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Your Dad-isms: Fatherly Wisdom Around Central Georgia

We asked what you remember your father saying most often. Here is our collection of fatherly wisdom. Happy Father's Day, Dads! Thank you so much to everyone who shared a Dad-ism. Here they are for your reading pleasure. (These are collected from Where You Live comments and facebook posts on 13WMAZ's Fan page.) I enjoyed everyone's response!

  •  When you grow up, I hope you have children who act just like you do.
  •  Boy !!!  I'll slap you so hard, you will starve to death before you stop sliding!
  • After telling his kids to clean their rooms, "Does it look like a JC Penney catalog?"
  • You hear me?
  • The more you ask, the more I answer no.
  • I love you because of who you are.
  • When his little girl would get mad and make a face, "I hope your face doesn't freeze like that."
  • Does your mouth fly open everytime your elbow bends?
  • Do you think I am the First National Bank? Money doesn't grow on trees.
  • There are children in this world who don't have food like you do. (at dinner, telling his child to clean his plate)
  • As long as you live under this roof you will live by my rules.
  • Everybody else may be doing it, but we are [enter last name], and we aren't.
  • "Bring back the change", after sending his child off with some money. This person noted this taught them never to spend all the money they have.
  • Me- Why? Dad- Chicken Thigh
    Me- Who? Dad- Chicken Poo
    Me- What? Dad- Chicken Butt
    Me- Where? Dad- Chicken Hair
    Me- When? Dad- Chicken Pen
  •  If you're going to do something, do it right. There's no point in doing it at all if you're only going to do it half-way.
  • If you can't learn by hearing then I guess you'll have to learn by feeling.
  • If you want your prayers answered, get off your knees and hustle.
    The Lord helps those who help themselves.
  • "I would rather buy food than medicine anyday."  It was his way of being thankful for a healthy family.
  • I work eight hours a day and come home and work the rest of the day.
  • Don't make me have to stop this car!
  • Don't put off things til tomorrow because today is all your promised
  • I'll give you something to cry about!
  • You got something you need to tell me...?
  • That he would never get to see his grandkids.
  • The harder you work, the luckier you get.
  • Failure is not an option.
  • Life has rules, live by them.
  • Hope is neither an action nor a plan.
  • Wait 'til your mother gets home!
  • the 5 P's...Prior planning prevents present predicament.
  • You're not hearing what I'm saying, just let me finish.
  • "Use your head for somethin' other than a hat rack."
  • Don't watch TV with the lights off, you'll go blind.
  • It's wrong to fight, but standing up for yourself is another thing.
  • This is what you want to do...
  • I always know, even if it's days later.
  • What's that got to do with the price of eggs in China?
  • Always can find someone whose got it harder than you. Be thankful for what you've got.
  • If you're not home when you're supposed to be, I'm sending the law to look for you.
  • Don't let nobody use you, girl.
  • Would wake his children up by singing, "Oh what a beautiful morningggg!"
  • Boy, you could tear up anvil!!
  • "When I misbehaved in the car he would tell me if I didn't straighten up that he would take off my feet and make me walk home on my ankles!"
  • ‎"We're off like a turd of hurdles." -once he got all three of us in the car.
  • What part of No don't you understand? The N or the O?
  • You're like a bull in a china shop!
  • Get up and do it again.
  • Living near a cemetery and when going outside after dark, "Watch out for the headless horsemen!" 
  • You know how I feel but do it if it's that important.
  • Be tolerant of people.
  • Knock it off!
  • "He didn't have to say anything, THE LOOK said it all!"
  •  "We were NOT wealthy growing up so he would say if they were selling something for a penny he could run up and down the street yelling 'ain't that cheap, ain't that cheap!'."
  • A friend is a dollar in your pocket.
  • He would say, " I used to walk barefoot 6 miles to school in hip deep snow with a sweet tater in my pocket to put on the wood stove for my dinner."
  • Never the let the truth get in the way of a good story!
  • Don't make  promise if you don't intend to follow through with it!
  • Great Googly Moogly! (when things didn't go right)
  • There are three kinds of people in this world: the ones who wait for things to happen, the ones who watch things happen and the ones who make it happen.
  • Change the channel.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.
  • You want a knuckle sandwich?
  • You're wearing my nerves down to a frazzle!
  • Never try to live above your means.
  • My boys were all girls!
  • Shut the door, you weren't raised in a barn!
  • Think before you speak.
  • It's Sunday, you will be in church.
  • To his wife, "Ain't you glad you brung me along?"
  • Ask your mama.
  • The grass may be greener on the other side, but you still have to mow it!
  • Always treat folks like you like to be treated.
  • Do as I say, not do as I do and not as you want to do.
  • I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
  • When go to do anything, always try to do it the best you can , then you won't have to do it over.
  • don't worry about things too much because they never workout perfect anyway, do what you can do
  • It's better to be dumb and stay quiet than to open your mouth and prove it!
  • The older you get, the smarter I am!
  • He'd remind his kids of every law and then say, "I can't be gettin' you out of jail!"
  • Guilty dogs holler the loudest.
  • You know what I mean, Jellybean?
  • Because I said so!
  • As long as you are not hurt. We can always fix  the car.
  • I love you.
  • Get a good education and then if you want to pump gas you can, but education is something that no one can take away. If you pump gas it is a choice, not something you have to do.
  • Scarce as the devil!



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