Was discussing this with friends on the way to Rocco’s. My grandmother: “Sing another and quit!”
Things Your Grandparents Used to Say
|by Anonymous||reply 176||October 17, 2021 8:41 PM|
"The lokum needs to fall on his/her head" (lokum means toilet). Aka a clueless person needs to get a clue.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||October 12, 2021 4:59 PM|
Rapscallion (fantastic word that needs to come back)
"Lie with dogs and get up with fleas."
|by Anonymous||reply 2||October 12, 2021 5:00 PM|
My nanny spoke often of the Davenport and I had no idea what the hell that was.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||October 12, 2021 5:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||October 12, 2021 5:03 PM|
"She talks so much she'll tell you whether she had a hard or soft BM!" (One of my grandmothers)
|by Anonymous||reply 5||October 12, 2021 5:03 PM|
"She looks like a street walker with mileage." (older woman trying to look young)
|by Anonymous||reply 6||October 12, 2021 5:04 PM|
"Your mother is a whore and you're not my *real* grandson"
Too much info?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||October 12, 2021 5:05 PM|
“Shhhh! You’ll wake the dead!”
Whenever I was in a car and someone pulled out in front of them or someone crossed the street in front of them without looking they’d say “That’s how they make angels!”
If you were dumb or continuously lost something, you were told you “You could hide your own Easter eggs”.
When my grandmother was shocked or outrage she always said “Oh my god tonight!”
|by Anonymous||reply 8||October 12, 2021 5:07 PM|
"That's common." (meaning bad behaviour or something low class such as hair styles, certain clothing etc... for instance, my sister wanted big, 80s hair, teased bangs and all, and my grandmother told her she'd "look common." lol).
|by Anonymous||reply 9||October 12, 2021 5:15 PM|
“Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.”
|by Anonymous||reply 10||October 12, 2021 5:19 PM|
Let us out! We’ll be good. We promise.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||October 12, 2021 5:19 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||October 12, 2021 5:34 PM|
Referring to blacks as “colored” & never getting the memo that labels changed after the ‘60s.
“She looks like an unmade bed!”
Referring to morbidly obese women as 2-ton Susies.
Referring to drivers who persistently speed, tailgate, or run red lights: they want to run that light in the WORST WAY.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||October 12, 2021 5:57 PM|
He thinks he's somethin' on a stick!
It's hotter than a fritter!
ET SYEEEW! <--weirdest tiny sneezes ever
|by Anonymous||reply 14||October 12, 2021 6:02 PM|
Honey, you're stomping too hard on those grapes.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||October 12, 2021 6:05 PM|
"Mercy!!!!" My maternal grandmother's favorite word. She didn't believe in cursing, so mercy stood in for the f bombs I'm sure she really wanted to drop.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||October 12, 2021 6:07 PM|
“At least the wind won’t knock you over!”
I was a chubby kid. The saying never bothered me until I became an adult and actually thought through what she was telling me. Jesus christ, Grandma.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||October 12, 2021 6:26 PM|
“Well, you’re certainly proud of it” when we would be at a flea market or antique store, and she thought the item was over-priced.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||October 12, 2021 6:44 PM|
Eat your liver
|by Anonymous||reply 19||October 12, 2021 6:47 PM|
R19 is Jeffrey Dahmer
|by Anonymous||reply 20||October 12, 2021 7:12 PM|
What are you, on parade?!!
This was said if you were walking too slow, and they wanted you to pick up the pace.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||October 12, 2021 7:17 PM|
Response to any complaint: And people in hell need ice water!
Response to having nothing to do: Do it outside!
Response to having nothing to do: Empty my ashtray!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||October 12, 2021 7:20 PM|
My grandmother always thought women were to blame if they would say about any woman under 22 who got pregnant (which she would call "knocked up"), "Well, she was certainly no better than she needed to be."
