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Parent's sayings you still remember

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DeadRisingPies · 11/04/2012 18:56

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

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

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PigeonPie · 18/08/2012 21:39

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 · 18/08/2012 21:40

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 · 18/08/2012 21:47

All joints on the table to be carved (elbows)


thewhistler · 18/08/2012 21:50

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 · 18/08/2012 21:54

'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 · 18/08/2012 21:56

Be a little LADY


happy2bhomely · 18/08/2012 22:08

'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 · 18/08/2012 22:20

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!


LaBelleDameSansPatience · 19/08/2012 17:43

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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