Senior Moments


Old sayings

By Bob Batz



I was sitting at my computer the other day and I got to wondering about what happened to some of the old sayings that were once an important part of the American language.

Where did they go?

Did they just become passé and bite the dust?

Or did they disappear one at a time as our language changed?

Once upon a time we had scads of tried and true sayings.

They included but certainly weren’t limited to all sorts of them. Here are a few …

· Neat as a pin.

· Happy as a lark.

· Old as dirt.

· Big as a barn.

· Lazy as a pet coon.

· Slow as molasses in January.

· Fat as a pig.

· Skinny as a rail.

· Tall as a tree.

· Dumb as a box of rocks.

· Ugly as a picket fence.

· Stubborn as an ox.

· Evil as sin.

· Bald as an eagle.

· Fast as the wind.

· Pale as a ghost.

· Red as a beet.

· Fresh as a daisy.

· Bob’s poem of the day: (somebody else wrote it).

· Thirty days hath September/ April, June and November/all the rest eat peanut brittle/except for Grandma who drives a Buick.

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Old sayings

By Bob Batz

Bob Batz is a retired long-time journalist and weekly columnist. Contact Bob at bbaz@woh.rr.com.

Bob Batz is a retired long-time journalist and weekly columnist. Contact Bob at bbaz@woh.rr.com.

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