Post # 1
I got a few and they keep coming and coming today for some crazy reason. Call it lack of sleep (was up to all hours w/my son who’s sick and now I’m about there too), but I’ve been full of them today!
Here’s a few, courtesy of my dad(passed away but was such a fun guy), grandma (fiery redhead beauty and x beauty queen) and aunt (the designer):
dad: “Confound it J(insert my name)”!
grandma: “You’d have a better time finding a nun in vegas than finding a _____ (insert item here)”.
dad: (this one is and will always be a mystery to my sister and I) “What in-tar nation were you thinking J(insert my name here)?”
aunt: (said to me as I was graduating from high school) “Dah-ling. Keep your skirt down and your pants up and you’ll never get in any trouble.”
grandma: “Lord help the southern army” (which was said whenever I did something bad. She said that alot growing up).
Now I wanna hear yours! I think I’m just having a bad case of missing my dad and grandma and aunt.
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
Oh goodness, my dad has SO MANY random things he says! It’s mainly when he’s upset…my dad doesn’t curse at all, so his favorite thing to say when he gets mad is “kiss a duck”. Not quite sure what it means…but he likes to yell it really loudly.
Post # 4
I love it! “kiss a duck”!
I think I can vaguely remember the dad in “Christmas Story” saying confound it when the furnace went wacky or when the tree shorted out. My dad was alot like that, saying things in place of curse words.
Sometimes they sounded made up, but I know he was just tryin’ to raise two girls to not swear like sailors!
Post # 5
My mom always says, “well shoot far!” which I think is actually supposed to be fire.. it’s just hard to tell with her accent.
Post # 6
I love it Layla! I’ve heard that one before too! It makes me wonder, do they mean they are able to shoot something that’s “far” away or “shoot fire”?
I dunno. Gotta love our roots though right?
I can’t wait to see where this thread goes. I wanna see some west coast, west, north, and midwest and even international “isms”! This is gonna be fun girl!
Post # 7
My dad: I haven’t seen/done ______ since Moby Dick was a minnow!
Post # 8
my aunt says “coolie beans”…but only b/c she stole it from me!!! I’ve been saying that since I was 15, lol
Post # 9
My Grandma has the best sayings. When she is dealt a bad hand when playing cards (Rummy), she says, “Oh Dear! There’s a dog from every town!”
Post # 10
We don’t have much of sayings as we do a special voice/accent we do… we call it the porkchop voice. And we are weird.
Post # 11
My Dad says “man alive!” a lot. Thinking about it, it’s really funny.
Post # 12
My mom has an “I’m proud of you” song, that we (we = my siblings, ages 20 – 43) still get sung to us if we do something worthy… I’ve started singing it to my Fiance too 🙂 I would share the words but you really have to sing it for the full effect 🙂
My older brother makes up names for us too.. my name is Laura, but he calls me Laurtimizer Stumbartimizer. Really. All the time. Did I mention he was 43 with 2 kids?
Post # 13
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
These are cracking me up – I love it!
I just thought of another of my dad’s favorites – “sheep dip”…like if something goes wrong he goes “well, sheep dip!” in a really annoyed voice. I have to admit, it’s pretty hard not to laugh at my dad when he’s mad.
Post # 14
This is such a fun thread! I’m glad I’m not the only hive buzzer with an
This is so much fun.
Keep it coming. I’m actually sick and not going in tomorrow. Bleech.
And as my dad also said:
“I’ve got more (today I’m addind in coughs) than fleas on a hound dog.”
Post # 15
Not my parents, but all the cousins in my family have a saying of saying Chianti when they’re upset/surprised… but they say it like Kee-anti! It started because when they were all younger (and I was very very young) they got in the habit of saying “Jesus Christ” which always got them in trouble. So they started saying Jesus Chi… which also got them in trouble. So then they started saying Chi-anti haha. It’s just stuck even though most of them are in their 30s now.
I can’t think of any the older generation of my family uses, except for just specific words that I find funny (icebox, davenport, cross (as in, don’t make me cross)). I’ll try to think of more.
Post # 16
My dad whenever he is upset says “son of a biscuit!”
lol…im like dad that doesnt make any sense lol