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Parent's sayings you still remember

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DeadRisingPies Wed 11-Apr-12 18:56:02

Mum: 'You'll think an elephant's kicked you one day' (still waiting)

Dad: 'You can't be pretty AND clever' (thanks, Dad)

thixotropic Sat 18-Aug-12 21:38:52

Neither use nor ornament

For a lazy person

PigeonPie Sat 18-Aug-12 21:39:56

If we asked my Ma what she was doing she'd say 'White-washing a pink elephant'.

Grannie would say never tell Friday night's dream on a Saturday or it'll come true. I know it's only a tale, but I still can't!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 18-Aug-12 21:40:10

Pardon me for being so rude.
It was not me, it was my food.
It just came up to say hello,
And now it's gone back down below!

HSMM Sat 18-Aug-12 21:47:50

All joints on the table to be carved (elbows)

thewhistler Sat 18-Aug-12 21:50:13

Manny a mickle maks a muckle.

I'm hearin' but I'm no heedin'.

You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die.

What's the magic word?

It'll be better in the morning.

Better door than window/ do you live in a barn/put wood int 'ole.

crypes Sat 18-Aug-12 21:54:30

'look after the pennies and their look.after the pounds' usually came before a story by my dad about someone who actually collected coppers under their bed and died a millionaire.

zaphod Sat 18-Aug-12 21:56:52

Be a little LADY

happy2bhomely Sat 18-Aug-12 22:08:55

'Shit and sugar' for dinner
'Up-a-shade-aider' if you tripped confused
'Maybe you'll appreciate me when I'm dead'.When ranting about something

Limelight Sat 18-Aug-12 22:20:31

My Grandma rather than my DM but 'if you eat brown eggs your hair will stay brown!'

My other Grandma used to call me 'Grandma's little bit of silk'.

My Grandpa used to describe untrustworthy people as 'twicers' - I love that word!

My grandfather:
'The Lord be prais-ed
My belly is rais-ed
Three inches above the table.'
My grandmother did not approve.

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