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Title: Old Sayings…...
Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 13, 2013, 10:49:36 am
I was in the store this morning to get a Sausage Biscuit. While paying for my breakfast, this guy was in front of me trying to pay for some Kerosine to put in his heater.
He had pumped 10 dollars worth and had only 9, 1 dollar bills.
I gave him the other dollar to pay his bill.

He looked at me and said, "I certainly appreciate it…..this $9.00 is the 'Last button on Joe's coat'".
It took a minute to sink in….but I had never heard that.
"The last button on Joe's coat"…….hum….. :)
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Post by: Papa1stuff on November 13, 2013, 10:59:57 am
It is really sad to see someone like that ,probably choose to stay warm rather that eat :( :(
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Post by: Peter Drouin on November 13, 2013, 12:21:03 pm
New one on me  :)
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Post by: Sixacresand on November 13, 2013, 01:42:20 pm
I never heard that before, either.  Glad you had a dollar.
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Post by: WDH on November 13, 2013, 09:17:11 pm
Glad that you had a dollar, too. 
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Post by: isawlogs on November 13, 2013, 09:28:36 pm
 I also am glad you had a spare dollar to help him out, but have to wonder why he ''pumped'' ten dollards worth if he only had nine to pay with  :-\
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Post by: NWP on November 14, 2013, 07:36:23 am
Maybe his name was Joe.
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Post by: drobertson on November 14, 2013, 08:48:50 am
I'm guessing the other dollar was in the washer, maybe with the other button and some change,     david
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Post by: kilgrosh on November 14, 2013, 10:27:10 am
The first refernce I can find is for the saying "the last button on Gabe's Coat". Its a way of saying that they are the youngest member of the family. The saying comes from the Archangel Gabriel removing a button from his coat for each family member and the youngest was the last button.

Another refernce I found was from the Civil War era or earlier, and this one makes sense for where you are from Poston. This showed that when people played cards and they ran out of money, they would use the brass buttons from their coats to bet. Back then, brass buttons were not easy to get in certain areas of the country so people accepted them as bets. You knew the card game was nearing an end when someone, presumably a "Joe", was using the last button on his coat to bet...hence, "the last button on Joe's coat."

I'll take Random Knowlesge for a thousand, Alec!  ;)
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 14, 2013, 03:12:32 pm

I'll take Random Knowlesge for a thousand, Alec!  ;)

                       "DAILY DOUBLE"

Now I know…..Thanks "Gift Horse".  :)
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Post by: submarinesailor on November 14, 2013, 04:07:29 pm
Most of you guys and gals remember the old saying;  "Age Before Beauty".  The next time that happens, stop, look them in the eye and say;  "Just remember that beauty was a horse".  That statement has bought more then one young smart to a stop.

Bruce
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 14, 2013, 07:36:14 pm
Most of you guys and gals remember the old saying;  "Age Before Beauty".  The next time that happens, stop, look them in the eye and say;  "Just remember that beauty was a horse".  That statement has bought more then one young smart to a stop.

Bruce

Good reply Bruce……how about a few more of those submarine sayings. I'll bet there are a few you can't tell. :D
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Post by: Sonofman on November 14, 2013, 07:51:34 pm
I was in the office yesterday and one guy was asking for help about something on a job he was working on from another guy. The second guy told him what he needed to do, to which the first guy replied, "Well, you learn something new every day, but I'll forget it by tomorrow."
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Post by: samandothers on November 14, 2013, 08:11:20 pm
Live and learn, die and forget it all.
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Post by: coxy on November 14, 2013, 11:32:30 pm
Live and learn, die and forget it all.
how do you know you for get it all  ;)
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Post by: submarinesailor on November 15, 2013, 08:34:33 am
Poston you asked for it:  Just remember, once I was addicted to the hokey pokey.  But I turned myself around.

 ::) ::) ::) ;D :D :o :( >:( ;D :D ;) :)

Just call me Poston JR. ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 15, 2013, 08:45:10 am
Poston you asked for it:  Just remember, once I was addicted to the hokey pokey.  But I turned myself around.

 ::) ::) ::) ;D :D :o :( >:( ;D :D ;) :)

Just call me Poston JR. ;D ;D ;D

……..that's what it's all about.  :)
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Post by: woodmills1 on November 15, 2013, 07:10:15 pm
when the writer of the hokey pokey died the undertaker did this


first he put right leg in (the casket) then he......you know thw rest
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 15, 2013, 08:03:40 pm
DanG James….you know the song too.  :D
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Post by: JohnM on November 15, 2013, 08:14:39 pm
The old standby saying around here...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIJBUZm1HoY
 ;)
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Post by: samandothers on November 16, 2013, 08:49:59 pm
Coxy
You have a great point.  Maybe you don't!  Just a sayin.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 16, 2013, 09:03:59 pm
My Dad told me once…."Never own ANYTHING you aren't willing to drill a hole in".  :D
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Post by: weimedog on November 16, 2013, 11:36:31 pm
"If your a Hammer, everything looks like a nail"
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Post by: Peter Drouin on November 17, 2013, 07:33:29 am
Liars can figure but figures don't lie. ;D
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Post by: goose63 on November 17, 2013, 07:58:06 am
My dad would say don't force it get a bigger hammer  smiley_smash
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Post by: stumpy on November 17, 2013, 08:28:18 am
Drunker than nine snakes in a barrell
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Post by: LAZERDAN on November 17, 2013, 11:05:21 am
Fit as a fiddle and twice as twangy
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Post by: beenthere on November 17, 2013, 01:54:11 pm
"The barn door is open" 

i.e.(so zip up.... )

Said that to the elderly neighbor farmer one day, and his response was..
"what can't get up, can't get out"


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Post by: submarinesailor on November 17, 2013, 01:56:18 pm
If you are waiting on me, you're backing up.....beep, beep, beep, beep.
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Post by: clww on November 17, 2013, 05:16:28 pm
"When everything is said and done, there will be a lot more said than done!"
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Post by: samandothers on November 17, 2013, 05:41:05 pm
Well this is all finer than frogs hair cut 4 ways.
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Post by: Dan_Shade on November 17, 2013, 06:05:19 pm
I like "park your carcass"
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 17, 2013, 06:58:09 pm
My Grandmother use to say this:  Don't be like the cat who wanted a fish but was afraid to get his paws wet.
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Post by: thecfarm on November 17, 2013, 09:17:36 pm
I went and saw one of my Father friends. He was not feeling the best. He said he needed about 4 fingers in a bottom of a washtub to straighten him out.  :o
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 17, 2013, 09:23:47 pm
I went and saw one of my Father friends. He was not feeling the best. He said he needed about 4 fingers in a bottom of a washtub to straighten him out.  :o

Makes since…..Good one!  :)
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Post by: Brucer on November 17, 2013, 11:47:53 pm
Liars can figure but figures don't lie. ;D

Hey, wait a minute :o. I learned it the other way 'round :D.
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Post by: steamsawyer on November 18, 2013, 05:59:08 pm
I'm as confused as a june bug under a street light. :-\
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 18, 2013, 07:10:07 pm
Cutting off a Mules ear doesn't make it a horse.
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Post by: Ken on November 18, 2013, 09:39:55 pm
"Fog on the hill brings water to the mill"

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Post by: beenthere on November 18, 2013, 10:28:42 pm
"You may think it's funny that my nose is runny,.... but it's not"
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Post by: ljohnsaw on November 18, 2013, 10:52:39 pm
How about -


He's slower than molasses in January.
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Post by: thecfarm on November 19, 2013, 08:14:31 am
My eyes lids are sticking together.
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Post by: shootingarts on November 19, 2013, 11:15:32 am
More story than just the saying, true story as it happens. There was a crusty old tech at work that had been there as long as the power plant or a bit longer. Like most with the experience to make things work he was pretty dismissive of the youngsters that were long on book learning and short on the experience needed to get things done. His usual and oft repeated comment about most of the young tech's was "He doesn't know jack 'poop' ". After hearing this from the old tech for years the day finally came for his retirement party. Along with the cake and other gifts someone had a baseball cap made for him, "I know jack 'poop!' "

The old tech finished in fine form: "Y'all get in a bind and need some advice on some of this hardware, don't even think about giving me a call!"

Hu
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 19, 2013, 03:13:47 pm
Good story Shootingarts.  :)
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Post by: Delawhere Jack on November 19, 2013, 05:27:33 pm
"Don't let your alligator mouth get your hummingbird behind in a jam."

"He's rather climb a tree and tell a lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth."

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Post by: Roxie on November 19, 2013, 05:42:02 pm
My grandfather had a tobacco farm near Sparta, North Carolina.  No electric, no indoor plumbing, he worked very hard and lived simply, and I adored him.  When I was about 12, we were hoeing rows together and I was telling him about something that was bothering my mind.  I don't even remember what had me upset, but he told me not to think about it.  I told him that was hard to do, and he said, "Girl, you can't help the birds that fly over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair." 
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Post by: beenthere on November 19, 2013, 06:31:02 pm
That is a good one...   8)
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Post by: drobertson on November 19, 2013, 07:05:53 pm
This may be a lil raunchy, but Mom use to say it from time to time, in regards to getting on with what needs done, the oldest of 12 born in 26',, I've heard it more than once,  do it or get off the pot,  it still sticks with me from time to time,   she was a very Godly woman, just had lil use for wasted time I suppose,   david
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Post by: Chuck White on November 19, 2013, 07:15:03 pm
An elderly lady I worked for used to have a bunch of old sayings!

The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get!

He's not slow, He's not fast, He's half fast!
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Post by: drobertson on November 19, 2013, 07:17:51 pm
 :D :D, Chuck, this one still stands true!  love it,   david
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 19, 2013, 07:37:43 pm
Good one Roxie.  :D
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Post by: rendezvous on November 19, 2013, 09:27:13 pm
Another one " he would tell a lie if the truth sounded better".
Greg
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Post by: Brucer on November 19, 2013, 11:38:26 pm
My former assistant was a trainer and she had a couple of sayings about some of her trainees:

"Not the sharpest knife in the drawer."

"One bottle shy of a six-pack."

 ;D
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Post by: hardtailjohn on November 20, 2013, 01:07:23 am
One of my favorites... wooden legs aren't hereditary, but wooden heads can be!
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Post by: Cedarman on November 20, 2013, 06:38:29 am
One I like when you hurt yourself,  "That hurts worse than sliding down a razor blade into a pool of alcohol".
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Post by: Peter Drouin on November 20, 2013, 07:02:54 am
That log is as crooked as a dog's tail.  ;D
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Post by: Hilltop366 on November 20, 2013, 07:38:42 am
Not sure how old the saying is,

You know, you can tell he is lying,  his lips are moving.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 20, 2013, 08:55:03 am
Not sure how old the saying is,

You know, you can tell he is lying,  his lips are moving.

Somebody on here will know.  :D
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Post by: sawguy21 on November 20, 2013, 09:48:42 am
'Large as life and twice as ugly'
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Post by: Barebuttminer on November 20, 2013, 11:16:48 am
It’s from the south end of a bull cow headed north.
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Post by: kilgrosh 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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Post by: Axe Handle Hound on November 20, 2013, 01:09:44 pm
From my grandfather. ..
-Ugly as a mud fence
-That guy would complain if you kicked him in the "rear" with a golden shoe.
-Daylight in the swamps! (our wake up call)
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Post by: VT_Forestry 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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Post by: submarinesailor 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

Bruce
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD 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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Post by: Road Runner 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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Post by: POSTONLT40HD 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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Post by: Delawhere Jack 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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Post by: Roxie 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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Post by: clww 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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Post by: Chuck White 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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Post by: Alexanderthelate 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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Post by: Whitetail farms 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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Post by: thecfarm 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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Post by: stumpjumper83 on November 20, 2013, 09:21:42 pm
if brains were dynamite, you wouldn't have enough to blow your nose...

To the one that's always talking, "the steam the blows the whistle, will never turn the wheel."
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Post by: pigman 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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Post by: shootingarts 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."

Hu
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Post by: dablack on November 21, 2013, 02:42:03 pm
Like winkin' at a blind girl......it just doesn't work.
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Post by: Woodhauler 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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Post by: POSTONLT40HD 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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Post by: Dave Shepard on November 21, 2013, 06:12:04 pm
Natural causes, or...? :D
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Post by: easymoney on November 21, 2013, 06:28:48 pm
one old saying i have not heard in a while is he keeps bankers hours. meaning he does not start early in the morning and does not work many hours.
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Post by: pabst79 on November 21, 2013, 08:01:20 pm
Heard many times from and old friend, " as useless as a rubber beak on a woodpecker" or when he was irritated in a discussion he would say " I refuse to have a battle of wits with someone who is unarmed".  :laugh:
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Post by: samandothers on November 21, 2013, 08:39:24 pm
What goes around comes around.
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Post by: LAZERDAN on November 21, 2013, 08:52:53 pm
My fathers favorite, meeting a bunch of unlucky fishermen back at the dock.  "Misery loves company"
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 21, 2013, 09:18:08 pm
……it's like shooting pool with a rope.  :D
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Post by: cutterboy on November 21, 2013, 09:23:01 pm
"The apple don't fall far from the tree"

"Strong as a bull and almost as smart"
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Post by: Hilltop366 on November 22, 2013, 08:17:40 am
Strong like ox, smart like tractor.
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Post by: drobertson on November 22, 2013, 08:24:09 am
An old pro bowler, now passed, use to say when tapped by a ten pin, " Horse Feathers!"
never did get it, still don't, and not sure why I said it this morning,  good memories, 
david
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Post by: Chuck White on November 22, 2013, 08:53:17 am
Horse Feathers refers to the long hair on the back of a horses lower legs & feet!
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Post by: kilgrosh on November 22, 2013, 09:17:50 am
Its not a saying but I've only heard this in the South:

"Its all kattywampus and bojangled." Translation for fellow Yankees: off kilter
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Post by: beenthere on November 22, 2013, 11:37:46 am
Not from the south, but have heard and used "kattywampus" for years. Also heard the bojangled but never heard them together. That would add just confusion to the description.  ;)
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Post by: Resolute on November 22, 2013, 01:01:00 pm
One of many from my father.

" A short pencil's better than a long memory "
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Post by: stamper on November 22, 2013, 03:03:07 pm
Some days you're the dog, Some days you're the fire hydrant
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Post by: LAZERDAN on November 22, 2013, 06:33:50 pm
ya all got my kattaywompas one before it got to  " Nip it in the Budd"
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Post by: samandothers on November 22, 2013, 06:36:26 pm
LOL!  I like the dog fire hydrant one.  I'll be using that! 
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Post by: wykle42548 on November 22, 2013, 07:18:12 pm
it's hard to soar like a eagle, if you fly with buzzards.
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Post by: weimedog on November 22, 2013, 07:29:11 pm
Very old  racing sayings...

"When the green flag drops, the bull  stops". (gate drops now!)

"The most important nut of the motorcycle is the one that ties the handlebars to the foot pegs"
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Post by: samandothers on November 22, 2013, 07:49:02 pm
I have heard it is hard to soar with eagles when surrounded by turkeys.
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Post by: Dan_Shade on November 22, 2013, 08:04:14 pm
my Dad would say "are you hittin' where you're lookin', or lookin' where you're hittin'" when I would miss swinging a hammer when I was a kid.

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Post by: WDH on November 22, 2013, 11:49:44 pm
I have been "cattywhampus" on occasion  :).   
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Post by: Brucer on November 23, 2013, 12:35:57 am
Some days you're the dog, Some days you're the fire hydrant

... or the modern version ...

Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug.
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Post by: Gunny 1992 on November 23, 2013, 01:38:58 am
Marine Corps Engineer way of fixing things: "Beat to fit and paint to match".
If you broke down positions on a baseball field to Marine Corp job titles, all grunts would be playing catcher: Bullet catcher!

Just a few I have either said or heard: "I can get more intellect out of that pile of lumber."
"Shut your mouth when your talking to me."
the rest cannot be repeated.
Good thread!

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Post by: ancjr on November 23, 2013, 03:48:08 am
Roxie got my fav from my Granny about the birds nesting..

"Haulin' the mail" ...moving at a great velocity.



:)


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Post by: julio on November 23, 2013, 04:12:19 am
useless as teats on boar hog  8)
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Post by: cowtipper on November 23, 2013, 04:27:17 am
One oh crap blows away 500 ata boys
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Post by: samandothers on November 23, 2013, 08:48:57 am
Getting people to do things without success  'Like herding cats' and as stated earlier, 'like pushing a rope'.



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Post by: weimedog on November 23, 2013, 09:18:45 am
The guy who built me as a program/product manager in my former international life used a phrase that as been stuck with me for the last 20 years..

When dealing with those who you needed to get to do things but had no authority to dictate, he would give his advice followed by..."Just remember; You can't push a string"  a derivative of your rope saying..

My father in law who was a big union guy saying was..

"Those you step on the way up, are the ones you pass again on the way back down"
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Post by: shootingarts on November 23, 2013, 12:00:12 pm
I have heard it is hard to soar with eagles when surrounded by turkeys.

I remember when that was real popular. Before that was a saying that reflected on yourself also.

"It is hard to soar with the eagles when you have been out all night with the owls."

A favorite that I actually posted in the waiting area of my business for awhile was: "This ain't BurgerKing. You get it my way or you don't get it" (slightly cleaned up version) That was the way I operated but I decided it wasn't a good idea to advertise it!

The pressures could be a little intense in a position at the nuke plant when I retrained to a desk job after an injury. One morning my boss made four visits to my desk in less than ten minutes, each time handing me a rush project. Fourth trip I had to tell him, "Hold up a minute, which rush do you want to rush first?" I had a cartoon of a little guy squished almost to nothing in a press by my desk there. The caption was "Squeeze basset, I work better under pressure!"

The secretaries had a sign that said "51% sweetheart, 49% witch, don't push your luck!" or something like that.

Other favorites, "Our highly trained and efficient staff are waiting to serve you" with a group of gorillas in the picture or cartoon, sometimes chimps. I hung that one on my salvage yard wall for awhile too, another that cut to close to the truth and had to come down along with the "You want it when?" sign with everybody roaring with laughter.

I collected the cartoons and sayings for many years and threw away a several inch thick stack of them when I decided to no longer keep them as just dust collectors after "retiring". Speaking of retiring there was my little sign, "Hill, what hill? Where? When? I don't remember any hill."

Hu
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Post by: Sheepkeeper on November 23, 2013, 03:16:51 pm
One that I use on occasion is: I'd rather be over the hill than under it.
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Post by: Cedarman on November 23, 2013, 03:28:38 pm
When something is broken beyond repair  "Yup, it's cratered".
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Post by: Cedarman on November 23, 2013, 03:30:23 pm
Sign in the saw shop we use.  "I can please only one person a day, today is not your day, tomorrow isn't looking good either."
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Post by: shootingarts on November 23, 2013, 03:59:43 pm
One that I use on occasion is: I'd rather be over the hill than under it.

My mom was quite a lady. What she said and published in one of her books was, "I may be over the hill but I'm on my way up the mountain!"

Hu
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Post by: Hilltop366 on November 23, 2013, 06:58:33 pm
A friend had got a sign for me that said

Answers:   $1.00
Correct Answers:   $2.00
Answers that require thought:  $4.00
Dumb looks:   Free
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Post by: woodmills1 on November 23, 2013, 08:02:27 pm
used to be a big thrift shop on the jersey shore that had a huge sign that said


"You break it you bought it"
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Post by: coxy on November 23, 2013, 10:15:29 pm
if bull manure was electric you would be a walking power house  :D
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Post by: ayerwood on November 24, 2013, 12:55:59 am
Grandpa always said..."You can't make chicken salad out of chicken droppings!"  I laughed every time.
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Post by: WildDog on November 24, 2013, 02:16:01 am
Hit up the backside with a rainbow. (crude form of born with a silver spoon in his mouth)

Can't breed kangaroos out of wallabies. ( Hard to breed tall kids from small parents)
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Post by: Roxie on November 24, 2013, 08:47:47 am
My grandmother once told me, "Vultures and hummingbirds fly over the same desert.  The vultures see death and rotting flesh, the hummingbirds see bright beautiful flowers.  Each bird finds what it is looking for." 
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Post by: Peter Drouin on November 24, 2013, 09:08:28 am
My grandmother once told me, "Vultures and hummingbirds fly over the same desert.  The vultures see death and rotting flesh, the hummingbirds see bright beautiful flowers.  Each bird finds what it is looking for." 


How true. :)
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Post by: thecfarm on November 24, 2013, 09:52:09 am
I know a few vulture people and more hummingbird people.
Guess which ones I am around more?  ;D 
I like that saying.
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Post by: Buck on November 24, 2013, 10:09:09 am
David, this is one of those threads that is gonna  keep going for quite some time. Thanks!
 cattywompus?...... is that the same as discombobulated?
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 24, 2013, 10:41:21 am

 cattywompus?...... is that the same as discombobulated?

