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What’s one of your dad’s favorite sayings?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on June 20, 2010

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“I promise.”

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kernal 3 years, 9 months ago

"Clean your plate, there's starving children in China."

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LoveThsLife 3 years, 10 months ago

or.."many hands make light work"....I hated hearing him say that as kid..it meant more chores.

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John Hampton 3 years, 10 months ago

  1. "You could tear up a crowbar in a sand pile" ( I had the need to take things apart to see how they worked)

  2. "You couldn't pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the heel" (I couldn't always put things from #1 back together)

  3. "It's hotter than a snake's ass in a wagon rut" (self explanatory)

  4. "You can't shoot pool with a rope" (has to do with drinking too much whilst on a date)

  5. "Any work done on Sunday has to be redone on Monday"

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TrooGrit 3 years, 10 months ago

arseholes " and elbows, son, get with it"!

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Pilgrim2 3 years, 10 months ago

"I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it."

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geoismeo 3 years, 10 months ago

"If you don't get a haircut soon, I will have to get dog tags for you."

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Bunny_Hotcakes 3 years, 10 months ago

How about...

"Everybody has a right to their own opinion, even if they're wrong."

"I know everything...that's worth knowing."

(Upon news I've been wronged) "Want me to call out 40 drunk Teamsters?" or "Want me to bust their kneecaps?"

(When it's time for a snack and the fridge is too far away) "Can you bring me an apple, a knife, and a napkin?"

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luckyfrogfeet 3 years, 10 months ago

how many times have i told you to lick that knife before you stick it back in the butter?

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towboat 3 years, 10 months ago

how many times a day do I need to feed you?? remember the golden rule: he who has the gold makes the rules. I can't hear the rocks in your head... yes or no? did you hear the elephant under my chair? it's as cold as a witch's tit in a brass bra!

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puddleglum 3 years, 10 months ago

rains coming down like a cow peeing on a flat rock

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jetgirl 3 years, 10 months ago

People would be happy if they just did what I told them to do.

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jd 3 years, 10 months ago

Why don't you park the damn thing you stupid sh*t!

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irvan moore 3 years, 10 months ago

If it has teats or wheels it's gonna cause you problems.

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tanaumaga 3 years, 10 months ago

'sometimes you get the elevator, sometimes you get the shaft.' 'if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down.' 'don't pee on me and tell me it's raining.'

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Soup2Nuts 3 years, 10 months ago

"You'll wonder where the yellow went, when you flush the stool with Pepsodent"

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Kathy Getto 3 years, 10 months ago

"A place for everything and everything is its place."

"The world doesn't revolve around you." Hated that one as a kid - would give anything to hear it one more time.

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macon47 3 years, 10 months ago

dont get your meat where you get your bread

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thebcman 3 years, 10 months ago

FIRST YORKSHIREMAN: You were lucky. We lived for three months in a paper bag in a septic tank. We used to have to get up at six in the morning, clean the paper bag, eat a crust of stale bread, go to work down t' mill, fourteen hours a day, week-in week-out, for sixpence a week, and when we got home our Dad would thrash us to sleep wi' his belt. SECOND YORKSHIREMAN: Luxury. We used to have to get out of the lake at six o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of 'ot gravel, work twenty hour day at mill for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle, if we were lucky! THIRD YORKSHIREMAN: Well, of course, we had it tough. We used to 'ave to get up out of shoebox at twelve o'clock at night and lick road clean wit' tongue. We had two bits of cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at mill for sixpence every four years, and when we got home our Dad would slice us in two wit' bread knife. FOURTH YORKSHIREMAN: Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah. FIRST YORKSHIREMAN: And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.

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Andrea Hoag 3 years, 10 months ago

"Waste not, want not..."

"When I was a kid growing up in the Great Depression..."

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notanoobhere 3 years, 10 months ago

Roll your asses, get your feet off the deck. Dont amount to a hella beans.

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JJE007 3 years, 10 months ago

"You BASTARD!" Does that even make sense?~)

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Benjamin Roberts 3 years, 10 months ago

I can't believe that it took 50 comments to get to this one - the one every father can't wait to say and every mother dreads the day.

"Pull my finger!"

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twobigones 3 years, 10 months ago

Son, that dog don't hunt ! and I taught him everything he knows, but not everything I know !

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thebcman 3 years, 10 months ago

Dad : "Betty, Tell him not to look at the sun!" Mom: "Why the hell do you think he'll listen to me?"

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InspectorJo 3 years, 10 months ago

or if you really pissed him off, "I'll kick your ass up between your shoulders" our dad had some awesome sayings and HE was the BEST!

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InspectorJo 3 years, 10 months ago

"It's not what you make, it's what you save that counts"

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1029 3 years, 10 months ago

"I don't care what you do with your life, just don't ever fill out the Census."

