Sayings you never heard before

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Hoaxster, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    From Texas - I'll bet you a dollar to a donut hole ...

    From Wisconsin - Good snow last night, I'm going to take the car out and do some Cheerios.
    We call those donuts down South unless it's a Nascar driver in a UPS truck.

    What are some of the sayings you have heard and thought "that's different"?

    "You should grow like an onion, with your head in the ground and your feet in the air."

    "It's like shooting Lincoln and hanging his picture on the wall."

    Busier than a one-legged man in an :censored2: kicking contest.

    "Even a blind hog finds a nut sometimes."

    "Nervous as a long-talied cat in a room full of rocking chairs"
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2008
  2. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    One my father used to say is "slicker than snot", as in that ice is slicker than snot. Since he was born and raised in Indiana, I'm gonna guess it's from there.
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    BBS....My dad used to say "slicker than goose :censored2:".
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I used to deliver to a local prison and the lady in receiving, after I would say that I would see her tomorrow, would reply "Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise."

    Another local phrase is "I guess maybe". Huh?
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    A pilot friend of mine when there is a lot of turbulence,
    "Bumpier than snot."

    Can anybody explain these?

    "Grinnin' like a mule eatin' briars"

    "To Hell in a handbasket"
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    "Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit!"
  7. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    From my mom.............You'd bitch if :censored2: were ice cream.
  8. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    From my hubby.................'someone's' so stupid they couldn't get piss out of a boot with the directions on the heel.
    .............................'someone's' so stupid they think it's snowin oats.
  9. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    Another one my father used to say (alot), usually in reference to me...:happy-very:
  10. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Undeserved I'm sure.:wink2:
  11. negrosangre

    negrosangre New Member

    Colder than a witch's heart.
  12. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    colder than a well diggers :censored2:
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    A couple from work;

    From a OnCar Sup: "Just jump right in and jump right out", referring to delivering another drive'sr NDA on the way to my route.

    From a Package Driver: "You can't get there from here", which means he refuses to help another driver somehow.
  14. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Drive in Boston some time. Then you'll understand the real meaning. I wonder how many UPS drivers have contemplated jumping off the Tobin Bridge?:knockedout:
  15. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    Hell in a handbasket

    'Going to hell in a handbasket' is to be deteriorating - on a course for disaster.
    The transit to hell is conjured up in various terms that use the imagery of swiftness; for example 'hellbent' and 'hell for leather'.
    There are one or two theories as to why 'handbasket' was chosen as the preferred vehicle to be conveyed to hell. Handbaskets are, of course, baskets that are carried by hand. Items put in a handbasket are moved without resistance and it could be that the imagery of someone being taken off directly and without choice was in the mind of whoever coined the phrase. Another theory is that it derives from the use of the guillotine and the imagery of decipitated heads being caught in baskets, the casualty presumably going straight to hell, without passing Go.
  16. dillweed

    dillweed Well-Known Member

    Was informed of next day start time by a young pt sup. Said I'd be there with bells on. He had never heard the expression. I looked it up online and found that it originated in the days where venders would come to the towns to sell their wares. They had bells that rang and alerted everyone that they had arrived.

    Yes, slicker than snot just may be an Indiana thing. :happy2:

    Dad used to say "you could screw up a wet dream" he didn't use the word "screw" either. I can still hear his voice saying that when I make a stupid mistake.
  17. LiL"Comet"

    LiL"Comet" New Member

    Colder than a well diggers :censored2:!! yeah that's one I've always heard

    If someone asks you a stupid question: Does a cat have a climbing gear??

    " " Does a Bear shiet in the woods??
  18. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Nah, we say that here as well.
  19. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Tossed around or blown around like a fart in a whirlwind.
  20. LiL"Comet"

    LiL"Comet" New Member