I'll have to ask WDH on that one.  :D
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Post by: JohnM on November 24, 2013, 11:02:14 am
I know a few vulture people and more hummingbird people.
Guess which ones I am around more?  ;D 
I like that saying.
Ray, did you just call yourself a bright beautiful flower?! ??? ::) ;) :D

Roxie, I think that's my favorite so far. :)  Alot of good ones though!
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Post by: thecfarm on November 24, 2013, 11:04:09 am
John,Many would beg to differ on that one.  ;D
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Post by: LAZERDAN on November 24, 2013, 11:08:32 am
 cattywompus?...... is that the same as discombobulated?

    Completely different Apples and Oranges   from my bringins up 
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Post by: JSwigga on November 24, 2013, 11:15:36 am
Before my 6th grade talent show my grandfather said "Boy, you look more nervous then a long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs." I never forgot that.

My dad has a million of these sayings but almost all of them are not forum friendly.  It's too bad because they are funny.
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Post by: whiskers on November 24, 2013, 12:09:06 pm
 A love bug will light on a road apple as soon as it would a daisy. Marry in haste, regret at your leisure.
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Post by: Ianab on November 24, 2013, 02:26:48 pm
cattywompus?...... is that the same as discombobulated?


Often related...

If you were out fishing, and your boat capsized, the boat would be cattywompus and you would be discombobulated. So it's often that one follows the other.  :D
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Post by: beenthere on November 24, 2013, 02:35:55 pm
I use the sayings (and have heard them used) such that cattywampus is out of alignment (no order), and not straight (maybe like jackstraws).

And discombobulated as something being apart, or has come/fallen apart, kinda like the straw man in the Wizard of OZ.

Only as I have grown up hearing them used.

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Post by: coxy on November 24, 2013, 05:58:14 pm
use to call the old mack a rolls can hardly     rolls down one hill and can hardly make it up the other :)
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 24, 2013, 06:32:49 pm
Something that was warped or won't fit was called "Whoppy-Jawed.
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Post by: Andy White on November 24, 2013, 06:48:26 pm
Mom used to tell me when I had small problems that I thought were Earth-stopping "That is better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!" She was always right.    Andy
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Post by: saltydog on November 24, 2013, 07:44:07 pm
We had a Rather dishonest neighbor. my dad would say if his lips are moving hes lying or Too many chiefs not enough injuns.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 24, 2013, 08:07:47 pm
You'd have better luck "Baptizing a Cat" than changing her mind.  :D
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Post by: beenthere on November 24, 2013, 08:51:27 pm
"Quieter than a Church mouse blowing bubbles in a feather bed"
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Post by: beenthere on November 24, 2013, 08:52:35 pm
"Good enough for who it's for"  when finishing a project.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 24, 2013, 08:57:44 pm
"Good enough for who it's for"  when finishing a project.

 :D :D :D
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Post by: coxy on November 24, 2013, 09:00:53 pm
looks good cant see it from my house
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Post by: coxy on November 24, 2013, 09:05:48 pm
"Quieter than a Church mouse blowing bubbles in a feather bed"
You'd have better luck "Baptizing a Cat" than changing her mind.  :D
they are funny :D :D :D :D
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Post by: kiko on November 25, 2013, 12:32:41 am
I done got mine, get yours and come on.   Charge it to the sand and let the wind blow it away.
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Post by: ReggieT on November 25, 2013, 01:32:54 am
Here are a few I heard coming up: The young man asking the old man about his possible loss of sex drive, the old man replied; "No way! An old rat loves cheese, just like a young rat!"
Grand Pa's famous pick-up line: "You got the honey, I got the money!"
It's a bad wind that never changes!
It's a long way between a steak and a poker game.
I can't kill nothing, and won't nothing die!

 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Red Good on November 25, 2013, 03:25:59 pm
One that I had printed and hung in our shop from opening was , Banks don't fix motorcycles and we don't do credit .
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Post by: OneWithWood on November 25, 2013, 07:23:34 pm
Something my dad said that stuck with me over the years...
Just remember, when dealing with so-called experts - an ex is a has-been and a spurt is nothing more than a drip under pressure.

and from a song -
That is an old saying I just made up.
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Post by: BobInMN on November 25, 2013, 08:18:19 pm
From my Army days:  "Take care, the toes you step on today may be connected to the butt you have to kiss tomorrow."
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 25, 2013, 08:41:42 pm
From my Army days:  "Take care, the toes you step on today may be connected to the butt you have to kiss tomorrow."

This one gets five stars!  *****. This is sooooo true!  :D
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Post by: Peter Drouin on November 25, 2013, 09:48:59 pm
From my Army days:  "Take care, the toes you step on today may be connected to the butt you have to kiss tomorrow."

This one gets five stars!  *****. This is sooooo true!  :D


Poston How many butts have you kiss ? :D :D :D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 26, 2013, 07:16:10 am
From my Army days:  "Take care, the toes you step on today may be connected to the butt you have to kiss tomorrow."

This one gets five stars!  *****. This is sooooo true!  :D


Poston How many butts have you kiss ? :D :D :D

I think you're up the ladder more than me…...  :D
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Post by: Peter Drouin on November 26, 2013, 12:43:38 pm
From my Army days:  "Take care, the toes you step on today may be connected to the butt you have to kiss tomorrow."

This one gets five stars!  *****. This is sooooo true!  :D


Poston How many butts have you kiss ? :D :D :D

I think you're up the ladder more than me…...  :D


 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D smiley_wavy
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Post by: BobInMN on November 26, 2013, 02:14:23 pm
One I've heard more than I wanted to:  "You've made your bed, now you sleep in it!"
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Post by: thecfarm on November 26, 2013, 03:47:52 pm
My Father made this one up. My Mother would make something and she would say,I don't think it came out right and my wonderful,dear, thoughtful Father would be so nice to say to her,I will eat it,if it kills me.  My Mother hated that saying.  :D I can still hear him say it.
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Post by: beenthere on November 26, 2013, 05:20:12 pm
My Father made this one up. My Mother would make something and she would say,I don't think it came out right and my wonderful,dear, thoughtful Father would be so nice to say to her,I will eat it,if it kills me.  My Mother hated that saying.  :D I can still hear him say it.
:D
Yet your mother would keep saying "I don't think it came out right" just so she could hear "I will eat it if it kills me".   
Maybe your father was just trying to let her know he didn't like hearing her say "it didn't come out right" and didn't dare express that thought.  ;)
Good smart 'ol dad was going to eat whatever she fixed, and knew better than to complain about it.  ;D
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Post by: shootingarts on November 26, 2013, 05:37:14 pm
"Good enough for who it's for"  when finishing a project.

Pretty much my stock answer for anytime a boss asked what something looked like after I finished it, "Looks good from my house." Was working a job in Terre Haute Indiana when I gave a boss that answer. "You can see it from your house? Where is your house at?"

"Baton Rouge, Louisiana."

Hu
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 26, 2013, 05:50:54 pm
That guy is soooo stupid, he couldn't pour water out of a boot if the instructions were written on the heal.  8)
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Post by: ancjr on November 26, 2013, 06:17:58 pm
Ask her the time, she'll tell you how to build a clock.
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Post by: Peter Drouin on November 26, 2013, 06:25:00 pm
I have time to do it right , I don't have time to do it twice.
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Post by: Sonofman on November 26, 2013, 08:29:37 pm
" You look better goin' than you do a comming"
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Post by: VT_Forestry on November 27, 2013, 09:39:39 am
An old timer once told a group of us young men, in reference to choosing your female companionship - "You lay down with dogs, you wake up with fleas"
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Post by: easymoney on November 27, 2013, 11:28:25 am
one of my mother's favorite sayings about her cooking.  done or raw it will fill your craw.
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Post by: coxy on November 27, 2013, 11:51:37 am
smother then a baby s but
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Post by: coxy on November 27, 2013, 11:54:20 am
the meat is tougher then shoe leather
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Post by: beenthere on November 27, 2013, 01:46:42 pm
"Quieter'n a Church mouse blowing bubbles in a feather bed"
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Post by: coxy on November 27, 2013, 02:48:29 pm
that's flatter then a pancake                                                                                                                       dad always told me if I hade half a brain I would be dangerous  ;D
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Post by: coxy on November 27, 2013, 02:50:03 pm
that guy is loonier then a bunch of cartoons
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Post by: ely on November 27, 2013, 04:18:21 pm
sometimes ya get, sometimes ya get got.
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Post by: stumpy on November 27, 2013, 04:51:24 pm
My wife says "if they can put a man on the moon, why can't they put them all there"
Her father would say "the p is silent as in swimming"  (think about it)
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Post by: Sonofman on November 27, 2013, 08:31:05 pm
He's 20 years older than dirt.
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Post by: shootingarts on November 28, 2013, 03:10:36 am
"They wouldn't be happy if you hung 'em with a new rope."

"She is so skinny she accidentally swallowed an olive whole and three guys left town!"

"Where there is a will there is a way." "That's what the lawyers always say."

Willie Nelson: "I went to bed at two with a ten and woke up at ten with a two."

Hu
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Post by: coxy on November 28, 2013, 06:10:28 am
he is as bright as a burnt out light bulb
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Post by: nas on November 28, 2013, 07:59:17 am
A popular one in this area
"If ya ain't Dutch, ya ain't much"
usually responded to by
"wooden shoes, wooden head, wooden listen"

Nick
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Post by: coxy on November 28, 2013, 09:27:56 am
A popular one in this area
"If ya ain't Dutch, ya ain't much"
usually responded to by
"wooden shoes, wooden head, wooden listen"

Nick
:D :D
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Post by: shootingarts on November 28, 2013, 06:34:06 pm
A popular one in this area
"If ya ain't Dutch, ya ain't much"
usually responded to by
"wooden shoes, wooden head, wooden listen"

Nick

I heard this on "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" but pretty sure it has been around a lot longer than that. "You ain't no kind of man if you don't have land." Might not be quite true but having owned land free and clear a few times it sure does make the place feel a lot more like home and makes me feel a lot more grounded in more ways than one.

Hu
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Post by: ancjr on November 28, 2013, 08:00:26 pm
"____ ain't worth the powder and lead it'd take to send them to Kingdom Come!"

Dunno if that's a common one, but I remember a good ol' WW2 vet that used to say it a lot.   :D
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Post by: WDH on November 29, 2013, 07:44:18 am
An Old Timer once said, "Don't use sweetgum fenceposts unless you like to round up cows."

 :D :D :D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 29, 2013, 08:23:44 am
An Old Timer once said, "Don't use sweetgum fenceposts unless you like to round up cows."

 :D :D :D

Its to early for this………..oh what the heck,  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Magicman on November 29, 2013, 09:37:03 am
I really like that, especially since I grew up with fencepost, cows, and.........Sweetgum.
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Post by: customsawyer on November 29, 2013, 09:59:54 am
"That boy is sharp as a bowling ball"
"This job is going to be as easy as sticking a wet noddle up a wild cats backside"
"Strait as a dogs hind leg"
"That boy is useful as a screen door on a submarine"
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Post by: thecfarm on November 29, 2013, 10:02:03 am
He's not afraid of hard work. He can lay right down next to it and go to sleep.
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Post by: dustyjay on November 29, 2013, 10:13:49 pm
I've heard this in reference to education these days.

You all know what B.S. is- "Bull(poop)"
I've been told that an M.S. is "More of the Same."
And  P.H.D is just "Piled Higher and Deeper."
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 29, 2013, 10:17:24 pm
It's your wagon……you pull it!
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Post by: SPIKER on November 29, 2013, 10:34:14 pm
"That boy is sharp as a bowling ball"
"This job is going to be as easy as sticking a wet noddle up a wild cats backside"
"Strait as a dogs hind leg"
"That boy is useful as a screen door on a submarine"

lol I remember a lot of those being directed at us recruits in the Military!  lol   

Mark
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Post by: beenthere on November 29, 2013, 11:24:49 pm
I've heard this in reference to education these days.

You all know what B.S. is- "Bull(poop)"
I've been told that an M.S. is "More of the Same."
And  P.H.D is just "Piled Higher and Deeper."

I'm thinkin I heard that "old" saying back in high school... the "old" old days.  ;D

And BS is Bovine Scat...  ;)
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Post by: submarinesailor on November 30, 2013, 09:33:08 pm
"screen door on a submarine".

I wonder how many time I have heard that one.

Bruce
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 30, 2013, 09:39:31 pm
"screen door on a submarine".

I wonder how many time I have heard that one.

Bruce

 :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: beenthere on December 01, 2013, 03:44:18 pm
"The Pessimist complains about the wind;
   The Optimist expects it to change;
       The Realist adjusts the sails."
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Post by: Magicman on December 01, 2013, 04:20:25 pm
Whatever you put in the well is gonna come up in the bucket.
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Post by: LaneC on December 01, 2013, 09:15:09 pm
Man makes plans and God smiles. My Grandmother used to say that all the time.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 07, 2013, 06:35:48 pm
Can't help but laugh, but GIANT SPLINTER was talking in another thread about how a guy was slow.
He said this old saying……"If they hang me, I hope they send him for the rope".  :D :D :D :D
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Post by: ancjr on December 07, 2013, 07:57:46 pm
There's one born every minute...
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Post by: MJD on December 08, 2013, 06:55:05 am
Where did "pith poor" come from?
If you're young and hip, this is still interesting.

NOW THIS IS A REAL EDUCATION:

Us older people (WE older people) need to learn something new every day...

Just to keep the grey matter tuned up.

Where did "pith Poor" come from? Interesting history.

They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot.

And then once it was full it was taken and sold to the tannery...

if you had to do this to survive you were "pith Poor."

But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn't even afford to buy a pot...

They "didn't have a pot to pith in" and were the lowest of the low.

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.

Here are some facts about the 1500's:

Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May,

And they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell, brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.

Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.

The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water,

Then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children.

Last of all the babies.

By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath.

It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof.

When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.  Hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs." There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.

This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed.

Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection.

That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.

Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing..

As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.  Hence: a thresh hold.

(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.

Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day.

Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while.

Hence the rhyme:

„Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old."

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special.

When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off.

It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon."

They would cut off a little to share with guests

And would all sit around and chew the fat.

Those with money had plates made of pewter.

Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death.

This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status..

Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky.

The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days..

Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.

They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around
and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.

Hence the custom; „holding a wake."

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people.

So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave.

When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive.

So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.

Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, „saved by the bell" or was "considered a dead ringer."

And that's the truth.

Now, whoever said history was boring!!!

So get out there and educate someone!
Share these facts with a friend.
Inside every older person is a younger person wondering,
"What the heck happened?"
We'll be friends until we are old and senile.
Then we'll be new friends.

Smile, it gives your face something to do!










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Post by: coxy on December 08, 2013, 07:14:54 am
that was pretty neat  ;D 8)
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Post by: tree-farmer on December 08, 2013, 10:05:25 am
Reading some of these to the wife, says to post her grannies saying.

"You can't tell how fat a rooster is by looking him in the face"
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 08, 2013, 11:15:55 am
Never….Ever…..Let your mouth write a check your butt can't cash!
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Post by: shootingarts on December 08, 2013, 12:05:48 pm
Every time I turn around I keep thinking about another old saying, usually because I am using it in a post!

However the story about how things came to be reminds me of this story:

The old bell ringer at a church got too feeble to ring the bell to call people to services any longer so with great regret the priest posted an ad in the paper seeking a new bell ringer.

The very first applicant to show up had no arms! The priest explained what the job entailed and tried to gently explain that the man couldn't possibly do the job. The man insisted that he could and asked the priest to climb the bell tower with him. When they got to the top the man ran across the small platform and smashed his face into the bell. The priest was horrified but the bell made the most beautiful sound it had ever made and the man assured him that he was fine and could handle the job. The man begged so long and ardently that the priest gave him the job.

The very next Sunday the man ran across the platform, missed the bell, and fell to his death eighty feet below! Naturally the law and coroner had to come out and a report be made. The police asked the man's name and only then did the priest realize he had never asked. "I don't know but his face rings a bell."

This was all very sad but the priest still needed a bell ringer so he ran another ad. Again the first person to respond had no arms, looked identical to the man that had just fell. The priest was stunned but the man explained that he and the other man were identical twins right down to their handicap. However he said he was much more careful than his brother. After much pleading the priest reluctantly went up the tower with the man. The man ran and smashed his face into the bell and again the bell made that glorious sound. The priest had grave misgivings but gave the man the job.

The very next Sunday the man missed the bell just like his brother and fell to his death. Again the law and coroner had to come out, again questions were asked. When he was asked the bell ringer's name the priest realized in his astonishment at seemingly seeing his deceased bell ringer reappear he had forgotten to ask this man his name either. "I don't know his name but he is a dead ringer for his brother!"

Hu
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 08, 2013, 12:13:34 pm
It is easier to grow strong children than to repair broken men.
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Post by: LaneC on December 08, 2013, 03:44:20 pm
This is as about as fun as watching paint dry
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Post by: ancjr on December 08, 2013, 04:32:27 pm
It is easier to grow strong children than to repair broken men.

That is very good, and always relevant.
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Post by: VT_Forestry on December 13, 2013, 06:58:15 am
That girl's got a face that'll make a freight train take a dirt road!
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 13, 2013, 08:33:17 am
That girl's got a face that'll make a freight train take a dirt road!

 :D
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Post by: wolf nemeth on December 13, 2013, 10:03:23 am
Will Rogers  said.....
Good judgement  comes from experience
Experience comes from bad judgement
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Post by: ancjr on December 13, 2013, 02:34:30 pm
Why don’t they pass a Constitutional Amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as Prohibition did, in five years we will have the smartest people on earth.

-Will Rogers
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Post by: goose63 on December 13, 2013, 03:11:04 pm
Don't use your head for a hat rack franken-smiley say_what
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Post by: 1woodguy on December 16, 2013, 05:58:08 am

Things my grandfather said
 I was almost as bright as an empty lantern

My dad was the lowest no account he ever met but he bet I would surpass him

If I kept my trap shut once in a while folks wouldn't know how ignorant his grandson was.

  Or at the barber shop .... I needed a lot of haircuts cause I had crap for brains and it fertilized my hair

  He was almost bald and said "every time you had a good idea you lost a hair and that my hair got thicker everyday!!!"

    I was going to be one of the lucky ones  who get to float through life(cause I was so full of hot air)

  If he kicked the crap out of me there wouldn't be anything left

  If I ever said anything anything at all remotely intelligent he would die a happy man

At then kitchen table
It was usually
   I eat like I have a hollow leg

 had a farmer ask me one day if a horse kicked me in the head recently



     
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Post by: kderby on December 16, 2013, 08:36:03 am
There is an old New England Yankee saying that "Ash is Cash." You can go to the woodlot and cut ash firewood then sell it in town for immediate cash. 

My favorite Yankee phrase is :

Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!

AMEN.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 16, 2013, 08:38:40 am
This is good. I have never heard this. smiley_thumbsup
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Post by: Paul_H on December 16, 2013, 11:08:44 am

Things my grandfather said
 I was almost as bright as an empty lantern

My dad was the lowest no account he ever met but he bet I would surpass him

If I kept my trap shut once in a while folks wouldn't know how ignorant his grandson was.

  Or at the barber shop .... I needed a lot of haircuts cause I had crap for brains and it fertilized my hair

  He was almost bald and said "every time you had a good idea you lost a hair and that my hair got thicker everyday!!!"

    I was going to be one of the lucky ones  who get to float through life(cause I was so full of hot air)

  If he kicked the crap out of me there wouldn't be anything left

  If I ever said anything anything at all remotely intelligent he would die a happy man

At then kitchen table
It was usually
   I eat like I have a hollow leg

 had a farmer ask me one day if a horse kicked me in the head recently



   

I had a guy like that come in to the shop to buy a saw.Every second sentence put down his kids and he told me what idiots they were.My blood was starting to boil so I  said, "I heard the apple doesn't fall far from the tree"

He left and I rejoiced that he did.
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Post by: ancjr on December 16, 2013, 12:07:43 pm
A fella I know had someone (complete stranger to both of us) compliment his kids...
"That's a fine looking group of youngins' you got there!"
To which he replied, jokingly:
"If only they minded as good as they look!"
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 16, 2013, 03:38:26 pm






I had a guy like that come in to the shop to buy a saw.Every second sentence put down his kids and he told me what idiots they were.My blood was starting to boil so I  said, "I heard the apple doesn't fall far from the tree"

He left and I rejoiced that he did.

