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Dragonslayer
Dragonslayer Member Posts: 2,066 Pioneering
Hi There
My old Mum had a 'Saying' for everything and one to suit every occasion.
For instance.

What the eye can't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.

Pick up a knife someone else drops to bring you good luck.

We may not be rich, but we do see life.

Given knifes, or scissors as a gift will cut friendship. ( To break that you had to give them a little money in return)

There are many, many more that at the moment escape me.

I'm sure you people out there can add many others?

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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,614 Disability Gamechanger
    The second one about knives is interesting. I always was told if someone gives you a knife you have to give them a silver coin in return. Maybe that is along the same lines.
  • vikingqueen
    vikingqueen Member Posts: 699 Pioneering
       Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we may as well dance
         
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,219 Disability Gamechanger
    If you give a wallet or purse as a gift always put some money in it.
    Are you reading that newspaper you're sat on?
    You will sit there until you've eaten all your tea.
    Wait til your father gets home.

    Be extra nice to new members.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,291 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    The devil makes work for idle hands ?

    (one of my mums favourite sayings)

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayer Member Posts: 2,066 Pioneering
       Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we may as well dance
    I like that one
         
    66Mustang said:
    The second one about knives is interesting. I always was told if someone gives you a knife you have to give them a silver coin in return. Maybe that is along the same lines.

    You are right. I now remember that. Thanks

  • Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayer Member Posts: 2,066 Pioneering
    In for a penny, in for a pound
  • Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayer Member Posts: 2,066 Pioneering
    The saying
    That's Water under the bridge. ( Not sure if that's exactly correct )
    But I always think, but it still comes out the other side. 
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,291 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    See a penny pick it up
    all day long you’ll have good luck...touch wood ?

    (supposed to be heads up when you see it)

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • RAwarrior
    RAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    @woodbine

    I know I shouldn’t to laugh but you have really cheered me up with the “wait till your father gets home” comment because I heard that so many times as a child ?
  • RAwarrior
    RAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    @Dragonslayer

    Money doesn’t grow on trees.

    Do you think I am made of money?

    Act as in haste, repent at leisure.

     I don’t follow the Jones’
  • Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayer Member Posts: 2,066 Pioneering
    A stitch in time saves nine.
    You made your bed, now you lay in it.

    Anyone know how the one goes about turning the money in your pocket when there's a full moon?
    Or looking after your pennys and they will turn into pounds?

  • RAwarrior
    RAwarrior Member Posts: 430 Pioneering
    Don’t sit so close to the telly as you will get Square eyes.

    If you pull that face, your face will stay like that.

    What time do you call this?
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,300 Disability Gamechanger
    Some of these bring back so many memories and I heart myself saying them to my son

    Q Whats for tea mum
    A Bread and Jam

    Waste not want not

    If you dont eat all your veg you cant have any pudding

    Eat your crusts you will get curly hair, eat your carrots so you can see at night

    Shut that door you were not born in a barn

    Just a few I remember
  • Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayer Member Posts: 2,066 Pioneering
    A watched kettle never boils

    Time and time wait for no man

    You can't make a cake without breaking eggs

    No use crying over spilt milk

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

    Just a few more I remember.
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,614 Disability Gamechanger
    I know a few Yorkshire sayings as my family are from Yorkshire

    If you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig - if you have an item that’s not very good, it doesn’t matter how much you try to polish it or make it look nice

    You were born with two ears and only one mouth for a reason - speaks for itself - you should listen more than you speak

    Fur coat, no knickers - something that looks good but is fake and has no substance, or a person that shows off, especially wealth, but really isn’t that good/wealthy
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 5,291 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    You can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear

    monkey see monkey do

    one swallow does not a summer make

    “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”


    ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • Parrot123
    Parrot123 Member Posts: 137 Pioneering
    See that tree over there is money growing on it. Noooo. 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,270 Disability Gamechanger
    @Dragonslayer - I remember, 'look after the pennies, & the pounds will look after themselves.'

    My Great Aunt used to say, 'every little helps as the old woman said as she tiddled in the sea.' Wondering if this actually was a saying, I looked it up, & it dates from 1590, but it was about a wren, & not quite so politely said, 'Everything helps, quoth the wren when she p***** into the sea.' I told my children my Great Aunt's version, & if I ever say 'every little helps...' they finish the saying off for me. I will have to teach my grandchildren, so it continues in usage for a few more hundred years! :)
  • Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayer Member Posts: 2,066 Pioneering
    chiarieds said:
    @Dragonslayer - I remember, 'look after the pennies, & the pounds will look after themselves.'

    My Great Aunt used to say, 'every little helps as the old woman said as she tiddled in the sea.' Wondering if this actually was a saying, I looked it up, & it dates from 1590, but it was about a wren, & not quite so politely said, 'Everything helps, quoth the wren when she p***** into the sea.' I told my children my Great Aunt's version, & if I ever say 'every little helps...' they finish the saying off for me. I will have to teach my grandchildren, so it continues in usage for a few more hundred years! :)
    Thanks for that. I loved it and smiled as I read it.
  • Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayer Member Posts: 2,066 Pioneering
    66Mustang said:
    I know a few Yorkshire sayings as my family are from Yorkshire

    If you put lipstick on a pig, it’s still a pig - if you have an item that’s not very good, it doesn’t matter how much you try to polish it or make it look nice

    You were born with two ears and only one mouth for a reason - speaks for itself - you should listen more than you speak

    Fur coat, no knickers - something that looks good but is fake and has no substance, or a person that shows off, especially wealth, but really isn’t that good/wealthy

    I am from Yorkshire, still live here as does my family going back generations.
    Yorkshire bred through and through
    Loved your sayings

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