“Dad”isms

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Setzerhotrod, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

    Age:
    51
    Oct 29, 2012
    Greenville, SC
    Being goofy is one of life's great joys of being a dad....and something I am very good at

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  2. Gregor

    Gregor Gretschie

    449
    Oct 17, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    I should add that this is what my dad used to say when he was in the nursing home. It's stuck with me ever since. He passed in his 95th year.
     
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  3. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Friend of Fred

    "Don't ever start a fight, but if someone else starts it, make sure you finish it."

    One night when I was a "college man" and really full of myself, I got to picking on my dad waaaay too much. He looked me straight in the face and calmly said, "Any time you're ready, we step out back. You're bigger than me, and you may win, but you'll know you were in a fight." I was smart enough, and respectful enough to hold my seat and apologize. My dad may not have realized it, but he was always my hero, and I still miss him. He passed in 1997, at the age of 68.
     
  4. 19MGB76

    19MGB76 Gretschie

    177
    Jul 31, 2018
    Minnesota
    "never burn down a cathedral to fry an egg."
     
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  5. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    "Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning."
     
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  6. R.S.Fraser Sr.

    R.S.Fraser Sr. Electromatic

    87
    May 10, 2010
    canada
    In reference to someone doing something the hard way....
    ”Ya, well, some people pull the piano to the bench”
     
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  7. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    I knew sailor once. He told me that saying had nothing to do with sunsets or sunrises... but it was improper to say "red lights at night..." [emoji4]

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  8. sleeperNY

    sleeperNY Gretschie

    Age:
    69
    185
    Jun 18, 2008
    central NY
    My father has been gone for over twenty years now, but I remember that almost every time I said I don't know how to do that he would just say, you will never learn any younger. I still miss him a lot.

    Jim
     
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  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Lost my dad about 50 years ago, he did not really have any dadisms I remember, but my mom did. Her best, she would tell me, “well, if ya gotta be an ass, better a smart ass than a dump ass”
     
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  10. somebodyelseuk

    somebodyelseuk Country Gent

    Jan 22, 2013
    Birmingham, UK
    My Grandad was the one with the wise words...

    "Never trust anyone with a beard."
    "Never trust anyone who wears a dickie bow in daylight."
    "Next time you shave, stand closer to the razor."
    "Don't cultivate on your face, what grows rampant on your arse."

    He was ahead of his time. He encouraged my Mum to get an education and career at a time when women left school, got married and had kids. He was a tool maker and had a female apprentice back in the late '70s. He also had a great sense of humour.
    He had four grandkids. My cousins - one a chef, one a store manager - me and my sister - I was a chemist and my sister was in the Royal Navy.

    "Three lads, and it's the girl who has a man's job."
    "Hello sailor. Come and give your Grandad a kiss."
     
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  11. Jimi D

    Jimi D Gretschie

    100
    Nov 29, 2017
    Ottawa
    You want to man up and try again? Or you just going to lie there and bleed? ~ this after I popped the clutch on my new dirt bike, wheelies out the driveway and crashed into the ditch across the street. :D
     
  12. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    To my brother:
    "I may be a BF but I'm not having you tell me."
    and to me after dinner when he and I were the only ones left at the table, he put his newspaper down and said:
    "If that girlfriend of yours becomes pregnant then there's no room for you in this house".
    I thought, that's a sound piece of advice dad, but if she does then you'll be at least half to blame for omitting to mention anything about the birds and bees as I entered puberty.
    It came so out of the blue from stage left that I just sat there with my mouth open. Wisely I declined to respond.
     
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  14. manunk

    manunk Electromatic

    If it don't get done today it'll get done tomorrow.
    You done good boy!
    Fathers! pronounced faathers.
     
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  15. Setzerhotrod

    Setzerhotrod Country Gent

    Age:
    59
    Oct 26, 2011
    Anchorage Alaska
    I once (for about a week period) reflected on my dad’s character and wrote a list of all (ok, not all) of the things said and inspired by him that became my isms because of his character. It turned out to be quite a list which would be a bit lengthy here. I suppose once my kids came if age it was a little easier to open the valve, and out they came.
    When my youngest was having a hard time coming to grips with the inequality of the world, out popped:
    “Sad indeed to see a man dealt a bad hand, but sadder still the man dealt a good hand who plays it poorly”
    Though my dad never said this, his character did, so I’ll ascribe it to him.
     
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  17. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    72
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
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  18. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    One of the most important lessons my dad taught all his kids when they could be trusted with a glass tumbler:

    "Ice cubes (not crushed) up to but not over the rim. Then two fingers of bourbon."

    Then he'd glance down at our little hands.

    "Make that four fingers."
     
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  19. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    I once poured my dad a drink with a shot glass.

    He asked me if there was something wrong with my eyes.

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  20. Johndeeney

    Johndeeney Electromatic

    6
    Mar 18, 2019
    Yorkshire UK
    My Dad chatting to my Mum, "how come some of the kids are tall and good looking like me and the rest are err! Like you?"
    Mum : " it's all to do with Genes"
    Dad : "well! They shouldn't wear them so tight"
     
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