Old Man Things To Say
Many of these things I heard growing up, from my mother and a little from my father. My mother is much more talkative lol. I love it. I will say some of these phrases, either out loud or engaging with someone on social media (who I know is younger) and I’ll wonder if they know what I’m saying or if it rings like an old lady in their ears.
I’ll see if I have any to add:
Long in the tooth
Where the crow flies
When Hector was a pup
The whole nine yards was something my mom says all the time and sometimes I do, too.
It’s interesting because some of this is old and also it’s regional.
We just had this discussion a couple of weekends ago. I’ve only lived in this state and town for 20 something years but our friends have lived here all their lives. The town I live in was always a farming town. No real downtown…yes, there was one in the 17th and 18th centuries but then (and now) it doesn’t exist. Our friends who lived in neighboring towns, with downtowns thought of this rural area as “the hinterlands”. Then we talked about that phrase, as some of them always thought it was “the hinderlands”. And then one person (not me, if you can believe it) got out their phone to look up the word for everyone.
As old as Methusela
The whole kit and caboodle
The horse is already outa the barn.
He has more money than Carter has little liver pills. My favorite :)\
Now he's singing to the dogs"
"Some say love... is like an ONION
That burns, and stings your eyes..."
I can feel the trauma, incoming, and I don't think it's personal.