The world is crazier than most people know. But I know. I was a clinical social worker for forty years. I am a witness. I retired from social work to write about the sad, the mad, and the savage; with whom I have spent most of my life. I have decided to translate these stories into fiction, because, as a co-worker once said, "You couldn't make this sh*t up. No one would believe you."

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Fart... or a Hurrah?

That is a Yankee saying. Actually, a very Yankee saying. I first heard it from an elderly gentleman in my country store in Vermont, back in the day. I was trying to sell him some chairs. He said, "I wouldn't give you a fart or a hurrah for those chairs." I laughed so hard he bought them.

What a wonderful saying! What a wonderful way to put your disdain. Think about it:
  • I wouldn't give you a fart or a hurrah for ... politicians' promises
  • I wouldn't give you a fart or a hurrah for ... my hopes of a comfy old age
  • I wouldn't give you a fart or a hurrah for ... most peoples' hopes of a comfy old age
  • I wouldn't give you a fart or a hurrah for ... Paris Hilton
  • I would give her a fart AND a hurrah if she would hide in her garage for the rest of her life.
What else? As we get older, we are entitled to disdain lots of stuff. And what a way to put it. Feel free to chime in. 

9 comments:

  1. I wouldn't give a fart or a hurrah for...Ann Coulter.

    I would give a fart AND a hurrah if Lindsay Lohan would join Paris in that garage.

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  2. Hi Grumpy - that was my first thought to !!

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  3. I love colloquialisms, local speech. They're always so colorful and expressive.

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  4. I would give a two farts and a hurrah if the Kardashians would join Lohan and Hilton in the garage.

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