Before I left Baltimore, my friend Megan said I should make a list of all our family idioms. I had realized that we had some, shall we say, “unique” family sayings, but Megan said that what we have goes far beyond the norm and not only do we have more, but we use them all the time without even realizing it.
Then last week my sister-in-law mentioned that she and her friends had been keeping a quote book of memorable moments which they dust off and share when levity is required. This made me think of Megan and what she recommended to me. (Although the two ideas differ somewhat, one made me think of the other.)
So here goes…for those of you who know us well, please feel free to add to the list cause I am sure I missed some of “ours” (and please note, I do not claim that any of these phrases began with us; just that we use and perhaps have/had overused them). Also, please add your favorites that we may have never heard but that you find hilarious or telling.
It is raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock
Even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while
Sh** or get off the pot
What’s this we sh** white man?
Fish or cut bait
Don’t fish off the company pier
She is a few cards shy of a full deck
Take all your money out of the bank and buy a clue
She doesn’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of
Don’t put the cart before the horse
We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it
Children should be seen and not heard
When I want your advice, I’ll ask for it
Now I am left wondering what this list says about my family…perhaps the most fun part of this list for you all is to try to decide who said what 😉