Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Funnies – Ancient Words

friday funnies

This came through an email and it shared some things that we don’t say much anymore, but brings some good thoughts of the “good ole days”.

Words You Don’t Hear Anymore:

Be sure to refill the ice trays, we're going to have company.

Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Willie in the mail today.

Quit slamming the screen door when you go out!


Don't forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.

Wash your feet before you go to bed,  you've been playing outside all day barefooted.


Don't you go outside with your school clothes on!

Go comb your hair; it looks like the rats have nested in it all night.

Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won't have to pay a deposit on another one.

Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won't get on it.

Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don't quit!


You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.

There's a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.

You can walk to the store; it won't hurt you to get some exercise.

Don't sit too close to the TV. It is hard on your eyes.


Don't lose that button; I'll sew it back on after awhile.

No! I don't have 10 cents  for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows on trees?

Eat those turnips, they'll make you big and strong like your daddy.

That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don't care how cold it is out there, dogs don't stay in the house.


Sit still! I'm trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and it is all messed up.

Hush your mouth! I don't want to hear words like that! I'll wash your mouth out with soap! It is time for your system to be cleaned out.

I am going to give you a dose of castor oil tonight.

If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you'll get another one when you get home.


Quit crossing your eyes! They will get stuck that way!

Soak your foot in this pan of kerosene so that bad cut won't get infected.

When you take your driving test, don't forget to signal each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn; left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn; and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.

It's: 'Yes Ma'am!' and 'No Ma'am!' to me, young man, and don't you forget it!



  1. A fun read! Ancient words indeed. How times have changed. :~D

    Happy Mother's Day!

  2. I remember more than half and have to say ... I still use many!! (I'm only 47)

    I still use ice trays (we have a furnished apartment below our kitchen and so can't hook up the ice maker in the fridge)

    My boys are forever slamming the screen door!

    Don't sit too close to the TV/Computer/video game screen.

    My husband grew up on a farm and believes all animals are outside animals especially dogs and cats that belong in the barn!

    Some of the others certainly brought some good memories of my parents - who went home to be with the Lord years ago.

    Love the post! Thanks for sharing!

  3. i am 26 and I have heard a few of those...great times!!


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