Add your own Saying, Aphorism or Proverb here, preferably regional but all are welcome..

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Do you have a particular saying, aphorism or proverb that you use? 

Regional ones are interesting because there will be lots of people from other areas who haven’t heard the phrase, but any of the above are welcome regional or not.

It could be a proverb you like or an aphorism or witty (we hope) observation or just a saying that’s used a lot.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step so let’s ‘ave ‘em (see wot I did there!)

Nice one!  (Apparently that means thank you!)


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A tricky job: Like herding cats!

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“Who knew, ya bugger!” 

Not really regional, but relatively new, rhetorical phrase, when something slightly surprising.

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Oooooh what’s that other one I use a lot, ooooooh brain fog, 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔, oh yeah….…

”you couldn’t make it up! 🙄”

I’m using this a lot during lockdown, when certain articles think it fine to have six covid bubbles on the go all in one day 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄😡😡😡😡. Anything that’s slightly beyond ones belief 😁

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I’ve never seen so much rain, It’s wetter than an otter’s pocket.

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An old 82 year old neighbour (now passed) shocked me when he pointed at a wooded slope and said ‘See that? Used to be bare as a-holes’  :open_mouth:

 

He also said about a long term project ‘It won’t be done in a 12 month’ 

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“Move along now, nothing to see” - that’s used a lot at the moment. 

“Does a one legged duck 🦆swim in circles?” - when someone asks an obvious question. 

“I’ll climb to the foot of our stairs!” - when amazed by a statement. 

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“Larf? Me tits fell off!” 🤭🤣🤣🤣🤣 - when hearing something hilariously funny. 

“I’ve seen more meat on a butchers pencil ✏️“ - when someone is extremely skinny malinkey!

”Quick! Pull my finger! 👈Quick! Pull it!” - usually your dad, when he’s about to fart 🙄🙄🙄🤣. Very very popular in the 1970s! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂👈🏃‍♂️💨💨💨💨💨💥

”Night night, don’t let the bed bugs bite 🛌🐜🦗🕷” - another 1970s one, to “reassure” as you got into bed!

”I feel like a bag of spanner’s 🔧🔧🔧🔧🔧” - when feeling rough.  

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@Bev I’ve also heard “a face like a bag of spanners” to describe someone unattractive. 

The 💨💨 one is hilarious, I’ve not heard that one before.

“I’ll climb to the foot of our stairs!” - when amazed by a statement. 

We never went so far: I’ll go t’ foot of our stairs!

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I don’t ever say this, but I went out with a guy from Northern Ireland, who constantly said “Catch yourself on!” 🙄🙄🙄🙄🤣which I think means “you’ve got to be kidding” kind of thing. 

And along the same line, “you’re pulling my plonker” 

 

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I don’t ever say this, but I went out with a guy from Northern Ireland, who constantly said “Catch yourself on!” 🙄🙄🙄🙄🤣which I think means “you’ve got to be kidding” kind of thing. 

And along the same line, “you’re pulling my plonker” 

 

‘You’re pulling my Pilsner’ was similar back when, probably when we all drank bottles of Holsten Pils

 

 

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If you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all 

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You can't have your cake and eat it.

 

 

But infact I actually think you can because I just have 🤣🤣🍰🍰

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You can't have your cake and eat it.

 

 

But infact I actually think you can because I just have 🤣🤣🍰🍰

Ahhh...but the cake you have isn’t the cake you ate, ‘cos you ate it…

hmmm...

There are some appealing ones like:

”Yer know what I mean?”

and 

“Didn’t I?”

”How good is that?”

”You can never get better than that.”

Plus those who begin everything with “so”.

However  better ones but not quite within the theme are:

”If you want to travel fast, travel alone. If you want to travel further, travel together.”

“Don't just give a gift, be a gift.”

and very recently

“Tomorrow is going to be better than today, even if today was a good day” and “You have endless chances of dying, in the end everyone has a turn, it has to happen sometime.”

I wouldn’t say the last few are favourites but a darn sight better than the first bunch.

We also suffer from in vogue words that come and go - “absolutely”, “exactly right.”

Here’s a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt:

“I had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: ‘No good in a bed, but fine against a wall.’”  

 

Like

Literally

Oh, sorry, it snot that sort of thread 😉 

Like. I forgot “like” like.

Like. I literally died!

Like. I literally died!

...and came back again?

Wasn’t Jesus meant to have done that?!

I literally saw him like rise from the dead, I literally like died with shock.

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“Shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted🐴” 

“Jesus Wept!” 

“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice” 💕💕💕💕💕(my favourite from hearing it over 30 years ago during my hospital radio days👍)

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Every day's a school day..... (when you learn something new)

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Holy mother of God! (Exasperation or surprise)

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