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Hairy_Read 3 years, 10 months ago

All pussy fathers should be de-nutted. Bozo the clown are you a father, hope not. Freak fuk.

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fantastic_hollaa 3 years, 10 months ago

"Muck Fizzou" and "I'm not sleepin', I'm checkin' for holes in my eyelids"

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JackFrost 3 years, 10 months ago

Seriously, my dad is a Brit. He had a good career, and made a decent amount of money. But he's a simple man. Some of my favorite are "It's only money", and "Scrubbers", when refering to Madonna and those old broads on "Sex and the City", and "Desparate Housewives"

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JackFrost 3 years, 10 months ago

Money doesn't talk, it swears.

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jumpin_catfish 3 years, 10 months ago

You kids think I'm made of money!

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Finnbar1 3 years, 10 months ago

if you're going to borrow money from friends, you haveta decide which you need more, the money or your friends. that music is driving me plum outta my mind are you a pure D fool? you don't know how good you got it, I had to walk to school barefooted in the winter, uphill both ways. That Billy Martin........ which meant I despised Billy Martin, which made Dad mention him more often.

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Rex Russell 3 years, 10 months ago

My dad always challanged me with: "Some day you'll be able to "take" the ol' man. But guess what,....................... today ain't that day. So shut up and do what I told you to do." Gotta love my old man.

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Jane 3 years, 10 months ago

"I'm watching that." (Through tiny little slits of eyes on a Sunday afternoon.)

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overplayedhistory 3 years, 10 months ago

"people in jail want out that is no sign they will get out"

"people in hell want ice water that is no sign they will get it"

"A wise man changes his mind, a fool never does"(that one is really my favorite) There are posters here who would probably amend that one to "A weak man changes his mind a fool asks questions before shooting"

(At the dinner table)"In the name of the father the son and the holy ghost the one who eats the fastest gets the most" (not a big fan of that one)

"eat it so you can have air on your chest like your mother"(not so popular with Mom)

"say please damn it"(also not popular with mom)

"America's number one problem is everyone has to be numero uno"(there you go number one problem narcissism)

Thanks Dad!

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 10 months ago

I don't know. He died when I was little. I don't recall my step dads having any. Neither talked very much. I hardly knew anything about either of them. But I was too young to realize that. Damn it.

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sputum 3 years, 10 months ago

Don't waste your time watching other people do things; actually do things yourself. Took me a long time to fully understand that simple statement.

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Momofallboys 3 years, 10 months ago

oh so many things he used to say! "If you're gonna act like a dog turd, go lay in the yard" "Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick" "Nobody died and left you in charge"

There are so many more, but he was an amazing man with lots of personality :D.

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gaiapapaya 3 years, 10 months ago

For any griping about and injury or pain, "Looks like we'll have to amputate at the neck".

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edjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

He had a ton of them. One was "it was so hot you could have fried an egg on the sidewalk".

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demonfury 3 years, 10 months ago

emily_litella - love the response ! If only I had been that fortunate. My dad didn't have a favorite saying, his mouth was always full of Jack Daniels. I don't have a single memory of my father - sober, not one. He neglected my mother until she developed a fatal disease that killed her before she was even 40. He then decided to drink himself into the grave 6 months later. And at the ripe old age of 7, I became a yo-yo in the foster system, and orphanages for years. Today, I celebrate nearly two decades of marriage, and enjoy father's day to the fullest. Time to wake up the kids and get to breakfast. It's gonna be a great day.

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Hairy_Read 3 years, 10 months ago

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Jeanne Cunningham 3 years, 10 months ago

If it's a hundred degrees, I know it's not going to snow. (He was a rural mail carrier in Wilson, Kansas with about 100 miles of mostly dirt roads, which he drove 6 days a week for over 20 years.)

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vavs0929 3 years, 10 months ago

"go do something--blow the stink off of ya."

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Nick Yoho 3 years, 10 months ago

"sometimes I wake up grumpy, other times, I let her sleep."

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number3of5 3 years, 10 months ago

Do as I say, not as I do. If I say frog, YOU Jump......just don't ever ask how high. No worky no eaty A man is only as good as his word

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grammaddy 3 years, 10 months ago

Balderdash! Now get me a beer.

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emily_litella 3 years, 10 months ago

I never knew my dad; mom said he died in the war several years before I was born.

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cowboy 3 years, 10 months ago

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Damian666 3 years, 10 months ago

"Someday my son, this will be all yours!"

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ljreader 3 years, 10 months ago

O, sorry. I thought this was the thread about the Chinese dying their dogs.

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independant1 3 years, 10 months ago

damn republicans, damn democrats

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Chris Ogle 3 years, 10 months ago

Tell the truth.... Telling a lie is just as bad as stealing.

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