Friday, August 9, 2013
Reminiscing About Old Sayings
Putting hubby's lunch together this morning, I thought of how soon I'll be doing that for school too. I was thinking how happy I am that my kids actually LIKE school, and right away I heard my mother's voice saying, "School is not for fun. If you have fun, that's great, but that's not the primary function of school."
That got me thinking of other sayings her and my grandparents would say, and these came to mind:
Birds of a feather flock together.
Pretty is as pretty does.
Beauty is only skin deep.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Too many cooks in the kitchen!
You have to take that with a grain of salt
One bad apple can spoil the bunch.
High on the hog
Wet behind the ears
Katie bar the door!
Practice makes perfect.
Do as I say, not as I do
Early to bed and early to rise
Early bird gets the worm.
Cat got your tongue?
Don't put all your eggs in one basket
There's more than one way to skin a cat
Close only counts in horseshoes
Close, but no cigar
What's good for the goose...
While Mama's away, the cat will play.
Patience is a virtue.
Where there's smoke, there's fire
Driving me up the wall
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
If the shoe fits...
You've made your bed, now you have to lie in it.
No use crying over the spilled milk.
Let's go! Hut! Hut! Hut!
Stop making a mountain out of a molehill
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Waste not, want not.
Age before beauty
Were you born in a barn?
Over the hill.
You scratch my back...and I'll scratch yours.
Wish in one hand, want in the other
The squeaky wheel gets the oil.
You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar
Beggars can't be choosers.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
A leopard can't change his spots.
Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words will never hurt you.
It ain't over, 'til the fat lady sings.
Every single one of those phrases, and probably tons more were said in my home fairly often. There were some others my grandfather said that I won't share. ;)
Do you remember tons of old sayings being uttered in your home growing up? Do you have any of your own that you use? Seems like using old phrases/sayings is going by the wayside, but maybe they're just so common to me that I don't even notice using them. I'll have to ask the kids. ;)