Paul……I'm sitting on pins and needles, (old saying)……did he buy the saw?????  :D
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Post by: Paul_H on December 16, 2013, 04:24:50 pm
No,he got the hint but in answer to my comment he said as quick as a cat- "yeah,their mother is a ditz"  ::)

It's too bad he wasn't twins,eh? :)
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Post by: 1woodguy on December 16, 2013, 05:20:14 pm
my grandfather and I actually got along well
(sometimes I did things to see how mad I could get him)(or he thought something I was doing was crazy but after he calmed down and tryed to see it as I did we were usually ok,then he would laugh and say my balls are bigger than my brain)
  I spent a lot more time at their place than any of the other grand kids
He took me to work with him a lot and all the guys at the shop had to put up with me
(   he would come by to get me if I hadn't stayed over in awhile
      And explained that life had a way of evening out and he had a couple of good weeks so to balance the scale ...did I want to stay over his place)

Or he needed a taste of hell to remind him to get right with his maker

I remember one time I was about eight he said"I'm going to let you in on a secret,you can't tell anyone and we can make a few bucks each ...
And the B.S. story about how my parents were offering to pay him to get me out of their hair and if I didn't let on we could split it"
 :DI made sure to go shopping with him to spent my share!!!! :D

Or my grandmas main goal in life was to make his life miserable
And she wanted him to pick me up ....
So asked grandma if she asked him to get me she said no ,he missed aggravating me)
 we hunted and trapped fished
he Collected coins when I showed an interest in it he loaded me up
And later did the same with stamps

Parents moved away and grandpa wanted me to stay but I had to go with them



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Post by: coxy on December 17, 2013, 06:05:14 am
its so ugly that a mother couldn't love it
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Post by: r.man on December 17, 2013, 07:14:33 am
The version I have heard is " a face that only a mother could love ".
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Post by: r.man on December 17, 2013, 07:22:34 am
Another that I have heard that is similar is " love is blind ".
What I believe to be true however is the following.
It is said that love is blind but I believe the opposite is true. I think that love gives the owner a clearness of sight that is not found anywhere else.
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Post by: Ken on December 17, 2013, 06:33:28 pm
"Big like tree, smart like stump"

"Lazier than a cut cat"
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Post by: ancjr on December 17, 2013, 07:51:44 pm
"Never argue with the Rear Echelons"
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Post by: Sonofman on December 17, 2013, 08:05:28 pm
" Tighter than Dick's hatband "
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Post by: sawguy21 on December 17, 2013, 11:03:35 pm
The version I have heard is " a face that only a mother could love ".
then only under protest
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Post by: justallan1 on December 18, 2013, 12:02:00 am
........ is so ugly, it'd make an onion cry! :D
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Post by: Paul_H on December 18, 2013, 11:27:24 am
Speaking of ugly and tears-
a friend of ours was a good dentist but not so good at carpentry. He built a cart to take their garbage cans to the curb for pickup.He proudly took it out to the curb on Friday morning and the garbage men threw the garbage and the cart into the truck. Poor Lionel never lived it down and his wife laughed to tears when telling the story.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 18, 2013, 03:30:52 pm
Speaking of ugly and tears-
a friend of ours was a good dentist but not so good at carpentry. He built a cart to take their garbage cans to the curb for pickup.He proudly took it out to the curb on Friday morning and the garbage men threw the garbage and the cart into the truck. Poor Lionel never lived it down and his wife laughed to tears when telling the story.

I'm laughing in tears  :D….good story Paul!
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Post by: Peter Drouin on December 18, 2013, 05:45:40 pm
Speaking of ugly and tears-
a friend of ours was a good dentist but not so good at carpentry. He built a cart to take their garbage cans to the curb for pickup.He proudly took it out to the curb on Friday morning and the garbage men threw the garbage and the cart into the truck. Poor Lionel never lived it down and his wife laughed to tears when telling the story.


 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D smiley_thumbsup
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Post by: isawlogs on December 18, 2013, 08:33:03 pm
 Qui rira , rira dernier ......

 I had to be able to put one in here, and I only know them in French... ;D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 18, 2013, 08:39:33 pm
Those who laughs first laughs last.
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Post by: clww on December 18, 2013, 08:58:39 pm
"He who laughs last laughs best". ;)
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Post by: DDDfarmer on December 19, 2013, 12:53:40 pm
as my grandfather would win yet another hand at cards, he would throw the cards down, bang his fist on the table ( scare nervous granny ) and say,  Dang* I'm good!
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Post by: LaneC on December 19, 2013, 09:24:32 pm
The old coon walks last. 
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Post by: ancjr on December 19, 2013, 09:50:34 pm
Still rivers run deep.

Runs as smoothly as a pig on stilts!
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Post by: beenthere on December 20, 2013, 09:03:04 pm
How about some "sayings" that compliment people? 
Seems we have read a lot of them that put down or make fun of women for something that they couldn't do anything about. Just thinking there must be some out there. For me, I've read enough of "she's ugly" ones. 

No offense meant to anyone posting them, but would like to see some that are a bit more positive.

Or am I just in a foul mood or too DanG sensitive ? 
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 20, 2013, 09:24:58 pm
How about some "sayings" that compliment people? 


Name 1.  :)  I don't think they are any.
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Post by: thecfarm on December 20, 2013, 09:52:07 pm
You first.  :D   
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Post by: Paul_H on December 20, 2013, 10:10:35 pm
I agree with Beenthere and am a bit surprised at the lack of honour shown from parents to children in so many of the sayings.When the apostle Paul was bitten by a venomous snake,he tossed it in the fire where it would harm nobody else.Words can be like venomous snakes.

The simple lack of her is more to me than others' presence.  ~Edward Thomas

I can live for two months on a good compliment.  ~Mark Twain

Marge, you're as pretty as Princess Leia and as smart as Yoda.  ~Homer Simpson
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Post by: beenthere on December 20, 2013, 10:20:47 pm
The mind is like a clock that is constantly running down. It has to be wound up daily with good thoughts."
Fulton J. Sheen
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Post by: Paul_H on December 20, 2013, 10:21:33 pm
Everyone is ignorant only on different subjects. -- Will Rogers (1879-1935)

What good is running when you're on the wrong road. -- German (on planning)

The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Proverbs
22:3

A good spouse and health is a person's best wealth. -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
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Post by: beenthere on December 20, 2013, 10:22:22 pm
Pretty as a flower.

They act like two peas in a pod.
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Post by: thecfarm on December 20, 2013, 10:23:08 pm
But I can remember many of them old sayings was said with a smile too.
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Post by: drobertson on December 20, 2013, 10:25:15 pm
pretty as a peach
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Post by: beenthere on December 20, 2013, 10:26:15 pm
You can't change the truth, but the truth can change you.
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Post by: Paul_H on December 20, 2013, 10:26:32 pm
But I can remember many of them old sayings was said with a smile too.

ah yes Grasshoppa but The teeth that laugh are also those that bite.      :laugh:
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Post by: beenthere on December 20, 2013, 10:27:44 pm
Keep smiling and one day life will get tired of upsetting you.
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Post by: beenthere on December 20, 2013, 10:29:33 pm
Never give up!
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 20, 2013, 10:33:12 pm
Clean your finger before you point at my spots. Ben Franklin.
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Post by: Paul_H on December 20, 2013, 10:36:11 pm

He that resolves to mend hereafter, resolves not to mend now.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)


May the wind be always at your back.   
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Post by: Paul_H on December 20, 2013, 10:51:19 pm
You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it- Proverbs
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Post by: WDH on December 20, 2013, 11:43:41 pm
"Watch yore top knot" ~ Jeremiah Johnson
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Post by: Paul_H on December 20, 2013, 11:57:28 pm
Some sayings I have heard from my youth describing another person- They are...
Smart as a whip
Strong as a bull
Wise as an Owl
Swift as a Deer 
Sure footed as a Goat
Loyal as a Dog
Cunning as a Fox
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Post by: Cedarman on December 21, 2013, 07:56:06 am
Never give up!
Every time I hear that, I think of the stork swallowing a frog with the frog 1/2 out of the beak with long arms and hands around the throat of the stork keeping it from being swallowed.
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Post by: Holmes on December 21, 2013, 08:05:33 am
  Good things come to those who persevere!    My dad always said to me when I was about to drive away " Don't go over a hundred and fifty unless you have to"  That was his saying  :)
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 21, 2013, 08:10:18 am
" Don't go over a hundred and fifty unless you have to"  That was his saying  :)

 :)
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Post by: ancjr on December 21, 2013, 10:06:36 am
While driving @ 57 mph:
Ma: "Slow down!"
Granny: "I don't care if you floored it and we took off a flyin'!"

I always minded my Granny!
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Post by: beenthere on December 21, 2013, 11:24:34 am
Reminds me of
"Don't do anything I wouldn't do" although never heard my Dad say that.  ;D
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Post by: Delawhere Jack on December 21, 2013, 05:10:13 pm
Not sure how common this on is, only heard it once..... from Dad. But it has stuck with me all these years.

"At least three times a day, ask yourself:

Who am I?
Where am I?
What am I doing?
What am I SUPPOSED TO BE DOING?!?"

 :-[ Maybe it will become more popular someday now that I've shared it.
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Post by: Delawhere Jack on December 21, 2013, 05:12:30 pm
from my brother Jim, which have also stuck with me for years. Very sound advice:


"Don't give advice, the wise don't need it, and the fools won't heed it."

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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 21, 2013, 05:15:05 pm
Who am I?
Where am I?
What am I doing?
What am I SUPPOSED TO BE DOING?!?"



Thanks for sharing Jack. I will start asking myself these questions Monday morning.  ;D
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Post by: WDH on December 21, 2013, 10:02:05 pm
Who am I?

(I would never get past that one  :)). 
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Post by: shootingarts on December 21, 2013, 10:18:25 pm
Justin Wilson the Cajun comedian and cook had a saying to describe certain ladies: "She is so good looking I looked her up one side and right back down the same side!"

Unfortunately it is the unkind things we remember, they are usually funnier anyway!

One more saying found at many businesses and offices. "Everyone that passes through this doorway brightens my day. Some by coming, some by going!

There was quite an attractive co-worker that had recently been hired at a friend's workplace. The guys couldn't resist talking about her a little, nothing crude. Just as my friend commented she was cuter than a speckled pup she rounded a nearby corner, so close it was obvious she had heard the comment. When another guy in the group commented about it my friend stuck by his guns with the lady still in earshot. "If she doesn't know that is quite a compliment I feel sorry for her, she has never seen a speckled pup!"

Hu
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 22, 2013, 08:56:52 am
Be careful how you choose your friends…..I would rather have 4 quarters than 100 pennies.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 22, 2013, 09:41:07 am
Remember when we were all young and wishing we would hurry up and grow up so we could do what we wanted to, when we wanted to?

Well how's that working out for you?   ???
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Post by: julio on December 22, 2013, 09:05:23 pm
I try to work smarter not harder
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Post by: thecfarm on December 22, 2013, 09:12:09 pm
Many hands,make light work.
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Post by: LaneC on December 22, 2013, 11:12:51 pm
Idle hands are the devils work shop
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Post by: ancjr on December 22, 2013, 11:18:57 pm
Whenever my mom asked great grandma "What is that?" Great grandma would answer "I put that there to catch meddlers"

I don't think ma got the joke until after great grandma passed away....
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on December 23, 2013, 12:24:53 am
He's got more excuses than an old coon hound has fleas. ;D
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on December 23, 2013, 12:26:22 am
If you could buy him for what he is worth and sell him for what he thinks he is worth, you would get rich. ;D
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on December 23, 2013, 12:27:01 am
If you put lipstick on a pig, it is still a pig. ;D
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on December 23, 2013, 12:30:06 am
An old German saying, translated by my grandfather.

When a man with experience meets a man with money, the man with the experience gets the money and the man with the money gets the experience.
 ;D ;D ;D :o 8) 8) 8) 8) smiley_eek_dropjaw smiley_eek_dropjaw smiley_eek_dropjaw smiley_eek_dropjaw smiley_eek_dropjaw smiley_eek_dropjaw smiley_eek_dropjaw smiley_eek_dropjaw smiley_eek_dropjaw smiley_eek_dropjaw smiley_eek_dropjaw smiley_eek_dropjaw smiley_biggrin01
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Post by: Alexanderthelate on December 23, 2013, 07:26:14 pm
When ever my father got praised for anything, he would always say "Yep, no flies on me, that's for sure" or "The grass don't grow under my feet"

And then there's "The only thing wrong with that machine is the operator!"

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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 06, 2014, 03:11:37 pm
I just heard this on an old episode of "Maverick".

he said…..A man is the only animal you can skin more than once.
In reference to beating another player twice at a big poker game.
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Post by: WDH on January 27, 2014, 09:44:47 pm
I heard a new one for me yesterday.

"As fine as a frog hair split three ways". 

I don't care who you are, that is fine. 
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Post by: red oaks lumber on January 27, 2014, 10:30:25 pm
danny
 do you split frog hairs on your woodmizer? or does jake split them with his chainsaw? :D :D ;D
 you should be recieving a gift from me in the next couple of days.
 note to self...(you) you might want to be careful where you open the gift , so it dosent fall on your shed it may not withstand the bounty of this gift ;D
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Post by: WDH on January 27, 2014, 10:36:37 pm
If I need a frog hair split, I always call Jake. 

I bet that Julio could make an awesome frog hair soup.

Poston could sell a $300 oak slab to a Frog Haired Dude. 

I might be back in the Shed-Design-Business soon after I receive your "gift"  :).  I might need a Snow-Load-Consultant. 

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Post by: redprospector on January 28, 2014, 12:00:41 am
An old horse trader once told me; Son, just remember, you can shear a sheep every year but you can only skin him once.
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Post by: Autocar on January 28, 2014, 12:21:04 pm
A January fog will freeze a Febuary dog , pretty well sums it up !
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Post by: martyinmi on January 28, 2014, 05:01:54 pm
One my 11 year old son just told me:

Whats the difference between roast beef and pea soup?

You can roast beef, but you can't pee soup!

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Post by: 47sawdust on January 28, 2014, 07:28:03 pm
We have all heard or used the expression"the rule of thumb for such and such is",well tonight my wife enlightened me as to where that one came from.
Seems that back in time it was illegal for a man to beat his wife with a stick larger in diameter than his thumb.She looked at my hands and said "I should have married a smaller man' She comes up with some dillies.
 
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 28, 2014, 07:46:45 pm
Welcome Wovennut. Where you from? Got a sawmill? Hammer? Another Old Saying?  :D :D :D
Glad to have you here!
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Post by: wovennut on January 28, 2014, 07:50:33 pm
Coshocton, Ohio. Have an enercraft manual mill which I added a hydraulic log turner, love the mill
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Post by: thecfarm on January 28, 2014, 08:06:04 pm
wovennut,welcome to the forum. enercraft was that made in Canada or brought out by another sawmill outfit,Baker? Not many around.
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Post by: Chuck White on January 28, 2014, 08:10:10 pm
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Wovennut!
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Post by: wovennut on January 28, 2014, 08:14:10 pm
Enercraft was made in Canada and was bought out by Baker. There the same mill as there Baker 18. A nice well built mill.
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Post by: thecfarm on January 28, 2014, 08:18:24 pm
One of those mills was for sale in Turner,about ˝ from me. There is always something there for sale,buckets for excavators,dump truck bodies,an enercraft sawmill ;D. Its at a chain gas station. Never no one around,just a phone number on it.
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Post by: wovennut on January 28, 2014, 08:27:14 pm
Enercraft is a well built portable mill. Baker still has parts for them.
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Post by: Magicman on January 28, 2014, 08:29:35 pm
Welcome to the Forestry forum, wovennut. 
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Post by: clww on January 28, 2014, 08:47:29 pm
Come to think of it, I have a bunch of sayings I had from the Navy.
Problem is, I can't post them on here.... :-\
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Post by: thecfarm on February 07, 2014, 08:05:28 am
Shane G,welcome to the forum. Looks like you have a mill? Been sawing long?
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Post by: Hilltop366 on February 07, 2014, 09:09:30 am
Hungry is better than ketchup.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on February 07, 2014, 04:28:25 pm
Hungry is better than ketchup.

TheCfarm and Red Oak Lumber would say….Hungry is better then Grits.  :D :D :D
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Post by: Magicman on February 07, 2014, 05:18:30 pm
Now this is going much too far.  Where is my Friend Coon when I need him??   ???
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Post by: thecfarm on February 07, 2014, 06:32:19 pm
Maigicman,Coon won't be much help to ya. He's on my side.
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Post by: Dave Shepard on February 07, 2014, 08:44:13 pm
 :D
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Post by: Magicman on February 08, 2014, 08:44:56 am
OK Ray, maybe not always on my side, but I can always depend upon him.   smiley_thumbsup   :D
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Post by: Tom King on February 09, 2014, 10:02:13 pm
"Where are we going, and why are we in this basket?"

I had an old carpenter working for me back in the '70s.  His most used descriptions of bad boards, while sighting down them were, "crooked as a dog's hind leg", and "ugly enough to make a train take a dirt road".
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Post by: Magicman on February 09, 2014, 10:10:49 pm
Welcome to the Forestry forum, Tom King.   :)
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Post by: Hilltop366 on February 10, 2014, 07:36:27 am
Hungry is better than ketchup.

TheCfarm and Red Oak Lumber would say….Hungry is better then Grits.  :D :D :D

I bet they would say anything is better than grits.

It's more along the lines of ketchup will make things taste better but not as much as being hungry.
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on February 10, 2014, 10:40:32 am
No me gusta ketchup. Da me chiltepines. Yeeeee Haaaaaa ;D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on February 15, 2014, 10:20:54 pm
Heard this on an old Western movie today:

What a person considers a short time….depends on which end of the branding iron you're on.  :D
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Post by: Chuck White on February 16, 2014, 07:26:55 am
I like that one Dave!

Very True!  :o
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Post by: Woodcarver on February 16, 2014, 09:00:52 am
One I heard more than once from my parents who were thrifty, hard-working people: "beggars can't be choosers".
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Post by: ancjr on February 16, 2014, 10:27:16 am
Cogito ergo sum.
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on February 16, 2014, 12:27:29 pm
Now that's old. ;D 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: ancjr on February 16, 2014, 01:34:32 pm
Wit is educated insolence.

-Aristotle
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on February 16, 2014, 03:21:27 pm
He knew. Probably one of the more insolent of his age. ;D
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on February 16, 2014, 11:22:41 pm
Har. ;D 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: mad murdock on February 17, 2014, 01:36:22 am
"He was born in the basement and never brought up"
My mother would always tell me " if anything is worth doing, it's worth doing right".
My dad would say "this thing isn't worth the powder to blow it up".
In aviation "pound it to fit, file it to finish, and paint it to match".
Origin of a couple sayings harkening back to muzzle loading rifle days " I'll take the whole kit and kaboodle"-referring to the rifle and all the accoutrements it takes to load, clean and care for the rifle.
Another one "he bought the whole thing, lock, stock and barrel" referring to the parts of the rifle as a whole complete unit.
One that I have used, don't know if I heard it somewhere or came up with it-referring to hired help or the usefulness of a hired hand "sometimes you just have to cut off the dead wood and let it float on down the river".
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Post by: goose63 on February 17, 2014, 01:43:09 pm
Use your head for some thing besides a hat rack
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Post by: thecfarm on February 17, 2014, 02:34:52 pm
goose,that sounded just like my Father.  ;D
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Post by: ancjr on February 17, 2014, 02:37:24 pm
My father: "Take a good look at me.  If you live a good life and take care of yourself, you'll still look this good some day!"

