Post # 1
I was reminiscing about my Bobcia and a couple of funny phrases she used to say came up that make me giggle:
This place is for the shits.
Peehole in the snow.
Better quit while you’re ahead.
You’ll fall on your dupa.
What are some of your favorite things your Grandmother used to say or says?
Post # 2
My grandmother had no filter and would frequently remark on people’s appearances. There were many occasions she would say things like, “well she’s not the prettiest child, but she’s cute.” Like that made it better.
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
lol my Grandma used to say “Lord love a duck” (instead of something like “well I’ll be damned”). haha she passed away when I was in grade 4 so I dont have tons of memories of her, but I do remember that making me giggle.
Post # 4
My grandmother would frequently tell me to sit with my legs closed (I was a tomboy who played with boys and wore shorts so of course I naturally mimicked them) but she would say “sit like you have a secret.”
Post # 5
My grandmother is still alive. And 92 next week. When saying the number 25 she says “five and twenty”.
Post # 6
You won’t get full on a fancy plate! << Heard that one a lot when I was younger, crushing on hot guys. Meaning looks aren’t everything and that a sturdy, big, reliable plate will bring more fulfillment lmao.
Post # 7
pinkcorsage : hahahaha I love that hahaha
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Charliejeorge : lol I have never heard that, that’s funny.
ladyartichoke : that’s amazing!! My grandmother on my Dad’s side is 83 now, goodness!
lifeisbeeutiful : I like it.
Post # 10
Inconvenienced Grandma: “I hope your tires fall off!” (it sounds better in our primary language)
Aesthetician Grandma: “A red apple a day will give you rosy cheeks.”
Doctor Grandma: If I cried about a minor cut or scrape or bug bite, Grandma would look at me with a serious, somber gaze and say “That’s exactly what your great-grandma had before she died.” then shake her head sadly.
The snark is strong in my family.
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space
Me: “Shoot! I forgot what I was gonna say.”
Grandma: “Hmm… must have been a lie!”
Post # 12
I never heard my Grandma say it, but my mom claims she always said, “Right church, wrong pew” as in, oops. I mixed stuff up.
and it makes me LOL every single time I screw something up, like cracking a bunch of eggs and cracking an egg into the discarded shell bowl.
Post # 13
THis isn’t really “funny” per se… but both my paternal grandparents always used to say “cotton-pickin” as a derogatory term. Like, “that cotton-pickin driver went through the red light.” When I was really young, I used to think that was so random and weird and funny – until I was about 8 and realized, ohhhhhhh maybe that’s a racist term?! Like slaves?!??! AHHH. It also could have just been derogatory towards poor indigent people (sharecroppers), but either way, not cool.
Post # 14
My grandma is still alive, whenever we talk on the phone and I ask her how she is, she says, “If I was any better I couldn’t stand it!” and I just love her for that.
Post # 15
I don’t have a relationship with any grandparents but just had to say, this is my favorite thread <3