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Silly Family Sayings

By Expatmum @tonihargis
My last post reminded me of more things I used to hear growing up.
Shit with Sugar On - When my mother was feeling rebellious (she was a teacher with standards to maintain), this would be her response when we'd ask her what was for dinner. I sometimes say it to my kids, on the strict understanding that it's not to be repeated anywhere else.
Sheep as a lamb, sheep as a lamb - Supposed to be "Might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb" meaning sort of "Oh go on then, in for a penny". In my family however, only the truncated version was used.
Well you know what thought did? - I said this to my 8 year old the other day and he couldn't believe it. (Answer - Followed a dust cart and thought it was a wedding.) Of course, I first had to explain what a dust cart was. (Americans - it's a refuse/trash truck but of the horse and cart variety).
Were you born in a field? - Took me a while to get this one but it was yelled when we ran through the house and left all the doors open. (The American version is "barn" by the way, which doesn't make sense to me since barns tend to have doors.)
One of my fave's at the moment in our house comes from the Ball & Chain. (Must be said in a deep Southern accent for maximum effect.) "If it was a snake it woulda bit me", meaning that you were looking for something that's right in front of your eyes.
Ah memories.

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