;D
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Post by: Holmes on February 19, 2014, 09:53:41 pm
 I've had "to many irons in the fire" to post on this thread.
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Post by: Cedar Savage on February 20, 2014, 12:19:53 am
My grandpappy always said

Don't ever try to teach a pig to sing
Its a waste of time
and it annoys the pig
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Post by: BMueller on February 20, 2014, 06:07:46 am
"Hurry up and wait"

"Your knife is as sharp as my Mother-in-Law's tongue"

"My coat is so warm I won't be cold if I freeze to death"

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Post by: coxy on February 20, 2014, 06:23:23 am
ill be with you in a min      ok take your time and hurry up
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Post by: BMueller on February 20, 2014, 07:23:20 am


"If your arms were attached to your mouth, you'd have finished this job hours ago"
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Post by: coxy on February 20, 2014, 07:50:05 am


"If your arms were attached to your mouth, you'd have finished this job hours ago"
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D  that's a new one for me the guy that's works with me that's all he does is yap all day   :) :) :) thanks for the tip
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Post by: Alexanderthelate on February 20, 2014, 01:09:57 pm

"Who ever fixed this before certainly fixed it behind"

"Red sky at night
sailor's delight
red sky at morning
sailors take warning"

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Post by: redprospector on February 20, 2014, 02:45:11 pm
When someone leaves I like to tell them;
Take your time going, but hurry back.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on February 20, 2014, 08:11:44 pm
DanG Grand-paw….ain't never heard that one.  :D
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Post by: Magicman on February 20, 2014, 09:05:02 pm
We married for better or worse.   smiley_love

I could not have done any better  :)  and she could not have done any worse.   :o
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Post by: Woodcarver on February 21, 2014, 12:35:04 pm
"I don't know where I'm going, but I'm an hour late".
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Post by: Den Socling on February 21, 2014, 06:01:26 pm
" your what hurts you?"
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Post by: Raider on February 21, 2014, 06:38:00 pm
Maybe this was on already?  New broom sweeps clean
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Post by: Mooseherder on February 21, 2014, 06:58:54 pm
Maybe this was on already?  New broom sweeps clean

We had a new Loss Preventive Manager introduce himself at a Staff Meeting a few years ago and said that while looking at our Vice President.
I remember his first name, it was Eric.  He lasted a couple weeks. :D
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Post by: Dave Shepard on February 21, 2014, 07:33:16 pm
"The new broom sweeps clean, but the old broom knows where the dirt is".  ;) :D
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Post by: redprospector on February 22, 2014, 12:20:19 am
When someone would pass my Dad at a high rate of speed, he would shake his head and say;
I'd rather get to where I'm going 10 minutes late, than get to the grave yard 10 years early.
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Post by: Woodcarver on February 24, 2014, 11:43:27 am
"Charge it to dust and let the rain settle it"
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Post by: Red Good on February 24, 2014, 01:44:39 pm
Any one ever heard , feed a fever and starve a cold . I may have it backwards as well . Red
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Post by: Dave Shepard on February 24, 2014, 03:55:32 pm
Feed a cold, starve the flu.
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Post by: yukon cornelius on February 24, 2014, 06:38:00 pm
when my granddad and great granddad  would shut off the tractor or vehicle they would always say "fed and watered". they also called under brush in the woods and field scrub brush. I never made the connection til my wife ask me what kind of brush was on the side of the road and I said it was scrub brush and she laughed at me.  I have hundreds of sayings from my granddad! he was a great man!
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Post by: thecfarm on February 24, 2014, 08:56:21 pm
You know about as much as Carl Gordon crow. My father would say that alot. I did ask if Carl really had a crow. I never got an answer.  ;D
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Post by: yukon cornelius on February 24, 2014, 10:34:37 pm
thanks! it was a happy birthday!

the toes you step on today may be connected to the butt you have to kiss tomorrow...
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Post by: Cedar Savage on February 24, 2014, 10:45:24 pm
Going to see a man about a horse, A stop at the tavern....
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Post by: yukon cornelius on February 25, 2014, 10:21:34 pm
we could have been killed...or even worse!!!
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Post by: Woodcarver on February 26, 2014, 10:14:59 am
"Not worth a pinch of salt."
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Post by: yukon cornelius on February 26, 2014, 09:50:32 pm
six of one half dozen of the other.

if something was tight, it was tighter than dicks hat band. how tight is that you ask, it was so tight it hurt his head
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on February 26, 2014, 10:17:02 pm
…..working like a cows tail in Fly season.
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Post by: Chuck White on February 26, 2014, 10:31:37 pm
…..working like a cows tail in Fly season.


Yeh David, Like "tighter that a bulls ars during fly time".

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Post by: yukon cornelius on February 27, 2014, 03:58:49 pm
never share your wife or your chainsaw. neither will come back the same as when they left.
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Post by: goose63 on February 27, 2014, 04:05:19 pm
Never monkey with another mans monky
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Post by: petty cash on February 27, 2014, 08:53:20 pm
As requested; I'm "green as a gourd" when it comes to saw milling. Another old saying. 
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Post by: yukon cornelius on February 27, 2014, 09:00:22 pm
one boy is good help, two boys is some help, three boys is no help at all.
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Post by: redprospector on February 27, 2014, 11:21:54 pm
one boy is good help, two boys is some help, three boys is no help at all.
Hahaha. That made me think of my Dad.
He always said; With one boy, you get a boy's work. With two boy's, you get a half a boy's work.
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Post by: yukon cornelius on February 27, 2014, 11:36:06 pm
one of my first bosses told me after looking at something he didn't like "I looked at with my good eye, I looked at it with my bad eye, then I looked at it with my brown eye!" as he bent over.
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Post by: 5quarter on February 28, 2014, 06:16:28 pm
When something was well done, my uncle used to say, "That's slicker than a Democrat on ice skates". Wasn't til I got a little older that I figured that one out.  ;) :D
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Post by: yukon cornelius on March 02, 2014, 07:34:32 am
my neighbor as a kid would ask me all the time "did your mother have any kids that lived?"
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Post by: drobertson on March 02, 2014, 08:24:15 am
"shoot fire!"   
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Post by: pigman on March 02, 2014, 08:35:17 am
shoot fire and say matches
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Post by: yukon cornelius on March 04, 2014, 08:45:37 am
im too poor to pay attention!
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 05, 2014, 04:58:33 pm
Never get in a saddle unless you are ready for the ride.  :)
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Post by: WDH on March 05, 2014, 07:33:55 pm
I have had a wild ride, or two  :). 
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 05, 2014, 09:14:30 pm
I have had a wild ride, or two  :).

Just tell us about the first one.  :D :D :D
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Post by: thecfarm on March 05, 2014, 09:17:17 pm
But you have to do something more than once to know how to do it the next time. Each time you should get better at it.  ;D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 05, 2014, 09:19:04 pm
But you have to do something more than once to know how to do it. Each time you should get better at it.  ;D

Sometimes it takes Foresters a little longer.  :D ( old saying )
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Post by: Wick on March 06, 2014, 05:04:43 pm
Haven't seen this one yet.

No matter where you're at....That's where you'll be  :)
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Post by: Wick on March 06, 2014, 05:06:37 pm

It will feel better when it quits hurting.
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Post by: martyinmi on March 06, 2014, 05:21:00 pm
"You do poor work.......but you're slow"
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Post by: POC on March 06, 2014, 05:29:32 pm
My dad used to say that in Kentucky the "3 R's" were "Readin', Ritin', and Route 23"
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Post by: goose63 on March 06, 2014, 05:30:03 pm
Rode hard and put away wet
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Post by: Magicman on March 06, 2014, 07:58:26 pm
It's not very big around but it is short.
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Post by: yukon cornelius on March 06, 2014, 08:00:10 pm
I cut the board off twice but its still too short.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 07, 2014, 08:45:12 am
I don't go crazy…….I am crazy. I just go normal……sometimes.
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Post by: Wick on March 07, 2014, 09:12:18 am
Do as I say, not as I do. :D
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Post by: Bert on March 07, 2014, 10:22:09 am
Experience is what you need right before you get it.
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Post by: Wick on March 07, 2014, 11:50:40 am
Smart alack response when new rules and regulations are being enforced and the people are grumbing about the changes.

 "Things that change, never stay the same!"
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 07, 2014, 11:53:02 am
Daylight savings time is about dumb.....like taking 5 foot off a hose pipe and put it on the other end and saying its longer.....duh……. :D :D :D
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Post by: Wick on March 07, 2014, 12:13:49 pm
Be productive as possible today, "We have a goat load of work"
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Post by: drobertson on March 07, 2014, 01:00:06 pm
Be productive as possible today, "We have a goat load of work"
I have always said "boat load"  backwards again I am,
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Post by: POC on March 07, 2014, 01:01:28 pm
Daylight SavING Time.   No "S".  One of my pet peeves.  :snowball:
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Post by: Dave Shepard on March 07, 2014, 02:32:54 pm
DST is irrelevant if you actually get out of bed in the morning and work outside until at least dark. :D The cows don't care, nor do the trees.

POSTON, I heard that one a little be differently. Supposedly a Native American chief was asked about DST and said that only the government would cut a foot off the bottom of a blanket, sew it on the top and call it a longer blanket. :D

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Post by: Wick on March 07, 2014, 03:09:53 pm
Yeah, have heard it as boat load too. Goat load is funny to me.
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Post by: Wick on March 07, 2014, 03:12:33 pm
Work smart or work hard
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Post by: Holmes on March 07, 2014, 03:46:12 pm
  Unfortunately the younger generations a taking to "work smart not hard" when it really is "work smart and hard" if you want to reach your goals.
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Post by: Wick on March 07, 2014, 05:09:35 pm
I agree sir. My reference is about using your head for something other than a hat rack. Working smart is more efficient. Working hard is a given for some, not so much for others. Which reminds me of another one.

"You working hard or hardly working?!!"
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Post by: Alcranb on March 07, 2014, 05:46:20 pm
To err is human, to forgive is divine.
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Post by: Alexanderthelate on March 07, 2014, 07:26:00 pm
To err is human, to forgive is against company policy.
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Post by: yukon cornelius on March 07, 2014, 09:45:10 pm
we aren't building a watch, it just has to run like one.
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Post by: yukon cornelius on March 07, 2014, 09:46:22 pm
if you cant weld good weld a lot
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 19, 2014, 08:16:11 pm
Common sense is not a gift, but a punishment…..because you have to deal with the ones that don't have it.
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Post by: Chuck White on March 19, 2014, 09:39:40 pm
Been busier than a chicken scratching mud!
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Post by: isawlogs on March 19, 2014, 10:01:29 pm
 Don't do anything I wouldn't do.
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Post by: saxon0364 on March 20, 2014, 07:47:30 pm
Granddad used to say "If your gonna make an omelet ya gotta rob a few chickens."
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Post by: Red Clay Hound on March 20, 2014, 09:13:58 pm
When I was a kid helping my grandad on the farm he would tell me I was "slower than a kitty eatin' a grindstone". :D
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Post by: Barney II on March 20, 2014, 09:20:11 pm
easier to ask for forgiveness than  to ask for permission
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Post by: redprospector on March 20, 2014, 09:53:15 pm
A 7" angle grinder will make a better welder out of you.
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Post by: Freedom6178 on March 21, 2014, 04:41:24 am
My grandma always says an odd thing "See ya on the next round."  I vaguely recall a story about a relative being chased around their house by an angry neighbor. And yelling to her that phrase and it stuck with her all these years.. Way funnier when she tells it..
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Post by: red oaks lumber on March 21, 2014, 11:06:05 am
wound up tighter than a cheap watch
 those who cant do  teach
 when i nod my head hit it :)
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Post by: Holmes on March 21, 2014, 03:01:13 pm
You stole my thunder
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Post by: Billbob on March 21, 2014, 08:25:36 pm
 then there is 'dumber than a frozen hen' and 'he's got shoulders like a brook trout'
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Post by: Billbob on March 21, 2014, 08:27:35 pm
If you're going to tell a bear story make sure there's lots of bears in it!
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Post by: thecfarm on March 21, 2014, 08:29:35 pm
You can't get there from here.
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Post by: Billbob on March 21, 2014, 08:35:30 pm
You can't get there from here.

And most people would believe you!
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 21, 2014, 08:40:41 pm
then there is 'dumber than a frozen hen' and 'he's got shoulders like a brook trout'

First time I've heard both of these.  :)
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Post by: Billbob on March 21, 2014, 09:38:35 pm
One day when I was with a friend he spotted a rather skinny fellow across the street.  My friend said to me "look at that feller there.  He's got arms on him like a knot in a piece of twine".  I sure had a good laugh that day!
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Post by: WDH on March 21, 2014, 09:42:23 pm
I did not realize that brook trout had shoulders.
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Post by: Billbob on March 21, 2014, 09:44:17 pm
 
"He lives so far back in the woods he has to come out to hunt"
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Post by: Billbob on March 21, 2014, 09:45:20 pm
I did not realize that brook trout had shoulders.

You should see one trying to get through a narrow door!
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Post by: JohnM on March 21, 2014, 10:07:50 pm
You can't get there from here.
See 'reply #19', Ray.  I beat ya to it. ;) ;D

Billbob, those are great!
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Post by: redprospector on March 22, 2014, 12:34:54 am
Well, this thread beats all I've ever helt, felt, or smelt.
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Post by: Chuck White on March 22, 2014, 07:20:20 am
"She's so skinny she could stand under a clothes line in a rainstorm and not get wet!"
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Post by: thecfarm on March 22, 2014, 08:09:34 am
John,I can't remember back to what was posted on reply # 401.  ;D

Don't sit there like a bump on a log.
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Post by: Billbob on March 22, 2014, 08:23:20 am
John,I can't remember back to what was posted on reply # 401.  ;D
Don't sit there like a bump on a log.

You need another cup of coffee, Ray!  :D
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Post by: Billbob on March 22, 2014, 08:29:10 am
Just thought of another

'Living off the fat of the land' and 'living high on the hog'

'she could eat an apple through a picket fence'


Ok, now I need another cup of coffee! :laugh:
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 22, 2014, 08:41:52 am


You need another cup of coffee, Ray!  :D

I've heard this one lots of times.  :D
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Post by: thecfarm on March 22, 2014, 08:44:27 am
Billbob,I took your advice and got another cup. Now I have 2 cups in front of me.   :D
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Post by: isawlogs on March 22, 2014, 01:17:19 pm
Poston,
 Why are they calling you Ray ...  ???
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Post by: PC-Urban-Sawyer on March 22, 2014, 01:48:25 pm
Poston,
 Why are they calling you Ray ...  ???

Obviously, he's just a "Ray of Sunshine..."

 :D :D :D :D :D

Herb
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Post by: Holmes on March 22, 2014, 05:30:23 pm
    Baseball,     hit it where they ain't
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Post by: Delawhere Jack on March 22, 2014, 06:31:21 pm
"He'd rather climb a tree and tell a lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth!"

"I like a liar, but I'm a little too fond of you."

Wm. Francis Collins (grand father) RIP.

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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 22, 2014, 06:38:23 pm
Mark Twain once said….."I did not attend the funeral, but I sent a letter of approval".  :D
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Post by: Billbob on March 22, 2014, 09:34:12 pm
Billbob,I took your advice and got another cup. Now I have 2 cups in front of me.   :D

Good thing you have two hands!  But then again that's largely an assumption on my part!

Bill
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Post by: Billbob on March 22, 2014, 09:44:20 pm

"Nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs"
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Post by: thecfarm on March 22, 2014, 09:51:10 pm
My Father was great for saying,I could not run fast enough to give it away.
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Post by: Billbob on March 22, 2014, 10:01:08 pm
And the one saying that most of us have heard at some point in our lives.......

                                    "Just wait until your father gets home!"

 ;D ;D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 22, 2014, 10:58:13 pm
My Dad would say when he saw a dog running across the road……."he's running like he stole something".
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Post by: Woodcarver on March 23, 2014, 09:03:18 am
Don't sit there like a bump on a log.

I said that to a high school teacher once.  He wasn't impressed. :D
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Post by: red oaks lumber on March 23, 2014, 10:32:24 am
can you run fast scared than i can mad?
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Post by: DanG on March 23, 2014, 10:46:49 am
I'm not sure if this is word play on an old saying, or the origin of it:

"A burro is an ass. A burrow is a hole in the ground.  You should know the difference."

 ;D ;D
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Post by: martyinmi on March 23, 2014, 07:24:03 pm
"Everything changes is the only thing that remains the same."
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Post by: Chuck White on March 23, 2014, 07:46:00 pm
"The hurried'er I go, the behinder I get"
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Post by: WDH on March 23, 2014, 08:24:38 pm
I'm not sure if this is word play on an old saying, or the origin of it:

"A burro is an ass. A burrow is a hole in the ground.  You should know the difference."

 ;D ;D

 :D :D :D :D

It is bad to not know your burrow burro.
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Post by: caveman on March 23, 2014, 10:33:56 pm
These are a few I heard my Daddy use quite a bit.
1.  He couldn't find his fanny (burro) with both hands
2. Son, if you had a brain, you would take it out and play with it
3.  It is a good moon to cut hogs
 
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Post by: soilmover on March 24, 2014, 06:41:45 am
 won't say my ex couldn't cook, but in our house the flies went out to eat
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Post by: yukon cornelius on March 24, 2014, 02:23:20 pm
don't get your honey where you get your money
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Post by: JohnM on March 24, 2014, 05:28:56 pm
Heard this this morning on ESPN radio of all places.  Maybe someone has already said it here. 

"Be slow to make promises but quick to keep them."
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Post by: Chuck White on March 24, 2014, 10:45:53 pm
"If you're not part of the solution then you've got to be part of the problem!"
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Post by: Hilltop366 on March 25, 2014, 07:48:02 am
won't say my ex couldn't cook, but in our house the flies went out to eat

It was so bad the neighbourhood flies chipped in to fix the screen door. (Rodney Dangerfield I think)
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Post by: thecfarm on March 25, 2014, 07:48:53 am
He likes to burn the midnight oil.
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Post by: Billbob on March 25, 2014, 09:24:19 am


            She has two blue eyes.......one blew east, one blew west
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Post by: Woodcarver on March 31, 2014, 10:12:24 am
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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Post by: Billbob on March 31, 2014, 11:12:54 am

        "If you think you are a person of influence, try giving orders to someone else's dog"

            Will Rogers
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Post by: caveman on March 31, 2014, 09:56:09 pm
Another one of Pop's frequent sayings...
Everybody wants to go to Heaven but nobody wants to die.
Caveman
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Post by: sandhills on March 31, 2014, 10:17:34 pm
Not sure where it originated but per Grandpa "those that get up in the morning get up in the world".
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Post by: Billbob on April 01, 2014, 06:19:33 am


                        "There is nothing more satisfying than faulting another man's horse"
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Post by: red oaks lumber on April 01, 2014, 06:24:17 pm
thats like pulling fly crap out of  pepper :)
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on April 11, 2014, 10:20:16 pm
That old man sure has raised a lot of hell in his life time….but never raised a blister.
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Post by: yukon cornelius on April 12, 2014, 12:05:01 am
that's funny poston! we had a guy at the firehouse we called blisters because he always showed up after the work was done
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on June 20, 2014, 07:34:22 pm
…..a Lion never loses sleep over the opinions of sheep.
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Post by: WDH on June 20, 2014, 08:27:33 pm
Most lions do not get to see many sheep  :D. 
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Post by: goose63 on June 20, 2014, 08:37:52 pm
Gonna slap you so hard you wake up in the middle of next week my daddy told me that a  lot
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on June 20, 2014, 11:31:50 pm
Most lions do not get to see many sheep  :D.

 say_what   Never thought of it like that. I guess thats why they don't lose any sleep. :D
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Post by: barbender on June 21, 2014, 01:34:55 am
"Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's rainin'."
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Post by: barbender on June 21, 2014, 01:37:46 am
I liked the one I heard my Grandpa used, referring to a carpenter we knew that was slow/lazy- "Yeah, he does ok work, but you have to drive stakes to see if he's moving." :D
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Post by: yukon cornelius on June 21, 2014, 08:51:19 am
It's better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt
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Post by: yukon cornelius on June 21, 2014, 08:54:36 am
being in charge is like being a lady, if you have to tell people you are, then you are not....
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on June 21, 2014, 09:25:08 am
I can understand your anger at me……but what could you possibly have against the horse I rode in on?  say_what
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Post by: thecfarm on June 21, 2014, 09:28:29 am
I never gave much thought to the horse before.  :D
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Post by: JohnM on June 21, 2014, 09:35:37 am
I can understand your anger at me……but what could you possibly have against the horse I rode in on?  say_what
:D :D  Just used the 'precursor' to that while trying to get the chain on my slabber yesterday.  It's an excellent point! :D
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Post by: ljohnsaw on June 21, 2014, 10:46:44 am
It's better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt
This came up in conversation a couple days ago and was about to post it! :D
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Post by: barbender on June 21, 2014, 12:06:07 pm
My Grandma was full of old sayings, "older than Methuselah" is one that comes to mind.
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Post by: barbender on June 21, 2014, 12:20:27 pm
It's better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt
This saying goes back farther than you might realize ;) Proverbs 17:28 "Even a fool is considered wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive."
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Post by: yukon cornelius on June 21, 2014, 03:12:20 pm
It's better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt
This saying goes back farther than you might realize ;) Proverbs 17:28 "Even a fool is considered wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive."

