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#506869 - 06/04/19 01:47 PM A fun thread of colloquialisms
canyoncreek Offline


Registered: 05/07/13
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Loc: West Michigan
I thought it would be fun to start a thread of funny sayings that may be common where you live but may sound unusual or even humorous in other places of the country.

Lets start with the term we use (probably because our Grandpa used the term) for a desirable down pour of rain...

this week already I saw it described as a:
1. Frog Strangler
2. A Toad Floater
3. (my grandpa, the farmer) called it a Gully Washer
4. Carry on....

We can then go from there to use expressions that describe other weather events:

for example:
It was hotter than:


It was cold enough too...


It was a dry as a ....


I was as mad as a ....

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#506874 - 06/04/19 03:22 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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My grandma called all little nick knacks ( horse names ). I'v never heard it from anyone else before or since. RIP GRANDMA STRINGER
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#506876 - 06/04/19 03:54 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: RStringer]
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Loc: West Central Missouri
Originally Posted By: RStringer
My grandma called all little nick knacks


...Whatnots.
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#506880 - 06/04/19 09:36 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 11/26/09
Posts: 168
Loc: .
Below related to farming folk with significant German / Austrian influence.

Down or over yonder

Worthless as tits on a boar hog

Colder than a witches tit

tizzy fit

kaniption

spatzie

down der

well healed

dead head

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#506881 - 06/04/19 09:37 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 05/14/04
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Loc: Central Ohio
Tomato hemorrhage.
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#506883 - 06/04/19 09:59 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Loc: Beardstown, Illinois
As a young man whenever someone would ask how was doing, I would respond “Fair to middlen” perfectly acceptable until I went to college in Midland, Michigan.
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#506884 - 06/04/19 10:04 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: Centrarchid]
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Cady-corner
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#506889 - 06/04/19 11:09 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
canyoncreek Offline


Registered: 05/07/13
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Loc: West Michigan
and what is a tomato hemorrhage (pray tell?)

cady corner? I grew up with 'kitty corner'

how about..
"when I was knee high to a grasshopper?"

we never heard a swear word come out of the mouth of our parents or grandparents. But we did hear a term of frustration that I would love to know the origin of...

"fiddlesticks"

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#506891 - 06/04/19 11:41 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 05/03/14
Posts: 1883
Loc: East Texas, USA
A snapping turtle won't let go until it thunders.

Raining cats & dogs.

Encouragement to move fast, especially athletes: Go, skee-cat, go!


Edited by anthropic (06/04/19 11:41 PM)
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#506897 - 06/05/19 04:53 AM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Ya want a funny sayin, chew on this. Politically correct. I mean there just ain't any such thing !!!
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#506899 - 06/05/19 08:14 AM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Loc: West Central Missouri
Originally Posted By: canyoncreek
we never heard a swear word come out of the mouth of our parents or grandparents. But we did hear a term of frustration that I would love to know the origin of...

"fiddlesticks"


...Dagnabitt! Grandad was good for that one.
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#506901 - 06/05/19 08:53 AM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
Theo Gallus Offline
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Loc: Central Ohio
Originally Posted By: canyoncreek
and what is a tomato hemorrhage (pray tell?

Based on my Grandma's usage of the term, a brain aneurysm brought about by being too tightly wrapped.
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#506902 - 06/05/19 08:55 AM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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"Too tightly wrapped"
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#506908 - 06/05/19 11:12 AM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Loc: East Texas, USA
OTT: Over the top
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#506914 - 06/05/19 01:40 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Loc: South Texas
Messed up like a sack full of coat hangers
Hootie (To describe something you dont Know what else to call it)
Thats what blows the fuse when the tide comes in (I work on boats for a living, Describes anything I'm not sure what it is)
A Blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while
It pays the same to march as it does to fight
If I dont reply to your text I didn't get it, Call me I don't text unless you are my grandkid, This includes my own kids

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#506916 - 06/05/19 03:05 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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More nervous than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
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#506917 - 06/05/19 03:21 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Loc: Parsons KS
FU@KED UP LIKE A FOOTBALL BAT
SCREWED UP LIKE A SOUP SANDWICH


Edited by RStringer (06/05/19 03:22 PM)
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#506919 - 06/05/19 03:40 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
mudhole Offline


Registered: 12/26/12
Posts: 67
Loc: Mebane, NC

As a certified procrastinator, my favorite is:

Early bird gets the worm.
But the Second mouse gets the cheese.

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#506920 - 06/05/19 04:21 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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slicker than snot on a doorknob

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#506921 - 06/05/19 04:48 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Loc: Parsons KS
YES SIR BOSS CLEAR AS MUD
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#506924 - 06/05/19 06:51 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Posts: 1883
Loc: East Texas, USA
As useful as a screen door on a submarine.
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#506926 - 06/05/19 07:08 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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It's raining harder than a cow pissing on a flat rock.
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#506928 - 06/05/19 08:58 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Posts: 71
Loc: Central MO
Seen a feller one time, so drunk he had to hang onto the grass to stay in the yard.
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#506935 - 06/06/19 02:11 AM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: Brettski]
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Loc: East Texas, USA
Slicker than a minner tail.
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#506938 - 06/06/19 06:35 AM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Registered: 05/17/09
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Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
My dad's favorite "slower than molasses in January"

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#506939 - 06/06/19 07:10 AM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Posts: 226
Loc: Parsons KS
My OL' Man used to say hey " if your not screwing her somebody else is ".
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#506941 - 06/06/19 07:54 AM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Fight like your the third momkey at the loading ramp of Noah's Ark. And it's starting to rain!!!
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#506977 - 06/06/19 04:13 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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Got a hitch in my gidalong
That boy ain’t right bright.

Either stand up or shut up


Edited by Dave Davidson1 (06/06/19 04:14 PM)
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#506992 - 06/06/19 11:23 PM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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My dads favorite business saying “Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered!”.
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#506993 - 06/07/19 12:06 AM Re: A fun thread of colloquialisms [Re: canyoncreek]
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It's so futile, it's like pushing a long rope up a hill.
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