What Mom/Pops used to say

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  1. brzee1111

    brzee1111 New Member!

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    Mom: "What's that on your face...? Come here!" As she proceeds to grab me by the scruff of my neck, spits on a napkin and starts rubbing the smudge on my cheek like she's sanding down the keel of a boat.
     
  2. Chont

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    Dad's famous quotes

    "too much month at the end of the money"

    "Its a good weekend to get organized" ... said that every weekend.
     
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    My dad used to tell us "you can have anything you want, toys, cars, boats, houses it doesn't matter as long as you work and pay for them".
    My mom always said "only one cook in the kitchen, so get out until it's done".
     
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    My dad and grandfather both would say that something was "Huerty" if it was well made and strong. Pronounced "Where-Tee".

    I grew up on a farm/ranch in New Mexico and always supposed it was a Spanish word but since learning a lot of Mexican Spanish, I have never heard it anywhere else. It may have been some Mexican slang, but now as I type this post, I notice that the top row of my keyboard says "QWERTY". Maybe he was mis-pronouncing the "Q"?

    FWIW that was a joke. Neither my dad nor grandfather thought typing was for men. Young ladies down at the bank typed. Men roped, ranched, wrangled and rode. Yeah, it WAS a very wild-west version of Mad-Men when I was a kid.
     
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    Dad had some real gems that he used to help enlighten me as a youngster. When I was helping him build a cabin I asked him what time it was as I was wanting to take a break “A man that watches the clock will always be one of the hands” was his reply.
    Regarding Denver, CO “ If they were going to give Colorado an enema this is where they’d put the tube”
    & an overall comment on the human race “There’s more horses a$$es than there are horses out there”
     
  6. AncientAx

    AncientAx Still hacking ....

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    Pops used to say “ Boy . You must have a twin cause one kid couldn’t be that dumb ....”
     
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    My grandma used to say "Judas Priest" as a swear word and us kids thought it was the funniest thing (she had no clue of the band)
     
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    Never have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

    It's better to be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    If you're going to do something, do it the best you can or don't bother starting.

    If you can't find the time to do it right the first time, how will you ever find time to do it again.

    And my daughter grew up hearing these, and now her son hears them...
    There are many more...
     
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    "It's Daddy you s---head !! Where's my bourbon?"
     
  10. benderb9

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    Mom; What're you doing down there?!?!?!??!!
    Me (in basement); fooling around mom...nothing, REALLY! (happened so often but culminated with a chemistry set they'd gotten me)

    Dad; Well son everybody has a purpose in life, even if it's to serve as a horrible example.
    Me; wondering what I'd done recently, but admitting NOTHING
     
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    If we asked for something (ice cream, sweets, new toys etc)

    "Those that ask - don't get, and those that don't ask - don't want".

    There is absolutely nothing you can do to win against that logic! Just wail "But that's not fair!"
     
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    I'd rather be eating myself, than seeing my children starve.
     
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    Whenever we would get a little loud or rowdy while playing, my mom would inevitably pop around the corner to issue the warning…

    “laughing always come to crying”

    she was usually right.

    On long car trips, one of us would ask “how much longer?” To which Dad would respond
    “Every time the wheels go around, we’re that much closer”

    shut us up for a moment of pondering.
     
  14. T Bone Slort

    T Bone Slort "Was you ever bit by a dead bee?" Silver Member

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    Mom- "Your eyes are bigger than your stomach"

    Dad- "You have a one track mind"

    Dad- "You are going to have to beat the girls off with a bat" (that never happened)

    Dad- "it's a cruel world out there, so stay in school" (that sort of happened)
     
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    Most of what my mom used to say isn't appropriate for public consumption. Sailors used to cringe when she'd get wound up and going.
     
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    Mom would generally just shoot us a look—we knew we were f*kd.

    when we were crying
    "I'll give you something to cry about"


    This one from a friend—"You don't learn nothin from the second kick of a mule"
     
  17. jblue

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    Me too - 17,but the boot was Mom's