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Old Timey sayings

Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 9:00 AM

I like sayings, especially old timey ones.

Growing up in Southeast Missouri, I heard many sayings that have been handed down through the ages..

One my mother-in-law was famous for saying was, "My head feels like a stump full of granddaddies." By that, she meant her hair badly needed washing.

My father-in-law used to quote, "She can't help being ugly, but she could stay home."

I'm sure you can recall some sayings of your own.

Such as:

She's madder than an old wet hen.

I'm going to see a man about a dog.

As handy as a pocket on a shirt.

People in hell want ice water too. (You can't have everything you want.)

She's got bats in her belfry. (unbalanced)

Stick to your knittin'.

Stupid is as stupid does.

He'd gripe with a ham under each arm.

Too big for his britches.

Dumb as a door knob.

A month full of Sundays. (a long time)

Cat's pajamas.

Raising kids is like being picked to death by a chicken.

I'll be jiggered!

I swan to my time.

When Hector was a pup.

Deader than a door nail.

Fair to middlin'.

The whole nine yards.

She's so fat it takes two dogs to bark at her.

Knee high to a grasshopper.

Hell bent for leather.

Cute as a button.

Bought the farm.

She's so ugly she could stop a Mack truck at 100 yards.

Poor as a church mouse.

Poor as Job's turkey.

Dumber than a bag of hammers.

He doesn't know beans.

Southern end of a northbound horse. (describing a person)

You make a better door than a window. (In other words, move out of my line of vision; you're blocking my view.)

Cuter than a bug's butt.

Guess what? Chicken squat.

A few germ's never hurt anyone.

Life is short and full of blisters.

Cutting off a mule's ears doesn't make it a horse.

He's so lazy he wouldn't move if pigs were eatin' him.

Men pass her around like cornbread. (talking about a woman of questionable character).

Dead men don't bite.

Chop your own wood; it will warm you twice.

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