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Sayings

Im looking into footprints as in the footprint that you leave on life.
one aspect of it is sayings and the influence of others.
i need to know lots of sayings that you may of been told when you were younger or even recently from your parents or grandparents and ones that you might say to your friends or to your children if you have any.

please can you state what the saying is and who it is told to/from
ill start it off with:

parents: were you born in a barn?
parents: the best things in life are free.
Friends: Cheer up it might never happen.
Friends: shot gun not (a classic one).
Grandparents: life is a box of chocolates…

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  1. grandma- ‘making a rod for your own back’ –
    friend- ‘bit of an eager beaver’
    mum-‘theres no point worrying about something that has not happend yet’
    dad- ‘what a muck and fuddle’
    dad- ‘as much use as a chocolate fire guard’
    mum- ‘what ever doesnt kill you makes you stronger’
    dad- ‘couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery’
    grandma -‘what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander’
    grandma- ‘a rolling stone gathers no moss’
    grandma- ‘people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones’
    dad-‘its not the winning its the taking part that counts’
    mum- ‘what goes around comes around’
    mum- ‘you never know whats round the next corner’

  2. granparents: He’s gay as a bird
    granparents: Are you leading me up the garden path?
    parents: Different strokes for different folks
    friends: I’m so tired I’ve gone gay
    friends: 2s’up on that, mate

  3. parents: if the wind changes you’ll stay like that (said when pulling a face)
    parents: don’t sit on that cold step, you’ll get piles

    I’ll add more later 😉

  4. Parents: Don’t wish your life away
    Friends: The brightest flame burns quickest
    Friends: It’s better to burn out than to fade away

  5. “Is s/he dead yet”?
    – Everybody who thinks they are the new Jack Dee at DDN.

  6. Never eat yellow snow!!!

  7. Friends: Shut up Lee!

  8. Friends: She’s dead…
    Friends: She’s not dead!

  9. Parents: You can’t have your cake and eat it.
    Parents: You should have known better.
    Women: Its not what you said, its how you said it.
    A wise teacher: Slowly Slowy Catchy Monkey.
    Bosses: What time do you call this?
    Friends: One in the crotch is worth two in the face.

  10. Friends: Whatever floats your boat
    Friends: Giz a swig
    Parents: The early bird catches the worm

  11. If you don’t eat your crusts your hair will go curly- parents
    Its better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all- parents
    That sounds like the pot calling the kettle black- parents/friends
    Its not the things you do in life you regret… It’s the things you didn’t do- parents
    Whenever one door shuts, another one opens- parents
    You get what you give- parents

    umm… these ones makes sense to me at least…

    It fits like a glove- friends
    It’s another case of the ‘mullen effect’- friends
    I’m in the Pit of doom/ pool of sheer sheer unadulterated humiliation- friends

  12. For Gordan’s Sake!
    Different folks different strokes!

  13. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
    Killing two birds with one stone
    Done and dusted
    He who dares my son.. he who dares!
    Horses for courses!
    Shammone mutha fukker!
    Nice one bruvva!
    Im a lover not a fighter!
    Make love not war!

  14. Hahah just thought of another one..

    Parents:You treat this place like a hotel (they mainy said this wen we owned a hotel!)

  15. They dont call it work for nothin’!
    Treat others the way u would like to be treated!
    Turn that frown upside down
    I think therefore i am
    I have no sympathy…its self inflicted!(not quite a sayin but heard alot!)
    Is the glass half empty or half full?

  16. Learn from your mistakes
    You live, you learn
    Respect your elders
    Hmmmm now that’s one tasty burger!
    Think before you leap
    Accept what you cannot change, but change the things you cannot accept

  17. Friends: “He who dares wins”

    Parents: “Nothing in life is free”

    Parents: “Engage brain before opening mouth”

  18. Nan: Believe You Me
    Nan: Til the Cows Come Home?
    Mum: Not for all the tea in China
    Mum: More than you can shake a stick at?
    Sister: Ill tell you something for free
    Friend: Pigs Might Fly
    Work: Dont Cry Over Spilt Milk? – I wont!
    Dont count your chickens before they hatch?
    Theres Something you dont see everyday?
    All your eggs in one basket!
    Not for love nor money