Not so “quaint” sayings

Was texting my daughter and said,

It’s colder than a cob

out there, 15 degrees, snow, low of -10.
I added, your dad used to say

Colder than a witch’s tit

Always hated that word, don’t know why.
She replied yes, it’s

Slicker than snot

Hope the kids are careful driving.
Then she added yes, he also said

Off like a prom dress

And we laughed, remembering my husband’s humor.
Of course he also taught the grandkids how to light matches 🙄

My own dad used
Nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

My sister just wrote:

Great jumping toady frogs, Leaping Lizards, If it pleases you, it tickles me all to hell, and Great Jeosophat

What sayings were used in your family? Give me a few in the comments!


8 thoughts on “Not so “quaint” sayings

  1. trE

    1. “Deader than a door knob” which I never understood because door knobs aren’t alive.

    2. “Hot as Hell.” I love this one. I still use it, although technically, it can never be hot as Hell.

    3. “Sure as the day is long.” I really like this one. I still use it.

    4. “Dumber than a box of rocks.” Well, you know… this one kinda speaks for itself.

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  2. “Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey” is the main one I remember. There were plenty others, but I’m blanking on them. Oh, yeah. “Dumb as a box of rocks.” “Dumber than a bag of hammers.” And my old friend coined “It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure that out.”

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