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Posted By: Jim Dixon
05-Nov-08 - 11:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
Subject: RE: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
"'Hark at you!' she said scornfully. 'Did ever any one hear the like?'"
"The Story of a Marriage" by Alfred Baldwin, 1895.

"'Bedad, turn round and look at the back of your neck; you haven't washed it since ye 'listed.' The drill instructor's face turned scarlet with rage...."
"Irish Life and Humour, in Anecdote and Story" by William Harvey, 1908.

"He hadn't the brains God gave to the goose."
"The Lady Aft" by Richard Matthews Hallet, 1915.

"The man that knocks is a sore head, a block head, a chronic kicker and the south end of a horse going north, and is very apt to be a liar."
"The Scientific Steel Worker: A Practical Manual for Steel Workers and Blacksmiths" by Ozro A. Westover, 1907.

"Perhaps the zealous Credit-Man who follows this rule may be like the hostess who said to her guest: 'Here's your hat! What's your hurry?'"
"Hardware Dealers' Magazine", 1910.

"If it had been a snake it would have bitten you."
"Emmett Bonlore: A Novel" by Opie Percival Read, 1891.

"If you lie down with dogs, you'll get up with fleas, and that's the fruits of travelling with a fool."
"Jack Hinton, The Guardsman" by Charles Lever, in "The Dublin University Magazine", 1842.

"'Stop that blubbering this instant, or I'll give you something to cry for,' said the teacher sharply."
"A Scene in Courtship Drawn from Real Life" in "The Poughkeepsie Casket: A Semi-Monthly Literary Journal" by Egbert B. Killey, Benson John Lossing, 1839.

"The next time I am pointing birds and you come blundering in ahead of me, I'll wear you out good and hard."
"Pete and Some Other Dogs" by Pete, in "Recreation" edited by George O. Shields, 1899.