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mfitz804
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Our resident rational liberal
Nov 9th, 2017 10:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"A stitch in time saves nine". Reminds me of a time we were at a neighbor's house, and the dad was one of these idiot know it all types. We were watching Wheel of Fortune and the puzzle read "A St_tch _n T_me Saves N_ne.

He blurts out "A stitch in time saves none!!"

I was like 10 or 11, and I corrected him. He said I was wrong, and that he knows better because he is an adult. Obviously the puzzle gets solved by the person on TV, and he still disagrees.

Were there internet back then, I bet it would have been Googled and resolved in my favor.

My dad comes in to pick us up, and immediately informs the dummy that he was wrong.

Then he decided to further test my intelligence by asking me to spell fancy banking words (he was VP of a bank) like "fiduciary". No worries, got all of them right too.

Years later, the game "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader" came out, and my sister and I laughed hysterically because we thought it was basically designed for guys like that.



Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Nov 9th, 2017 10:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

stratcat, great post, stolen or not!

buster strings
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Kentucky

Rafe Hollister is a friend of mine
Nov 9th, 2017 11:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Id rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy" actually ends with "and now I have both!"
OK, I just made that up.

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A Friend of Bill W.
Nov 9th, 2017 11:21 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We still use sayings that have been around forever. So many from the days of sailing ships. Like “The cats out of the bag” and “Blue Monday” which are related, “Under the Weather”, “Loose Cannon” “Between the Devil and the dark blue Sea”. one of the oldest is “Wool Gathering” which may go back earlier than homosapiens.

“Hog on Ice” by Charles E. Funk

Gene from Tampa
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Live! From God's Waiting Room ....
Nov 9th, 2017 11:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I still hear 'press on irregardless' - irregardless of the fact that irregardless is not a real word.

ECS-3
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Nov 9th, 2017 11:36 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Actually when I worked at IBM Federal Systems back in the 1980's we used the term "Drain the swamp".

I'm not kidding!

(This message was last edited by ECS-3 at 01:36 PM, Nov 9th, 2017)

Therealfrogman
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Pueblo, Co

illegal is a sick bird....
Nov 9th, 2017 11:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"If you cant beat em join em" is a saying that regards a lousy omelet.



Hammond101
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Nov 9th, 2017 01:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"When you go out to castrate the hogs you don't get nothin' done 'til ya get to the nut cuttin'.

Iowa farmer told me this. Code for, "Get to work son".

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Nov 9th, 2017 05:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hammond....I was told that one too...many times.

Grandfather and uncle would say it in meaning I was doing trivial stuff vs. getting to the priorities.


They raised cattle and used bulls instead of hogs.



:)

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Nov 9th, 2017 07:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Probably originated by some redneck from East Texas.

When I was building houses with my older cousin, he used to say to us young carpenters. "We don't wanna make 'em too good, they'll all want 'em that way".

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El Californio

Nov 9th, 2017 09:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

An old roommate used to tell girls he was a 'jack of all trades and master of one.' When they'd ask him what the 'one' was, he'd just smile and wink at them...
He did quite well with the ladies.

Gato
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Southern Calif

Nov 10th, 2017 09:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

As rare as hens' teeth....

until the advent of gene manipulation, of course.

Ditto for

A leopard can't change its spots

A horse of a different color



Leftee
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VA

Fear the Klinkhammer
Nov 10th, 2017 09:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You can’t eat your cake and have it too.

Most people say it backwards. The Unabomber actually used it in his manifesto, in correct fashion.

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 11:26 AM, Nov 10th, 2017)

Leftee
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Fear the Klinkhammer
Nov 10th, 2017 09:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I’m sitting in an airport posting about the Unabomber. Should I sit here calmly and wait for SWAT or should I make a dash for it?

littleuch
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Florida

I'm not as clever as my dog thinks
Nov 10th, 2017 09:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Money can't buy you happiness."

The full saying is "Money can't buy you happiness. *Guffaw* Yeah right, what load of $#!÷".

More like "Money can buy you happiness, but it comes with an expiration date".

Leftee
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Fear the Klinkhammer
Nov 10th, 2017 09:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I moved to another gate. They’ll never find me here.

Hammond101
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So. Cal. USA

Nov 10th, 2017 09:41 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I cut it off three time and it's still two short.
(carpenters error)

RKSTRAT
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"Clapton is Good"
Nov 10th, 2017 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My grandfather taught me "One hand washes the other".

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Nov 10th, 2017 01:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Doesn't cut the mustard"

(Not worthy, doesn't work, etc)

Hammond101
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Nov 10th, 2017 04:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

^^Hehe^^

No kidding now but my mother told me this when I was about 14-15. There was a tongue in cheek dinner time discussion going on about some poor guy with ED....before they called it ED.

"If you can't cut the mustard you can always lick the jar."

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