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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:20 PM
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"It used to really get on my tits" and other expressions...got one?
I say "fixin" now that I am in TN. In Virginia, "daggone" was a big one. As in, "That daggone thang, daggone it."

"Bad boy" was big to describe about anything in VA, too: "I got that bad boy taken care of."

In TN, people say, "I am fixin' to carry my car down to get it fixed." Strong folks down this way, let me tell you!

And here, you not only can "cut the light off," but you can "cut the light ON," too!

in Tidewater, VA, you will hear, "I don't know nuthin' a-BOOT it." That's old English mixed with Southern drawl.

Whereas, in NC they like to say, "That Jasper over thaiah, he's crazy."

It's a great country!
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:22 PM
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1. "get's on my wick," "up my nose," etc.
Couple of my faves.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:23 PM
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2. I heard "fixin to" in texas a lot
but not as much in Tennessee. Although I'm sure it has appeal and use throughout the South. Anyway, I'm fixin to eat lunch so I better git.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:01 PM
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44. Drives me nuts!!!
Born and raised in TX, but I refuse to say it and I correct people who do. AAGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:31 PM
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3. Southern friend of mine uses dad-blame-it all the time!
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:34 PM
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4. My Dad
Is quite colorful and has a few. Among them:

"That makes my ass want to suck tank water!"

"That boy ain't got enough sense to figure out how to shove a greased cucumber up a hog's ass!"

"Couldn't pour piss out of a boot with instructions on the heel!"
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:46 PM
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8. ROFL -- I think yer pa 'n' me would get along fine! n/t
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:47 PM
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9. the boot-piss one
was one my dad used to say
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:01 PM
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31. yep
that one was pretty common, I have no idea where the other two came from. Dad will be 75 this year, so no telling how long some of the phrases he utters have been around. "That boy's eat up with the dumbass!" is another fave of his.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:43 PM
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5. Here's an oldie but goodie.
"If his brain was gasoline, it wouldn't be enough to run a piss-ant on a motorcycle."

Definitely applies to the people in the Bush administration.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:46 PM
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6. These are fun! LOL! Keep 'em coming. I forgot:
"You be a low ball in tall grass."

"Happier'n two dead pigs in the sunshine."

"I might have been born at night -- but it wasn't LAST NIGHT!!!" (A personal fav.)

"That was so good, it'd make ya slap yer grandma!"
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:48 PM
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11. here is a classic my dad used to say
"that loser has no balls. For a cup he could use a peanut shell and a rubber band."
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:49 PM
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14. Hey Zuni...
"If you need me, I'll call ya!"
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:50 PM
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16. I'll smell you later
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dean_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:46 PM
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7.  "won't"
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:48 PM by dean_dem
Not as in the contraction of "will not", but as in, "I went to his house yesterday, and he won't home."

Others: "It's hotter than two foxes fucking in a forest fire." or "Its hotter than two gerbils fucking in a wool sock." Conjures up a pretty funny mental image at least.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:48 PM
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10. Now in Alabama, "wont" is used like this:
"I wont to go to the store."
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:48 PM
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12. "sale" is used like this here
"He told me he would sale it to me."
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:51 PM
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18. Her ass was like
2 puppies wrestling under a blanket
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Freebird12004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:49 PM
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13. "horse-feathers"
that's all I got to say
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:51 PM
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19. or Bullhockey
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:49 PM
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15. Get Outta My Butt = Leave Me Alone
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Freebird12004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:57 PM
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27. ouch
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:50 PM
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17. I worked with a woman from New Hampster who would say...
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:51 PM by jswordy
"That was a wicked lunch."

wicked = good up thar!
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:52 PM
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21. wicked
I use that word. Awesome too
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:07 PM
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35. She hated it when I called her state "New Hampster." So I did it a lot! nt
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Jessica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:51 PM
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20. Two from my Grandpa:
"Finer than hummingbird shit ..."

"Colder than a witch's tit ..."

:)
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:54 PM
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23. Colder than an eskimo's balls...
I heard my dad say that before

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Jessica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:55 PM
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25. He also says
"Hotter than a three-peckered billy goat." :o
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:09 PM
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38. Hornier than a 3-balled tomcat. nt
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:11 PM
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40. "Wiser than a tree full of owls?"
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:54 PM
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24. dupe
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 02:54 PM by Zuni


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ldf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:17 PM
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41. from my momma
"richern' four foot up a bull"

freaked me out. i said "MOMMA"!
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:52 PM
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22. The whole kit & kaboodle
at least I think that's a regionalism.

And there's always the Pittsburgh construction I learned in college -- "hey - that shirt needs ironed"
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:02 PM
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32. My Illinois mom would say that...I wonder if it
comes from something they all heard on the radio or in the movies?
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dean_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:36 PM
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49. So is it true that in West Pennsylvania..
they say "slippy" instead of slippery? One of my brother's old friends from Johnstown said she swore she heard the weatherman up there say one time, "Watch out folks, the roads are slippy out there!"
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:40 PM
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51. Definitely true.
You also don't want to wear "slippy" shoes (mainly women's high heels)!
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legalcoffee Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:55 PM
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26. Joke Inside
In a first grade class room the instructor announces that she would like the students to use the words "choo choo" in a sentence.

