|"Too Many Cooks Spoil The Broth"|
Well, today, while cooking a turkey for my husband (who really misses leftovers when we eat Thanksgiving dinner at my daughter's house), I worked very hard to finish up all the contract work I had to do, so that I can start working on Christmas presents. I'm close to being done - just a little bit more to do on a reversible dress, then everything is finished (unfortunately, I need to go to Joann's tomorrow to get a few things to finish the dress - gosh, what a hardship!)
But while I was working today, for some reason I started thinking about all the weird things we say in common speech - like "good Lord willing and the creek don't rise" or "six of one, half a dozen of the other". Where in the world do these come from? And have you noticed that they tend to be regional? Sayings that I grew up with in North Carolina are new to people here in Tennessee; when we lived in Indiana they had a whole different set of maxims. And don't even think about Arkansas - I heard some of the strangest ones ever there!!
So - here's my question: what's your favorite saying, or the strangest one you ever heard? And if you remember, where did you hear it?
I can't wait to see what you have to say!!
PS. Check out the 100 Quilts for Christmas link on the left side of my blog - this is a fabulous way to give back for Christmas, and I hope everyone will participate!!