Terms Which Have Disappeared

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by KILO NOVEMBER, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. buelligan

    buelligan One of the Regulars

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    Looks like a pig staring at a wristwatch, is something my old supervisor used to say that I always got a chuckle out of.
     
  2. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Three sheets to the wind.
     
  3. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    I haven't heard "Beer goggles," in a long time.
     
  4. dh66

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    Hope you haven't worn them in a long time either:p
     
  5. Dixie_Amazon

    Dixie_Amazon Practically Family

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    "That horse has three speeds; start, stumble and fall.
     
  6. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

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    Luckily, I learned a long time ago, in my early 30s, the only fun part of alcohol is the initial Buzz, it's all down hill after that. So one beer is usually more then enough! If I even finish that.
     
  7. Shangas

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    I dunno if anyone outside of Australia has ever used, or even heard of this one. To this day, I've only heard ONE person say it, and that was my highschool legal-studies teacher.

    "As useless/hopeless as a one-legged man at an ass-kicking contest!"
     
  8. dh66

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    I frequently hear a twist on that around here. Someone says they have been working harder than a one legged man at said contest. I've also heard "working harder than a one armed paper hanger" , which seems to be falling out of use because wallpaper seems to pretty much be a thing of the past, at least in these parts.
     
  9. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    "I need this like Custer needed Indians."
     
  10. Bruce Wayne

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    I am so going to use this!
     
  11. 1mach1

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    :rofl:
     
  12. vitanola

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    I seem to recall "As nervous as a long-tailed paper hanger in a rum full of one-armed cats in rocking chairs."


    Or something.


    Anyone remember the expression "Like Carter has pills"?

    Or "Fits like a Motorman's Glove".
     
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  13. tonyb

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    I recall older folks alluding to Carter and his pills. It meant essentially the same thing as "All the tea in China," which is another phrase rarely heard anymore.
     
  14. KILO NOVEMBER

    KILO NOVEMBER Practically Family

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    Often used here in the USA, usually as an expression of a sense of futility of one's own efforts, e.g. "I feel like a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest!"
     
  15. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    I've never heard that one, but I've heard "he's so stupid he couldn't pour **** out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel."
     
  16. rjb1

    rjb1 Practically Family

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    My Dad used both the "one-legged man" and the "boot pouring" phrases on a fairly regular basis.
     
  17. KILO NOVEMBER

    KILO NOVEMBER Practically Family

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    Lyndon Johnson was said to have characterized Gerry Ford thus.
     
  18. Stearmen

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    Custer's famous last words, "don't worry boys, we've got them surrounded!"
     
  19. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    Yes, but I usually heard it in the context of, "That guy has more [fill in the blank] than Carter has liver pills."
     
  20. Shangas

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    I've heard the 'tea in China' one too. I use it every now and then.
     

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