My father, who is in his mid-60s, is a total repository of these old sayings. One of his most oft used phrases is, "Yeah, I showed him where the bear **** in the buckwheat." I must admit that it's pretty amusing to hear some of the old sayings that my father picked up over the years.
What are some of your favorite outdated sayings?
That bode is wopped.
Translation: That board is warped.
My dad has some of these crunchy expressions, but these are "local walloons" even those who speak frend don't understand ...
Usually that makes me laught because it's really .... pictural ...
I say "the bee's knees" a lot.
My dad once commented on our ovulating (oscillating) sprinkler. He got "the look" from my wife.
I remember when I was younger and my friend Mike got into a debate with his father about using the term "balls".
For Mike, saying "That's the balls" meant it was good.
For his dad, "Oh, balls!" meant something wasn't good.
Then we would be advised not to take any wooden nickels.
Tomato (woman), gams (legs)
It's a doozy.
You wanna hear some cool sayings?
Watch "the Wild One" Marlon Brando. Some gems there.
All in my arsenal of exclamations.
He ain't got all his commies. (he does not have any common sense)
That is drier than a popcorn fart. (used when machinery is not oiled enough)
"Dick in the dirt" has always been a favorite of mine, and we don't hear the word 'surly' enough.
ball that jack....I think it means go fast
I love *balls out* because it sounds dirty- but it's not. Definitely archaic, I think... :)
"You don't know s*** from Shinola."
I might have that last word wrong, but that's a phrase my grandpa used a lot.
1. used to express surprise or disbelief.
"criminy, what is this world coming to?"
I call shenanigans on this whole thread.
"...like s*** off a shovel" to describe something very fast.
Great googly moogly.
We're rowing up sh**'s creek without a paddle.
Does anyone use "totally grody" anymore?
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