 ;D that's where I got it from  ;D lots of good stuff in that book. its no wonder why they ban it from school. you wouldn't want any kids to be perversed by a book that says don't lie, steal, cheat, murder, and so on. that's a whole new topic.  ;D  thank you drive through!
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on September 15, 2014, 06:25:15 pm
There is no better Karate instructor than a big spider web on your face.  :D
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Post by: Dave Shepard on September 15, 2014, 06:48:53 pm
 :D
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Post by: WDH on September 15, 2014, 07:46:26 pm
I have beenthere been there.
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Post by: redprospector on September 15, 2014, 08:52:38 pm
There is no better Karate instructor than a big spider web on your face.  :D

Hahaha. You must have walked into a big spider web today.  :D
Made me laugh thinking that's what I must have looked like last Friday.  :D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on September 15, 2014, 09:47:47 pm
A recent study shows that Women who carry a little extra weight, live longer than Men……who mention it.  :D
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Post by: redprospector on September 15, 2014, 10:02:08 pm
A recent study shows that Women who carry a little extra weight, live longer than Men……who mention it.  :D

Wow! I recently had a near death experience too.  :D
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Post by: red oaks lumber on September 15, 2014, 10:03:30 pm
 :D :D :D :D :D :D
thats funny stuff. heat in the winter,shade in the summer :D :D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on September 15, 2014, 10:05:18 pm
:D :D :D :D :D :D
thats funny stuff. heat in the winter,shade in the summer :D :D

I give you 3 weeks.  :D :D :D
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Post by: Mooseherder on September 15, 2014, 10:27:34 pm
People who live in Rock Hill throw stones. :D
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Post by: Billbob on September 16, 2014, 05:42:19 pm
There is no better Karate instructor than a big spider web on your face.  :D

I would have qualified for my 6th degree black belt yesterday when I walked into the horse barn!!  :D :D :D
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Post by: Billbob on September 16, 2014, 05:47:40 pm
"I'm not as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on October 07, 2014, 07:21:56 pm
Never, ever pass up an opportunity to keep your mouth shut. (My Dad's favorite)
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on October 07, 2014, 07:31:58 pm
 "One boy, one brain. Two boys, half a brain. Three boys, no brain at all."
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Post by: thecfarm on October 07, 2014, 07:34:56 pm
POSTON,how many sons did your Dad have,3??  :D 
I just could not let that one slide by.  ;D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on October 07, 2014, 08:02:37 pm
POSTON,how many sons did your Dad have,3??  :D 
I just could not let that one slide by.  ;D

He had 2 kids……both Goats. ;D
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Post by: thecfarm on October 07, 2014, 08:15:27 pm
By the way,most goats have kids.  ;D
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Post by: red oaks lumber on October 07, 2014, 08:18:44 pm
you have 2 ears and 1 mouth, listen twice as much as you talk.i made the mistake of telling my wife that once. thank god i'm a fast learner :D :D
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Post by: Roxie on October 08, 2014, 05:50:25 pm
It is better to remain silent, and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. 
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Post by: red oaks lumber on October 08, 2014, 08:03:54 pm
thanks roxie
 you should have given me that advice say, maybe 50 yrs ago :D :D
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Post by: WDH on October 08, 2014, 08:05:44 pm
Hey, an old dog can learn new tricks  ;D  (Not an old saying). 
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on October 08, 2014, 08:18:34 pm
thanks roxie
 you should have given me that advice say, maybe 50 yrs ago :D :D

Would you have taken it?  :D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 11, 2014, 08:32:03 am
You are 1 tent away from a full blown Circus.
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Post by: 4x4American on December 11, 2014, 09:06:27 am
Look that up in your Funk and Wagnall!

Slicker than the devil wearin velvet britches dipped in a pool of baby oil

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Post by: Billbob on December 11, 2014, 09:39:16 am

He's three sticks shy of a cord.
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Post by: Chuck White on December 11, 2014, 10:50:57 am
Not the brightest crayon in the box!
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Post by: Stray one on December 11, 2014, 11:52:17 am
What you permit you promote.
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Post by: Pine Ridge on December 11, 2014, 12:45:50 pm
when someone tells you '' you sure are smarter than you look '' you hafta laugh!!!
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Post by: Chuck White on December 11, 2014, 01:15:39 pm
If you're not part of the solution, then you've got to be part of the problem!
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Post by: red oaks lumber on December 11, 2014, 01:23:11 pm
david
 you must know my inlaws :D :D
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Post by: Lazy logger on December 11, 2014, 01:37:29 pm
Trying to understand this is like trying to smell the color 9.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 11, 2014, 04:53:32 pm
david
 you must know my inlaws :D :D

 :D :D :D
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Post by: Peter Drouin on December 11, 2014, 07:05:29 pm
He's as sharp as a marble. ;D
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Post by: Dave Shepard on December 11, 2014, 07:41:19 pm
In honor of the Fruitcake thread: "Nuttier than a fruitcake!" 
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Post by: red oaks lumber on December 11, 2014, 08:16:22 pm
colder than my mother in laws hug :)
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Post by: sawguy21 on December 11, 2014, 10:29:28 pm
"Well, that's just finer than frog's hair split four ways"
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Post by: 4x4American on December 12, 2014, 07:59:23 am
Uglier than the east end of a horse headed west
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Post by: goose63 on December 12, 2014, 10:02:38 am
Your 3 fries short of a happy meal
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Post by: coxy on December 12, 2014, 04:14:31 pm
you got a mouth you cant back up  :D  one of my dads sayings to me at least once a week  working together   and I miss the other things he use to call me  :) :)
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 12, 2014, 05:02:42 pm
Yep….my Dad you to say…."Don't let your mouth write a check you can't cash!"  :D :D :D
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Post by: goose63 on December 12, 2014, 05:47:55 pm
Don't let your parakeet ash over load your alligator mouth :o
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Post by: Banjo picker on December 12, 2014, 08:03:26 pm
I haven't read all 26 pages of this but one of my friends has a saying ...And I used it on my avatar for a while..." If your gona be dumb you gota be tough".  where ever he got it....its the truth.  Banjo
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Post by: sandhills on December 13, 2014, 09:57:18 am
Yep, don't ask me how I know  :D
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Post by: Bandmill Bandit on December 13, 2014, 10:14:56 am
"One boy, one brain. Two boys, half a brain. Three boys, no brain at all."

Yup! A cute one! A smart one! And a boarder line fool.

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Post by: 4x4American on December 13, 2014, 07:34:47 pm
Rome was built in a day
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Post by: 4x4American on December 13, 2014, 08:22:08 pm
I haven't seen him/her in a coon's age.

Why don't you set a spell
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 13, 2014, 08:37:09 pm


Why don't you set a spell

….and take a load off.
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Post by: Shotgun on December 13, 2014, 08:41:52 pm
Rome was built in a day

Not quite the way I remember it.   ;)
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Post by: Swatson on December 13, 2014, 10:33:03 pm
I worked with a guy until he retired last year named Lyle.  He was a spitfire, always ribbing every one but he had some good lines.   He really liked to give the younger techs a hard time. Keep in mind he was only five foot tall.  After some of his ribbing someone would always jokingly say something like

Tech "Don't make me come over there Lyle"
Lyle "Whats stopping ya?....I'll tell ya.  Fear and common sense"

Or probably some of my favorites were after he would try to explain a process repeatedly to someone who just wasn't getting it

"I wish I could communicate it to you better, but I left my crayons at home."
and
"Let me see if I can get you to understand this with a diagram youll understand.  Hey quick someone bring me some macaroni and some glue!"

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Post by: Banjo picker on December 14, 2014, 09:44:07 am
Rome was built in a day

Not quite the way I remember it.   ;)
   x 2
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Post by: Dave Shepard on December 14, 2014, 10:16:52 am
I worked with a guy until he retired last year named Lyle.  He was a spitfire, always ribbing every one but he had some good lines.   He really liked to give the younger techs a hard time. Keep in mind he was only five foot tall.  After some of his ribbing someone would always jokingly say something like

Tech "Don't make me come over there Lyle"
Lyle "Whats stopping ya?....I'll tell ya.  Fear and common sense"

Or probably some of my favorites were after he would try to explain a process repeatedly to someone who just wasn't getting it

"I wish I could communicate it to you better, but I left my crayons at home."
and
"Let me see if I can get you to understand this with a diagram youll understand.  Hey quick someone bring me some macaroni and some glue!"

 :D
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Post by: bartman on December 14, 2014, 11:02:05 am
Strong like ox, smart like tractor.
or strong like an ox but can't spell it.
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Post by: bartman on December 14, 2014, 11:45:30 am
sweatin like a fat kid at a free dance. my favorite was when my kids were teenagers. I always said "raising teenagers is like trying to nail jello to a tree"
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Post by: sandsawmill14 on December 14, 2014, 12:05:33 pm
now your using your head like a redworm :D
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Post by: LaneC on December 14, 2014, 02:14:37 pm
I was as nervous as a cat, in a room full of rocking chairs :D :D
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Post by: LaneC on December 14, 2014, 02:19:38 pm
x3 on the Rome thing.      I do not know how to copy it like yall did.
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Post by: Dave Shepard on December 14, 2014, 03:20:36 pm
To qoute a post, look in the upper righthand corner of the post and there is a "qoute" button. This will open a reply window with that post in it. Move below the qoute and add your reply.

Rome wasn't built in a day.  ;)
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Post by: Chuck White on December 14, 2014, 04:09:41 pm
Pull up a stump.
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Post by: LaneC on December 14, 2014, 06:21:37 pm
Thanks a bunch Dave shepard. That will help later on. Thanks again.
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Post by: 4x4American on December 14, 2014, 07:43:51 pm
 :D  I love saying, "you know what they say, Rome was built in a day"  it always stirs everyone up!
There was this one guy I worked with, he was freaking out about something along the lines where it'd fit in, and I walked past and dropped in said line, and he freaked out and screamed at the middle of his lungs (the top melted off from overheating)  "ROME WAS NOT BUILT IN A DAY! UGH!" and then he stormed off in a tantrum I couldn't stop laughing.
Obviously Rome wasn't built in a day...I got it from Tommy Chong, in an episode of That 70's Show, he said, "you know what they say man, rome was built in a day, man" and i've been quoting that ever since....
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Post by: 4x4American on December 14, 2014, 07:44:53 pm
If she ain't 280 she ain't a lady!
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 15, 2014, 06:39:30 pm
The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

An old quote from one of my favorite actors, Paul Fix.
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Post by: red oaks lumber on December 15, 2014, 06:56:47 pm
rome wasn't built in a day cause i wasn't the contractor. is the way i always heard that one

 busier than a dog in a hub cap factory
 busier than a one legged man in a butt kickin contest
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Post by: red oaks lumber on December 15, 2014, 06:58:09 pm
if i want any lip from you,i'll take one off your face
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Post by: tractorman44 on December 21, 2014, 07:24:24 am
My one uncle would always say: "You should never let a fool see a job half done".
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Post by: Buckshot00 on December 22, 2014, 07:24:18 pm
Let me see said the blind man.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 22, 2014, 07:47:07 pm
Let me see said the blind man.

…..to the deaf dog.
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Post by: Buckshot00 on December 22, 2014, 07:51:44 pm
One of my dad's favorites.
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Post by: beenthere on December 22, 2014, 07:56:25 pm
Quote
Let me see said the blind man, as he picked up his hammer and saw.


(as I seem to remember it).  ;)
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Post by: Billbob on December 22, 2014, 08:24:28 pm
My wife when she is describing me :  Big like truck, smart like truck!"
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Post by: ljohnsaw on December 22, 2014, 10:08:51 pm
We shall
Let me see said the blind man...
... to the deaf mute.

At least that was what my brother was always saying when I asked "whatcha doing?"

But I like the hammer/saw ending better!
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Post by: LaneC on December 22, 2014, 10:19:22 pm
When you are doing something with a certain, not too common tool, or something that you do not see very often, and someone says "What is that?" Some people will get smart and say, "that is an eyecatcherformedelers" ;D
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Post by: hacknchop on December 22, 2014, 10:27:25 pm
Old fella I worked for in machine shop when asked what ya making Jim would answer "about two  bits an hr how about you?"got a chuckle every time!
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Post by: Lazy logger on December 31, 2014, 03:23:41 pm
This snow is backside deep to a tall Indian.
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Post by: kwendt on January 01, 2015, 09:56:42 pm
I grew up hearin: "she's so ugly.. If she fell in the ocean, even the tide wouldn't take 'er out!" But then, most the guys in my family are "numb'r than a pounded thumb".....lol. It's a wonder I wasn't scarred for life!
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Post by: Chuck White on January 02, 2015, 09:00:32 am
:D  :D  :D   


Good One!   smiley_thumbsup
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Post by: Billbob on January 08, 2015, 09:36:48 am
"She fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down!"
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Post by: coxy on January 08, 2015, 11:15:52 pm
When you are doing something with a certain, not too common tool, or something that you do not see very often, and someone says "What is that?" Some people will get smart and say, "that is an eyecatcherformedelers" ;D
it a whatchamucalitcalledathingamagig  :D
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Post by: Small Slick on January 12, 2015, 10:31:37 pm
I read the whole thread to see what was there so I didn't repeat.

My dad is not a patient man when he is working. So he had a few good ones. "C'om on Grandma was slow but she was old!!"

John
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 12, 2015, 10:32:28 pm
I read the whole thread to see what was there so I didn't repeat.

My dad is not a patient man when he is working. So he had a few good ones. "C'om on Grandma was slow but she was old!!"

John

 :D
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Post by: Chuck White on January 13, 2015, 09:03:03 am
Slower than Molasses in January!
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Post by: LaneC on January 13, 2015, 12:20:08 pm
It's hotter than a fresh fried fox in a forest fire. :D
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Post by: Roxie on January 13, 2015, 12:27:32 pm
My grandmother used to say, "Don't have a conniption."  I hadn't heard that expression since she passed away in the late 1980's until last week when an Amish woman was describing how her husband would react to her not getting home on time.  Her exact words, "He'll be throwing a conniption fit."   :D

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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 13, 2015, 12:34:14 pm
I've heard that 2......but forgot about it. FUNNY!  :D
Never knew what a conniption was. ???
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Post by: thecfarm on January 13, 2015, 12:59:20 pm
I never knew how to spell it either.  ;D
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Post by: Magicman on January 13, 2015, 01:43:08 pm
I Googled conniption (http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-conniption-fit.htm) and was quite amused. 

Thanks Roxie.  That word brought back many memories.   :)
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Post by: Dave Shepard on January 13, 2015, 03:03:25 pm
I haven't heard that one in a long time, either. I've been on the verge of a conniption a time or two. :D
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Post by: Magicman on January 13, 2015, 03:26:43 pm
I haven't heard that one in a long time, either. I've been on the verge of a conniption a time or two. :D
Verge is a good word and how many folks know that it's origin is from a clock part?   ;D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 13, 2015, 03:36:34 pm
....a CONNIPTION on a VERGE...... :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Warped on January 13, 2015, 03:39:31 pm
So slow he collects dust................
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Post by: barbender on January 13, 2015, 08:18:07 pm
She's so ugly you could tie a stick around her neck and still not get a dog to play with her.
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Post by: hackberry jake on January 13, 2015, 10:28:21 pm
I was just trying to think of some of the ones my grandpa "pap" uses. The ones that stick out are "fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." and "You're either gunna have to get tougher or smarter son." A friend of mine always used to say "if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a merry Christmas"
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 13, 2015, 10:34:12 pm
"if ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a merry Christmas"

Good 1 Hack..... :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: LaneC on January 13, 2015, 11:35:13 pm
Finer than a frog hair
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Post by: hackberry jake on January 13, 2015, 11:40:33 pm
Finer than a frog hair
finer than frog hair split four ways.
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Post by: Chuck White on January 14, 2015, 11:33:37 am
So ugly, she'd cause a freight train to take a dirt road!
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 14, 2015, 11:44:47 am
So ugly, she'd cause a freight train to take a dirt road!
:D :D :D :D
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Post by: FarmingSawyer on January 14, 2015, 02:52:26 pm


Had an uncle who'd tell his slow son, "one of these days I'm gonna trade you for a horse, then shoot the horse..."

Granny used to say "if cow [I have typed a profane word that is automatically changed by the forum censored words program I should know better] were peaches we'd all be rich"....any time we'd wish we had something different.....

A fella I've heard of was so cheap, he has a drawer built into his kitchen table. Any relatives come over during supper, he's slide his plate and place setting in there, so the visitors wouldn't know he was eating and want to stay and have some..... I guess he was as tight as the bark on a tree in February.....
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Post by: beenthere on January 14, 2015, 06:48:41 pm
There are "old sayings... " and then there are "old cruel sayings" ....  I don't like the cruel ones.

Would take a cruel person to tell someone some of these that have been posted. IMO  just sayin....
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 14, 2015, 07:42:43 pm
Keep it clean boys.  ;D
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Post by: WH_Conley on January 14, 2015, 08:06:28 pm
Slicker than deer guts on a door knob.
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Post by: hackberry jake on January 14, 2015, 08:19:37 pm
So cheap he could live on a cracker a day and fatten a hog on the slop.
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on January 14, 2015, 10:09:33 pm
If you ain't the lead dog the view never changes.

Someone was beat with an ugly stick.

If at first you don't succeed, so much for sky-diving.

She'd skin a flea for his tallow.

River sure is low - nope, I've seen it so low all the catfish had ticks and fleas (or We had half-grown bluegills that didn't know how to swim).

Oh-dark thirty.

Tom Selleck in an old western when surrounded by 25 armed opponents and asked by their leader "You think you can kill us all" and Tom replied "He's first, you're next. Do you really care after that?" (Of course that backed them down.)
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Post by: luvmexfood on January 15, 2015, 05:39:15 am
 smiley_lipsrsealed
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Post by: coxy on January 15, 2015, 08:11:14 pm
she is so ugly she looks like modern art  ;D
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Post by: Alexanderthelate on January 15, 2015, 08:17:48 pm
As much good as a glass eye in the fog. Or a joke book at a funeral.
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Post by: hacknchop on January 15, 2015, 09:23:18 pm
Couple heard before "dont get into a battle of wits with an unarmed man"the other one" got a lot on his mind too bad its vacant" I know I said a couple but remembered "cheap? They invented copper wire fighting over a penny"
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Post by: YoungStump on January 16, 2015, 12:28:11 pm
Mom used to tell me "you don't have to if you want to"


"He took off like a jet out of a bologna patch"
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Post by: 4x4American on January 16, 2015, 06:26:38 pm
My momma told me just the other day that when I was a kid I was so ugly they had to hang a porkchop around my neck to get the dog to play with me  :embarassed:
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Post by: coxy on January 16, 2015, 06:50:56 pm
My momma told me just the other day that when I was a kid I was so ugly they had to hang a porkchop around my neck to get the dog to play with me  :embarassed:
:D never heard that one
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Post by: 4x4American on January 16, 2015, 06:54:36 pm
He could eat corn through a picket fence  :o

(buck teeth)
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Post by: goose63 on January 16, 2015, 07:00:45 pm
My momma told me just the other day that when I was a kid I was so ugly they had to hang a porkchop around my neck to get the dog to play with me  :embarassed:
:D never heard that one
Thy would feed him with a sling shot
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Post by: sandhills on January 17, 2015, 09:44:08 am
Ya, momma still tells me that, I don't get nervous until the mastiff wants to play though  ;D.
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Post by: Billbob on January 17, 2015, 06:04:12 pm


"He criticizes everything.  If they hung him he would complain they didn't use enough rope!"
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Post by: red oaks lumber on January 17, 2015, 07:40:47 pm
he's tighter than 2 coats of paint     or tighter than bark on a tree
your wound up tighter than cheap watch.
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on January 17, 2015, 07:45:42 pm
    When I die I want to go peacefully in my sleep like my Uncle Will - not yelling and screaming like the other 5 people in the car he was driving at the time.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 17, 2015, 08:07:56 pm
 :D :D :D
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Post by: Magicman on January 17, 2015, 08:32:25 pm
Ouch !!!
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 17, 2015, 09:11:53 pm
I never lose.....either I win or I learn.   smiley_carpenter_hit_thumb
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Post by: whitepine2 on January 17, 2015, 09:59:15 pm
  That tractor of yours don't have enough power to pull a setting
hen off her nest.

                                           
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Post by: Roxie on January 18, 2015, 09:57:09 am
To those to whom it applies:  Just a reminder folks, this is an old sayings thread, not gross sayings.  Let's clean it up.
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Post by: MrPete on January 18, 2015, 10:49:14 am
Or the one I catch myself saying often "It is what it is."
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on January 19, 2015, 12:08:33 am
You can't fly with the eagles all day if you hoot with the owls all night.
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Post by: Mooseherder on January 19, 2015, 04:52:25 am
The last two posts had to be removed.  That brings the count to 15 posts that have been removed from this thread.  Some old sayings should stay in the past.  It was a whole different era.   Disguising words using dollar signs for an S doesn't make it more acceptable.
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Post by: Chuck White on January 19, 2015, 10:32:50 am
You can't fly with the eagles all day if you hoot with the owls all night.


Also, "It's hard to soar with the eagles when you work with a bunch of turkeys"!
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 19, 2015, 05:54:21 pm
Ain't that the truth!
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 19, 2015, 07:43:46 pm
" Strike while the iron is hot ".
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Post by: Alexanderthelate on January 19, 2015, 07:44:35 pm
Or the one I catch myself saying often "It is what it is."

Or "That's just the way she goes"
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Post by: LaneC on January 19, 2015, 09:22:29 pm
Hopefully everyone knows this is meant to be funny and not serious. If you eat something and it is good, or if you like something a lot, sometimes people say "oooo weeee, that will make you slap your Grandma!" :D :D :D
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Post by: caveman on January 19, 2015, 09:55:30 pm
Years ago, when I used to coach football, the head coach was a little round man.  One time, when he was evidently hungry, he mentioned that his backbone was rubbing a blister on his belly button.