She would also say about any situation where an older man who got arrested for having sex with a female minor, "Oh, she knew exactly what she was doing!"
|by Anonymous||reply 23||October 12, 2021 7:36 PM|
Sorry, I messed up my first line. It should have read:
"My grandmother always thought women were to blame in any sexual situation. She would say about any woman under 22 who got pregnant (which she would call "knocked up"), "Well, she was certainly no better than she needed to be."
|by Anonymous||reply 24||October 12, 2021 7:51 PM|
"Jackie Kennedy e una puttana."
Jackie Kennedy is a whore per my nonna after Jackie married Onassis.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||October 12, 2021 7:52 PM|
[quote] Response to having nothing to do: Empty my ashtray!
Oooh. I rather like your Gran.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||October 12, 2021 7:57 PM|
גאי קאקן אין דר יום
|by Anonymous||reply 27||October 12, 2021 8:02 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 28||October 12, 2021 8:09 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 29||October 12, 2021 8:17 PM|
When asked if she’d like a second G&T at happy hour: “Can’t fly on one wing!”
|by Anonymous||reply 30||October 12, 2021 8:26 PM|
Darker outside than a bull's belly with his tale shut down!
|by Anonymous||reply 31||October 12, 2021 8:32 PM|
Grandma : “Are there any Negroes at your school?” Me: “yes grandma, 2” Grandma: “It’s best to be polite to them” I was never sure what she was getting at
|by Anonymous||reply 32||October 12, 2021 9:21 PM|
"You'd forget your head if it wasn't attached to your neck! "
|by Anonymous||reply 33||October 13, 2021 3:26 AM|
"Well, I swan!"
|by Anonymous||reply 34||October 13, 2021 3:57 AM|
My grandmother used to say “My land” as an exclamation -“Myy LAND”. My Ukrainian grandmother had a lot of sayings. She often said “Old age is not happiness”. It rhymes in Ukrainian, so loses something in translation.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||October 13, 2021 4:08 AM|
When presented with some situation that was less than desired, Gramma would say "Well, it's better than a kick in the ass."
|by Anonymous||reply 36||October 13, 2021 4:37 AM|
Ladies should put their hair up immediately when they see the first sign of a wrinkle or a 'crows- foot' on their face.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||October 13, 2021 4:45 AM|
[quote]גאי קאקן אין דר יום
R27 Either your grandmother spoke crap Yiddish and/or Google is not your friend. It's גאי קאקן אויפן ים
|by Anonymous||reply 38||October 13, 2021 4:49 AM|
Young women who partied were chippies.
Sore/broken body parts were "bum": He's got a bum leg.
Reacting to our questions with (then) incorrect grammar: It's behind the "at." (Don't oh dear me; grammar rules have changed.)
|by Anonymous||reply 39||October 13, 2021 5:17 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 40||October 13, 2021 5:21 AM|
"I wish I had that woman's fur coat and she had a feather up her ass- we'd both be tickled." This phrase would be altered according to the desired item.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||October 13, 2021 5:50 AM|
I don't know much about my grandfather but my mom said he would say to her "mustard custard and you ya big poop" and make up swear words like "Sour Owl shit." My Grandmother who was drunk most of the time would come into my playroom and call me a sissy. Whore Fat whore Dumb Bunny Ninny Kapoodlypoot Tickled pink She took great pride that in her 80's she could still get her legs up over her head. German Men had the best dick(thanks for the tip granny) You have two layers of blubber- that's why you are not cold. (to her youngest daughter)My mom.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||October 13, 2021 9:06 AM|
“His elevator don’t go to the top!”
|by Anonymous||reply 43||October 13, 2021 9:16 AM|
“He’s a bigger bum than ten arses”- Referring to a braggart. “She’d frighten the French” -A fearsome type. “Your arse in parsley”- You are talking nonsense. “It would but a beard on you”- It’s boring.
My Glaswegian grandparents would come out with this kind of nonsense all day. Where they really excelled was with their abuse of popular TV personalities or celebrities whenever they came on screen. They would turn the air blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||October 13, 2021 9:32 AM|
[quote] than a bull's belly with his tale shut down!
