heifer but in a rancher's eyes that's a pretty strong compliment.

"He's got more guts than you can hang on a fence."

My grandmother had a few she used quite often.

"Heavier than a dead minister." Don't know where that came from but she used it often.

"If you've ate beans, you've ate." She was a survivor of the depression so I can understand where that one came from.

"Apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze." In the northeast, apple pie is always served with a small wedge of sharp cheddar cheese.

And some that have been with me for decades though I don't know where I picked them up.

"He's not worth shooting if you wanted to unload your gun."

"If you have a problem with everybody, everybody's probably not the problem."

"That meat was so tough you couldn't stick a fork in the gravy."

When folks complain about how cold it is up here on the north slope I usually tell them, "you're not kidding, I stepped outside with my cup of coffee and it froze so fast the ice was still warm." I'll admit I stole that one from Festus on Gunsmoke.
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« Reply #815 on: February 15, 2016, 06:47:44 am »
 :D :D. Good ones!

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« Reply #816 on: February 15, 2016, 10:12:21 am »
Had a retired teacher in Junior High that did sub teaching and coaching for a few years after official retirement. His favourite was

Well shiver me timbers! Whod'a thunk it?

He said it a lot when he was coaching. 
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« Reply #817 on: February 15, 2016, 02:09:26 pm »
I Googled it and found some interesting reading.   :P
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« Reply #818 on: February 15, 2016, 07:08:59 pm »
Colder than a well driller's cap'n quarters
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« Reply #819 on: February 15, 2016, 10:07:29 pm »
close only counts  in darts and   dancing 8)   I can't see the forest for the trees,  if you pay in peanuts you will probably work with monkeys...  don't get me started.
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