 
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 19, 2015, 10:02:49 pm
Good 1 Caveman!  :D
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Post by: hackberry jake on January 19, 2015, 10:44:55 pm
"month of Sundays"

Example;

It'll take me a month of Sundays to split all that firewood.
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Post by: Holmes on January 19, 2015, 10:50:50 pm
Guy at work today said he grew up with, from his mom " TAKE A SHOWER you smell like a goat!!   :)
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 19, 2015, 10:58:26 pm
That ain't funny HOLMES!  :D :D :D
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Post by: WmFritz on January 19, 2015, 11:03:41 pm
Guy at work today said he grew up with, from his mom " TAKE A SHOWER you smell like a goat!!   :)



Haw Haw Haw!!!    ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: sawguy21 on January 19, 2015, 11:15:11 pm
 :D :D :D I wondered how long before POSTON would show up.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 19, 2015, 11:22:23 pm
Old saying like that make me wanna fly off the handle!  bat_smailey

Talking about my smell? What chu trying to say Willies? I stink?  :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Mn woodchuck on January 20, 2015, 12:07:35 am
If ya want to go downhill fast I'm your man ... When building a sled 
 Red Green.
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Post by: Roxie on January 20, 2015, 05:30:14 am
"month of Sundays"

Example;

It'll take me a month of Sundays to split all that firewood.

That's a good one that I haven't heard in a coons age! 
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on January 20, 2015, 08:33:27 am
WM Fritz,

    I used to tell my son back when we had goats and when we had real bad weather I'd move our goats into his room except for the smell then I'd tell him, "Oh well, they'll get used to it after a while."
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Post by: DeerMeadowFarm on January 20, 2015, 10:22:45 am
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." -T.Edison

It's a small world, but I wouldn't want to paint it.

My mechanic told me "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your Horn louder"
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Post by: Sprucegum on January 20, 2015, 10:47:12 am
If us kids got too rowdy in the house Dad would tell us "Get outside and get the stink blown off ya"
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Post by: Roxie on January 20, 2015, 11:47:36 am
That was my Grandmother's favorite expression, Sprucegum.  One day she yelled that at my sister and me, and my sister in complete sincerity, lifted her arm and sniffed her armpit area and said to me, "I must have a Presbyterian under my arm." 
 
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Post by: so il logger on January 20, 2015, 01:31:35 pm
Only thing wrong with that truck is the NUT behind the steering wheel
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Post by: Alexanderthelate on January 20, 2015, 08:07:59 pm
My grandmother used to tell rowdy children to "go outside until I get time to shoot you!"
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 20, 2015, 08:27:13 pm


My mechanic told me "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your Horn louder"

 :D :D :D
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Post by: SawyerBrown on January 20, 2015, 08:58:40 pm
You can't squeeze blood from a turnip.

As rare as hens teeth.

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Post by: LaneC on January 20, 2015, 10:37:25 pm
Pertaining to be the wiser, "The old coon walks last" The old coons will let the young coons walk across a log etc. If they make it, then the old coon will go ahead and cross.
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Post by: sandhills on January 20, 2015, 11:01:48 pm
Not sure if it's been posted yet but it pertains directly to me, "dumb as a box of rocks"  ;D
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Post by: 4x4American on January 21, 2015, 02:14:55 pm
Referring to something that tastes good:

Make your tongue slap your eyeballs out!
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on January 21, 2015, 09:03:00 pm
The early bird gets the worm (but the second mouse gets the cheese)
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on January 21, 2015, 10:03:47 pm
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
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Post by: 4x4American on January 21, 2015, 10:06:19 pm
(proberly already been said)

rode hard and put up wet
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on January 21, 2015, 10:30:45 pm
Not exactly true to letter but maybe spirit of this topic - I worked in Central Africa (Cameroon & Guinea) where they used bush taxis (15 passenger vans with 40-50 people inside and goats and chickens and bananas on top and in Haiti where the most common transport was a Tap-Tap (small pickup with benches in back and a camper shell or inverted bed liner on extensions for rain cover and passenger tapped side to stop where he wanted to get off) and we would always ask

"How many people can you get on a bush taxi/Tap-Tap?" Answer - 1 more.
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Post by: LaneC on January 21, 2015, 10:40:07 pm
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 21, 2015, 11:19:05 pm
Just had to get a Goat on that Taxi didn't ya?  :D :D :D
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Post by: Mooseherder on January 22, 2015, 04:03:14 am
The Goat was for BBQ when on extended travel.
Or maybe for trading if they ran into a troll demanding a toll. ;D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 22, 2015, 08:51:12 am
The Goat was for BBQ when on extended travel.
Or maybe for trading if they ran into a troll demanding a toll. ;D

 :)
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Post by: Mooseherder on January 22, 2015, 01:09:01 pm
I'm glad your a good sport. ;)
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Post by: pigman on January 23, 2015, 07:55:29 am
I'm glad your a good goat. ;)
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 23, 2015, 09:30:13 pm
Common sense is so rare these days that it should be classified as a Super Power.


Can I hear an Amen?  :D
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Post by: red oaks lumber on January 23, 2015, 10:27:20 pm
amen brotha goat amen :D :D
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Post by: Small Slick on January 23, 2015, 11:19:15 pm
Common sense. Amen.  You pray that your employees have it and they act like they are God's gift if they show you a glimmer of it.

John
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Post by: thecfarm on January 24, 2015, 06:01:59 am
I will give pigman an Amen for his quote.  :D   :D
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Post by: Randy88 on January 24, 2015, 10:26:00 pm
"He's got the world by the tail with a downhill shove"   

An older guy I knew as a kid would always say, "all you have is the fun along the way"     

A watched pot never boils.   

I'd only ever heard this one once, "If wisdom was wealth, he's the wealthiest man I know".   

Its raining like a cow peeing on a flat rock.

Grass never grows under his feet.   

One boy is like a hired man, two boys a half a boy, three boys, no boys at all,
 my father in law would always say that one.

Beauty is only skin deep but ugly goes all the way to the bone.

Boys and their toys, referring to men and their equipment.

The only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys, my grandma always used that one.

There was one my grandma also used a lot and I can't recall exactly how it goes, but something that referred to "he's so good a farmer, he can grow weeds and turn them into gold, but that's not quite right, been 30 years since I heard her say it, anyone know how it goes for sure?

He's as strong as an ox.   

My grandpa would often say, "the older I get the better I was"

Not worth a pinch of salt

So thin they tied a knot in his tail to keep him from falling through the crack in the seat.   

He's so thin, they xrayed him with a light bulb.   

Thin as a rail, referring to skinny market hogs.

He eats like a mouse, referring to eating nothing.    He drinks like a fish, referring to alcohol consumption

He smokes like a factory or he smokes like a stove pipe.   

My daughter has always said, "go ahead smoke that cancer stick, but do it when I'm not around"  referring to cigarettes.   Or "die of lung cancer on your own time" is what one person I've worked for had said to some that smoked while working.   

Be as quiet as a church mouse

He's dead on his feet, referring to being overly tired

Those are a few I'll think of more, my grandparents used them all the time, took me years to figure out what some of them meant.   
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 25, 2015, 03:40:21 pm
I have the body of an Athlete.....
The joints of a 90 year old.......
and the bank account of a Crack addict.

Thanks Horses.  :D :D :D
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Post by: sandhills on January 25, 2015, 08:32:23 pm
 :D :D :D :D :D :D I can't wait to show that one to my wife!
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Post by: Holmes on January 25, 2015, 08:34:26 pm
  I eat and train just like a world class athletes. Unfortunately it's Sumo Wrestlers!
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Post by: caveman on January 25, 2015, 09:53:55 pm
The older I get, the better I was.
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Post by: Small Slick on January 25, 2015, 09:59:22 pm
I doubt it's an old saying but a good one none the less. My grandma who is 94 told me this a few years ago. "You be good and if your not going to be good then be careful."  "If your not careful, don't name it after me."  It took a minute for me to realize what she just said. Great lady!!

John
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Post by: 4x4American on January 25, 2015, 10:13:20 pm
 :D :D  took me a minute too!

Don't whizz on my leg and tell me it's rainin!
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Post by: Sprucegum on January 26, 2015, 12:11:26 am
"You be good and if your not going to be good then be careful." 

John

That one slipped my mind...just like it slipped my mind every time my mother said it to me  ::)  :D
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on January 28, 2015, 05:01:55 am
Saw it again by some on this forum but good one:

Old age and treachery will overcome youth and vigor every time.

(Story with it when I first read this was old farmer caught a bunch of young college co-eds skinny dipping in his pond. They swam to the far side away from their clothes but said they would not come out till he left and called him a dirty old man for spying on them. He told them he was not spying, he came down every day about this time to feed the alligator.)
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Post by: sandhills on January 28, 2015, 11:12:54 am
 :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 28, 2015, 05:26:34 pm
Old or new, I have never heard it.

I have a State Trooper that helps me on his days off. He told me a story about the "boyfriend" his daughter brought home one evening.
He was talking about the kind of teenager that puts the rings in his ears to make big holes, pierced chin and tongue with metal balls showing, wires running through his nose, hooks in his scalp and eye brows........

My helper described him as SOMEONE WHO HAD FELL FACE FIRST INTO A TACKLE BOX!  :D :D :D :D :D

Thats when I had to just turn the mill off.....I was rolling!

This young man no longer dates this Trooper's daughter.  :D
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Post by: thecfarm on January 28, 2015, 05:33:07 pm
We had them show up at work with all the rings and such. I told one of them I  could use him for a cantdog. There was a couple there that understood what I meant.
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Post by: beenthere on January 28, 2015, 05:40:24 pm
Poston
I've used that line a lot the last few years. Get some interesting looks when they hear it... be it a he or a she.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 28, 2015, 05:43:38 pm
I had never heard it until now....still laughing!  :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: easymoney on January 28, 2015, 07:20:57 pm
this may have been posted before. a friend reminded me of an old saying i had not heard in years. speaking about someone born into a wealthy family you would say he or she was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
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Post by: Scruboak on January 29, 2015, 07:21:31 am
One of our co-pilots i get paired with every so often ,, i'll ask him how hes doing when we show up at the plane and his response is always the same......"better than i deserve to be". Always maes me chuckle even though i know its coming!
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Post by: sandhills on January 29, 2015, 12:39:17 pm
Since you brought up planes how about "any landing you can walk away from was a good one".
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Post by: SawyerBrown on January 31, 2015, 12:05:46 am
Or the related "it's not the fall that kills you. It's the landing."
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Post by: Alcranb on January 31, 2015, 12:59:27 pm
Putty and paint make it what it ain't.
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Post by: hacknchop on January 31, 2015, 02:02:22 pm
When my mother figured something I was doing was wrong or unfruitfull she said" you know Terry you dont have to ride the garbage truck all the way to the dump" my wife has said to me"you know what? your a waste of good air" hard to comeback on that one.
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Post by: landscraper on January 31, 2015, 08:32:26 pm
These were ones I heard over the years.  Sorry if any of these are duplicates but 32 pages is a lot to read.

On someone who conjectures endlessly - If "if" was a skiff we'd all go for a row in the lake. 

On someone who debates the topic alot - If "if's" and "buts" were gifts and nuts we'd have Christmas every day.

On someone longwinded - He could talk Christ off the cross.

On someone miserly - He'd squeeze a penny til Abe cried mercy.

On dumb mistakes - A fool gets burned twice by the same candle.

On the summer heat - Hot as a rat in a wool sock.  Or, Too hot for fish to swim.

On someone who takes a long time to run an errand - He went to use the outhouse and the hogs ate him.

On someone's exaggeration - Well don't let the truth get in the way of a good story!

On getting your words mixed up - My tongue got wrapped around my eye teeth and I couldn't see what I was saying.

On tempting fate - Speak of the devil and the devil appears.  (I think that's actually scripture.)

General bragging - I'm so far ahead of you I'm delivering tomorrow's news.

On chronic liars - He'd walk 10 miles to climb a tree and tell a lie!

On someone taking credit for something - A broken clock is right twice a day/Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn on occasion

On the perils of being greedy - Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered

There's more, I'll have to remember them.
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Post by: Don_Papenburg on January 31, 2015, 09:46:44 pm
A similar note  on truth
  why climb a tree to tell a lie , when you can stand on the ground and tell the truth.
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on February 09, 2015, 05:45:56 pm
It would make a buzzard puke.
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Post by: terrifictimbersllc on February 10, 2015, 07:50:35 am
"That gets my goat." 
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Post by: sawguy21 on February 10, 2015, 09:55:12 am
Trying to start something? :D
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Post by: SawyerBrown on February 10, 2015, 10:08:42 am
Putty and paint make it what it ain't.
Or the related, "Beat to fit, paint to match"

landscaper also reminded me of one which someone may have already mentioned, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!"
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Post by: sandhills on February 10, 2015, 10:16:27 am
My inlaws have been in Arizona since the first of the year and their fridge/freezer died sometime in there  :-\.  I got it out of the house last night and believe me there were smells that would "gag a maggot" in there.  My step daughter and her boy friend actually found it and had everything cleaned out but I had to take the doors off of it to fit it through the house doors  steve_smiley
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Post by: terrifictimbersllc on February 10, 2015, 10:57:45 am
 
Trying to start something? :D
;) not me
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Post by: beenthere on February 10, 2015, 11:43:58 am
My inlaws have been in Arizona since the first of the year and their fridge/freezer died sometime in there  :-\.  I got it out of the house last night and believe me there were smells that would "gag a maggot" in there.  My step daughter and her boy friend actually found it and had everything cleaned out but I had to take the doors off of it to fit it through the house doors  steve_smiley

And the "old saying" is "Smell is bad enough to gag a maggot in a gut wagon"  ??
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Post by: pabst79 on February 10, 2015, 12:05:42 pm
Tougher then a ten dollar steak.. Or as worthless as a rubber beak on a woodpecker.  dadgum you, Charlie!
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Post by: Magicman on February 10, 2015, 03:02:07 pm
Quote
Or as worthless as a rubber beak on a woodpecker.
Especially a blue one.   :(
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on February 10, 2015, 05:08:43 pm
 :D :D :D
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Post by: terrifictimbersllc on February 10, 2015, 06:14:26 pm
"It is what it is."   Actually I'm not sure that is an old saying.  But it is getting old.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on February 11, 2015, 08:56:22 pm
Life is so much simpler when you plow around the stump.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on February 14, 2015, 10:27:37 am
What you do last.....is what people see first.
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Post by: red oaks lumber on February 14, 2015, 11:42:03 am
where you are is where your at
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Post by: THUNDER BEAST on February 14, 2015, 11:48:00 am
I get asked a lot, (when is the best time to go fishing?) saying I give in return is (as often as you can!) another was one of my moms favorites (no good deed goes unpunished) and (familiarity breeds contempt)
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on February 14, 2015, 01:10:25 pm
A bad day fishing (hunting) is better than a good day at work.

If you can't run with the big dogs stay off the porch.

I feel so much better since I abandoned all hope.

Happier than a pig in a mud puddle.

The only time I ever made a mistake was the one time when I thought I was wrong.
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Post by: terrifictimbersllc on February 14, 2015, 03:41:00 pm
When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.
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Post by: 4x4American on February 19, 2015, 08:48:00 pm
If it cost 5 cents to get around the world I couldn't get across the street
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Post by: Small Slick on February 19, 2015, 09:28:21 pm
How about, depression is just anger without the enthusiasm.
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Post by: sandsawmill14 on March 02, 2015, 05:42:24 pm
feeling  finer than frog hair :)
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Post by: Texas Ranger on March 02, 2015, 05:46:53 pm
split four ways
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Post by: terrifictimbersllc on March 02, 2015, 06:20:34 pm
Bloom where you're planted.
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Post by: 4x4American on March 03, 2015, 11:38:19 pm
sometimes the apple don't fall from the tree
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on March 08, 2015, 08:12:55 pm
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 08, 2015, 08:42:36 pm
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?

 :D :D :D
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Post by: 4x4American on March 08, 2015, 10:37:00 pm
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?

My old man says that alot!
or would it be asks that?
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Post by: Roxie on March 10, 2015, 12:44:33 am
We'll be there, Lord willing and the creeks don't rise. 
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Post by: sandhills on March 10, 2015, 09:44:27 am
In regards to the current "afraid of heights thread", Gotta work on that landing.
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Post by: hacknchop on March 10, 2015, 09:59:50 am
One I hear more all the time is "your doing it old school"to which I reply lucky to be doing it at all!
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Post by: coxy on March 10, 2015, 11:53:49 am
my dad use to tell me a lot I was doing things bass ackwards  :D :D  my uncles favorite  saying was you poor fool  I shur miss the things they both use to say and say to me  :( :(
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on March 10, 2015, 12:10:10 pm
USMC - Wasn't like that in the Old Corps.

(All USMC will understand that one.)

Story I heard was Samuel Nicholas was hired to recruit 2 Battalions of Marines in late 1776. He immediately set up shop in Tun Tavern where he expected recruiting would be good. In short order he recruited first Marine. Told the new recruit he would have to provide his own musket and bedroll to which the young man agreed (before he sobered up). After that recruiting slowed down and Sam was having trouble enticing anyone else to join and was getting pressure to meet his quota so he broke down and offered the next candidate a USMC provided musket and bedroll as a recruiting incentive. The young man accepted (The judge had already told him it was USMC or jail as an additional incentive). Later that evening the two Marines were talking at the bar. Second Marine told first Marine about his deal and the first Marine just shook his head and said "Wasn't like that in the Old Corps." The saying has been around ever since.
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Post by: Dave Shepard on March 10, 2015, 03:32:56 pm
1776 or 1775?
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on March 10, 2015, 04:17:46 pm
Dave,

    I stand corrected. November 10, 1775 is the correct date. Had an old CO who served with Chesty Puller at Chosin Reservoir. Had a plaque with a medieval Pike and sword and saying below was "If your 782 gear doesn't look like this don't talk to me about the Old Corps."

    Thanks for helping keep the records correct.
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Post by: red oaks lumber on March 10, 2015, 08:12:47 pm
you can't get to second base without leaving first
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Post by: 4x4American on March 10, 2015, 10:05:24 pm
He's got them summer teeth...

some are here, some are there...
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 20, 2015, 06:54:54 pm
Heres a list I found. Some of these have been posted, some not but they're all good.


Advices from An Old Farmer

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
Most times, it just gets down to common sense.
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Post by: Magicman on March 20, 2015, 08:06:36 pm
Thanks David.   ;D
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Post by: rjwoelk on March 20, 2015, 09:46:37 pm
Had a lazy guy out our way.
how lazy was he?
He married a pregnant  woman.

That guy is so dum he should not multiple.
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Post by: WDH on March 20, 2015, 09:49:38 pm
Words of wisdom from Hackberry Jake.

"Friends don't let friends cut pecan".  (New old saying). 

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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on March 20, 2015, 10:02:25 pm
Words of wisdom from Hackberry Jake.

"Friends don't let friends cut pecan".  (New old saying).

 :D :D :D
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Post by: sandsawmill14 on March 28, 2015, 12:26:11 am
"still wet behind the ears" :)
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Post by: 4x4American on March 28, 2015, 03:52:21 pm
soft as a lamb's armpit
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Post by: Warped on April 01, 2015, 03:43:33 pm
The more I learn the more I realize how little I know

Before walking in another man's shoes be sure take off your own first
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Post by: 4x4American on April 01, 2015, 11:10:26 pm
You drop a spark plug twice: once on the ground, and once in the garbage.
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Post by: sandhills on April 01, 2015, 11:45:51 pm
 :D Have an old radiator guy here that always said that's how you gap them, just measure the drop to the ground in inches  :D.
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Post by: kwendt on April 02, 2015, 07:09:15 am
Reading through Postons list above, you know, there's some good wisdom in some of those sayings.

Here's one that's been around us pastoral councillors a lot: "hurt people...hurt people". And it's so true.
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on April 04, 2015, 09:44:12 pm
My best friend ran off with my wife - I sure do miss him.
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Post by: Dave Shepard on April 06, 2015, 08:23:29 pm
"Could break an anvil and lose the pieces".
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on April 06, 2015, 08:24:55 pm
"Could break an anvil and lose the pieces".

 :D
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Post by: Chuck White on April 10, 2015, 03:00:12 pm
Up the creek without a paddle.

