Saturday, December 31, 2011

Folk Sayings #3

If you find a pin on the floor with the head towards you, good luck; point, bad luck.

If you drop a pair of scissors and they stick in the floor, it is a sign that somebody is coming.

He'll take anything that isn't too hot to hold or too heavy to carry. (Refers to someone who will steal anything)

It's not the worth of a thing but the want of it that makes its value.

Not worth a tinker's damn. (Not worth much)

Proud as a peacock. (Refers to a vain or self-centered person)

Root hog or die. (Do your work or fail)

Scarce as hen's teeth. (Refers to something that is very uncommon)

Sneezing three times in succession is sign of a stranger coming.

Soot falling down the chimney is a sign of rain.

Teach your Granny to suck eggs.  (Don't offer advice to someone who has more experience.)

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, seven swans a-swimmin', six geese a-layin', five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and a partridge in a pear tree.

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