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Folklore: Old saying - New saying

Bert 26 Jan 09 - 10:14 AM
GUEST,leeneia 26 Jan 09 - 10:23 AM
Uncle_DaveO 26 Jan 09 - 10:54 AM
GUEST,Ken Brock 26 Jan 09 - 10:56 AM
Liz the Squeak 26 Jan 09 - 11:10 AM
Azizi 26 Jan 09 - 12:47 PM
Uncle_DaveO 26 Jan 09 - 01:59 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 26 Jan 09 - 03:02 PM
Nerd 26 Jan 09 - 03:54 PM
Lighter 26 Jan 09 - 04:27 PM
semi-submersible 26 Jan 09 - 04:28 PM
Uncle_DaveO 26 Jan 09 - 05:37 PM
GUEST,leeneia 26 Jan 09 - 05:39 PM
frogprince 26 Jan 09 - 08:24 PM
Rowan 27 Jan 09 - 12:20 AM
Dave Hanson 27 Jan 09 - 02:23 AM
DMcG 27 Jan 09 - 03:11 AM
TheSnail 27 Jan 09 - 04:42 AM
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Subject: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: Bert
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 10:14 AM

Old Saying - "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley,"

New Saying - "Shit Happens"


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 10:23 AM

The watched pot never boils.
The watched pot never boils over.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 10:54 AM

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder."

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder--of somebody else!"

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: GUEST,Ken Brock
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 10:56 AM

Old: If wishes were horses, then everyone would ride.

Not as old (probably to make it rhyme, though it makes less sense):
If wishes were fishes, the everyone would ride.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 11:10 AM

Teach a man to fish you feed him for a day.

Teach a man to phish and you won't see him for weeks.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: Azizi
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 12:47 PM

These are slang words and not sayings, but some may be interested:

Here's a progressive set of African American slang words used and discarded by us in a short amount of time that mean a person is very good at what he [or she] does.

He's hot!*>>> He's smokin!* >>> He's dynamite!>>>He's the bomb.

There's a connection between those slang words and these words mean that a person has become successful because of how good he does what he does

He's blown up.>>>He's livin' large.

*These words are still used, but imo, not by people who keep up with the latest slang terms.

It's also possible that what I think is still the current slang term is also a part of this dynamite/blown up progression:
That's sick.

{For example, "That music is sick" meaning it's "off the hook" or "off the chain" [in other words it's very good].

But "That music's lame." means the complete opposite.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 01:59 PM

"I march to the beat of a different drummer"

"I march to the beat of a different kettle of fish!"

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 03:02 PM

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you . . ."

". . . but do it first"


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: Nerd
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 03:54 PM

He who hesitates is lost

You snooze, you lose


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: Lighter
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 04:27 PM

Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to sue, and he'll eat for a lifetime."

--Christopher Weyant, The New Yorker (click)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: semi-submersible
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 04:28 PM

"a good example to the younger generation"

"a positive role model"

(ugh!)


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 05:37 PM

"Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day."

"Teach a man to fish, and he'll sit out in a boat all day, drinking beer!"


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 05:39 PM

Good one, Uncle Dave!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: frogprince
Date: 26 Jan 09 - 08:24 PM

Do unto others as they would do unto themselves if they could reach.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: Rowan
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 12:20 AM

Old Saying - "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men Gang aft agley,"
New Saying - "Shit Happens"


And, after it happened
"That's the way the cookie crumbles."
became
"That's the way the mop flops."

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 02:23 AM

Abstinance makes the heart grow fonder.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: DMcG
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 03:11 AM

Old saying:
"For wilful waste makes woeful want,
And you may live to say,
How now I wish I had that pin
That then I threw away"

New saying:
"Is it recyclable?"


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Old saying - New saying
From: TheSnail
Date: 27 Jan 09 - 04:42 AM

"See a pin and pick it up
All that day you'll have good luck"

"See a pin and pick it up
All that day you'll have....



























a pin."


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