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Old 03-14-2018, 09:57 PM
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Silly wisdom

Do you ever feel like you have something silly to say that you would like to proffer as wisdom?

Then you have come to the right place!

It can be in the form of a silly saying, a silly poem, or anything else that is silly and short.

I will start with a Haiku poem:

Never suggest that
Skinny flirts in miniskirts
Mustn't fail math!
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Re: Silly wisdom

'You have to risk it to get the biscuit.'

I believe it's a skater expression. I did hear a winter Olympics commentator apply it to snow boarding.
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Old 03-15-2018, 07:39 PM
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Re: Silly wisdom

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'You have to risk it to get the biscuit.'

I believe it's a skater expression. I did hear a winter Olympics commentator apply it to snow boarding.

This saying actually originates from a 70’s TV advert in the UK for a muesli bar, which had the catchphrase “I’ll risk it for a Swisskit” (Swisskit pronounced like ‘Biscuit’ but with a ‘Sw’ at the start).
A while later, British people just started saying “risk it for a biscuit”.

A 'biscuit', in the UK, is the same thing that Americans call cookies.


I like finding pearls of wisdom in song lyrics. One of my favorites is from a song by 'The Eels' called "P.S. You Rock My World" (from the 'Electro-Shock Blues'album, much of which is about the songwriter Mark Everett dealing with his sister's suicide and his mother's terminal lung cancer.) which contains the phrase "a careful man tries to dodge the bullets while a happy man takes a walk." meaning that we can sometimes be too involved in being careful to enjoy simply living.
The final line of the entire album is "And maybe it's time to live."

No matter how much pain you are in, and how much you want it to all be over, at some point you have to decide to live... not just exist.
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Re: Silly wisdom

Get eight hours of sleep, Nine if you're ugly.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:40 AM
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Re: Silly wisdom

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This saying actually originates from a 70’s TV advert in the UK for a muesli bar, which had the catchphrase “I’ll risk it for a Swisskit” (Swisskit pronounced like ‘Biscuit’ but with a ‘Sw’ at the start).
A while later, British people just started saying “risk it for a biscuit”.

A 'biscuit', in the UK, is the same thing that Americans call cookies.

Thanks for the etymology lesson, I can now use the expression with confidence. I half suspected 'biscuit' carried a risque double entendre.
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Re: Silly wisdom

a bird in hand can make a hell of a mess.

if i remember right, this was an Archie Bunker pearl of wisdom.
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three lefts make a right
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Even a broken watch shows the time correctly twice a day.
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Re: Silly wisdom

Let us eat lettuce.
It's a lettuce eat lettuce world out there.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:15 PM
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I scream, you scream, we all scream "ice cream," if you lettuce.
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Re: Silly wisdom

Whenever someone says "too too" or "to two" or any such combo, always correct them. "No. Bishop Tutu."
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Re: Silly wisdom

you're a marvel... you should have been a sausage

my grandmother used to say that when she thought we were being braggarts. i have no idea where the saying came from. anyone know?
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Sounds like a derivative of an advertizing campaign.

Pin a rose on your nose and call yourself a rosy nosy.
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Re: Silly wisdom

[that's what i thought. if i can only find some marvel sausage]

A day without sunshine is like, you know, night. -- Steve Martin
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"Surely you can't be serious?"
"I am serious, and stop calling me Shirley."
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