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Old 06-14-2007, 11:34 AM   #101
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Neither of my parents use many "colorful metaphors", but my maternal grandmother's family uses cuss phrases...

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Old 06-14-2007, 11:35 AM   #102
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I once had a girl friend who had a family saying that I could never figure out however, I still remember it: " S**t on a G** D**n rug."

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Old 06-14-2007, 11:48 AM   #103
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I have been back with a my parents for five days now and haven't really heard anything that are stock phrases or the like. They are witty and educated. I have never heard them argue or swear. It was nice listening to all their stories.
"When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
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Old 06-14-2007, 02:02 PM   #104
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Old 06-14-2007, 02:25 PM   #105
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Old 06-14-2007, 04:06 PM   #106
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This thread is better than therapy.

Dad was a perennial home handyman: "GíDa*n modern design!"
ĎSplains way I never wanted to own a house.

"You vote with your dollar."

A sign in the basement workroom: "You get too some oltd and too late schmart."

Mom: "Ask me no questions, Iíll tell you no lies."

"How would that look?" Me: "Iím more interested in how it really is."

While driving through other neighborhoods, "this how the other half lives."

"Are you sure you donít have to go, last chance."

"Are you going to be warm enough in that?" Oh, those MidWestern winters.

Interesting how many of their favorites were financial. Maybe they taught me more about money than I thought.
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"(Someone) lies like a rug."

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