New-to-me saying

chisueAugust 17, 2012

We've been watching a dreary DVD called "Single-Handed" about a sergeant in the Irish Garda who is 'assisted' by a fellow officer who is a dolt. Speaking of the dolt, a villager says, "He wasn't born; he was knitted."

I've never heard that one before. Makes me laugh to think of it!

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It could be much worse,,,when I was a kid on the farm they used to say,,,"He wasn't born, a crow pooped on a fence post and the sun hatched him."

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 5:35PM
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Hi L P,

Do you often hatch stories like that?

o j

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 7:54PM
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OJ, he's not telling a story - that's what parents used to say to kids all the time!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 8:08PM
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I think it's the "knitted" that gets to me. It infers the guy is sort of like, oh, a sock puppet?

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 12:43PM
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Thanks for the LOL Chisue and Lazypup! I haven't heard of either saying. Maybe I was "knitted". lol

Just wish I could remember these so I could pass them on. :/

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 12:47PM
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FlamingO in AR

I always thought that "he was knitted" referred to someone who has a full, thick head of hair.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 1:10PM
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When I was a girl, I remember my father saying about someone he knew that "he is a self-made man who loves his maker." Of course, that was a new saying to me then, though I have heard it since Dad first uttered it. I find it quite apt for certain types of people to this day.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 3:14PM
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