One little girl raises her hand and the instructor calls on her. She says "The train goes choo choo."
The teacher commends her.
A little boy in the back raises his hand and the teacher calls on on him. He says "When my mother sneezes, it sounds like choo choo."
The teacher praises him.
A little boy in the middle row raises his hand and the teacher calls on him. He says "My brother says that if you touch his car he will choo choo.
The teacher is underpaid.

hahahahaha. ha.
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NamVetsWeeLass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 02:59 PM
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28. Actually, the colloquialisms here get on my nerves...
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 03:01 PM by NamVetsWeeLass
If a patient falls the natives say "So and so is IN the Floor!"
(well, how in the hell hard did they fall that they have embedded themselves partially into the floor? Or were they using a jackhammer when this all happened?)
If they are relating a story of having to reach for something an hour ago or whatever... "I Retched right for it." (You almost threw up because why?)
If they want you to hand them something "Reach me that!" (Ummm, how about I hand it to you instead)
If they have a tassle cap or a ski cap on their heads "I got my Toboggan on" (You have a sled on your head?)
If they break something it's always "I busted it Clean Through" (as opposed to not so cleanly through?)
I have had ederly patients tell me "I am not taking those pills offa you, YER a YANKEE......" I hate to inform them that while I may indeed be a transplant from PA to WV they really officially didn't fight for the south either... (I know a lot of them did fight for the confederate army, but still, Officially, they were Union.)So, You are officially a Yankee too, now, take your drugs.
They seem to be fixin things constantly here too "I was fixin to get him ready for dinner"
They have to specify that you hand them an INK PEN "Gimme that there Ink Pen" (ok, but are you sure you don't want the crayon pen instead?)
They don't go home here "I'm goin' the house" (Yes, there is no "to the house" it is as I put it.)
They don't lay in bed "He's laying in the bed, or, I was laying in the bed" (THE bed, at least it isn't MY BED!)

Now, being from Pittsburgh, we also talk funny. But I haven't the time or patience to list that, so I will list the following:
www.pittsburghese.com . Before you ask, Yep, that is pretty much the way we talk.

On Edit: I have to say I hate the Expression "Git 'Er Done!!! Friggin Ron the Cable guy... It is like a Fucking mantra here.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:05 PM
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34. Uh, it's LARRY the Cable Guy...
...and I'm a fan. I don't care who ya are, that's funny!

so...


"Take a chill pill and cool it."

"Looks like yer gonna blow a gasket."
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NamVetsWeeLass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:30 PM
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53. I can explain that....
Ron White is also on the tape I saw, couple that and No sleep and you have Brain Death. Sorry about insulting your LARRY the cable guy, but, if you were here, You would understand... It gets old after the 50,000th time you hear it. Plus we have to have large stickers on our vehicles that say "Git 'Er Done" I think the man is funny, but that statement grates on my nerves.
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kiki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:00 PM
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29. "I'm trying to contain an outbreak...
...and you're driving the monkey to the airport."

OK, that was King of the Hill. But it's still a good one.
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Freebird12004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:00 PM
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30. "shit the bed"
I can't think of any worse imagery. But I get the idea that it's supposed to mean - things can't get any worse.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:07 PM
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36. I hear that all the time
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Freebird12004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:19 PM
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42. it's so gross
I was over 40 before I heard that one
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:04 PM
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33. "Pissin' me off is like
jackin' off a polar bear with a hand full of sand spurs." Courtesy of my ex-father in law.

He had other colorful ones, many of which were based on various ways to partake in oral sex. Not looking to lock anything, though.
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:08 PM
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37. My Connecticut FIL would say...
"Wait a half an hour."

"Don't go more than a hundred."
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achtung_circus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:10 PM
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39. Uglier,
than a dog fucking a pack of razor blades.
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legalcoffee Donating Member (45 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:58 PM
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43. in some parts of my family tree you will find this
Hey how long have you been here?
reply: "oh we just bearly got here" - goerge lopez/ no relation but so true

Were we suppose to meet you there?
reply: "use were suppose to be there at nine"

Why didn't you take care of the cake?
reply: "I didn't want to duet"






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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:11 PM
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45. "I don't have a dawg in that fight."
"The whole famdamily."

"Dumber than a burnt stick."

"Hotter than hell with the burners on high"

"Colder than a witches teat in november."

"Colder than a crackhead's heart."
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jswordy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:32 PM
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47. "He's shittin' in high cotton." (rich man)
Band Alabama changed it to "Walkin' in high cotton" for a tune. But ever'body knows it sposed to be "shittin'.
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Red State Rebel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:27 PM
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46. Grinnin like a possum eatin shit on a flat rock ..and other gems from Mom
When she'd get mad at some one and tell them "take a flyin suck at a bluebirds ass"...???

If you asked whats for dinner/lunch.... "Chickens butt fried in grease, wanna piece"????

Ask where some is -"went to shit and the hogs ate her" (you had to go thru the barnyard to get to the outhouse :)

Stupid people "got no more sense than God gave a goose"

and various others.....
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mrbassman03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:33 PM
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48. Just "goddamn"...
It'll be an hour before that goddamn show is on...
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ragin_acadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:22 PM
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50. courtesy of twentysomethin years on the gulf coast:
"slower than death on stilts"
"that boy could hide his own easter eggs"
"uglier than a stump fence"
"harelip the pope" - i have no idea what it means
"i already told ya' three times, twice already"


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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:43 PM
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52. "It's colder than a well-digger's ass in the Klondike."
Brr. True today.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:31 PM
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54. It's raining like a cow pissin' on a flat rock.
Courtesy of my dad, the pill. :D
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