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Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« on: February 26, 2010, 05:17:35 AM »
How about a list of sayings or quotes you've heard?

One of my favorites which I heard my Father say a lot... "Those who want to dance, must pay the fiddler."    ;D  :D 

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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2010, 05:54:36 AM »
You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim
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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2010, 06:04:44 AM »
Instead of "it sticks out like a sore thumb", my Dad says "it stands out like a crapper in the fog".  ??? ;D
Everytime he says that I just have to laugh.

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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2010, 06:07:19 AM »
Instead of "it sticks out like a sore thumb", my Dad says "it stands out like a crapper in the fog".  ??? ;D
Everytime he says that I just have to laugh.

Let your nose guide you.   ;) :D

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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010, 06:09:00 AM »
That boys slicker 'en chicken sh---!
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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2010, 06:27:56 AM »
Two about gold...

Silence is golden.

and

He who has the gold, makes the rules.



I personally don't subscribe 100% to the golden rules because I've seen them broke enough times to know... everyone pays the fiddler one way or another.  


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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 06:35:45 AM »
A lot of old brewers terms have become popular sayings that have lost their original meaning. Rule of thumb: used to be the way they checked the mash temp before thermometers. Mind Your P's and Q's: mind your Pints and Quarts, or at least, thats what I've heard.
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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2010, 06:54:22 AM »
Ignorance is bliss.

To me, that one is second only to the fiddler.   :D

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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2010, 07:08:30 AM »
My father in law has some good ones.  My personal favorite is:

"I'm busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest."

He has also has a couple more vulgar versions of that one.
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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2010, 07:14:45 AM »
Never leave fish to find fish
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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2010, 07:29:56 AM »
A brother may not be a friend, but a friend will always be a brother. Ben Franklin

A house divided cannot stand.

A man who never made a mistake, never made anything.

Always laugh when you can. It is cheapest medicine.

Son, if you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet! They're about to announce the lottery numbers. - Homer Simpson
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2010, 07:32:29 AM »
"I can't, I gotta brew this weekend - it won't brew itself, ya know."
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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2010, 07:33:06 AM »
Sow the wind, and you'll reap the whirlwind.
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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2010, 07:36:58 AM »
Make a yeast starter and watch fermentation temps.
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Re: Old Sayings - Cryptic Quotes
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2010, 08:24:54 AM »
Never look a gift horse in the mouth. 

Never sniff a gift fish.