On Turds and Pockets

March 24, 2011 at 1:10pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Here’s one of the strangest questions you’ll hear all day. Growing up, my mom used to say: “Who is ‘we’? Got a turd in your pocket?” It’s a pretty odd little saying. I wonder who else’s parents (or grandparents) say or used to say it. Anybody?

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Cotton March 24, 2011 at 2:19pm

My Dad used to say that, but when we kids repeated it to other people, my Mom made him change turd to frog.  So that’s what I used to say to my kids, “You got a frog in your pocket?”

Fletch March 24, 2011 at 2:32pm

I don’t recall if my parents said it, but I heard it a lot, and I use it all the time myself.

Moses March 24, 2011 at 5:00pm

They had plenty of sayings like:  “Somebody is going to end up crying and it isn’t going to be me.”

CP March 25, 2011 at 2:54am

Dude, your Mom is gross.  wink

I heard that saying a lot growing up, but instead of “turd” it was always “mouse”. I still use it today.

Becki March 25, 2011 at 3:14am

I was quite the pouter when I was a little girl, and whenever my Grampy saw me thrusting out my bottom lip, he’d say, “Better be careful or a little bird is going to come and sit on your lip.” Only he didn’t say “sit.”

c March 25, 2011 at 11:50am

My great uncles always liked “don’t kiss your honey when your nose is runny, you might think it’s funny, but it’s snot!”

CP March 25, 2011 at 11:55am

Ha! That same little bird threatened my wife’s lower lip when she was growing up, and makes many appearances in our house too! Funny!

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