Quaint Phrases

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  1. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    These are words once familiar but have disappeared. Do you remember? Feel free to add other Quaint Phrases (Words). 'Store-Bought'. 'Coast to Coast', 'Wall to Wall', 'in a family way', 'Brassiere', 'Percolator', 'Dynaflow',
    and 'Supper'. Just a mixture of once common phrases.
     
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  2. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    "bless your heart" mickey
     

  3. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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    Still use "supper" most everyday, and "store-bought" a lot.

    What is "dynaflow"? Sounds like a muffler brand.
     
  4. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    i had a dynaflow muff on my dodge lol


    i use supper too


    this could go in the old car stuff too but "points" and "magnetos"
     
  5. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    Lawd, don't make me kill this boy, as she beat your butt:smile2::smile2::smile2: Stay safe and stick a pig!!!:wink:
     
  6. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    "Ya dont wanna lick that calf twice"

    "I'm gonna beat him like a barrowed mule"

    "Colder than a well diggers butt in the Klondike"

    "Till the cows come home"

    "Cuter than a speckled pup"

    "Faster than a scalded cat"

    "Flatter than a pancake"

    "When hell freezes over"



    "Ugly as sin"

    "Mean as a snake"

    "Pretty as you please"

    "Slicker than snott"









     
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  7. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    RED HEADED STEPCHILD! my favorite
     
  8. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    "YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN"
     
  9. restorerancientiron

    restorerancientiron New Member

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    dynaflow was the first automatic transmission for the buick.In the oldsmobile it was called the hydramatic.
     
  10. SouthGADan

    SouthGADan New Member

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    We still say "supper", what the heck is this "lunch" thing? :wink: My grandpa says "druggist" instead of "pharmacist". There's also "slacks", "pressed", "Frigidaire", and "britches".

    A few old sayings I've heard:

    "Not big enough to cuss a cat in"

    "If a dog will bring a bone, he'll carry one too" (referring to people who gossip)

    "I don't know him from the man in the moon"

    "They made their bed hard, and now they'll have to lay in it."

    "Ugly as homemade sin"

    "I wouldn't have her if you put her under a Christmas tree"

    "Mean as a devil"

    "Old as Methuselah"

    "Flat as a flitter"
     
  11. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    dumb as a bag of hammers
     
  12. bluejay

    bluejay Well-Known Member

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    Or as a box of rocks.
     
  13. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    "dont believe his train stops at this station...."

    "that dog wont hunt"
     
  14. Angler Ace

    Angler Ace New Member

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    Do you mean, "He's not working with a FULL DECK? or "HE's a FEW STRAWS SHORT A BAIL"?
     
  15. tiny b

    tiny b Active Member

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    My granddaughters don't know what a 'ice box' is. Or soda pop or belly washer.
     
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  16. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    I still use Right on......
     
  17. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    When I want to tease my daughter I still say things like: Fab and groovy or Far out.
    When I want to confuse her I say things like: It's an ill wind that blows someone else's egg on your shirt or As much use as a chocolate fireguard...W
     
  18. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    "Raining like a mad cow peeing on a flat rock." We've had a lot of that lately!:eek:oooh:
     
  19. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    How bout "Far out" or the word "Dude"......:smile2:
     
  20. boswifedeb

    boswifedeb USCA Jailhouse Lawyer

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    How about "Finer than a frog hair split four ways!"?

    Y'all come back now, y'hear ?:big_smile: