Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What say ye?


When growing up... and even still today... there are a lot of idioms (sayings) in our family. And, if you ever visit, y'all would know what I mean. I sat down and wrote the ones that quickly came to my mind...but am sure there are dozens more that I just can not recall right now.

Bet, some of these you have heard before too...especially if you live here in the States:

"The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence."

"It takes pennies to make dollars."

"Rest is sweet when it is earned."

"Silence is golden."

"Don't count your chickens before they hatch."

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

"A fool and his money are soon parted."

"Curiosity killed the cat."

"A penny saved is a penny earned."

"Actions speak louder than words."

"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth."

"Drastic times call for drastic measures."

"Let sleeping dogs lie."

"Never bit the hand that feeds you."

And, some of my personal favorites:

"Practice makes perfect."

"Measure twice and cut once."

"Crap flows downhill."

"Elvis has left the building."

And, three new ones...

From my daughter:
"Men are like puppies: When you first bring one home, they are all cute and cuddly. But, when they make themselves at home, they crap on your rug and chew up your best shoes." (actually her language is a little stronger than this...but I cleaned it up for y'all...I'm sure you get the idea.

From my grand-daughter:
"I have plenty of patience...if you don't make me wait too long."

And from me:
"I'm not bossy, I just have better ideas."

Do you have a favorite saying...that we might hear if we visited your house a lot?



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