Monday, December 10, 2007

Ain't heard anythin yet!

Sayings have a way of changing over time. I came across a site dealing with how Americans used to speak and what's it amounts to now. Here are some of them - dealing with emotions!

THEY SAID: Bummed as a fiddlestick!

WE SAY: Really bored!
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THEY SAID: Cuttin' up.

WE SAY: Joking around.
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THEY SAID: Don't get your dander up (upstate PA)

WE SAY: Don't get mad.
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THEY SAID: Don't get your knickers in a twist.

WE SAY: Don't get upset about it.
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THEY SAID: Happy as a clam suckin sand!

WE SAY: I'm happy.
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THEY SAID: He is pulling your leg

WE SAY: He is teasing you
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THEY SAID: I could chew nails, and fart tacks.

WE SAY: Extremely agitated.
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THEY SAID: I raised Hell and put a chunk under it!

WE SAY: I was quite angry
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THEY SAID: I won't sleep more than 10 hours worryin' about it.

WE SAY: I don't care
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THEY SAID: If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

WE SAY: Get serious.
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THEY SAID: I'll kick your ass in to next week

WE SAY: You're in trouble!
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THEY SAID: I'm about to cloud up and rain all over you!

WE SAY: Look out! You are making me mad!
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THEY SAID: I'm as mad as spit on a griddle.

WE SAY: I'm extremely angry.
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THEY SAID: I'm so mad I could spit tacks!

WE SAY: I'm very angry.
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THEY SAID: Keep your britches on.

WE SAY: Be patient.
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THEY SAID: Keep your shirt on!

WE SAY: Don't get so excited!
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THEY SAID: She split her seams.

WE SAY: She laughed hard (a lot).
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THEY SAID: She wears her heart on her sleeve.

WE SAY: She gets her feelings hurt too easily.
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THEY SAID: Simmer down

WE SAY: Calm down
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THEY SAID: Snug as a bug in a rug!

WE SAY: I'm comfortable.
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THEY SAID: That tickles my funny bone!

WE SAY: That makes me laugh!
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THEY SAID: That's enough to gag a maggot

WE SAY: That's really disgusting or awful.
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THEY SAID: That's enough to puke a buzzard.

WE SAY: Really disgusting
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THEY SAID: That's slicker'n snot on a glass door knob

WE SAY: That is really fantastic
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THEY SAID: You're breathing a scab on your nose

WE SAY: You're asking for a fight.
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P.S. Can you imagine saying "I won't sleep more than 10 hours worryin' about it." to anyone.
Ain't these verses are really cute?

2 comments:

Betsy said...

Come to Texas. Many of those expressions are alive and kickin' down here.

Rampantheart said...

These expressions are real fun.The only expression i have heard is pulling someone's leg.Great post!