If brains were dynamite, he wouldn't have enough to blow his nose!
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Post by: red oaks lumber on April 10, 2015, 09:21:01 pm
if i had your money i'd burn mine
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Post by: InterMechanico on April 22, 2015, 09:47:07 pm
An apple a day will keep anyone away, if you throw it hard enough  ;D
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Post by: rjwoelk on April 27, 2015, 12:20:40 pm
We had a feller who would say If he found something unique.
Handyer than pockets in underwear.
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Post by: downsouth on April 30, 2015, 10:37:12 am
My brother used to always say
"It's on like a pot of neck bones"
I'm not sure if he made that up or what.
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Post by: JJ on April 30, 2015, 11:21:11 am
Can't fix stupid.
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Post by: downsouth on April 30, 2015, 01:20:06 pm
JJ , who are you calling stupid?
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Post by: sandhills on April 30, 2015, 01:28:00 pm
I'm pretty sure no one, just an old saying "you can't fix stupid"  ;).  Which brings to mind another for me from "Forest Gump, Momma always said stupid is as stupid does", ya that one pretty much defines me  :D.
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Post by: downsouth on April 30, 2015, 01:34:04 pm
Maybe I stuck my foot in my mouth, I guess that's an old saying also.
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Post by: JohnM on April 30, 2015, 09:26:19 pm
Watched 'Barnwood Builders' the other night, never seen it before.  One of the guys on the show said "Tougher than two yellow toe nails".  Cracked me up for some reason. :D
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Post by: coxy on May 02, 2015, 08:39:15 pm
that is funny  :D :D :D I must have a simple mind or none at all  8) 8)
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Post by: brianJ on May 02, 2015, 09:04:44 pm
Instint attention like a good back slap on a fresh sunburn.
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Post by: Chuck White on May 03, 2015, 07:22:24 am
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, BrianJ.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on May 08, 2015, 10:44:03 pm
Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. John Wayne.
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Post by: WmFritz on May 08, 2015, 11:51:59 pm
Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. John Wayne.

David, is that from 'The Cowboys'?
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on May 09, 2015, 07:56:43 am
I think so....I was reading some bio on ol JW and saw this. Pretty good. :)
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Post by: SawyerBrown on May 09, 2015, 08:52:58 am
(From a bald friend):  Grass don't grow on a busy street
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Post by: Don_Papenburg on May 10, 2015, 10:33:31 pm
Grass don't grow on bad ground   (other adjectives used too describe ground)
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Post by: dnalley on May 12, 2015, 10:48:11 am
He'did tear up a stainless steel ball!
 Only correct practice makes perfect.
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Post by: rjwoelk on June 01, 2015, 06:29:33 pm
Regarding someone with bad character.
Lower than a snakes belly in a wagon wheel rut.
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Post by: fishpharmer on June 04, 2015, 09:18:14 am
Here is an interesting list of old sayings...


http://www.industrialfolk.com/the-blacksmith/
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Post by: Magicman on June 04, 2015, 10:48:27 am
Blacksmiths have it made.   ;D
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Post by: Holmes on June 13, 2015, 09:51:38 pm
   " there's a Mutt and Jeff"
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Post by: Sprucegum on June 23, 2015, 12:44:33 am
If IQ was octane he couldn't run a lawnmower
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Post by: SawyerBrown on June 23, 2015, 07:40:02 am
It ain't over until the fat lady sings.
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Post by: 4x4American on June 25, 2015, 10:10:14 pm


No fiddle-fartin' around!

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Post by: Don_Papenburg on June 25, 2015, 11:44:33 pm
The fit is like a hotdog in a hallway.
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Post by: 4x4American on June 26, 2015, 10:06:20 pm
Good lord, love a duck!


Jeesum' crow is popular around here
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Post by: nas on June 29, 2015, 06:24:50 pm
Heard this one this weekend
"If you listen by the inch, and talk by the yard, you will get kicked by the foot" :D
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Post by: gww on June 29, 2015, 07:24:24 pm
The tongue is longer then the arm. 

The pen is mightier than the sword.

welcome to the father, son and holy ghost, whoever eats the fastest gets the most.

gww

PS not bad manners, just good food.
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Post by: Roxie on July 19, 2015, 11:24:03 am
Once in a blue moon - an expression to describe a rare event.  A blue moon occurs when there are two full moons in a month.  The month's second full moon is then called a blue moon.  Our current month of July, has two full moons, one on the 1st and another on the 31st.  There will be a blue moon shining down on the pig roast this year.   :)
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Post by: SawyerBrown on July 19, 2015, 01:36:16 pm
Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.
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Post by: repmma on July 20, 2015, 12:03:22 am
Common one I useon the boat when redoing other people's work....

"If they didn't do any work I'd only have half the work"
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Post by: trapper on July 20, 2015, 12:09:44 am
Once in a blue moon - an expression to describe a rare event.  A blue moon occurs when there are two full moons in a month.  The month's second full moon is then called a blue moon.  Our current month of July, has two full moons, one on the 1st and another on the 31st.  There will be a blue moon shining down on the pig roast this year.   :)
I showed my wife a blue moon once.  then she realized it was the tinted windshield  ;D
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Post by: Pine Ridge on August 04, 2015, 10:20:44 pm
Not really an old saying, but, have you ever wondered why everybody behind you is in a hurry, and nobody in front of you ever is !
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Post by: sandhills on August 06, 2015, 09:02:36 am
Not really an old saying, but, have you ever wondered why everybody behind you is in a hurry, and nobody in front of you ever is !
Nobody drives perfect but me  ;D
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Post by: Pine Ridge on August 06, 2015, 08:40:11 pm
Sandhills how did you read my mind !
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Post by: Warped on August 18, 2015, 10:59:29 am
You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours............jut be careful who you say it to!
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Post by: Magicman on August 18, 2015, 01:49:33 pm
I believe that is said by politicians.   :-\
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Post by: gww on August 18, 2015, 05:07:59 pm
Can't get out of bed to save my life.
My old saying of late.  Been sleeping through two alarms lately.
gww
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Post by: 4x4American on August 18, 2015, 09:58:41 pm
I've had a similar problem...can't hear the alarms anymore!  Course when ya go to sleep so dead tired it's hard to wake up!

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Post by: Martha White Nelson on August 19, 2015, 10:03:49 am
     On decision making.....Mama always said, "When in doubt, don't".  It applies to just about anything!
     Buying used cars,
     Hot air balloon ride on a hot day,
     Relationships, should I, or shouldn't I...Just to name a few!  Mama was wise!  I should have listened to her more!
     
     
     
     
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on August 19, 2015, 06:02:48 pm
     On decision making.....Mama always said, "When in doubt, don't".  It applies to just about anything!
     Buying used cars,
     Hot air balloon ride on a hot day,
     Relationships, should I, or shouldn't I...Just to name a few!  Mama was wise!  I should have listened to her more!
   

Mama never had a Goat did she?  :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Warped on August 20, 2015, 02:05:38 pm
Before walking in another man's shoes, first remove yours.......
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 30, 2015, 05:25:58 pm
....I mean that guy had had so much to drink, I saw him holding a Snake and trying to kill a Stick.  :D :D :D
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Post by: JB Griffin on December 01, 2015, 12:21:07 am
I believe what Magicman is referring to when he said "Blacksmiths have it made" is the old saying

"There's only two ways a blacksmith can go to hell, beat cold iron or not charging enough"  ;D  And yes Magic we do. 8)
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Post by: Don_Papenburg on December 06, 2015, 09:31:05 pm
The ground is so bad you could not raise hell on it with a gallon of moonshine
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 09, 2015, 08:45:52 am
"While we teach our children all about life, they teach us what life is all about."
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Post by: Chuck White on December 09, 2015, 09:53:55 am
You can't get there from here.
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Post by: SawyerBrown on December 09, 2015, 07:52:33 pm
I was reminded recently of a variation on an old saying by a friend of mine in high school:  "When the going gets tough ... it's tough to get going."

Lot of truth in that ...
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 09, 2015, 08:19:09 pm
I was reminded recently of a variation on an old saying by a friend of mine in high school:  "When the going gets tough ... it's tough to get going."

Lot of truth in that ...

Good 1
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Post by: Magicman on December 09, 2015, 09:56:04 pm
My get up and go, got up and went.   :-\
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Post by: 4x4American on December 09, 2015, 09:59:43 pm
My get up and go, got up and went.   :-\


 :D :D :D
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Post by: WDH on December 10, 2015, 08:25:53 pm
My get up and go, got up and went.   :-\

Eat some more fruitcake. 
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on December 10, 2015, 08:28:16 pm
My get up and go, got up and went.   :-\

Eat some more fruitcake.

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Post by: Gearbox on December 10, 2015, 09:06:00 pm
My mother used to say if wishes were horses we all would ride .
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Post by: rjwoelk on December 11, 2015, 11:09:59 am
This summer while cutting logs for the cabin, or dog was carrying on being goofy, my father in law commented. Oh to have a dogs life. Then his grandson says l dont know if that is a good wish, you would have to lick your butt. Lol
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Post by: sandhills on December 11, 2015, 02:55:05 pm
 :D :D :D I already like him!
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Post by: IndianaJoe on December 15, 2015, 09:06:07 pm
"pulling chicken teeth."
"He is as useful as a football bat."
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Post by: sandhills on December 15, 2015, 09:19:47 pm
Ok, heard a new one on tv the other night "madder than a mosquito in a mannequin factory" not sure why but I love it  ;D.
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Post by: Chuck White on December 16, 2015, 06:53:51 am
He's about as dependable as a rubber crutch!   ;D
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Post by: coxy on December 16, 2015, 07:25:09 am
Ok, heard a new one on tv the other night "madder than a mosquito in a mannequin factory" not sure why but I love it  ;D.
:D :D
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Post by: sandsawmill14 on December 16, 2015, 07:53:31 am
cant remember if i already listed this one but  "using your head like a red worm"  when someone has a good idea is one of my favorite :D
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Post by: Chuck White on December 16, 2015, 02:30:27 pm
Busy as a chicken scratching mud!
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Post by: 4x4American on December 16, 2015, 08:22:26 pm
I like that one Chuck
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Post by: gww on December 16, 2015, 11:25:52 pm
As happy as a three legged dog in a fire hydrant factory.

I haven't heard that one since moby dick was a minnow.
Cheers
gww
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Post by: Sparty on December 17, 2015, 06:28:15 am
I worked at a place where we often dealt with people who "weren't all there".  Coworkers would say, "she's nuttier than squirrel turds", or "he needs to be shipped off to the factory to get re-threaded."  My grandpa would point to my grandma and say,"she may be little, but she's mighty!"
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Post by: wesdor on December 30, 2015, 07:02:33 pm
Successful people have a sense of gratitude.
Unsuccessful people have a sense of entitlement.
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Post by: Polly on December 30, 2015, 08:01:04 pm
 :new_year:  :new_year:      you got to learn to hoe your own row    we will have a  :new_year: if the creek dont rise  any body know what creek that was
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Post by: ReggieT on December 30, 2015, 08:09:29 pm
When it relates to gossipers and busy bodies, there's a famous quote from my region & culture:
"The same dog that will bring a bone, will also tote a bone!"
"Watch them dogs!"  :-X
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Post by: Polly on December 30, 2015, 08:14:30 pm
my dad used to tell me those that dont work dont eat      and he was very serious :o
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Post by: beenthere on December 30, 2015, 08:25:46 pm
Quote
any body know what creek that was

The Creek Indians... uprising

Lord willing and the Creek don't rise. (old saying) and believe a song using that line in the lyrics.
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Post by: Grizzly on December 30, 2015, 09:25:12 pm
my dad used to tell me those that dont work dont eat      and he was very serious :o

Dad spoke that one as well. I was strongly corrected when as we were gathering around the supper table he quietly removed my plate and just left my spot empty. Everyone at the table understood and no one including me said anything. My motivation was renewed for the next day!!
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Post by: MikeZ on December 30, 2015, 09:45:11 pm
Talking about hired help: "He's worthless as breasts on a boar".
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Post by: dnalley on December 30, 2015, 10:32:32 pm
I need that like a hog needs a wristwatch!
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Post by: wesdor on December 30, 2015, 11:30:38 pm
Not sure where to put this, so I'm posting here.  If it needs to be somewhere else, Admins please move as you see fit.  Nothing obscene or political here but I think some readers might consider this about "old" people (thus under old sayings):

People born in the 40’s have lived
in eight decades,
two centuries
and two millenniums

We had the best music,
the fastest cars, root beer malts,
drive-in theaters, and happy days!
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Post by: goose63 on December 31, 2015, 06:31:42 am
That guy's cheese done slid off his cracker yes he is that goofy
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Post by: 4x4American on January 04, 2016, 08:29:36 pm
LMBO Goose!
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Post by: Go-fer-wood on January 04, 2016, 09:05:25 pm
Some people talk because they have something to say,
Others talk until they have something to say.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 04, 2016, 09:16:08 pm
Some people talk because they have something to say,
Others talk until they have something to say.

 :D
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Post by: Don_Papenburg on January 08, 2016, 10:00:08 pm
Duct tape will not fix stupid but it can sure muffle the sound.



When did  , We the people  , become  , Screw the people ?
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Post by: sawguy21 on January 08, 2016, 10:17:42 pm
That guy's cheese done slid off his cracker yes he is that goofy
One of my favorites, I use it often and no, I don't pay royalties. :D
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Post by: Percy on January 09, 2016, 12:29:06 pm
"Life is hard. Its harder if you're stupid"
John Wayne
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 09, 2016, 05:33:04 pm
That guy is so short he the only person I've seen where you can see his feet on his
Drivers License.  :D

Heard this from a logger today.
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Post by: gww on January 09, 2016, 11:31:20 pm
You are so short you have to stand on a ladder to comb your hair.

You can walk under a snake with out ducking.
Cheers
gww
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Post by: Percy on January 10, 2016, 11:52:50 am
Ugly as a mud fence



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Post by: sandhills on January 10, 2016, 09:23:51 pm
alright, alright, let's get this back on the upswing  :D
"finer than frogs hair" might have already been mentioned?
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Post by: 4x4American on January 11, 2016, 08:51:37 am


So sharp it could split a frogs hair.
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Post by: hacknchop on January 11, 2016, 10:39:36 pm
So fat he has to look at his feet to see if he's standing up or laying down.
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Post by: sawguy21 on January 11, 2016, 10:53:45 pm
alright, alright, let's get this back on the upswing  :D
"finer than frogs hair" might have already been mentioned?
split four ways
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Post by: Roxie on January 12, 2016, 06:19:09 am
We interrupt this thread to clarify a few forum rules. 

If you have to substitute the letters in a word with punctuation marks, the use of that insinuation is not permitted.

Let's keep it clean folks.  There are plenty of places to find crude, tasteless comments on the internet.  The Forestry Forum isn't one of them. 

Thanks for understanding. 
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Post by: peterpaul on January 12, 2016, 07:46:16 am
Here are a few of my favorites

"If you never do what other men call foolish, you'll only know what foolish men know"

"Perfection is the enemy of good" - this one gets me when I try to improve something that is workable and then ruin it by trying to make it better and then wasting time fixing it.

Regarding income tax preparation, a old accountant told me long ago, "pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered"

"You catch more bees with honey than you do with vinegar", my favorite boss told me this regarding dealing with a difficult customer.

"Always take the high road"

There is a german saying that I like regarding people that make "much ado about nothing" or blows things out of proportion, goes something like "he's one that drills very small holes in very thin wood"

"Good better best, never let it rest, until the good is better and the better's best"

"A rolling stone gathers no moss"

"A bird in hand is worth two in the bush"





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Post by: Roxie on January 12, 2016, 07:58:48 am
I like those, and welcome to the forum Peterpaul.   8)
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Post by: Dave Shepard on January 12, 2016, 08:12:13 am
Here are a few of my favorites

"If you never do what other men call foolish, you'll only know what foolish men know"

"Perfection is the enemy of good" - this one gets me when I try to improve something that is workable and then ruin it by trying to make it better and then wasting time fixing it.

Regarding income tax preparation, a old accountant told me long ago, "pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered"

"You catch more bees with honey than you do with vinegar", my favorite boss told me this regarding dealing with a difficult customer.

"Always take the high road"

There is a german saying that I like regarding people that make "much ado about nothing" or blows things out of proportion, goes something like "he's one that drills very small holes in very thin wood"

"Good better best, never let it rest, until the good is better and the better's best"

"A rolling stone gathers no moss"

"A bird in hand is worth two in the bush"

Welcome to the Forum! You are officially the Forumite closest to me.
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Post by: coxy on January 12, 2016, 05:21:57 pm
thought this was funny  my boots are as worth less as tire chains on a bull dozer  ;D
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Post by: peterpaul on January 12, 2016, 07:23:19 pm
I like those, and welcome to the forum Peterpaul.   8)

Thanks, I have been lurking around awhile and really like the knowledge base as well as the mutual respect of the members.

Here's another one, "It is not what I think I am, nor what you think I am but what I think you think I am"
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Post by: peterpaul on January 12, 2016, 07:27:23 pm

Welcome to the Forum! You are officially the Forumite closest to me.

Thanks, I have followed you posts for some time, I'm impressed by your knowledge and craftsmanship, to say the least .

Best regards,

Peter
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 15, 2016, 03:07:06 pm
When some people tell you Howdy, they've told you all they know.  :)
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Post by: dustyhat on January 17, 2016, 02:36:44 pm
The old saying about the guy that could tell some whoppers, old timers sayed they were so windy they could blow up a onion sack. and i seen it today on the forestry forum. im not saying where :D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on January 22, 2016, 10:20:19 pm
Good looks are just a light switch away.  smiley_lit_bulb   (old saying )

 

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Post by: sandsawmill14 on January 22, 2016, 10:32:11 pm
i've heard of lipstick on a pig but a goat ??? :D :D :D
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Post by: gww on January 22, 2016, 11:46:24 pm
Keep the pot facing up incase of a downpore of porage.

A burnt child is scared of fire. 

One of many in a bee keeping book writen in 1908.
Cheers
gww
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Post by: Shane G on January 22, 2016, 11:57:17 pm
 One I've heard all my life, He's not smart enough to pour water out of a boot with the instructions written on the heel.   

Anytime my  grandmother was about share her philosophies she'd start by saying "now as a rule".  Two that stuck with me...
"now as a rule, when a woman is riding next to a man in a truck they ain't married",  and "now as a rule,  painters and printers  are drunks".
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on February 03, 2016, 08:24:47 pm
"The road of life is paved with flat
squirrels who couldn't make up their minds."
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Post by: sandhills on February 03, 2016, 08:26:03 pm
 :D :D :D :D
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Post by: dustyhat on February 03, 2016, 09:22:58 pm
Now thats a good one ,  Postonlt40hd :D
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Post by: grweldon on February 04, 2016, 08:45:18 am
I haven't followed this entire thread so this one may have been said before.  There was a guy where I used to work years ago who said of another guy who worked with us...

"Ole' Tom would rather climb a tree and tell a lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth..."

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Post by: ncsawyer on February 04, 2016, 08:48:40 pm
I haven't followed this entire thread so this one may have been said before.  There was a guy where I used to work years ago who said of another guy who worked with us...

"Ole' Tom would rather climb a tree and tell a lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth..."

I always say "he'd rather climb a light pole and stand on his head and tell a lie that stand flat footed on the ground and tell the truth"

If common sense was lard, he wouldn't have enough to grease a pan

If ifs and buts were candies and nuts, we all have a merry Christmas.

My dad always told us boys growing up that "we'd tear the balls off a brass monkey"

I could go on...but I'll save them for another day.
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Post by: elk42 on February 04, 2016, 09:28:19 pm
If his brain was gold he wouldn't have enuff  [enough] to buy a hamburger.
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Post by: grweldon on February 05, 2016, 08:25:08 am
Again, may have been said before...

If wishes were horses then beggars would ride...
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Post by: Martha White Nelson on February 06, 2016, 10:10:26 am
     Here are a few more...Dumb as a box of rocks!
                                      Dumb as a fence post!
                                      Clumsy person...Like a bull in a china closet!
                                      If in doubt, don't.  From my Mama.  Good advice that I should have taken!
                                      Hard headed person...He'd rather argue with a fence post!
                                      She/he drives like a bat outa ...you know, it's very hot.
                                      It's deader than a doornail!...Bad battery.
                                      Well, I swanee, and, bless your heart!...A Southern thing!

 
                                     
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Post by: Magicman on February 06, 2016, 01:47:25 pm
Quote
Well, I swanee

I never ever thought that I would see that one.   :)
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Post by: beenthere on February 06, 2016, 02:52:00 pm
Isn't it "suwanee", and from google appears to mean southern for "I swear" or similar ??
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Post by: dustyhat on February 06, 2016, 03:05:22 pm
My mom always said( i swanee to my goodness) guess it was a oldtime word.
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Post by: sandsawmill14 on February 06, 2016, 03:18:40 pm
i had a great aunt that said it alot but when she said it it was "well i'll swaneeeee"  :D :D :D
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Post by: Magicman on February 06, 2016, 05:48:06 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
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Post by: 4x4American on February 06, 2016, 05:50:06 pm
A yankee greeting:

Hows da sap runnin eh?

