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GUEST,bbc at work Folklore: Old sayings from childhood (232* d) RE: BS: Old sayings from childhood 16 Sep 03

Fond memories of trips in the family car:

How long till we get there?

Couple hours, honey; couple hours!

Dad's favorite saying:

If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!

I may not have mastered that one, but I've sure passed it on my children & my students!

Dad also spent a lot of time trying to teach me the distinction between can & may. I knew the difference, but didn't find it to be socially acceptable in my peer group to speak properly. Sorry, Dad! Nonetheless, I am passing the same message on to the next generation (who also don't want to hear it!).



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