Awww. Who told the bull to stop telling his story?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||October 13, 2021 10:41 AM|
[quote] Reacting to our questions with (then) incorrect grammar: It's behind the "at."
I don’t get this.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||October 13, 2021 10:41 AM|
My grandmother used to say:
I need [something negative] like I need a hole in my head.
[When someone is in the bathroom]: What happened in there, did you fall in?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||October 13, 2021 10:48 AM|
My grandparents were no good for these things, and dead too early in my life for any to have registered. But I had a college friend from stern and sturdy New England stock who had grandmother who spoke almost entirely in Cotton Mather-y cautionary advice.
To any question or situation she would respond with something like:
"A stitch in time saves nine."
"Idle hands do the Devil's work."
"Good, better, best. Never it it rest, until your good is better and your better best." [i.e., In response to someone saying he had a good day at school, or at work, or a good report card or report from the doctor.]
"Don't ever take a fence down until you understand why it was put up."
She had an endless catalogue of them, evidently, and I always grilled my friend for the latest examples.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||October 13, 2021 11:31 AM|
"Maude" - what my grandmother called the "Golden Girls"
|by Anonymous||reply 49||October 13, 2021 11:37 AM|
R38: are you the Yiddish Nazi now?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||October 13, 2021 12:13 PM|
Not my grandparents, but my mother’s oldest brother’s wife was what we called quite “Dutchy” and spoke a lot in the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect. She would say those classic lines like “Throw me down the stairs my suspenders.” and such. They were considered the undeducated branch of the family.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||October 13, 2021 12:22 PM|
I was shocked when my grandmother once said "I only took a where's bath." Also when she complained about a Lebanese American owner of a store that "She always tries to Jew you down."
It was the South in the early 1960s.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||October 13, 2021 12:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 53||October 13, 2021 12:30 PM|
R38, just do this:
[quote]גאי קאקן אין דר יום
|by Anonymous||reply 54||October 13, 2021 1:08 PM|
On Datalounge we spell our Yiddish with Roman letters.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||October 13, 2021 7:05 PM|
R15, I don't get that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||October 13, 2021 7:30 PM|
I presume r15 was when someone was making too much noise upstairs.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||October 13, 2021 7:44 PM|
Thanks R57, that makes sense.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||October 13, 2021 8:03 PM|
I thought it was someone belaboring a point or trying to convince someone of something.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||October 13, 2021 8:18 PM|
Could be R59.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||October 13, 2021 8:20 PM|
Oh go on with you. People in hell want ice water.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||October 13, 2021 8:21 PM|
"Mutton dressed as lamb."
Under her breath when an older woman dressed like she were twenty passed by.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||October 13, 2021 8:27 PM|
"Don't be boisterous." (Keep the noise down)
"At this point, it would just be gluttony." (When asked if she wanted dessert)
|by Anonymous||reply 63||October 13, 2021 8:30 PM|
Clean your plate, think of the children of Biafra.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||October 13, 2021 8:37 PM|
R64 That seems oddly specific.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||October 13, 2021 9:07 PM|
מיידלעך מיידלעך! איר זענט אַלע וואַגינאַס
|by Anonymous||reply 66||October 13, 2021 9:14 PM|
Grandma:"Heavens to Betsy!"
|by Anonymous||reply 67||October 13, 2021 9:14 PM|
Any woman who wore too much perfume smelled like a French whorehouse. A cold day was colder than a witches tit.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||October 13, 2021 9:28 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 69||October 13, 2021 9:30 PM|
The shvartza comes to clean on Tuesdays.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||October 13, 2021 9:34 PM|
Biafra famously suffered famine.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||October 13, 2021 9:37 PM|
Have a seat on the davenport.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||October 13, 2021 9:43 PM|
Don't sit that close to the TV!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||October 13, 2021 9:44 PM|
“Well I swan!” My grandmother
|by Anonymous||reply 74||October 13, 2021 9:46 PM|
Uffda - She was born in Norway
|by Anonymous||reply 75||October 13, 2021 9:51 PM|
If Grandpa shot a look at Grandma while she was talking she’d say, “ Alright Marv, I’ll shut up and let you talk.”
