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Monday, October 18, 2010

MOre MiSCOMbobuLAtioNs of UtteraANCEs and THouGhTS

We have had such a good time with all the miscombobulations and phrases from the olden days- The great cheerleader for my blog Elaine of http://tedandbunny.blogspot.com gets a kick out of my Americana way of thinking! She featured me on her blog the other day and I am having a great time reading the comments on her blog and mine about what our Grandmas and Grandpas have phrased and anecdoted over the years.

Words to Make you laugh~from my beloved southern Indiana

dope a dick~dope addict
idahomaines-for a particular potatoe
labalier blinds-levalor blinds
I'd like to buy one of those africans for my wife.~afghan blankets
"That fireplace is now the Vocal point of the room."
Let's light up some Voltive candles.


She's had so many face lifts she's going to have to shave her chin.

Her nose is so high in the air her belly button is on her forehead.

How are you:Fine as a frog hair split down the middle

Fair to midlin'

You'll see me Lord willin' and the creeks don't rise.

If you don't outdie me=if you live longer than me.

'Nobody will ever notice it on a galloping horse' - Don't be too self-conscious about your appearance.

If you don't want weeds, check your seeds

I could winter and summer with her (means you like her)

'Three sheets to the wind' Sheets aren't sails, as landlubbers might expect, but ropes (or occasionally, chains). These are fixed to the lower corners of sails, to hold them in place. If three sheets are loose and blowing about in the wind then the sails will flap and the boat will lurch about like a drunken sailor

We had a verily good time

That is cute Enough!

You've got the same clothes to get glad in that you had to get mad in.

Pretty in the cradle, ugly at the table

Red sky in morning sailors take warning, Red sky at nite sailors delight

The woods are full of them (meaning families with lots of kids)

'He is so crooked they are gonna hafta screw him into the ground'

You look like you've been drug through a knot hole backward

I'll slap you clear to Sunday

He couldn't find his way out of a wet paper bag

You could start an argument in an empty house.

"I'll slap you so hard, your clothes will be outta style."

Dumber than a door nail

Straighten up and fly right. My dad always said
and he said..Keep your nose clean.

“Have a cup of coffee, it’s already been ’saucered and

Ahm a fixin' to do that

Favor - To resemble - "I know that's your daughter 'cause you favor."

He's a good man...he has a job...marry him...love comes later.

When my father was young his mother was peeling apples one evening and my dad and his friend were whooping it up over this bombshell of a girl they thought was really sexy. Oh they wanted to take her out. My grandmother showed them a pretty apple, all shiny and red and then she twisted it open ... there was a worm inside. That was all she had to do to make them think about this hifalutin' woman. My dad said he had no idea how his mother knew there was a worm in the apple.

I haven't seen you for a long day.

When something is bad then you say, "that ain't no count."

If something is hard to do, it's "like trying to herd cats."

“She's got enough wrinkles to hold an eight day rain.”

Getting sophisticated - "In high cotton."

I feel like I been rode hard and put away wet.

Her behind in those pants looks like two pigs in a gunny sack fightin.

Here's a prize one...it contains expletives though..but it is what KennyRogersLookAlikebeforetheplasticsurgeryfailed's mother said in the nursing home
'Well, ain't that just a shit'n bitch.' Don't know where she got that from...she never cussed before the dementia set in.


Anonymous said...

Love your header picture and also this post... great stuff!
:) The Bach

Kim said...

Thanks, Bach. It is an old family photo and I'm sure the old house has been torn down. Wish I could step back in time!

Createology said...

My mother had a saying: Her nose is so high in the air she will drown if it rains. This is how she referred to snobby women. Funny to remember back. Thanks for the smiles...

The Barn Door said...

OMG I nearly fell out of my chair laughing at what Mike's mother said!!!! Hysterical!

Kim said...

That's her in the Sharper Image massage chair back in the 1990's. She was like I Love Lucy! She had some choice ones... Dementia can be funny!