You didn't ask for this, but open wide and take your medicine. Here are yet more true expressions from my inlaws, complete with translations. Warning: some are politically incorrect.
You can wish in one hand and shit in the other, and see which one fills up faster. Translation: You should work hard to get the results you want rather than merely wishing for them.
Would I choose my right nut or my left nut? Translation: Would I choose my right hand or my left hand? If pressed, I'd be unable to choose, because each is important.
Every nigger gets a day off. Translation: Even a hardworking person who suffers many disadvantages deserves a break.
Every squirrel gets a nut. Translation: Even a hardworking person who suffers many disadvantages deserves a break.
I'm not your Stepin Fetchit. Translation: Why don't you do it yourself? I'm not doing your boring, demeaning task that is better suited to a racial minority of the Jim Crow era.(Stepin Fetchit was a movie actor who protrayed stereotypical black characters.)
Lincoln freed the slaves. Translation: I'm not doing your boring, demeaning task that is better suited for involuntary labor.
I'll add more later, if I remember any. Does this blog make me look fat? Link Me |