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Offline ljohnsaw

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« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2013, 10:52:39 PM »
How about -


He's slower than molasses in January.
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« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2013, 08:14:31 AM »
My eyes lids are sticking together.
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« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2013, 11:15:32 AM »
More story than just the saying, true story as it happens. There was a crusty old tech at work that had been there as long as the power plant or a bit longer. Like most with the experience to make things work he was pretty dismissive of the youngsters that were long on book learning and short on the experience needed to get things done. His usual and oft repeated comment about most of the young tech's was "He doesn't know jack 'poop' ". After hearing this from the old tech for years the day finally came for his retirement party. Along with the cake and other gifts someone had a baseball cap made for him, "I know jack 'poop!' "

The old tech finished in fine form: "Y'all get in a bind and need some advice on some of this hardware, don't even think about giving me a call!"

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« Reply #43 on: November 19, 2013, 03:13:47 PM »
Good story Shootingarts.  :)
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« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2013, 05:27:33 PM »
"Don't let your alligator mouth get your hummingbird behind in a jam."

"He's rather climb a tree and tell a lie than stand on the ground and tell the truth."


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« Reply #45 on: November 19, 2013, 05:42:02 PM »
My grandfather had a tobacco farm near Sparta, North Carolina.  No electric, no indoor plumbing, he worked very hard and lived simply, and I adored him.  When I was about 12, we were hoeing rows together and I was telling him about something that was bothering my mind.  I don't even remember what had me upset, but he told me not to think about it.  I told him that was hard to do, and he said, "Girl, you can't help the birds that fly over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair." 
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« Reply #46 on: November 19, 2013, 06:31:02 PM »
That is a good one...   8)
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« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2013, 07:05:53 PM »
This may be a lil raunchy, but Mom use to say it from time to time, in regards to getting on with what needs done, the oldest of 12 born in 26',, I've heard it more than once,  do it or get off the pot,  it still sticks with me from time to time,   she was a very Godly woman, just had lil use for wasted time I suppose,   david
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« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2013, 07:15:03 PM »
An elderly lady I worked for used to have a bunch of old sayings!

The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get!

He's not slow, He's not fast, He's half fast!
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« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2013, 07:17:51 PM »
 :D :D, Chuck, this one still stands true!  love it,   david
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« Reply #50 on: November 19, 2013, 07:37:43 PM »
Good one Roxie.  :D
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« Reply #51 on: November 19, 2013, 09:27:13 PM »
Another one " he would tell a lie if the truth sounded better".
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« Reply #52 on: November 19, 2013, 11:38:26 PM »
My former assistant was a trainer and she had a couple of sayings about some of her trainees:

"Not the sharpest knife in the drawer."

"One bottle shy of a six-pack."

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« Reply #53 on: November 20, 2013, 01:07:23 AM »
One of my favorites... wooden legs aren't hereditary, but wooden heads can be!
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« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2013, 06:38:29 AM »
One I like when you hurt yourself,  "That hurts worse than sliding down a razor blade into a pool of alcohol".
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« Reply #55 on: November 20, 2013, 07:02:54 AM »
That log is as crooked as a dog's tail.  ;D
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« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2013, 07:38:42 AM »
Not sure how old the saying is,

You know, you can tell he is lying,  his lips are moving.

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« Reply #57 on: November 20, 2013, 08:55:03 AM »
Not sure how old the saying is,

You know, you can tell he is lying,  his lips are moving.

Somebody on here will know.  :D
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« Reply #58 on: November 20, 2013, 09:48:42 AM »
'Large as life and twice as ugly'
old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm

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« Reply #59 on: November 20, 2013, 11:16:48 AM »
It’s from the south end of a bull cow headed north.
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