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Goofysmate
10-01-2007, 04:55 AM
The old saying.
Why did our Grand parents & parents say these things to us.
Has anyone else been told that,
If you swollowed the pip from an apple a little tree would grow in your tummy,:eek:
Or if you didn't clean your ears you would get spuds growing in them,
I think the one that frighten me the most was being told by my Nan eat your crust up it will put hairs on your chest. :eek: :)
Am i the only one thats been scared for life with these daft saying & why don't people say them to there kids any more.
What sayings do you remember being told .

natalielongstaff
10-01-2007, 05:32 AM
i remember all of them :thumbsup2 ive said to my kids that carrots help you see in the dark ;) well its half true i suppose :lmao:

scottishsue
10-01-2007, 05:58 AM
I remember all them Jill !! (are we very old?) :lmao:

Although the one about eating your crusts ? I was told it made your hair curly !!!

A couple more I can remember being told ........

If you go outside with wet hair you will catch a cold
It is bad luck to cut your fingernails on a Friday or a Sunday

Beth__WDW23/6/02
10-01-2007, 06:04 AM
I remember them.:lmao:

cherjp
10-01-2007, 06:11 AM
I am a redhead and when i was younger i wanted my hair to be a bit lighter in colour and my mum used to tell me that you cannot colour my hair *** it would go green!!!!!
so needless to say i didnt do it , one day about 10 years ago i was talking to my hairdresser and had told her this little story and she just burst out laughing, so now my hair is strawberry blonde , highlighted and no it doesnt go green.
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:


sometimes i think i am turning into my mum, *** i find myself saying lots of little ditties to my own two boys that she would say to me.AAAAGHHH:rotfl: :rotfl:

carolfoy
10-01-2007, 06:33 AM
if you pull that face and the wind changes you'll stay that way!


also....

Don't ask questions you REALLY don't want to know the answer to.
Ask no questions and you'll be told no lies,
Its on a need to know basis, and you don't need to know!

(but daddy was in intelligence so I guess that explains the last three!)

Joanne UK
10-01-2007, 06:34 AM
I remember my Mum saying she could tell when I was lying *** my eyes changed colour.:goodvibes

mandymouse
10-01-2007, 06:39 AM
:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

GlendaONeill
10-01-2007, 06:50 AM
I remember them but it was my parents who told them to me! And i was also told the crusts would make my hair curly. I never eat them for that reason and I still ended up with hair like 70s nightmare!!:rotfl:
I do find myself occasionally tormenting my kids with some the sayings too.......

Don't step on cracks in the pavement or you'll fall in. How stupid was I to fall for that!
Too much TV will make your eyes square.:happytv:

saratogagirl
10-01-2007, 06:58 AM
if you fall and break your leg don't coming running to me !!!!

lawlesslovewdw
10-01-2007, 07:00 AM
I remember them :rotfl2:
If you sit on the pavement you will get piles :lmao:
If your friend jumped off a bridge would you?:rotfl:

tashasmum
10-01-2007, 07:29 AM
I remember lots of these. One that we were always told was that if you sit too close to the fire you will get corn beef legs.

scottishsue
10-01-2007, 07:58 AM
if you fall and break your leg don't coming running to me !!!!

That one is priceless Jules !! (And I remember it so well)

Goofysmate
10-01-2007, 08:27 AM
I remember all them Jill !! (are we very old?) :lmao:

Although the one about eating your crusts ? I was told it made your hair curly !!!

A couple more I can remember being told ........

If you go outside with wet hair you will catch a cold
It is bad luck to cut your fingernails on a Friday or a Sunday

We my be old for remembering them Sue but i'm sure we are still young at heart ;) :goodvibes

scottishsue
10-01-2007, 08:30 AM
so true Jill (I only feel 21) !!!:lmao:

Goofysmate
10-01-2007, 08:36 AM
I've had a good laugh reading these .:rotfl2:
Sue My body has the look of and old hen but my mind still thinks it's a young spring chicken, :rotfl2:
Why did our parents tell us these silly sayings . :confused3

granmaz
10-01-2007, 08:45 AM
Oh yes!!! I remember them all.:rotfl:

If you swallow chewing gum it will stick to your ribs.

If you sit on a radiator you will get piles.

If your grow your hair long it will take your strength.(You'll be tired and get colds etc)

Never have a bath or wash your hair at 'that time' of the month.

scottishsue
10-01-2007, 09:38 AM
Oh yes!!! I remember them all.:rotfl:

If you swallow chewing gum it will stick to your ribs.

If you sit on a radiator you will get piles.

If your grow your hair long it will take your strength.(You'll be tired and get colds etc)

Never have a bath or wash your hair at 'that time' of the month.


At a rough guess, I would say you would be somewhere "around" my age Granmaz ??? :confused3

ariel75
10-01-2007, 10:06 AM
[QUOTE=carolfoy;21080011]if you pull that face and the wind changes you'll stay that way!




My mum used to always say that still makes me giggle now (just wish she was still her to say it:sad2: )

granmaz
10-01-2007, 10:42 AM
At a rough guess, I would say you would be somewhere "around" my age Granmaz ??? :confused3

Now, that depends on 3 things. Whether I am home, at Disney, and what age you are!!!:lmao:

I always think I am the oldest on these forums.

Edit - I had a sneak at your profile and I am a few years older, but I'm more than happy to say I am somewhere around your age!!!!!!!

cherjp
10-01-2007, 12:09 PM
so true Jill (I only feel 21) !!!:lmao:

i am ONLY 21 !!!:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

has anyone ever bumped into a old classmate and thought to yourself gosh he/she looks old?
and then suddenly remembered that you are the same age!!!!!
that happened to me once and i had a right old chuckle to myself about it.

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

florida sun
10-01-2007, 01:05 PM
Great thread :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

arieliwish
10-01-2007, 03:56 PM
You'll have someone's eye out with that!

:rotfl2:

granmaz
10-02-2007, 01:43 AM
You'll have someone's eye out with that!

:rotfl2:

:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

arieliwish
10-02-2007, 05:42 AM
Hey Granmaz I've just noticed you're in the same part of the world as me!

I'm north of Northallerton but south of Boro!! Originally from West Cumbria though so not native yorkshirewoman.

Isn't it sunny today!

Lynn
:goodvibes

granmaz
10-02-2007, 06:25 AM
Lovely day!!:) We're in Harrogate, so both lovely places.

scottishsue
10-03-2007, 02:26 AM
My DH is from Boro !!

hildasmuriel
10-03-2007, 12:48 PM
If ever I wandered around whistling my Nan would tell me " a whistling woman and a crowing hen is neither good to God nor men" and I used to believe that sexist old nonsense!
One of my primary school teachers was full of sayings. Her favourite was "if a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well." Now I am grown I wish a lot more people would live by that rule.:laughing: