• They hated our music. They said "It has only three chords!" -and- "The boys look like girls!" -and- "You'll never have any evergreens!!!!" (We were never sure what that meant, but it seemed to upset them greatly). .....But what you want is sayings more like how the third grade teacher had to tell the kids "Dont roll your eyes like that, they'll get stuck that way!" (and we believed her O_o ) (it was horrifying! But still we rolled our eyes... Just like when they told us we'd grow hair on our palm if we....em...em...and yet we kept right on doing that too!! *blink* ...But it wasn't our fault you see. An older kid had told us what jerking off was, and it was brilliant!! but he says "you can only do this a hundred times". .....I was never so scared as that 101st time. It was the next afternoon..
    • Bootsiebaby
      I was never into any of that three-chord stuff you describe, nor did the boys look like girls. I've liked soul and R&B music since I was a teenager, I never had any time for any of that punk nonsense.
  • I look forward to seeing these answers! I did hear 'were you born in a barn' expanded to contain 'on a hill where the door swings shut' The qualifier 'from your parents' limits me on this one. My mother told me 'It's just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as it is a poor one' and she sarcastically quoted her stepmother saying 'A lady is a lady when she acts like one' that's all I can remember right now.
    • Roaring
      I just opened the question up to add other adults.
    • Linda Joy
      'If your friends jumped off a bridge would you want to do it too?' Can I______ 'I don't know, can you? ' 'Because I said so' 'Do as I say not as I do' 'Waste not want not' 'Don't make me come up there! ' 'There are kids starving in Africa who wish they had that food' I'm hungry. 'Nice to meet you I'm thirsty come over Saturday and we'll have a Sunday'
    • Roaring
      Yes. I remember most all of them you mentioned. That last one is fun. Two wrongs don't make a right.
    • Linda Joy
      No, but 3 lefts do!
  • One of my dad's favourite sayings is "It's not what you do, it's the way that you do it".
  • You go out in the street and get killed I'll whip you.
  • From my father jokingly (who never hit me by the way)" If you keep that up, I belt you one in the kisser" Referring to someone crazy.they were "coo coo matsi" (while pointing one finger in the other palm with open fingers and turning. And Mom to the sisters: "Always wear clean underwear, in case you get in an accident"
    • Linda Joy
      I heard that last one, too! I felt like it kinda defeated the purpose of the clean underwear! I was in an accident once and they cut my favorite shirt off me!
    • Roaring
      Yes i found that a bit odd too.
    • Archie Bunker
      Not only the underwear, but don't wear socks with holes in them.
    • Roaring
      I'm in trouble then as I have a few pair with holes
    • Linda Joy
      I use those for rag cloths. They stay on my hands and work with me. washcloths don't. They just fall in the floor!
  • If you don't stop crying I'll give you something to cry about!!
  • just reading the replies guys :-P
  • that its not worth picking up stuff you drop on the street cause you can get hit by a car
  • waste not want not. Hell, no wonder I'm a hoarder! I think I already posted that one, but I wanted the new users to see this one. It deserves another trip around the questions list. I'd like to see their answers.
  • Saying I most remember from my mom was "Actions speak louder than words." My dad's expression was "Live and Let Live. No prob with the music popular growing up in my youth. Dad worked for a record firm. He loved David Bowie, Frank Zappa&the Mothers of Invention, the Beatles.
  • Little pictures have big ears. Meaning this is not to be listened to as a child.
  • My father was always very stern and severe, he never, ever complimented or praised. When he would say that you or another person was "not your average dummy", it was his way of letting us know that we did something right. 😋

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