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Old 06-19-2007, 10:37 AM   #21
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Thought I would add this photo of my great-Grandfather (on the left) and a family friend. This was taken in 1909 in an Oklahoma oil field.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:00 PM   #22
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I like that one mudbug. What does HH mean? I can't read it without filling in Hubert Humphrey.
HH means Handy Husband (he is). That saying came with him from Memphis. Maybe it's a local expression?
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:31 PM   #23
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Thought I would add this photo of my great-Grandfather (on the left) and a family friend. This was taken in 1909 in an Oklahoma oil field.
Nice photo, turtledove, but who are the people in the wagon?
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:38 PM   #24
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well, they ain't a-rearin.
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Old 06-19-2007, 04:08 PM   #25
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Nice photo, turtledove, but who are the people in the wagon?
Can I just say - BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Dang Buck, that made me choke!
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:00 PM   #26
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For those of you unfamiliar with Frick and Frack, go here to see an explanation by Wikipedia.

In short, they were Swiss comedic ice skaters, but the "rest of the story" is interesting.
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:17 PM   #27
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Buck and mudbug, both of you have me a-laughing!!! Buck, My great-Grandfather is the human on the left with the reins. the other human is a family friend that may be a distant relative; I got to dig a bit farther in the family archives. Although from the little bit in the photo, I do like the head of the bay better than that of the buckskin!! Mud, yup, they ain't a-rearin' but you could see how that would upset the little buggy they are in, lol!
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:22 PM   #28
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lol a lady I used to work with used to say

" It's colder than a well-diggers butt in here ".
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:57 AM   #29
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I picked up a few sayings from my dad...

When asked something like when someone would see him again my dad will say, "Someday soon or Sunday noon."

When getting ready to leave after a visit, my dad often says, "Glad you got to see me."

When he has to go to the store to buy something he says he is going to the ____ store (whatever he is going to buy). "I'm going to the glue store." I'm going to lightbulb store." "I'm going to the underwear store."

When it is time to eat we all say it is time to "Wash your front feet."

Someone else already mentioned this one, but my mom used to say, "Hold your horses" a lot. I say that one now too.

One I just started saying one day when my daughter was younger was (when I'm talking to my daughter or a kid) "Okey Dokey Kidokey." (James says, "Okey Dokey Karaoke.").

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Old 06-20-2007, 10:49 AM   #30
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When I asked for something and my Dad said, "Second Tuesday of next week.", I knew I wouldn't get it.
How about "Shoot fire and save matches"? My grandma never cussed, but came close with "Shooooooot!" or "Helllllp"
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:50 PM   #31
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One I just started saying one day when my daughter was younger was (when I'm talking to my daughter or a kid) "Okey Dokey Kidokey." (James says, "Okey Dokey Karaoke


Omg that's so funny. My son says something similar.
He says Okey Dokey Artichokey
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Old 06-21-2007, 01:24 AM   #32
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My son says something similar.
He says Okey Dokey Artichokey
LOL James says that one sometimes too.

I loved the one about second Tuesday of next week! I have heard it before but had forgotten it. I'll have to use that one sometime!

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Old 06-21-2007, 07:36 AM   #33
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How about - Jeeper-Creepers ............ Holey Moses'....... Slow poke, Lets go girty'. Just a few I just thought of.
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Old 04-01-2011, 11:30 PM   #34
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i saw this old thread and had a good laugh, so i'll add a few.

when a hockey game starts getting rough, it's a "katie bar the door" type of match.

one of my faves is "you don't have to outrun the bear, just the guy you're hiking with".

my dad had a million expressions. there ain't no atheists in foxholes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, no one ever said life would be fair, keep your wits about you, keep your nose in the wind and eye on the skyline, watch your topknot, and so many more.

he is a very serious man who likes to read about the old west, lol.
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:18 AM   #35
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How about: "keep your britches on", "where's the fire" "were you born in a barn?" "hold your water", "praise the lord and pass the ammunition". Growing up, when one of us was pouting my mom would say "you better pick that lip up before you step on it!"

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Old 04-02-2011, 01:54 AM   #36
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Funny thread, &, worth a resurrection bucky! LOL :) I say so many silly things that, I really could clack out pages of strange things that fly fly from my mouth sometimes. I don't know WHY I say 95% of it, but,...in retrospect, to be quite honest, I sometimes sound very wise & sorta crazy at the same time! LOL....(I blame the "country" in me)!
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:18 AM   #37
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One of my favorite sayings when my kids were acting up was "Were you raised by wolves?" Said it to my oldest boy's buddy, and he responded, "NOOoooooOoooo!" , howling like a wolf.

I lived in Alabama for a while, and one of my neighbors did not curse or swear. Instead, she said, "Foot!" in a tone that sounded worse than if she had said the other F word.

This is a fun thread--thanks for digging it up!
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:51 AM   #38
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For feeling not-so-smart, I like, "I cannot brain. I have the dumb."

And a Danish expression, "Peeing your pants to get warm." Might only work in cold climates ;)
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:04 AM   #39
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My son was threatened with a Knuckle Sandwich more than once. Good thing I never gave him one because he is bigger than me now.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:45 PM   #40
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The way I remember it is: "Hold her head up, Newt, she's heading for the barn!" That's a barn sour horse.
that is how i knew it as a kid. never did know what it was supposed to mean. thanks for the clue
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