|by Anonymous||reply 76||October 13, 2021 9:52 PM|
Let's see my grandfather always said to follow the money. My grandmother was good coming out with "Fuck em' all. " Now the sage thing with my grandfather he was right. If you want to see what's wrong with this country just look at where the money comes from.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||October 13, 2021 10:14 PM|
"Stop that! You'll go blind and grow hair on the palms of your hands"
"Can I at least do it until I need glasses"
|by Anonymous||reply 78||October 13, 2021 10:20 PM|
"Yeah, well, her feet don't track."
|by Anonymous||reply 79||October 13, 2021 10:33 PM|
“He’s so mean when he dies they’ll have to beat his liver with a stick!”
Never really understood that exactly.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||October 13, 2021 10:38 PM|
Either literally or metaphorically, the phrase "to throw on the brakes," from early automobiles when you'd work ("throw") a lever to brake the car, rather than to hit a brake pedal with the foot.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||October 13, 2021 10:40 PM|
All my mother’s old books and greeting cards from her mother were inscribed/signed, “To Honey, from Mummy.”
Since the beloved lady’s now gone, I send my mom books and cards reading, “To Mummy, from Honey”.
I think this tradition stops with me.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||October 13, 2021 11:04 PM|
My in-laws used to say “throw down” a tree. “Yeah the city’s coming tomorrow to throw down that tree.”
“The branches came off that tree over there so they’re going to throw it down.”
Who “throws down” a tree?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||October 13, 2021 11:36 PM|
"We're fcuking! Close the door and get outta here....!"
|by Anonymous||reply 84||October 13, 2021 11:39 PM|
"Uglier than homemade sin"
"So buck-toothed she could eat an apple through a picket fence"
"If it was rainin' soup, I'd have a fork"
|by Anonymous||reply 85||October 13, 2021 11:44 PM|
“The sun is ovah the yahdahm” (in a Maine accent) - meaning, it’s 4 p.m. and time for a drink.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||October 13, 2021 11:50 PM|
"Turn off the lights when you leave a room, you little bastard. Do you think I shit money?!"
|by Anonymous||reply 87||October 13, 2021 11:58 PM|
If someone was mentally off, i.e., had some kind of mental illness or was mentally challenged in some way, "He ain't right."
Or, alternatively, "He's touched," usually accompanied with an appropriate facial expression.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||October 14, 2021 12:02 AM|
“Two axe handles.”— any fat woman
“What is this world coming to?” — when anyone of color on TV
|by Anonymous||reply 89||October 14, 2021 12:10 AM|
Close the refrigerator door, the food will get spoiled!
|by Anonymous||reply 90||October 14, 2021 12:10 AM|
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they'll get stuck that way!"
|by Anonymous||reply 91||October 14, 2021 12:14 AM|
“Oh jeezum” because she didn’t take the Lord’s name in vain.
Names she called men she didn’t like: “pantywaist” “bum” “good-for-none”
Women: “snake” “Jezebel” “frump” and the worst insult of all was “lazy” or “bad mother”.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||October 14, 2021 12:34 AM|
My grandfather would say “your good name is worth more than gold” and “you can’t unring a bell” “measure twice, cut once”. And now that I think about it, those things were about making mistakes that are unfixable. Huh.
He also explained to a very young me, merchants’ tricks; his parents had owned a small grocery store when he was a boy (which was well over a hundred years ago!). Like pricing things as “buy two, get one free” and how to display (women like to rummage around, men want easy access). Stuff like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||October 14, 2021 12:42 AM|
R42 the mustard custard line is a favorite of my father’s.
My Italian grandma didn’t have any cute sayings but she was an Elizabeth Taylor wannabe with some real cutting remarks. On a weird neighbor: “She doesn’t go out that much anymore. Well, I wouldn’t either if I were that homely.”
