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Old Sayings

"He's lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut."

"Jumpy as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs."

"He was slobbering over that gal like a new born calf."

"You won't learn that any farther up the creek."

"Ornery as a toad."

"Slower than molasses in January."

"He's like a dog with a bone."

"Lord willing and the creek don't rise."

"I'm as happy as a pig in slop."

"She talk's ever which way."

"I'm between the devil and the deep blue sea."

"I'll slap you to the back side of no where."

"Give him time and he'll come to his milk."

"As common as pig tracks."

"Between a hard place and a rock."

"Madder than an old wet hen."

"He walks like he's got ants in his britches."

"Jumpy as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs."

"Now that's higher than a cat's back."

"It's clabbering up to rain."

"He's as poor as Job's turkey."

((((SUBMITTED BY: Jim E.

"Handier than a pocket in a shirt"

"That won't last any longer than Pap stayed in the army"

"Worthless as tits on a boar hog"

"Old as dirt"

"Big enough to go bear hunting with a switch"

"Tighter than Dick's hatband"

"Ugly enough to scare a bull dog off a meat truck"

"That old dog won't hunt."

"He's about three pickles shy of a quart."

"He looks like hes been rode hard and put up wet."

"Barefooted as a yard dog."

"Crooked as a barrel of snakes."

"Deader'n a doar nail."

"Fit to be tied."

"Green as a goard."

"So lazy he wouldn't hit a lick at a snake."

"He moves like dead lice is falling off him."

"Hotter than a 2 dollar pistol."

"I wouldn't give you air if you were in a jug."

"Running around like a chicken with its head cut off."))))

((((SUBMITTED BY: Sheryl Ann

"Jumped on that like a duck on a june bug"

"As happy as a clam at low tide"))))

((((SUBMITTED BY: Nancy Naughton

"dont that just frost your berries!!"

"Rode hard and put away wet"))))

((((SUBMITTED BY: Cody M. Tyson

"Thicker than thieves"

"Goofier than a wooden watch"

"Get off the table, Mabel, the quarter's for beer"

"That's nuttier than squirrel crap"

"Goin' to see a man about a horse"))))

((((SUBMITTED BY: Marcella

katty bar the door for you.

to old of a cat to get my back scratched by a kitten.

he is as crooked as a dogs hind leg.

your as mean as a stripped snake.

he is as wild as a monkey on a string.

you are nutty as a fruit cake.

you's are like two peas in a pod.

I'll turn their toes up.

so much dust in the house,God could build an army.

so much dirt in your ear you can plant a garden.

he is as crazy as two cats with their tails tied together.))))

((((SUBMITTED BY: A.H.

the lord willin and the creek don't rise.

one's a yard ape and one's a porch monkey.

lord if it been a snake it would had bit me.

don't count your chickens befor they hatch.

a rolling stone gathers no moss.

i'm blind as a bat.

he aint got a lick of sense.

don't bite off more than you can chew.

your barking up the wrong tree.

just sit there like a bump on log.

he's as slow as molasses.))))

((((SUBMITTED BY: Jim A Thomasson

My Grandfather was fond of this one:
"Fine as frog's hair split three ways! ..... now that's pretty fine!"))))

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