Funny Sayings Your Grandmother Used to Say – NWR

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Post # 2
4008 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
4196 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

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
6398 posts
Bee Keeper

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
4609 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

My grandmother is still alive. And 92 next week. When saying the number 25 she says “five and twenty”.

Post # 6
6166 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

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 # 10
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space

Me: “Shoot! I forgot what I was gonna say.”
Grandma: “Hmm… must have been a lie!”

Post # 12
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

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
625 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I don’t have a relationship with any grandparents but just had to say, this is my favorite thread <3

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