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Favourite sayings: what's yours?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    My favourite saying for "get on with it" is "Sh i t or get off the pot."
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  2. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Do you get many complaints from parents, then? :eek:
  3. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    I don't tend to use it at work DT! I am sometimes tempted admittedly.
  4. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I know you don't!
    I can't stop tittering at that.:D
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  5. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    All this ******** is going to get is into trouble!
  6. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    In Scotland, "a bit peely wally" was so much more miserably descriptive than 'off colour' or 'looking pale'
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  7. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    It's allowed!! ******** is allowed!!
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  8. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Of courshe it ish - for reshting!

  9. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Is he s(h)itting on one of these?
    colpee and sabrinakat like this.
  10. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I do like:

    I have a cunning plan

    (watching a few Blackadder episodes over the weekend)

    damnant quod non intellegunt
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  11. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Work 'til your brain hurts and your eyes bleed.
    Don't shower, take a bath
  12. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Never eat anything bigger than your head.
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    You can't read your notes in the shower.
  14. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    I learned a couple from my mum when I was going through a particularly rough time at work a couple of years ago that have stuck with me.
    'flies have conquered the flypaper' was one, and 'before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves' was the other.
    They weren't much comfort at the time, but I find myself thinking of them often now that the raw pain of the situation has dulled.

    Others I like are 'you don't get a dog and bark yourself' (when my kids complain about having to do chores) and 'I'd rather regret something I did than something I didn't do' (which I discovered is usually good advice, unless the thing in question is jagerbombs).
    monicabilongame likes this.
  15. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    When we were too demanding, my mum always used to say, "I'll fan you for the other a'penny"
  16. gooddays

    gooddays Senior commenter

    I heard this for the first time yesterday, a recommendation on good management for Justin Trudeau, who just might become Canada's next PM. The idea was, he doesn't have to know everything, he just has to surround himself with people who know everything about their area of expertise and let them do their jobs.
  17. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    When I'm trying to reason with Daughter1 I always preface my remarks with: Look, let's be honest.....

    And then I proceed to totally pull my punches and skirt round things!
  18. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    I think it was an escalation of, "It's enough to give you the sh*its!"
  19. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    My husband has some colourful ones. However hungry I am, my appetite always eases when he comes out with "I could eat at scabby horse between two rusty mattresses."
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  20. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

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