Top 10 Old Sayings That We Need To Bring Back

Lots of old sayings no longer have much value or use because the context that they were originally used in is so long forgotten. But old sayings have a tendency to be awesome, mostly because stuff back in the day was crazy. Up until like fifty years ago people were burning witches because they thought that women menstruate the devil’s blood and throwing babies down chimneys for good luck. It wasn’t that long ago that people thought if you sacrificed your favorite pet by cutting out its heart you’d have great crops that year. Now we know that great crops are achieved by a proper concentration of minerals, harvesting at the right time, and by taping your foreskin to the head of your scarecrow and saying the lord’s prayer backward five times consecutively.

On account of all that old wackiness some very enjoyable sayings became commonplace that are now less so. Here are just a few fun ones that I think we should start saying again:

1. There’s more than one way to skin a cat.

2. I haven’t seen you in a dog’s age.

3. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

4. A witch on fire is worth three tied to a large stone and dropped in the lake.

5. Put all your bodies in the donkey cart before you send your donkey cart off to the mass burnings held to stave off the spread of the plague.

6. A watched pot never boils.

7. Eighty flies in your mouth does not a meal make.

8. If your wife questions your judgment make her sleep outside in the rain.

9. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

10. If you see an escaped slave, shoot him. Shoot him and then come tell me.

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  • 1

    8 and 10 are amazin +3

  • 1

    lol I like #9

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    • xway
    • May 20, 2010, 1:28 pm
  • 1

    Seriously we still use 1, 3, 6 & 9!!! I bullshit you not.

    • Math
    • May 20, 2010, 1:33 pm
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    Save the cart a trip.

  • 0

    same here. i here each of those at least once a week. also #2, but we say it as "I haven't seen you in a coon's age."

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