Funny Sayings Your Grandmother Used to Say – NWR

posted 2 years ago in Entertainment
Post # 46
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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megm1099 :  So funny about the potato thing.  My Mom was from Quebec also, and her’s sounded like po-day-dose.  I said it too, until kids made fun of me.

Post # 47
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Any place that was too small ”You couldn’t swing a cat, in there”.   Some bad stuff, that was good to know, before i ever said it.  I did not know that their way of saying,someone was cheap was ”They are hymy with their money”.  A very bad slur against Jewish people.  Uggh, glad I never used that term!.

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

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bradsgirl :  That’s so funny!! Does your mom get competitive about pickles too? I really should, like, question my grandmother about that someday. XD

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2006

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areyouthebride :  Lol I say the same to my kids, and yep! go it from my grandma. 

Post # 50
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Busy bee

Mine would come right out & say bullshit for no reason & another one she used to say in the winter months…don’t fall you will break your looking glass.” 

Post # 51
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

My Nanna (who is still alive) always says “shivers” or “Sugar” instead of swearing… or most of the time she’ll say “sh*t, I mean shivers!” – even though all her grandchildren are adults and most of us swear. haha 

The other thing is specific to me, I’m only 5′ tall and it used to upset me when people thought I was younger than my sibling/cousins, she is also short and would tell me “good things come in small packages” (and pop would reply with “so does poison!”).

 

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ladyvictoria :  

My family has variations of the same sayings:

‘Knee high to a grasshopper’ and ‘two shakes of a lamb’s tail’ haha!

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Blushing bee

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avprobeauty : My grandma calls me up everyso often before I take a trip with my SO to say “Remember, you can do everything but the one thing (vaginal sex).” My cousins and I would die laughing over this.

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

My one grandma always used to say “If I told you fifty eleven times!” It meant I’ve told you that a lot, start listening! 

My other grandma had the strongest nails and she would always attribute them to eating jello! Whenever I’d break a nail she’d say “eat more jello” 🤷‍♀️

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

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cj2018 :  My grandma also called a couch a davenport, but I always thought she was saying “dam-port” so when I was a kid I would tell her not to cuss!! 

 

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ladyvictoria :  My grandma also said “no bigger than a minute” when she was talking about someone super small/skinny! 

Post # 56
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

avprobeauty :  Love this thread!

My grandma used to pronounce things incorrectly, but was convinced she was right. Piano she pronounced Pi-an-a. Hawaii she pronounced Ha-Wi-Ya. Parmesean she pronounced Par-me-z-an. This is one thing I love about my mother in law – she does the same thing but with different words. She pronounces jalapeno with a J sound and it makes me think of something grandma would have said every time. 

I also remember once my sister and I were in the car with her, and shes saw a bumper sticker that said “Quitcha Bitchin'”, and she thought it was the funniest thing ever and kept saying it and cracking up.’ After that day she always threw out this phrase anytime someone was bickering and thought she was so funny.

She also told me if I wasn’t getting the results I wanted out of an action (ie, opening a tough jar, working on a math problem, putting something together, etc), that I “Wasn’t holding my tongue the right way”

She also referred to Neopolitan ice cream as Metropolitan ice cream. She always ate the strawberry out of it and left the chocolate and vanilla for anyone else. 

I have very wavy/curly hair naturally, and when I was in elementary school it was always a mess and in my face. My grandma used to get on to me and want me to pull it back out of my eyes. Then in 6-7th grade I went through a phase of pulling it all back in a pony tail and hairspraying the crap out of it, and she then always told me my hair was “slicked back like an onion” and that I should wear it down. I wish she could see my hair today because it’s long and I actually know how to style it down and out of my face..haha.

I miss her so much.

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I love this thread!!

My Mim (grandma) worked as an EA/ CYW for the longest time, so when any of my extended family would accidentally use the word “retarded” the wrong way, she would get SUPER offended and say “you don’t say RETARDED! You say AHTARDED!” … Like changing the first 2 letters made it totally acceptable to be said. 

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Mine told me never to marry a guy less than 10 years older than me, because boys mature more slowly than girls (she was 10 years younger than my Grandad).

My husband is 14 years older so maybe I listened!

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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Sunshine024 :  I love it! This thread put a smile on my face. I miss my gram so much and can hear her saying these things and her laugh. 

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