09-10-2008, 09:52 AM
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wurtland, Kentucky
Some Old Country Sayings
Keeping in line with my last post, here's some old country sayings. Some of 'em may sound kinda hokey, but there's a powerful lot of wisdom here!
- Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
- Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps.
- Mortgaging a future crop is like saddling a wobbly colt.
- A bumble bee is faster than a John Deere tractor.
- Trouble with a milk cow is she won't stay milked.
- Don't skinny dip with snapping turtles.
- Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.
- Meanness don't happen overnight.
- To know how country folks are doing, look at their barns, not their houses.
- Never lay an angry hand on a kid or an animal, it just ain't helpful.
- Teachers, bankers, and hoot owls sleep with one eye open.
- Forgive your enemies. It messes with their heads.
- Don't sell your mule to buy a plow.
- Two can live as cheap as one if one don't eat.
- Don't corner something meaner than you.
- You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, assuming you want to catch flies.
- Man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds.
- It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
- Don't go huntin' with a fellow named Chug-A-Lug.
- You can't unsay a cruel thing.
- Every path has some puddles.
- When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
- The best sermons are lived, not preached.
- Most of the stuff people worry about never happens.
- Lazy and Quarrelsome are ugly sisters.
Colonel Jimbo From the Land of the Wurts in Northeast Kentucky
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