Keep it down to a dull roar (Dad used to yell this at us kids and it mainly kept us quiet trying to figure out what a “dull roar” was and how loud it was we ended up giving low decibel lion roars at each other)
Colder than a witches tit (this one stays in my mind because the woman who said it followed up with a tease of leaning into me pushing her chest out and saying wanna check the temperature and then hopped back parrying my attempt to cop a feel in response to the invitation)
mad as a wet hen (always get a mental picture of a wet disgruntled chicken when I hear this)
Never challenge a skunk to a pissing duel
Also like to alter a cliché when the opportunity arrives (i.e. Dorthy Parker’s ‘It serves me right for keeping all my eggs in one bastard.’)
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Originally Posted by Edgar
Spamtar - a strange combination of boorish drunkeness and erudite discussions, or what I call "an Irish academic"
One of my favourites, said to a kid repeating grade nine for about the fourth time (not because of lack of intellectual ability): You're so lazy, you'd marry a pregnant woman!
My grandma always spoke very colourfully:
Doesn't do enough work to keep his bowels moving!
_________ is as black as the Hubs of Billie-o (still don't know what that is, but I like how it sounds)
My Newfoundland friends:
How's ya gettin' on, cocky?
Yes b'y! (kind of like saying, "Really?" or "Wow")
What're y'at? (Means, "How are you". The appropriate response is usually "This's it.")
Me ducky, me darlin', me dove, me old cock, me love, moy dear - all common things that many people would call acquaintances or strangers
She's right saucy
She's wonderful thin (or insert whatever adjective you like - wonderful serves the same purpose as the word very)
Contrary (as a description for someone who is difficult to get along with).
It's some cold out today.
Couple from my family.
-Sneakier than a cat coverin' up shit
- You want help, 1st place you need to look is at the end of yer right arm.
- Thank you for that brilliant observation, Captain Obvious
- No shit, Sherlock
- *after someone lets out a large belch* Sounds like you just stripped a gear
- *baby starts crying, pick 'em up and say* Awww, is the world horrible?
From me (and a couple I've picked up from others).
- That's OUTSTANDING!!!
- It is what it is
- *shrugs shoulders* Que Sera
- HOCKEY HELMETS FOR EVERYONE!!!
- *when talkin' about a fast car* Man, that thing goes like stink!
- *someone calls me weird* Well, yeah! Someone's gotta keep all the so-called 'normal people' on their toes.
- *when talkin' about the looks of random women I don't know* Well, I wouldn't kick 'er outta bed.
"People in glass houses shouldn't use Windex when living near bird sanctuaries."- myself
"We are never alone my friend. We are constantly in the company of victories, losses, strengths and weaknesses. Make no mistake, life is war...and war is hell. Those who fight the hardest will suffer the most...but that's what you have to do: Fight. As long as you're feeling pain, then there's hope...because only the dead do not suffer." -RD Metcalf