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I'm on a nostalgic kick...

Rules

1. Name a word or phrase you've never heard spoken except by your parents or grandparents.

2. Put the definition



Clothes horse

Mom: "We need to get a clothes horse."
Me: "What in the world is a clotheshorse?"

Definition: a frame upon which clothes are hung after washing, indoors or outdoors, to dry by evaporation

”You don’t have the sense god gave a goose!”

Usually said when me or my brother did something really stupid as kids.

“Get me a poke from the closet.” “Your mom made flannel cake.” “Poor possum...it’s kyarn now.”

Poke: bag

Flannel cake: pancake

Kyarn: roadkill


All commonly said by my dad who’s 76

LittleMouse wrote:
“Get me a poke from the closet.” “Your mom made flannel cake.” “Poor possum...it’s kyarn now.”

Poke: bag

Flannel cake: pancake

Kyarn: roadkill


All commonly said by my dad who’s 76

Never had heard any of those. Cool.

Dunedain-Ranger wrote:
”You don’t have the sense god gave a goose!”

Usually said when me or my brother did something really stupid as kids.

Lol. I've heard "You're a silly goose," before.

When I forget something, my parents always said-- "If you can't remember it, it must not have been important."

Probably meant as a way to encourage me to improve my memory but man that was annoying when I was growing up. XD

Subtleknifewielder wrote:
When I forget something, my parents always said-- "If you can't remember it, it must not have been important."

Probably meant as a way to encourage me to improve my memory but man that was annoying when I was growing up. XD

I've heard that one. Also, "Do you know where my bag is?" "Yep. Wherever you left it last."

Sandra said her grandfather used to say "colleywobbles." She thought he had made it up until we looked it up. Lol

Abigail_Austin wrote:
Subtleknifewielder wrote:
When I forget something, my parents always said-- "If you can't remember it, it must not have been important."

Probably meant as a way to encourage me to improve my memory but man that was annoying when I was growing up. XD

I've heard that one. Also, "Do you know where my bag is?" "Yep. Wherever you left it last."
Hahah, yes...I have heard that one too. XD

Also lol. I have heard collywobbles...but only in fiction set in Victorian-era Britain. :P

Well, when I'm super, extra quiet, or thinking really hard about something, my dad just sort of looks at me and goes: "You haven't said boo to a goose today."

And of course, there's that one incident I watched on...somewhere that reminds m e of my parents...

Mom: A wha' you do to me pickney?
Dad: He's fine, he's learnin' how fe swim...Kick your feet if you want fe swim, boy.

Mom looks on with worried eyes.

Dad: He'll be fine-IF YOU DROWN, ME KILL YOU!
The boy: Look! Me do it, me learn how fe swim.
Dad: See? He's fine.
Mom: But what if he can't get back?
Dad: He'll get back.
Mom: But what if him can't?
Dad: Then you'll get him.
Mom: Me no know how fe swim....

“Bird-dog it!”

Get it quickly XD I don’t know if my dad made it up or if it’s real but...I say it too XD

8_Stars_8 wrote:
“Bird-dog it!”

Get it quickly XD I don’t know if my dad made it up or if it’s real but...I say it too XD
Heard it before, but very, very rarely, and even then I think only on old movies, hahah.

When my dad sneezes - every single time. EVERY time.

He says 'horseshit' while sneezing.

He also says 'if you crap in one hand and hope in the other which one will get full first?' When I tell him I want something or want to do something. 😑😑

Let's not forget 'If wishes were horses, beggars could ride.'

Mercyinreach wrote:
When my dad sneezes - every single time. EVERY time.

He says 'horseshit' while sneezing.

Lol

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Let's not forget 'If wishes were horses, beggars could ride.'

I've never heard that one. And I'm trying to figure out what it means, but I'm...not getting it. Hehe. What does it mean? Is it like saying "action will get one farther than wishing" or something like that?

I like how there were so many goose-related ones, for some reason. XD

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