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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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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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Originally Posted By: RStringer
My grandma called all little nick knacks


...Whatnots.


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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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Tomato hemorrhage.


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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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Cady-corner


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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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A snapping turtle won't let go until it thunders.

Raining cats & dogs.

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

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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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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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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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"Too tightly wrapped"


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OTT: Over the top


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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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FU@KED UP LIKE A FOOTBALL BAT
SCREWED UP LIKE A SOUP SANDWICH

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As a certified procrastinator, my favorite is:

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

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YES SIR BOSS CLEAR AS MUD


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As useful as a screen door on a submarine.


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It's raining harder than a cow pissing on a flat rock.



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Seen a feller one time, so drunk he had to hang onto the grass to stay in the yard.


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My dad's favorite "slower than molasses in January"

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