Ya Big Amadán #100DaysOfOldDays

Day 82 #100DaysOfOldDays 

Today’s prompt for Linda G Hill’s #SoCS (Stream of Conscious Saturday) is “a phrase you grew up with.” Include in your post a phrase your mom/dad/grandparent/sibling used all the time when you were growing up, or just write whatever inspires you based on that phrase. 

Linda’s prompt ties nicely into my #100DaysOfOldDays posts. 

Here’s the phrases and sayings I remember!  

PLEASE DON’T REPEAT ANY OF *THESE* AT HOME AS YOU MAY BE REPORTED! It’s important to remember that children of the 70’s, had armadillo skin.

The mothers had the worst best most unusual sayings! 

*‘It’s far from your ass, you won’t sit on it.’ (When we complained of a minor ailment.) 

*‘Is your face hurting ya?’ (When we cried for little or no reason.) 

*‘If you don’t stop crying, I’ll give you something to cry about.’ (When we cried for little or no reason.) 

*‘And what did you do to deserve it?’ (When we came home from school and reported that the teacher slapped us.) 

*‘May the divil mend you.’ (When we suffered consequences of something we shouldn’t have been doing in the first place.) 

*‘I’ll pull the skin of your ass over your head.’ (When we were in trouble.) 

*‘Lie with dogs and you’ll rise with fleas.’ (When we picked up the bad habits of others.) 

*‘Ya big amadán.’ (When we did something stupid.) 

*‘Swallow your spit.’ (When we wanted another drink from the bottle of red lemonade on a car journey.) 

‘You’ve a face on you that would turn back a funeral.’ (When we sulked for little or no reason.) 

*‘Get out and don’t come home ‘till tea-time.’ (When mother was having a bad day.) 

‘Where were you, who were you with and what were you doing?’ (When you didn’t come home at tea-time.) 

*‘Don’t be giving me your oul guff.’ (When we gave our opinion.)  

*‘Hen’s pens, turkey’s treacle, midget’s beef and bumbee’s bacon.’ (When we asked what was for dinner.) 

*‘It’s six of one and half a dozen of the other.’ (When we were fighting and we were all to blame. She wasn’t taking anyone’s side.) 

General sayings in the community; 

‘Now put that in your pipe and smoke it.’ (When the true version of a bit of gossip was told, especially when it came from “the horse’s mouth”—the person who 100% knows the real story of said gossip.) 

‘Honest to God.’ (When gossip was being repeated—the true version.) 

‘He landed with one hand as long as the other.’ (He brought nothing with him) 

‘She’s like a broken record.’ (She says the same thing over and over.) 

‘You’ve made your bed, now lie in it.’ (You made a decision that turned out to be a bad one.) 

How on earth did we make it to adulthood? Yep, armadillo skin and we didn’t take things too seriously.

7 thoughts on “Ya Big Amadán #100DaysOfOldDays

  1. These are very funny. It’s amazing how these sayings are universal. My German Canadian Dad used to say, “If you don’t stop crying, I’ll give you something to cry about.” all the time!

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