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Re: Old southern sayings


Believe you are correct sir!

On 11/11/05, james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net> wrote:
>
> May be wrong, but I suspect "rotten in the state of Denmark" is a
> reference to or re-statement of some line in Hamlet.
>
> On Nov 9, 2005, at 8:06 PM, Zemuly Sanders wrote:
>
> > My mother said that, too -- also the one about there being something
> > rotten in the state of Denmark (which I never under stood). Her very
> > best, however, was, "What goes over the devil's back comes under his
> > belly," which I took to mean what goes around comes around. My
> > grandmother referred to heavy handed people as those who "could break
> > Old Billy's furnace."
> > zem
> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer"
> > <islandjim1@verizon.net>
> > To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 7:00 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CHAT] Old southern sayings
> >
> >
> >> My mother used to say "odd as Dick's hatband"--wonder what it
> >> referred to?
> >>
> >> On Nov 6, 2005, at 7:15 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:
> >>
> >>> How about
> >>> "odd as Dick's hatband" or
> >>> "cute as a litter of little speckled puppies"
> >>>
> >>> Haven't heard either of those for a while
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> In a message dated 11/06/2005 12:12:15 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> >>> raider843@yahoo.com writes:
> >>> Me too, because I confess I've never heard that one. Although I have
> >>> a
> >>> wealth of them from my father. When I was a teenager he used to tell
> >>> me
> >>> I could "irritate a wooden indian." LOL!
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center
> >>> <4042N15@nationalhearing.com>
> >>> wrote:Thanks all. I learned something today.
> >>> Kitty
> >>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>> From: "Jesse Bell"
> >>> To:
> >>> Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 3:58 PM
> >>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Old southern sayings
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> "Not enough to wad a shotgun" is the same thing as "Not enough to
> >>>> physic a
> >>> snipe" in Missouri. Means "not enuff for nuthin". LOL.
> >>>>
> >>>> Jesse
> >>>>
> >>>> Zemuly Sanders wrote:
> >>>> I believe that, like many things Southern, the saying is archaic.
> >>>> zem
> >>>
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> >>>
> >> Island Jim
> >> Southwest Florida
> >> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> >> Hardiness Zone 10
> >> Heat Zone 10
> >> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> >> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
> >>
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> Island Jim
> Southwest Florida
> 27.0 N, 82.4 W
> Hardiness Zone 10
> Heat Zone 10
> Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
> Maximum 100 F [38 C]
>
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
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