A saying is an often stated observation regarding a common experience, an adage. Some are funny, some true, and some ridiculous. I thought I would share a few favorites, and how and when they are used.
" Horses heads are bigger let them worry". This was a favorite of my husband's grandmother Bella. She lived well into her 90's so you have to respect the philosophy.
" With relatives, you get mad then glad". This was from Bella's son Dave, my father in law. It was true for him much of his life, until he got very ill, and sick of his family.
" A father's not a mother". This is one of my favorites. It is from G.G. and won many an argument with my father- What do you answer in return? I also think it is true.
" He is short? He will stand on his wallet". This comes from my dating years when I would meet short wealthy men and refuse to date them. G.G. strikes again.
" The higher the fewer". This is from Star Trek the Next Generation. It drove my children crazy, because they never knew what it meant. It was always good for a laugh. Also " Chickens on the roof"- see above.
" Revenge is a dish best served cold", and " A fool and his head are soon parted". These are both Klingon proverbs. Both are true, and funny. Especially spoken in the original Klingon. KEPLACH
Finally, " Don't pee on my foot and tell me it's raining" I am a big fan of Judge Judy Schindlin and this is one of her favorites. My grandmother used it as well. The translation is I am nobodies fool, so don't try to fool me.
I hope you will add your favorite sayings to my list. Sometimes you just have to bow to the absurd, beause " It is what it is".