Thursday, May 2, 2013
I love getting into discussions with my parents. They use so many of those old sayings that I love. Southerners can't live without them. One of my favorites is, "He's about as useless as a screen door on a submarine". I'm not sure how many are famous and how many my parents and grandparents just made up. They are adjectives and they add color to any conversation. Here are some of my favorites:
1. He's as drunk as Cooter Brown ( I would love to know who Cooter Brown was).
2. Every dog has a few fleas (No one is perfect).
3. She's about as low as a toad in a dry well (She's lonely).
4. He's as crooked as a dog's hind leg.
5. We were so poor we didn't have a pot to pee in or a window to throw it out of.
6. I'll slap you naked and sell your clothes.
7. Every black crow thinks her baby is as white as snow.
8. You can lock the door on a thief but not a liar.
9. The wheel's still turning but the hamster is dead.
10. It's hotter than the hinges on the the gates of Hell.
11. He squeezes a quarter so tight the eagle screams.
12. She's two cards short of a full deck (I've used this so many times).
13. He doesn't know whether to check his butt or scratch his watch.
14. There's a cypress stump in the swamp with a higher I.Q.
15. She's about as useful as a football bat.
There are so many more..these are just a few that I could remember.