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Old Fashioned Saying of the Day

Posted by joeabbott on April 30, 2011

Suzy has a calendar that has what the publishers are calling an “old fashioned saying” listed on each day. I’d heard some of them (e.g., “blow ones own trumpet”) but a few others sounded familiar and yet more like a standup comic might utter, than my grandparents.

Here are two in that vein:

Successful Person

He’s ridin’ the gravy train on biscuit wheels.

and

Liar

If he bit his tongue, he’d poison himself.

Have you heard of these? Better yet, have you ever heard someone older than you saying something like this and not just repeating a punch line? If you have, drop me a note!

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