She called a rich cousin a “tacky phony with an ugly house to match.”
My souther grandma would say something was “some kind of good”…a messy room looked like “who shot John”….town slut looked “ridden hard and put away wet”…”got the brains God gave a goose”…
And if someone was really goofy looking she’d comment they looked like they were built out of spare parts.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||October 14, 2021 12:55 AM|
mangia e sta 'zitto
|by Anonymous||reply 95||October 14, 2021 1:00 AM|
Zip up your coat! (It's 70 degrees outside...)
|by Anonymous||reply 96||October 14, 2021 1:34 AM|
With grandparents like these, no wonder we all came out like this.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||October 14, 2021 1:47 AM|
My grandfather used to say bosheviki instead of saying bullshit. There were a lot of joke or soundalike 'swears' back in his day.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||October 14, 2021 2:01 AM|
"What in tarnation?" and "Boy, I'll skin you alive!" She "worshed" her dishes, and she never seemed to have enough "Rs" in a day.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||October 14, 2021 2:02 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 100||October 14, 2021 2:18 AM|
You're not going to be a Communist!
My grandmother actually said this to me in my hippie phrase.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||October 14, 2021 2:20 AM|
If we were standing in front of the tv, blocking the screen : You make a better door than a window!
If we were being lazy : When did your last servant die?
|by Anonymous||reply 102||October 14, 2021 2:52 AM|
I can't believe that no one wrote "Money doesn't grow on trees!"
|by Anonymous||reply 103||October 14, 2021 3:03 AM|
“Grandpa, how do you feel?”
“With my hands.”
|by Anonymous||reply 104||October 14, 2021 4:08 AM|
נאָכ אַ מאָל, גוגל איז נישט דיינע פרויַנד
|by Anonymous||reply 105||October 14, 2021 4:28 AM|
R104, did you laugh, every time?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||October 14, 2021 4:39 AM|
Would you like me to stick a broom up my arse and sweep the floor as well?
What are your legs? Painted on?
|by Anonymous||reply 107||October 14, 2021 4:43 AM|
R106 - I sure did. He never gave a straight answer, just a rotation of 6 or 7 wisecracks.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||October 14, 2021 4:45 AM|
Fetch me my coin purse.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||October 14, 2021 8:27 AM|
You children are behaving like wild Indians!
|by Anonymous||reply 110||October 14, 2021 8:47 AM|
"You daresn't do that"
|by Anonymous||reply 111||October 14, 2021 8:58 AM|
" From your mouth to God's ears"
(doing something for a long time)... "Since Christ was a Corporal"
|by Anonymous||reply 112||October 14, 2021 9:16 AM|
[quote] Who “throws down” a tree?
We do. Ever hear of a caber toss, laddy?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||October 14, 2021 12:00 PM|
[quote] On a weird neighbor: “She doesn’t go out that much anymore. Well, I wouldn’t either if I were that homely.”
[quote]And if someone was really goofy looking she’d comment they looked like they were built out of spare parts.
I actually got two great guffaws out of these.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||October 14, 2021 12:01 PM|
My grandparents had a particular loathing for Petula Clark. I have no idea why. Whenever she appeared on TV they would shout, “She’s a diseased looking cunt! “
|by Anonymous||reply 115||October 14, 2021 12:07 PM|
R112 - my grandma’s version was “since Broadway was a prairie.”
