Things My Parents Said

My Diarrhea of the Mouth thing yesterday made me think of little things that my parents used to say. Here are a couple of great ones from my dad.

“Why not give me one of those Cokes you been bragging about” (This one means that at some point in time we have talked about having Cokes)

“Roller skating on a peeled onion” (this is in answer to the question “what are you doing” and it means “I am doing nothing”)

Hotter than a Gar (This just means it is very, very hot)

There are more that I say, but right now they are escaping me. So what about you? Do you find yourself saying little things that your parents always said? Post a comment and let me know what they are.  

9 thoughts on “Things My Parents Said

  • September 20, 2006 at 3:26 AM
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    One saying my dad always utilized when I was younger really stands out. He’d said countless times, "The older you get, the smarter I’ll be." At the time, it made sense, but really didn’t hit home. Since I would hope most people learn a little something every day, of course he’d get smarter as I got older.

    I may have listened to Dad, whether he thought so or not, but I didn’t HEAR him. What he was saying was that as I grew older and wiser, I would realize that he was right all those times I thought he was just mean or didn’t care.

    My sons aren’t to a point yet where they would really grasp that phrase, but I know soon enough I’ll be using it. I’ve also let my father know that he was indeed right, and he has gotten smarter every day.

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  • September 20, 2006 at 12:53 PM
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    Shane, your dad was always very colorful. From the time he took us to the football game at Christian County to his recap of the day’s events from the Florida band trip, he was never at a loss for words.

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  • September 20, 2006 at 3:07 PM
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    I seriously almost included the "I looked around and saw Jarred…" but I thought that might be offensive to some people.

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  • September 21, 2006 at 1:13 AM
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    Shayne

    Thanks for misspelling my name. Always amazed me how you could write so creatively and spell so badly. Since we are going down memory lane. For dinner tonight, I had La Gondola. Their torpedo sub is about 16 inches long. Always makes me think of you.

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  • September 21, 2006 at 1:34 AM
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    The one I always remember about your dad was "I like to’ve puked!" I have no rememberance of why he said it or what context it was in, but I remember it was awfully darn funny at the time.

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  • September 21, 2006 at 3:53 AM
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    This might be crossing the line, edit me if you must, but who was it that said "If y’all smell something funny, don’t think nothing of it." It might’ve followed the rhetorical question "Are we all friends here?"

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  • September 21, 2006 at 4:25 AM
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    I can’t believe I misspelled Jarrod. We used to sing it to to the tune of Mickey Mouse. Of course I wrote an email to my sister the other day and misspelled her name too so I am claiming I have a learning disorder.

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  • September 21, 2006 at 4:41 AM
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    Anndrew, Andi, and I think you shouldn’t sweat it, Shayne. Jared will get over it.

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  • September 26, 2006 at 5:41 PM
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    My father renamed Kentucky Fried Chicken Kenternal Funky Fried. I say it every time to my wife. I don’t stop because I think I’m waiting for the laugh. Just like Dad.

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