Volume VII, No. 3, Spring 1980

This Speech of Ours

Compiled by Patsy Watts and Tracy Waterman

People who had concrete silos were really living uptown. (were well to do)

That boy sure burned his old man's britches in that deal. (getting ahead of Dad in a closing deal)

Thank you till you're better paid.

That scoundrel ain't worth 2¢ with a hole in it. (no good or worthless)

Let's cut the butter or we'll be here until the cows come home. (Let's get to work or we'll be here all night)

She was so ugly that when she was a child, they had to tie a pork chop around her neck to get the dog to play with her.

Some folks who slap you on the back are trying to help you swallow what they just told you.

When she caught ole Burt in a lie, she sure sawed him off at the pockets. (bring a windy person down to size)

That sounds like a dying cow in a hailstorm.

They had the finest hogs in the county because they were bred in the treetops. (purebred breeding)

She sure showed him how the rabbit eats cabbage. (She showed him how it was done)

I could stretch a mile if I didn't have to walk back.

I'd rather be a dumpling than a prune. (fat person rationalizing)

He'd fight a circle saw and it running.

He was really stretching his blanket when he told that one. (lying)

She called her good-for-nothing son a lazy doodle trifler. (worthless fellow)

He was getting so big headed we were glad she finally clipped his kite strings. (brought him down to earth)

It was a shame Charles got run under because he deserved to win. (Someone beat him to the draw)

When they were racing, Tracy beat Patsy by a mile and a toad hop.

He'd be late to his own funeral and have to stand in line with the rest of us.


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