Last week, I shared some of the sayings that I heard on a regular basis while growing up in the south. (Here’s the link to that post!) I not only grew up in the south, but I also grew up – country and here are a few more that I heard regularly:
1.) He’s Barking up the wrong tree! Sometime we are wrong, but we just won’t admit it. We are like a dog barking up a tree – the coon might have gone up that tree, but it isn’t there anymore, so that is a wasted bark! If you’re wrong accept it, admit it and move on – life is too short!
2.) Don’t bite off more than you can chew! Do what you can and do it the best that you can, but don’t take on more than you can handle, because, if you do, then everyone will end up suffering! Don’t ignore responsibility, do your fair share and then some, but realize that you don’t have to do it all and what doesn’t get done won’t be the end of the world!
3.) She got the short end of the stick! Life is not fair and anyone who says that it is, is lying or delusional! The truth is: There are two ends: The long end and the short end and someone gets the long end and someone gets the short end, just be thankful that you got an end and use your end to give glory to God!
4.) I ain’t seen her in a coon’s age! When the “old folks” (that term was not disrespectful, but honorable where I grew up!) used to say this, I knew they were saying: I ain’t seen her in a long, long time! Raccoons actually live between 12 and 20 years if they are lucky, but the truth is: “Time flies!”, so make the most of everyday by living it to do what God created you to do and to be the very best you that you can be!
5.) He’s getting too big for his britches! This is not talking about physical weight gain. This is talking about someone getting full of themselves and thinking that they are much more than they really are! We are all tempted with this temptation at some time or another. Be very careful, because giving in to this one can really cost you, and I’m talking about a whole lot more than “split britches!”
Hope you enjoyed these, I still catch myself saying some of these every now and then! There are a lot more from when and where I grew up, I’ll share some more in a few weeks. God Bless, G3! 24/7! and as my PaPa would say: “Good Day!”