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Old proverbs made funny

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May7 Sat 15-Feb-20 13:05:36

So grin
I heard an old proverb the other day "the early bird catches the worm "and someone added the comment "yes but the 2nd mouse gets the cheese"
It made me laugh and wondered if anyone knew anymore proverbs or sayings that have been altered

MawB Sat 15-Feb-20 13:40:19

“Where there’s a will, there’s a relative” ?

Oopsadaisy3 Sat 15-Feb-20 14:06:26

Too many cooks leave YOU to do the washing up

BradfordLass73 Sat 15-Feb-20 19:17:24

Cast thy bread upon the waters - and it'll go soggy and sink.....

Greymar Sat 15-Feb-20 19:21:13

A bird in the hand is usually dead.

A stitch in nine is a late night.

May7 Sat 15-Feb-20 20:45:06

So my late grandad always used to say
"Never wee into the wind
You'll always get your own back"

No sure if this is based on a real proverb or one he just thought of.

Used to make us grandchildren laugh though

Callistemon Sat 15-Feb-20 20:57:34

Actions speak louder than words but sometimes words are more satisfying.

crazyH Sun 16-Feb-20 00:38:37

All work and no play sends Jack to an early grave..

Grandma2213 Sun 16-Feb-20 03:04:27

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. An onion a day keeps everyone away.

BradfordLass73 Sun 16-Feb-20 03:43:33

Grandma2213 My Mum used to say, 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away - if you throw it straight.' smile

DoraMarr Sun 16-Feb-20 09:30:52

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.

popsis71 Sun 16-Feb-20 10:24:49

A friend in need --- is a pain in the arse!

Oopsadaisy3 Sun 16-Feb-20 10:39:50

See a pin and pick it up, the rest of the day you’ll be pricking your finger on it in your pocket.

popsis71 Sun 16-Feb-20 10:46:01

As one door closes - another opens and smacks you right in the teeth !
(First read this as a quote from Tommy Docherty when he got sacked from one of his football managerships.)

Fennel Sun 16-Feb-20 14:39:36

Not exactly a proverb but this has been going round in my head all day!
I beg your pardon Mrs. Arden
There's a rabbit in your garden.
If you don't get him out
He'll eat a brussels sprout.

May7 Mon 17-Feb-20 14:10:58

How about
Walk a mile In someone's shoes before you criticize them
That way you'll be a mile away and have their shoes

tiredoldwoman Mon 17-Feb-20 14:16:19

My father used to say " A friend in need is a pest , get rid of him !"

Grammaretto Mon 17-Feb-20 14:38:36

These are so funny. I can't think of any others.

I can think of a few Sod's Laws :
Why does the phone ring as soon as you are in the loo or at a funeral ?

May7 Wed 19-Feb-20 14:04:35

You have to pick your battles

Followed by nope that's too many battles put some back

I posted this thread under Games
because being a new poster "I've lurked for quite a while" this seemed like the nicest place to post. Ok so technically it's not a Game but you have to pick your battles.

MawB Wed 19-Feb-20 15:09:35

I like your style May7 smile

May7 Wed 19-Feb-20 15:17:43

Thank you MawB

Newquay Wed 19-Feb-20 15:24:21

See a pin and pick it up
And all day long you’ll have a pin!

Oopsadaisy3 Wed 19-Feb-20 15:28:41

What’s done is done

Oh wait, I didn’t press send, phew!

Oopsadaisy3 Wed 19-Feb-20 15:36:37

She is clothed with strength and dignity

And she laughs without fear of the future

Poor thing is in denial......

Oopsadaisy3 Wed 19-Feb-20 15:39:50

The wicked run when there is no one chasing them.

Right, there’s that then.