When she thought my sister was wearing too much makeup she’d sigh “There’s always been a 5th Avenue and a Broadway.”
|by Anonymous||reply 116||October 14, 2021 12:56 PM|
Keeping a secret... "Does Macy's tell Gimbals"
|by Anonymous||reply 117||October 14, 2021 1:02 PM|
Strong disagreement — “I’d sooner kiss your ass in Macy’s window!”
|by Anonymous||reply 118||October 14, 2021 1:06 PM|
[quote]Does Macy's tell Gimbals"
At least Macy can spell GimbEls.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||October 14, 2021 1:07 PM|
“Pour me another Gin and Tonic, and don’t be so god damn skimpy on the Gin this time!”
|by Anonymous||reply 120||October 14, 2021 1:10 PM|
R119 - I’m not the misspeller, but Jesus H Christ - Gimbles closed in 1986 and he’s relating a phrase he only heard aurally. How about contributing in the spirit of the thread and keep useless pedantry to yourself. .
|by Anonymous||reply 121||October 14, 2021 1:15 PM|
My Scots grandfather called a paper bag a poke.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||October 14, 2021 1:28 PM|
R121 must be new.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||October 14, 2021 1:34 PM|
Who put grandpa's ass-plug in the dishwasher??
|by Anonymous||reply 124||October 14, 2021 1:36 PM|
"I'm not racist, I have a color TV!"
|by Anonymous||reply 125||October 14, 2021 1:43 PM|
My grandmother taught me what NOCD means. She used it to describe her new neighbour!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||October 14, 2021 1:55 PM|
@r119, I had it spelled "GimbEls" spellcheck said no, "Gimbals" ... Just like it's telling me now
|by Anonymous||reply 127||October 14, 2021 1:57 PM|
"Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth". Meaning overt coyness or insincerity
|by Anonymous||reply 128||October 14, 2021 2:03 PM|
R127 Learn something, starting with don't depend on spellcheck.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||October 14, 2021 2:06 PM|
And with that, I think we can all say that we've glimpsed a veritable fountain of knowledge now that we all know the correct spelling of "GIMBELS!!"
|by Anonymous||reply 130||October 14, 2021 2:12 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 131||October 14, 2021 2:51 PM|
@r129, let it go, it's called a mistake. Who cares?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||October 14, 2021 3:53 PM|
Only on DL can a discussion titled "Things Your Grandparents Used to Say" turn into a lecture on the proper spelling of a long-gone department store!
|by Anonymous||reply 133||October 14, 2021 4:34 PM|
R122, “Poke” is still in use in Scotland.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||October 14, 2021 4:39 PM|
You’ve got the same clothes to get glad in.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||October 14, 2021 4:42 PM|
R133 seriously! What a bunch of buzzkills those twats be.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||October 14, 2021 7:28 PM|
Did you wash your pussy yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||October 14, 2021 10:46 PM|
Some absolute gems on this thread.
Straighten up your spine, you'll become a hunchback!
|by Anonymous||reply 138||October 14, 2021 10:54 PM|
"You can't get blood from a stone!"
|by Anonymous||reply 139||October 14, 2021 10:57 PM|
My grandma on someone with a big nose: "She could eat olives right out of the jar!"
On someone with long teeth: "She could eat an apple right through a picket fence!"
On someone unattractive: "She's no oil painting!"
|by Anonymous||reply 140||October 15, 2021 12:25 AM|
“We won the war but lost the peace.”
- My grandmother in the 1970s, when Japanese cars became popular
|by Anonymous||reply 141||October 15, 2021 1:00 AM|
If you don't behave, I'll take you back to the cabbage patch you were found in.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||October 15, 2021 1:02 AM|
My grandmother loudly at a party after a couple left, "You'd think if he's not rich at least he'd be good-looking".
|by Anonymous||reply 143||October 15, 2021 1:36 AM|
My Grandpa used to love singers like Lena Horne or Leslie Uggams. Whenever they'd come on the Ed Sullivan show, he'd say, "Now there's an attractive Negress!"
|by Anonymous||reply 144||October 15, 2021 2:36 AM|
[quote] My grandma on someone with a big nose: "She could eat olives right out of the jar!"
I don’t get this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||October 15, 2021 1:03 PM|
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph!
|by Anonymous||reply 146||October 15, 2021 1:09 PM|
My maternal grandmother used to call soap operas “stories”.
As in “don’t talk to me when my stories are on“
|by Anonymous||reply 147||October 16, 2021 1:36 PM|
My mother did, too.
