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« on: May 18, 2014, 12:28:56 AM »

Well, a local dog-hating individual has been shown to be the thug I always believed him to be... He has just received a long prison sentence for a violent crime...  With a bit of luck, the key will go missing!...This guy hates dogs, so that's enough to make me steer well clear of him...

It got me thinking of something my late grandmother used to say, and I've always lived by it... She said "I would never trust a person who dislikes a dog... But I'd ALWAYS trust a dog who dislikes a person"... I believe it to be good advice, and have found it to be spot on several times... A friend of mine who's a police dog handler agrees... Her saying is "Trust the dog... The nose knows!"... I'm not talking about people who are frightened of dogs... I fully understand that... I'm referring to people who just dislike dogs...

Does anyone else remember sayings their parents and grandparents used, and do you think they were right???...

Love to all....

Darth....
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 01:24:02 AM »

My Mom always said " if you have a job and want to keep it, you will neglect your Housekeeping to rest up for your job". Or, in modern English, if you want to have enough strength to get up and go to work tomorrow, you will skip the housework and get some extra rest. However, I never listened, LOL!!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2014, 01:47:45 AM »

What a lovely idea for a conversation! None of the elders in my family seemed to be much into sayings, except possibly the one who died when I was a baby. So one that has stuck with me actually came from television that Gwyn and I watched ages ago, a discussion about wise cooking advice from mothers. Our favourite was "If it's from a mix and you mix it yourself, it counts as from scratch."

I also use "buy cheap, pay twice".
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2014, 05:19:37 AM »

What a lovely idea for a conversation! None of the elders in my family seemed to be much into sayings, except possibly the one who died when I was a baby. So one that has stuck with me actually came from television that Gwyn and I watched ages ago, a discussion about wise cooking advice from mothers. Our favourite was "If it's from a mix and you mix it yourself, it counts as from scratch."

I also use "buy cheap, pay twice".


Caried... The 'from scratch' one is BRILLIANT!!!!... Must use that!....

My Mom always said " if you have a job and want to keep it, you will neglect your Housekeeping to rest up for your job". Or, in modern English, if you want to have enough strength to get up and go to work tomorrow, you will skip the housework and get some extra rest. However, I never listened, LOL!!!

Jean, a woman's work is never done, is it???... LOL!...

Darth....

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2014, 10:17:19 AM »

Not my personal relatives, but I like the old Polish proverb that I read somewhere:  "Not my circus, not my monkeys."  This has served me well on many an occasion.  Apologies if this is truly not a Polish saying.

My favorite from my grandmother, who has many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who have been born under less than ideal circumstances:  "You play, you pay."  This is interesting because it comes from a woman who had 10 kids of her own.
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 10:57:03 AM »

My gran also had a tongue so sharp, it could clip a hedge...

She would use the following ways of describing people regularly...

'That one would never disappear down a crack in the footpath'... Meaning that the person was fat!...

Or to describe someone who wasn't exactly attractive, she'd say 'Even the tide wouldn't take her out!'...

Describing a man who is a bit too fond of a drink, she'd say 'He'd climb over a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of Guinness!'...

If someone was what's politely known as 'Careful with money', she'd say 'If that fella had two terminal diseases, he wouldn't give you one of them...

If someone was lazy, she'd say 'If there was work in the bed, he'd sleep on the floor..

Someone who hadn't got the shapeliest of legs, she'd say 'Last time I saw knees like those, they were on a camel'...

At funerals she'd say 'There are so many people dying... There are people dying these days who never died before'...

Of a not very handsome man, she'd say 'He has the perfect face for radio!'...

If I think of more, I'll post them...

Love to all....

Darth....





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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2014, 12:13:26 PM »


Hello Darth, I love the clever proverbs of your grandmother ... they are very witty and make me smile...

... I grew up with a proverb saying: "Don't worry about tomorrow because it comes soon enough..."
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2014, 06:36:49 PM »


When I was working and making as much, or more, each week as I get each month now on SS,  I'd say,
"It's only money, I'll make some more tomorrow."

Darth, I love your Gran, she reminds me a lot of mine.  She's been gone 30 odd years and I still miss her, she was a great old lady, and more than once picked a willow switch to use on my backside.

But I usually always earned those stripes.  It's a guy thing.
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2014, 10:59:33 AM »

My father in law used to say "American runs on ball bearings"
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2014, 12:09:20 PM »

Another favourite of mine: "Fast. Cheap. Good. You can have any two."
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2014, 12:28:03 PM »

My grandfather told me; "Marriage is 90%/10%. You give 90%, they give 10%.  If you both do it things work out."
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2014, 12:39:08 PM »

My grandfather told me; "Marriage is 90%/10%. You give 90%, they give 10%.  If you both do it things work out."
Great one, so true!

Engineers at a certain motorbike manufacturer have a saying that I find brilliant! "You can buy better, you just can't pay more." I think that saying fits quite a few overpriced brands across many industries.
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2014, 11:57:48 PM »

I'm loving these sayings....

Keep them coming!!!...

There's another Irish saying... 'The very best marriages occur when the wife is blind, and the husband is deaf!'... Can't really argue with that, can you???... LOL!...

Darth...
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2014, 07:40:07 AM »

Three!

1)You get what you pay for
2)A dog is for life not just for Christmas
3)Blood is thicker than water

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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2014, 12:03:17 PM »

Oooh, I'm loving this....

Keep them coming....

Another of my grans.... For somebody who's not exactly slim.... 'Gawd, I wish they'd get yer woman off the beach... The tide's trying to come in!'....

Darth....
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« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2014, 06:13:57 PM »

My mum has a few,
Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt!

You get nothing for nothing.

Whatever is going on in your life,  always pay your rent.

One of my favourites is that nothing changes if you keep on doing what you have always done.
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« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2014, 01:58:36 AM »

I guess my father did have some favourite sayings, but as he was a lawyer, they were from the profession:

1. Oral contracts are not worth the paper they're printed on.

2. A lawyer who represents himself in court has a fool for a client.

3. Never ask a question if you don't already know the answer.

I try to follow the Golden Rule. It's probably the most elegantly simple yet profoundly important advice you'll ever receive. We have Confucius to thank for it. 

I also have favourite quotes from artists that I'll save for another post.
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« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2014, 01:19:12 PM »

I had a friend who used to say...
Never ask a question when you know you won't like the answer...
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« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2014, 02:36:30 PM »

"Last one to the house is a skinamaroo!"
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« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2014, 11:57:07 PM »

Gran used to say 'Women like the simple things in life... Such as men!'....  :rofl;

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« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2014, 11:01:46 AM »

"Never trust a skinny cook"!!!!  :urcrazy;
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« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2014, 11:05:33 AM »

"Never trust a skinny cook"!!!!  :urcrazy;

Brilliant!..... LOVE it!!!!!!....

Darth....
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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2017, 07:15:58 AM »

Thought I'd bring this back to life....

Do you think He who formed your eyes.... can't see?

This is for people who are suffering with something.....

What comes around.... goes around....    (I have not see this yet)
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« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2017, 07:50:19 AM »

My grandmother always says that "fools names and fools faces always show up in public places."  It basically means don't graffiti!  When I am in trouble, my mom will tell me, "You are campaigning and about to be elected!" (Said with a southern drawl).  Another one from my grandmother is "you are as welcome as the flowers in May!"  I have a very southern family!  When I go up north, people always know where I am from!
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« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2017, 10:46:08 AM »

My mother always said : "Right will triumph in the end."  and "Bad people will be found out."  Not sure what she'd think of the state of the world, these days.
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