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Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Oct 17, 2015.
Not my circus; not my monkeys.
Never heard that one but I like it! (although uttering it loudly when referring to set 9.10 may get me a disciplinary!
1. You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs (in response to whingers about mess.)
2. You have two ears and one mouth, use them in that ratio! (to noisy kids.)
3. The glass is not half empty OR full. Its broken! (an expression of extreme pessimism for when a really bad situation warrants it.) - bit of a self invented saying there!
4. Even a broken clock is right twice a day (a possible response to the child with the lowest IQ in the school getting a G as opposed to a U in a mock!)
5. It becomes difficult to straight to straight think! (taken off an old army ad describing the effect of training at -20.C)
6. 'Several standard deviations down the wrong end of the Normal Distribution' an over the top intellectually way of saying 'a complete ****'
7. If you pay peanuts you get monkeys! (overheard said by a supervisor at a factory in exasperation at the 'low quality' of agency staff.)
8. 'Horses for courses.'
It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.
Handsome is as handsome does.
Better keep the devil at the door than have to turn him out of the house.
No **** Sherlock.
A Music Teacher with whom I worked early in my career had inscribed on their planner/diary
"Never try to teach a pig to sing - it wastes your time and it annoys the pig."
A metaphor for teaching if ever there was one.
My personal favourite is attributed to Billy Connolly:
"Before judging a man try walking a mile in his shoes. Then who cares? He's a mile away and you've got his shoes."
'I'm not the maid, I'm not the cleaner, I'm not your mother'- to remind students to push chairs in and clean their rubbish at the end of a class.
damnant quod non intellegunt
You are quite whimsical. I hope you are the whimsical one.
She's no better than she should be...
...not that I really have the foggiest idea what that means!
Can someone, please, explain to me what that means?
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
If wishes were horses, beggars might ride.
You can't polish a turd.
It means that you should regard someone as handsome on the basis of their good actions, not their physical appearance. Which is a bit odd, since "handsome" is a word that means "of attractive physical appearance".
Of a child (or a parent) who is pleasant but dim...They're doing the best they can with the equipment they've got.
My version of this was
"I missed out on the mummy gene so....."
This reminds me of the one that goes "you can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig" - something David Cameron might have found useful...
Same sentiments, but more direct.
Having worked in an environment where if you made errors they might have proved fatal to someone, another one I like, when someone's making a big deal about someone else's mistake is "it's ok - nobody died".
frequently used in all sorts of contexts and with various individuals.
"If that's the worst thing that happens to you this week, count yourself lucky"
Actually I sometimes go on to list the various awful things that have happened to some one some where in the last 12 hours
'My three year old has a time-out chair, do I need to bring it in?' Stroppy Year 7s do not like that one!
damnant quod non intellegunt
....sunt lacrimae rerum.....
Dum spiro spero.