My grandmother called them “soap-box operas.”
|by Anonymous||reply 148||October 16, 2021 1:50 PM|
R13 The other Grandma saying which similar to yours about large ladies was ‘She looks like a ship in full sail’.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||October 16, 2021 1:58 PM|
Cut a hog in the ass - made a mistake. She has rounded heels - she’s a whore and been around the block.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||October 16, 2021 2:06 PM|
Her last Christmas, she looked around the table during dinner and said, “I’m having a wonderful time, but I don’t know who any of you people are.”
Alzheimer’s can be rough.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||October 16, 2021 3:01 PM|
True, but at least you get to meet new people every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||October 16, 2021 3:53 PM|
R152 - you certainly do. Her happy response was always Oh, you’re my grandson? I’m learning so much today!” when I explained who I was.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||October 16, 2021 4:05 PM|
R153 thatbis so incredibly sweet (yet, sad).
|by Anonymous||reply 154||October 16, 2021 6:33 PM|
R150 Rounded heels? lol I think the expression is round heels.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||October 16, 2021 10:17 PM|
Jump my bones
|by Anonymous||reply 156||October 16, 2021 10:19 PM|
When referring to an excessively over-sized garment being worn by a female: looks like it was "made by Omar the tent maker"
|by Anonymous||reply 157||October 16, 2021 10:22 PM|
You think "negress" is bad - my grandparents called black people "poop skins". It started when I was a little kid and saw my first black person delivering our couch. I whispered to my mom that his skin looked like poop. She told her parents and forever afterwards, they thought that was a funny joke to be brought up every time I saw them. "Remember when you told your mom..." My grandmother would say, "that was so cute". SMH
|by Anonymous||reply 158||October 17, 2021 12:28 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 159||October 17, 2021 12:31 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 160||October 17, 2021 12:50 PM|
I've heard a good number of these saying used right here on DL over the years. Now I suspect our grandmothers have been posting—or that we all ultimately become our grandmothers.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||October 17, 2021 1:30 PM|
When my Mother fell and scraped her knees crying: “Your knees will get well but I have to buy you new stockings.”
|by Anonymous||reply 162||October 17, 2021 1:44 PM|
When you wished for something: “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.”
|by Anonymous||reply 163||October 17, 2021 1:46 PM|
Bite your tongue!
|by Anonymous||reply 164||October 17, 2021 4:26 PM|
[quote]saw my first black person
|by Anonymous||reply 165||October 17, 2021 4:28 PM|
I'll slap you into next week!
Ray Charles could see THAT!
You've got more shit than Carter has liver pills! WHAT?!!
|by Anonymous||reply 166||October 17, 2021 4:58 PM|
Your parents adopted you.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||October 17, 2021 5:29 PM|
When I got tall: "You could eat beans off my head."
|by Anonymous||reply 168||October 17, 2021 6:16 PM|
I can’t wait for the companion thread, “Things written on your grandparent’s headstones!”
|by Anonymous||reply 169||October 17, 2021 7:04 PM|
An unattractive person (male or female) was "uglier than a mud fence in July."
|by Anonymous||reply 170||October 17, 2021 7:27 PM|
[quote]A cold day was colder than a witches tit.
My grandfather used to say "colder than a witch's tit in a brass bra."
|by Anonymous||reply 171||October 17, 2021 7:33 PM|
"Fetch me my Pall Malls."
|by Anonymous||reply 172||October 17, 2021 7:33 PM|
We need more benzine.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||October 17, 2021 7:34 PM|
Your mother may have worn white on her wedding day, but she was lying in front of her family and God!
|by Anonymous||reply 174||October 17, 2021 7:38 PM|
If a woman was haughty/had a high opinion of herself my grandmother would say "well, doesn't she just think she's the belle of the ball!"
|by Anonymous||reply 175||October 17, 2021 7:45 PM|
A face like a fen cat.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||October 17, 2021 8:41 PM|