Where do sayings come form and how many does it take to catch on?

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  1. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    I like that one. I've never heard that one before. I hope to remember it when I have the chance.
     
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  2. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Moderator

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    It is an old joke, I heard it in the 60's.
     
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  3. The Fonz

    The Fonz Correctamundo

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    I see You are Channeling George Carlin:)
     
  4. kskboys

    kskboys Well-Known Member

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    Back when the metal was worth something, people used to cut out part of the coin and "plug" it w/ a cheaper metal.
     
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  5. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    You're fired!!

    Bring me another intern........
     
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  6. CouchCoach

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    I've been out of pocket for a while. If you are in the pocket, just where are you?

    I've been under the weather the last few days. Since I am not an astronaut, I have spent my entire life under the weather.
     
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  7. daboyzruleperiod

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    “Goodness gracious!”
     
  8. CouchCoach

    CouchCoach Moderator

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    "Sakes alive" usually followed that with my Mamaw.
     
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  9. Winonesoon

    Winonesoon Well-Known Member

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    "Happier than a heifer in a patch of green clover" To what extent does this not involve narcotics?
     
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  10. SlammedZero

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    "right as rain!"

    I never understood that one lol
     
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  11. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    It really sucks when you're running "three sheets to the wind", and it's "cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey".
     
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  12. Winonesoon

    Winonesoon Well-Known Member

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    Clean, simple and honest. That's from my Grand moms lips. That's the only explanation i ever got.:)
     
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  13. Winonesoon

    Winonesoon Well-Known Member

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    That just ruins the buzz.
     
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  14. Jammer

    Jammer Retired Air Force Guy Zone Supporter

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    "It's always the last place you look." Of course is the last place I look. Why would I keep looking for something when I found it?
     
  15. Runwildboys

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    Yeah, I'd like to know the etymology of that one.
     
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  16. Roadtrip635

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    So how or when did calling someone "nuts" or "bananas" mean they were crazy?
     
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  17. Roadtrip635

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    Why is it called blowing or giving someone a raspberry when you make a fart sound?
     
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  18. Roadtrip635

    Roadtrip635 Well-Known Member

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    That boy ain't playing with a full deck, or he's a couple sandwiches short of a picnic.
     
  19. Roadtrip635

    Roadtrip635 Well-Known Member

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    Is a country mile longer than a city mile? o_O
     
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  20. CouchCoach

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    I think that's related to being "squirrely" and monkeys associated with bananas.
     
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