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Allie
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LOLOLOLOL

Many of these things I heard growing up, from my mother and a little from my father. My mother is much more talkative lol. I love it. I will say some of these phrases, either out loud or engaging with someone on social media (who I know is younger) and I’ll wonder if they know what I’m saying or if it rings like an old lady in their ears.

I’ll see if I have any to add:

Long in the tooth

Where the crow flies

When Hector was a pup

The whole nine yards was something my mom says all the time and sometimes I do, too.

 

It’s interesting because some of this is old and also it’s regional.

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We just had this discussion a couple of weekends ago. I’ve only lived in this state and town for 20 something years but our friends have lived here all their lives. The town I live in was always a farming town. No real downtown…yes, there was one in the 17th and 18th centuries but then (and now) it doesn’t exist. Our friends who lived in neighboring towns, with downtowns thought of this rural area as “the hinterlands”. Then we talked about that phrase, as some of them always thought it was “the hinderlands”. And then one person (not me, if you can believe it) got out their phone to look up the word for everyone.

🤣😂

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@allie120 

Like where I grew up "out in the sticks" or "the boondocks" or "God's country."

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@warped Yes! My mom said boondocks a lot haha

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Ah, yes!

In army brat language of the time we called them the boonies.

In fact, I lived "out in the boonies"...

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As old as Methusela

The whole kit and caboodle

The horse is already outa the barn.

He has more money than Carter has little liver pills. My favorite :)\

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@jana

I say so many of these things, just assumed everybody still did.  No wonder my tenant (20s) called me an "O.G.!"

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Now he's singing to the dogs"

"Some say love... is like an ONION
That burns, and stings your eyes..."

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I can feel the trauma, incoming, and I don't think it's personal. 

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My husband just came out with a good one. He was talking about someone going somewhere and I asked "How did he get there?" and my husband said,

"He took shanks's pony."

He pronounced it:  shanksiz.

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@jana ha ha!

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and that means walking for any youngin who is scratching their head. Your shank is part of your leg.

I would have said they hoofed it.

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