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We Asked; You Answered — The $#*! Your Mom Says

Yesterday, The Sisterhood — inspired by the new television show “$#*! My Dad Says” — asked our readers and Facecbook fans to send in their mother’s (or grandmother’s, step-mother’s or mother-in-law’s) favorite sayings. They chimed in with these gems. Some are attributed; others were sent in anonymously.

• “With every generation an improvement.”
– Rose Magder

• “Even a fish wouldn’t get caught if he didn’t open his mouth.”

• “You don’t marry the man you can live with — you marry the man you can’t live without.”
–Hattie Seligman, z”l

• “If he had two brains he’d be a half-wit.”

And more:

• “Never pay retail.”

• ‎”You have to dance the way the music plays.”
–Grandma Weinstock

• “A fair is a place for showing animals and it comes once a year.”

• “I can’t afford to be that cheap!”

• “Only children and drunks tell the truth.”

• “It never hurts to do the right thing.”
– Norma Weinstein

• Mother used to say, “Finish everything on your plate; children are starving in Europe” to which my brother would reply, “Name me two.”

• “I wish you everything you wish for yourself.”

• “He should grow like an onion, with his head in the ground!”
– Esther Romm

• “Fool ‘em and live!”
–Blume Peshe Aronin, z”l

Email your favorite motherly sayings to sisterhood@forward.com. Some entires will be published on The Sisterhood blog.

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