You newcomers to
Georgia, here are some things you need to know if you plan to stay here.
1. Save all bacon
grease. You will be instructed later how to use it. 2. If you do run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men
in the cab of a four wheel drive with a 12-pack of beer and a tow chain will be
along shortly. Don't try to help them. Just stay out of their way. This is what they live for. 3. Remember: "Y'all" is singular. "All y'all" is plural. "All
y'all's" is plural possessive. 4. Get used to the phrase "It's not the heat, it's the
humidity". And the collateral phrase "You call this hot? Wait'll August." 5. Don't tell us how you did it up there. Nobody
cares. 6. If you think it's too hot, don't worry. It'll
cool down-in December. 7. A Mercedes-Benz is not a status symbol, a Jeep,
Chevy, Dodge, or Ford is. 8. If someone says they're "fixin" to do
something, that doesn't mean anything's broken. 9. The value of a parking space is not determined
by the distance to the door, but the availability of shade. 10. If you see a slower moving vehicle on a two
lane road pull onto the shoulder that is called "courtesy". 11. BBQ is a food group. It does NOT mean grilling
burgers and hot dogs outdoors. 12. Yes, weddings, funerals, and divorces must take
into account for Ga.Tech, UGA or Navy Football games. 13. Everything is better with 1000 Island or ranch
dressing. 14. DO NOT honk your horn at us to be obnoxious, we
will sit there until we die. 15. We pull over and stop for emergency vehicles to
pass. 16. We pull over for funeral processions, turn our
music off and men remove hats or caps. Some people put their hand over their
heart. 17. "Bless your Heart" is a nice way of
saying you're an idiot. 18. No matter what kind: sprite, coke, Pepsi,
mountain dew, it isn't called soda or pop. It’s all called coke 19. If you don't like the weather in Georgia, wait
15 minutes, it will change
20. The difference between a Yankee and a Damn Yankee is, the Yankee
goes back home.
Okay, I'm back again, all safe and sound. You can call off the search squads, the police and the FBI. I just didn't have much to say, but I did read all those on the side bar everyday. You should, too. There is some might good posting going on over there.
So, for today, I didn't want to post on all the stuff going on all over the world... though I did read that there is a movement to get rid of Maxine Waters in the Senate. I saw these hints to make life a little easier and though you would like them, too. No thanks necessary, but comments would be appreciated.
you remember that word?Would you
believe the email spell checker did not recognize the word Murgatroyd?
to Mergatroyd! The epression was popularized by the cartoon charater
Snagglepuss – a regular on the Yogi Bear Show in the 1960’s.
Words from our childhood:
gone as fast as the buggy whip!Sad
I hope you are Hunky Dory after you read this and chuckle.
a month ago, someone illuminated some old expressions that I have copied here.Expressions that have become obsolete
because of the inexorable march of technology.These phrases included:
touch that dial,”
sound like a broken record,”
out to dry.”
in the olden days we had a lot of ‘moxie.’
put on our best ‘bib and tucker’ to’ straighten up and fly right’ and Gay mean ‘happy’.
were ‘in like Flynt’ and ‘living the life of Riley’', and even a regular guy
couldn’t accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill.
for all the tea in China!
in the olden days, life used to be swell, but when’s the last time anything was
has gone the way of beehives, pageboys and the D.A.; of spats, knickers,
fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes and pedal pushers...AND DON'T FORGET...
Saddle Stitched Pants
my aching back! Kilroy was here, but he
wake up from what surely has been just a short nap, and before we can say, “Well,
I’ll be a monkey’s uncle!” or, “This is a ‘fine kettle of fish” they are all
that the words we grew up with, the words that seemed omnipresent, as oxygen,
have vanished with scarcely a notice from our tongues and our pens and our
keyboards.Poof, go the words of our
youth, the words we’ve left behind
blink, and they’re gone.
have all those great phrases gone?
milkman did it.
It’s your nickel.
forget to pull the chain.
high to a grasshopper.
see you in the funny papers.
take any wooden nickels.
up and smell the roses.
turns out there are more of these lost words and expressions than Carter has
liver pills.("Carter's Little
Liver Pills" are gone too!)
a certain age have been blessed to live in changeable times.For a child each new word is like a shiny
toy, a toy that has no age. We at the other
end of the chronological arc have the advantage of remembering there are words that
once did not exist and there were words that once strutted their hour upon the
earthly stage and now are heard no more, except in our collective memory.
of the greatest advantages of aging.
us to wonder where Superman will find a phone booth...
ya later, alligator, Okidoki, and so many more that have slipped my memory, too.
ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE FABULOUS 40/50'S.
ONE WILL EVER HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN.
GAVE US ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS:
though, for some of us, that too is beginning to fade!!! :-(