Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?

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MissEvergreen
Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?

One of my professors is from New England and once in a while he'll use a saying that it's obvious he heard while growing up. Being in Texas, the ones I heard growing up are different. When I think about it, I write his down to look them up later. For example, the other day he said, "from soup to nuts" and "just feeding the trout". Well, "from soup to nuts" means from beginning to end, like a full course meal. But "just feeding the trout" didn't turn up anything (on the first page) in google. So, I'm curious if anyone knows what that means and whether or not you have any favorites from where you grew up. Texas has a lot of them. I grew up hearing "he's got more money than Carter's got oats" and "I cooked enough for Cox's army," etc.

 

So, what's your fave?

   

   

LadyCerridwen48
Re: Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?

M'kay, my friend's husband was born and raised in Western NY State.  When he sees something he thinks is cool, he's prone to say, "Well ain't that the cat's a$$!"  WTF does that mean?  Since when are cat's hind ends a good thing?

 

"Everybody's going nowhere slowly, they're only fighting for the chance to be last.  There's nothing wrong with going nowhere, baby, but we should be going nowhere fast"

Hot2na
Re: Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?

a former boss would always say when asked how he is, "happier than a hair on a frog." <-- what the hellll is that? does he mean 'hare' instead? do frogs have hair? i don't want to even know.

><))))'>  

MissEvergreen
Re: Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?

No kidding, why would a frog's hair be happy? I think he was supposed to say, "FINER than a hair on a frog." Since amphibians and reptiles have no hair, that would  translate to MIGHTY fine. Funny he goofed it, like in "Back to the Future" with "make like a tree and get outta here" instead of leave. ~~I think that's how the bad guy flubbed it. Thanks for the chuckle, 2na, I love these things!

 

I only use my powers for good - well, 95% of the time anyway

Floyd Dennis
Re: Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?

Huge free block evolved from "finer than frog hair" as a reply to how do you fail

Hello Cupcake
Re: Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?

I like to use "Not my cup of tea"

"You're the cat's meow" or "You're the cat's pajamas". Heh, cats in pyjamas :D

"A little bird told me"

"A few french fries short of a Happy Meal" 

"Not the brightest crayon in the box"

"Couldn't hit water if you fell out of a boat"

:D

 

 

 

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?

Hi Hello Cupcake. I'm curious about something. Do you post on another board at BHG?

Hello Cupcake
Re: Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?

Anonymous Visitor wrote:
Hi Hello Cupcake. I'm curious about something. Do you post on another board at BHG?

Hi Anonymous Visitor since I have no idea what BHG stands for, that would be a no :)

Hot2na
Re: Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?

Hello Cupcake wrote:

Hi Anonymous Visitor since I have no idea what BHG stands for, that would be a no :)

better homes & garden. its the website for the magazine.

><))))'>  

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?

Hi again. Thanks for responding. I was just curious because someone posted your exact post along with Hot2na's hair on the frog thing on BHG as their own. This person has a history of taking other people's posts and posting them there like that. So I was curious as she kept saying she posts here and made it sound like she is you, or Hot2na, but waffled back and forth. Anyway, the thread has been pulled by the moderator now.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: Regional Sayings: What's your favorite?
My Dad always used to say, "You'd kick if you was in swimmin'!" not as a reference to intelligence (or lack of it!), but meaning someone who complains about everything, is never satisfied.

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