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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Try This, For Pete's Sake!

Wondering if anyone else uses colloquialisms as often as I do? (The definition for colloquial is suitable for ordinary conversation but not for formal speech or writing.) See if you can fill in the blank..hmm, my old teaching instincts are returning..Most of mine come from my grandparents' generation, but we still say them in my family.

1. Happy as a dead pig in____________________
2. Hot as a nanny goat in ____________________
3. Full as a ______________________________
4. Tight as ______________________________
5. Blowing off some________________________
6. Take a bird bath ...under__________________
7. All birds come__________________________
8. What goes around_______________________
9. Lie down with dogs ______________________
10. I feel like the last _______________________
(Answers below.)

Now, I'd like you to tell us some of the oddities your family and friends say! In the comment box, add your own. You must do this to give me some new ones!!!

1. Happy as a dead pig in the sunshine. (I have NO idea what this means.)
2. Hot as a nanny goat in a pepper patch. (Outside temp or maybe a hot flash alert!)
3. Full as a tick. (After a meal at Applebees.)
4. Tight as Dick's hatband. (As in your clothes are snugggg!)
5. Blowing off a little steam. (As in letting it all hang out for all the world to hear!)
6. Take a bird bath..under tail and under wing. (Also known as a "kitty cat bath".)
7. All birds come home to roost.(As in what goes around comes around.)
8. What goes around comes around. (As in all birds come home to roost.)
9. Lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. (As don't go around with certain people.)
10. I feel like the last rose of summer. (Lashes droopy, gloss all gone, blush faded, all tuckered out!)

I am all "tuckered out" tonight. Husband had to go into town and wanted me to ride. I was TOO tired, but he lured me with a Bop's Snappy Turtle! I got it in Kid's size. I think if you get a kid's size anything, it's ok, don't you?


Scott Dennis said...

1.) Finer than a frog's hair split three ways -- I'm guessing that is a small unit of measurement
2.) This time and one more will make twice -- Round about way of saying you've never done something or been somewhere before then.

.... Actually, I know of a couple of others, but they aren't suitable for posting on respectable blogs.

Holly Barber said...

Cute! Some I use sometimes have been:

1. You can put your boots in the oven, but that don't make 'em biscuits.---- You can say whatever you want about something, but that doesn't change what it is or make it true

2. He looks like the dog's been keepin' him under the porch.---Not the most handsome of men

3. He thinks the sun come up just to hear him crow.---He has a pretty high opinion of himself

4. The engine's runnin' but ain't nobody driving.---- Not overly-intelligent

5. I don't have a dog in that race.--- None of my business

Angela McInnis said...

Oh, Scott and Holly those are great!! I may have to lift them when I really need to express myself to someone whose "engine's running,but..."!

Mary said...

Hard as a brick bat. (what exactly is a brick bat?)
What is the one __________ as an outhouse rat?
My Daddy used to say that all the time but I can't remember it.
I may have to use one of the ones above for my status:)

Angela McInnis said...

Mary: I saw that status and noticed how you taught that California girl a thing or two!! lol
Don't remember the ---"as an outhouse rat"..maybe someone will know!!

Mary Thompson said...

I'll see how the cat's carrying his tail. (That would be a maybe to whatever question)
NAPS alert.... "Not A Pretty Sight"
My father had a ton but my mind is too tired to bring them out right now..