Different regions say it different
ex:
How runs da sap?
Sap runnin is it?
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on February 06, 2016, 05:50:14 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

 :D
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Post by: beenthere 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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Post by: Magicman 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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Post by: sandsawmill14 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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Post by: blackfoot griz 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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Post by: gww 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.
Cheers
gww
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Post by: ncsawyer 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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Post by: Magicman on February 07, 2016, 04:52:59 pm
To be sure I have not heard that one.   smiley_dizzy  :D
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Post by: blackfoot griz 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.
Cheers
gww

I'm contemplating hiding  my own Easter eggs this year!
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Post by: martyinmi 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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Post by: thecfarm 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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Post by: Logger RK 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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Post by: terry f 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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Post by: SawyerBrown on February 10, 2016, 07:21:12 pm
That guy's so short he plays handball against the curb.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on February 10, 2016, 07:52:01 pm
That guy's so short he plays handball against the curb.

 :D
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Post by: mart 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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Post by: SawyerBrown on February 15, 2016, 06:47:44 am
 :D :D. Good ones!

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades
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Post by: Bandmill Bandit 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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Post by: Magicman on February 15, 2016, 02:09:26 pm
I Googled it and found some interesting reading.   :P
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Post by: 4x4American on February 15, 2016, 07:08:59 pm
Colder than a well driller's cap'n quarters
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Post by: jaysaint 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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Post by: ncsawyer on February 15, 2016, 10:10:18 pm
Does a cat have a climbing gear?

Are grits groceries?

If you're a Baptist..."You can't have a dancing foot and a praying knee on the same leg"
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on February 15, 2016, 10:39:28 pm
Quote from: ncsawyer link=topic=70413.msg1363069#msg1363069 date=1455592218

Are grits groceries?

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Yes......yes they are.  food6
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Post by: rjwoelk on February 15, 2016, 10:40:52 pm

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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Lol I can see Doc pull his nose and shake his head.
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Post by: hacknchop on February 15, 2016, 11:45:20 pm
 One I heard from time to time when I was younger went like this"I don't care what everybody says about you son, you ain't stupid" :)
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Post by: sharp edge on February 17, 2016, 01:42:39 pm
Looking at a different thread I thought of this old saying, don't know if its been on here or not.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.

SE
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Post by: pappy on February 17, 2016, 03:56:16 pm
My dad had a bunch of sayings,, 8)

As good as you are and as bad as I am, I'm as good as you are as bad as I am. :)
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Post by: sandsawmill14 on February 26, 2016, 11:41:33 pm
sweet tea goes with everything and nobody eats till after AMEN :) maybe more of a southern thang ;D :) :) :)
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Post by: west penn on March 24, 2016, 10:45:17 pm
 
 "I can still do a good days work,  Just takes a couple days to do it."
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Post by: sandsawmill14 on March 25, 2016, 12:11:44 am
a chicken has little bitty head and even it has enough sense to get in out of the rain :D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on June 24, 2016, 07:13:20 pm
Don't let your education get in the way of learning something.
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Post by: tree-farmer on June 24, 2016, 07:42:39 pm
One I use at work is, "you can lead a machinist to a print, but you can't make them read it..."
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on September 21, 2016, 08:09:48 pm
Engine who drink whole gallon of Sweet Tea by himself drown in his own TeePee.
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Post by: 69bronco on September 21, 2016, 08:33:48 pm
No sense being dumb if you don't show it!
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Post by: WDH on September 21, 2016, 08:34:58 pm
Goat Man,

You just insulted all Native Americans and the Whole South.  All with only one sentence.  Now, that takes real skill  :D. 
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Post by: 4x4American on September 21, 2016, 09:55:26 pm
hahaha I thought it was spelt Injun
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Post by: sandsawmill14 on September 21, 2016, 10:00:57 pm
Goat Man,

You just insulted all Native Americans and the Whole South.  All with only one sentence.  Now, that takes real skill  :D.

 smiley_indianchief smile_banjoman the resident goat better be careful we like bbq down here too digin1 digin_2 musteat_1 :D :D :D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on September 21, 2016, 10:09:14 pm
 smiley_curtain_peek
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Post by: Al_Smith on September 22, 2016, 04:52:58 am
The good Lord gave you two ears and one mouth.Look at the ratio .
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Post by: coxy on September 22, 2016, 08:59:35 pm
The good Lord gave you two ears and one mouth.Look at the ratio .
umm I have seen some people have 2 mouths one in front and one in the back and talk out of the back one a lot  :D :D
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Post by: 4x4American on September 22, 2016, 09:01:09 pm
The good Lord gave you two ears and one mouth.Look at the ratio .
umm I have seen some people have 2 mouths one in front and one in the back and talk out of the back one a lot  :D :D


Hey Coxy can you please stand up and turn around so that we can hear what you're saying  :D :D ;D
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Post by: coxy on September 22, 2016, 09:28:09 pm
 :D :D :) 8) ;D
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on September 25, 2016, 04:23:56 pm
Maybe not old but I saw a cute bumper sticker today "When I die please bury me at the Mall so my wife can visit my grave." :D
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on September 25, 2016, 04:28:04 pm
   I heard a guy tell my dad one time "It sure is dry. I bet that's the lowest that river has ever been." Dad told him, "Nope, when I was a kid one time it got so low we had half grown bluegills that did not know how to swim and and when you'd catch one all the catfish had ticks and fleas on them."
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on October 08, 2016, 09:28:29 pm
Don't you hate it when you see an old person and you realize.....hey, I went to school with him.  :D :D :D
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Post by: red on October 09, 2016, 04:44:51 am
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a WEEK. . Quite from Theodore Roosevelt
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Post by: plowboyswr on October 11, 2016, 01:31:00 am
Had a very good friend of the family went to church with us when I was growing up who was a logger. Use to like to ruffle my hair and say," hello rosebud" and when asked why rose bud he would say," because you're a real blooming idiot" and he would do it with the biggest grin. I miss that Ole guy.
One of my granddad's favorite sayings was,"better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt."
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on October 23, 2016, 07:57:35 pm
I heard a new saying on TV a while ago:

Picking a candidate for President this year is like picking a seat on the Titanic.  :D :D :D
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Post by: SawyerBrown on December 17, 2016, 01:03:32 pm
For us procrastinators: "Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off until the next day."
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Post by: wolf nemeth on June 11, 2017, 07:48:24 am
Don't let the facts get in the way  of your opinion!
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Post by: james on June 11, 2017, 11:14:52 am
ain't got brains enough to poke sand in a rat hole
james
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Post by: WDH on June 11, 2017, 11:38:08 am
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on June 11, 2017, 12:38:21 pm
I just heard this one referring to lessons in life:

If you don't listen to the first note.....you want hear the rest of the song.
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Post by: Logger RK on June 11, 2017, 09:49:51 pm
We'll see what happens when the tail hold slips.
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Post by: 4x4American on June 13, 2017, 05:56:32 pm
We'll see what happens when the tail hold slips.


Listen to the song "too high on the stump" by buzz martin and he'll tell ya
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Post by: woodmaker on June 13, 2017, 10:23:05 pm
My grandfathers saying, on anything that wasn't perfect,or pretty,but was doing the job "a man running for his life would never notice"
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on June 13, 2017, 10:34:07 pm
My grandfathers saying, on anything that wasn't perfect,or pretty,but was doing the job "a man running for his life would never notice"

Pretty good.  :D
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Post by: Logger RK on June 14, 2017, 07:20:39 am
Or,we ain't building a piano. I had heard when building at The neighbors dairy farm.
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Post by: coxy on June 14, 2017, 03:17:24 pm
no on will ever notice that a 100 years from now
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Post by: Grizzly on June 14, 2017, 03:21:29 pm
Sorta how my brother described some things. "Good from far, but far from good."
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Post by: rjwoelk on June 14, 2017, 04:18:10 pm
when a wee lad hurts himself. Then told "It will be all better by the time your grandpaw"
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Post by: woodmaker on June 14, 2017, 10:21:46 pm
Another one from gramp,after you cut your finger or scraped your knee "You'll probably live,it's a long way from your heart"
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Post by: redprospector on June 15, 2017, 12:34:55 am
The biggest fool in town is the man who fools himself.
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Post by: Darrel on June 16, 2017, 09:55:39 am
If it weren't for bad luck, wouldn't have no luck at all.
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Post by: woodmaker on June 22, 2017, 10:21:13 pm
Waiting to fill a dump truck, I sat behind a guy doing paperwork at the only diesel fuel pump in town. It made me think of another of gramps' sayings."Use your head for something besides a hat rack"
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Post by: Darrel on June 22, 2017, 11:00:19 pm
Had a teacher in Jr. High that use to say, "Use your brain for more than keeping your ears separated."
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Post by: Darrel on June 22, 2017, 11:06:53 pm
Waiting to fill a dump truck, I sat behind a guy doing paperwork at the only diesel fuel pump in town. It made me think of another of gramps' sayings."Use your head for something besides a hat rack"

I used to live in a town like that, only one diesel pump and the whole county didn't have a single traffic light or a Starbucks, that was over 100 miles away.  Alturas California.
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Post by: Magicman on June 23, 2017, 08:31:40 am
There is still not a single traffic light in my "home" county.  The two largest employers are the hospital and jail, and that is no joke.  Zero industry.
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Post by: Darrel on June 23, 2017, 05:02:17 pm
Exactly how it was in Alturas (Modoc County).  I was a nurse at the hospital and that made me a county employee.
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Post by: Percy on June 24, 2017, 02:55:30 pm
My grade four teacher told me I was going to be an astronaut when I grew up. She said all I do in school is take up space 😁
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Post by: coxy on June 24, 2017, 04:52:51 pm
I like the governments saying     keep fixing it till its broke  :)
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Post by: Magicman on June 24, 2017, 09:13:37 pm
I was supposed to be an electrical engineer when I got old, but all that I did was got old.   :-X
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Post by: Grizzly on August 04, 2017, 09:21:21 pm
"Great minds think alike" and "Fools seldom differ".
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Post by: Chuck White on August 05, 2017, 06:33:50 am
Sometimes it's as though "The hurryer I go, the behinder I get"!
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Post by: tree-farmer on August 05, 2017, 04:17:19 pm
From wifes grandma," can't tell how fat a rooster is by looking him in the face".  ;D
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Post by: Sheepkeeper on August 06, 2017, 05:03:29 pm
Sometimes it's as though "The hurryer I go, the behinder I get"!
Just sometimes??? Seems like most of the time with me  ;D
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Post by: Magicman on August 07, 2017, 02:08:12 pm
I'm gonna go to a Pig Roast.....some day.  :-\

Yes, enough FF members say this for it to be an "Old Saying".
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Post by: coxy on August 07, 2017, 03:02:40 pm
 :D :D
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Post by: Darrel on August 07, 2017, 07:39:03 pm
I'm gonna go to a Pig Roast.....some day.  :-\

Yes, enough FF members say this for it to be an "Old Saying".

I just wish it wasn't 2000 miles away. And I'm sure that this is an old saying to.
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Post by: Angela on August 08, 2017, 08:38:42 pm
My father-in-law now passed used to say how tall are you? You give your answer and he'd say I didn't know they stacked poop that high.  :D :D :D
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Post by: coxy on August 08, 2017, 08:46:08 pm
My father-in-law now passed used to say how tall are you? You give your answer and he'd say I didn't know they stacked poop that high.  :D :D :D
welcome to the FF
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Post by: Chuck White on August 09, 2017, 06:33:30 am
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Angela!
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Post by: sandhills on August 09, 2017, 09:52:31 am
Welcome Angela nice place to be,  where are you from?
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Post by: Angela on August 14, 2017, 08:34:50 pm
My father-in-law now passed used to say how tall are you? You give your answer and he'd say I didn't know they stacked poop that high.  :D :D :D
welcome to the FF

I have others but they aren't forum friendly
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Post by: Angela on August 14, 2017, 08:47:02 pm
My father-in-law now passed used to say how tall are you? You give your answer and he'd say I didn't know they stacked poop that high.  :D :D :D
welcome to the FF
I live in a little town in the S.W. corner of Missouri in a town called Anderson
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Post by: Magicman on August 14, 2017, 09:25:00 pm
You and FF member Paul Case are "step" neighbors.  He lives in Quapaw, OK.   ;D
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Post by: Angela on August 14, 2017, 09:46:09 pm
You and FF member Paul Case are "step" neighbors.  He lives in Quapaw, OK.   ;D
I'm the type of person who can't remember people's names unless we are close. However my Great grandma and family are from okmulgee Oklahoma she was full blood Blackfoot Indian I have Cherokee cousins
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Post by: Angela on August 14, 2017, 09:47:37 pm
Welcome to the Forestry Forum, Angela!
Thank you Chuck!!!
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Post by: Angela on August 14, 2017, 09:49:24 pm
Welcome Angela nice place to be,  where are you from?
I live in a little town in the S.W. corner of Missouri in a town called Anderson
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on August 22, 2017, 07:17:41 pm
    Work him like a borrowed mule.
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on August 24, 2017, 08:32:45 pm
Its a good idea to never meet your Hero.
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Post by: Magicman on August 24, 2017, 08:35:28 pm
Aw shucks.   :-X  :-\
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on August 24, 2017, 08:38:54 pm
Aw shucks.   :-X  :-\

 ;D
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Post by: btulloh on August 24, 2017, 09:03:26 pm
There's a lot of wisdom in that one POSTON.
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Post by: Darrel on August 24, 2017, 11:55:58 pm
Its a good idea to never meet your Hero.

Sadly, I met my hero once. . . . .
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on September 18, 2017, 09:36:57 pm
You remind me of a Golf Ball......
You're small, bald and I wanna hit you just as far away from me as I can!  bat_smailey
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Post by: Darrel on September 18, 2017, 11:57:22 pm
Listen to da Bully Goat and get as far away as you can as fast as you can !!! :D :D

Either that or call his bluff! 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Kbeitz on September 19, 2017, 01:54:38 am
Smack my finger with a hammer... Hey... You all right ?

Nope...

I'm haft left...
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on September 19, 2017, 07:26:01 am
   To be a good liar a man needs a real good memory.

   Vegetarian - Old Indian word meaning poor hunter/fisherman.

   Local election coming up to reduce voter fraud - I tell everyone go vote early and often in support of it.
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Post by: Magicman on September 19, 2017, 09:13:53 am
This is not an "old saying" because it just came to my mind as I was reading a reply in another topic:   :-\

The most important part of communicating is listening. 

Or I could have said:

If you think that you know everything now, you will later when you finish making mistakes.
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on September 19, 2017, 12:43:01 pm
   On a similar vein - Those people who think they know everything greatly annoy those of us who do.
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Post by: gww on September 19, 2017, 02:28:43 pm
Or, I used to know everything but I forgot most of it by the time I could talk.
Cheers
gww
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Post by: Darrel on September 19, 2017, 05:15:15 pm
 :D  :D :D :D :D
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Post by: gww on October 12, 2017, 11:05:52 am
I just stole this one from a differrent site.
My Grandad used to say, "It's better to do nothing than to work for nothing because then at least you don't eat so much.

Cheers
gww
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Post by: james on October 12, 2017, 09:42:28 pm
dad , when talking about a "infamous" neighbor , when he dies , wont need to bury him , just put a pipe wrench on his head ,and screw him into the ground
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Post by: Percy on October 15, 2017, 10:27:22 pm
A bird in the hand will get you a dirty hand.
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Post by: Randy88 on October 16, 2017, 06:13:52 am
The good die young, the ornery live forever.

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Post by: coxy on October 16, 2017, 07:09:08 am
when something is a mess  you cant make plum pudding out of dog ship
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Post by: WH_Conley on October 18, 2017, 04:31:28 pm
Been around since Moby Dick was a Minnow.
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Post by: coxy on October 18, 2017, 07:39:29 pm
 that's funny I just heard that a few days ago from an old timer  :)
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on October 18, 2017, 07:57:50 pm
  I worked with a guy one time when I was in USMC who used to say "We've done it like this since Jesus Christ was a corporal."

   One time I got frustrated with him and told him "Well, he's a sergeant now so lets try something different."
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Post by: drobertson on October 19, 2017, 01:19:55 pm
Eating lunch, watching "Gunsmoke" I heard the funniest one in a while,,, Festus got shot in the head but lived,, the old codger that saved  Festus, later turns out to be a crazy ole man,, well,  once they found the outlaw that shot Festus,,and Festus determined to bring him in to hang for killing the sheriff,  the crazy ole codger said to Festus,  "you are so hard headed, I bet your head bent that bullet"!!  now thats' pretty hard headed,,,  :D :D
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on October 19, 2017, 08:14:45 pm
I'm a Gunsmoke fan. Good 1.
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Post by: WDH on October 20, 2017, 07:38:51 am
I heard a good one from Terry Bradshaw, a Fox Sports Analyst about how poor the New York Giants are playing.  He said that they were like a possum.  They play dead at home and get killed on the road.
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Post by: Darrel on October 20, 2017, 09:39:07 am
 :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Hilltop366 on October 20, 2017, 03:43:44 pm
Once will watching a Go-cart race the two lead carts were inches apart going around the track and the announcer said "he's on him like a airport Krishna"
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on October 22, 2017, 10:44:02 am
I heard a good one from Terry Bradshaw, a Fox Sports Analyst about how poor the New York Giants are playing.  He said that they were like a possum.  They play dead at home and get killed on the road.

This is funny, i don't care who you are.  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: Roxie on October 30, 2017, 10:34:50 am
"I'll be a monkeys uncle," is an expression that I've often pondered its origin.  Looked it up, and it dates back to the 1926 Snopes trial.   :D :D
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Post by: coxy on October 30, 2017, 03:46:40 pm
wow Roxie that brought back some memories   my grandma use to say that all the time  haven't heard that in over 30 years   thanks
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on October 30, 2017, 04:52:12 pm
"I'll be a monkeys uncle," is an expression that I've often pondered its origin.  Looked it up, and it dates back to the 1926 Snopes trial.   :D :D

My Dad was born in 1926. Maybe he started it.  :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by: btulloh on October 30, 2017, 05:50:13 pm
Speaking of monkeys, I never knew this until last year:

"The story goes that cannonballs used to be stored aboard ship in piles, on a brass frame or tray called a 'monkey'. In very cold weather the brass would contract, spilling the cannonballs: hence very cold weather is 'cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey'."

-- From The Oxford Dictionary

Not at all what I was thinking.
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Post by: coxy on October 30, 2017, 10:11:35 pm
well guess that solves that mystery  ;D
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Post by: Chuck White on November 10, 2017, 10:31:13 am
Now that takes the cake!    My Mom used this one a lot! 


Now, don't that beat all!    Festus Haggin, Gunsmoke!
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 10, 2017, 09:20:01 pm
If your brain was dynamite you wouldn't have enough to blow your nose.
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Post by: Mcavvie on November 11, 2017, 07:13:41 am
Was drilling a piece of steel at work the other, the bit was dull, said to my partner, “this drill is duller than you!”
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Post by: 4x4American on November 11, 2017, 07:07:05 pm
Was drilling a piece of steel at work the other, the bit was dull, said to my partner, “this drill is duller than you!”


lol thats a good one, I usually say its duller than a game of golf
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Post by: coxy on November 12, 2017, 06:15:43 am
duller than a hoe  or its so dull you could ride to NY on it and never get cut
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Post by: POSTONLT40HD on November 12, 2017, 02:17:44 pm

 I usually say its duller than a game of golf

Now you've struck a nerve.  >:(  ( old saying)
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Post by: Dave Shepard on November 12, 2017, 02:29:21 pm
4x4, prepare for a butting. In a couple weeks, it will take a while for the goat to get to upstate NY. :D
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Post by: Mcavvie on November 12, 2017, 03:03:06 pm
Busier than a cat trying to cover poop on the sidewalk.
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Post by: red on November 12, 2017, 03:29:44 pm
Struck a nerve ?  You play Golf in a skirt . 
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Post by: Chuck White on November 12, 2017, 09:04:51 pm
Busier than a chicken scratching mud!
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Post by: Darrel on November 12, 2017, 10:39:27 pm
Happier than a dog with a stick
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Post by: Chuck White on November 13, 2017, 08:38:04 am
Jumpier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs!   :o
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Post by: sandhills on November 13, 2017, 08:59:50 am
Struck a nerve ?  You play Golf in a skirt .
:D :D :D
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Post by: Darrel on November 13, 2017, 10:59:10 am
Struck a nerve ?  You play Golf in a skirt .
:D :D :D

Does that keep the game from being dull or something? :D
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Post by: Hilltop366 on November 13, 2017, 11:23:46 am

 I usually say its duller than a game of golf

Now you've struck a nerve.  >:(  ( old saying)

Don't let him get your goat Poston  ;D
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Post by: coxy on November 13, 2017, 05:33:01 pm
busier than a one armed paper clip hanger 
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Post by: coxy on November 13, 2017, 05:37:04 pm
that old lady is meaner than a box full of yellow jackets  :)  not shur if I said this one but that guy is so crooked when he dies they will have to screw him in the ground
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Post by: WV Sawmiller on November 13, 2017, 06:20:42 pm
   He is so tight he'd skin a flea for his tallow.