You Can Do Better…

Dublin\'s Fair City

Dublin’s Fair City

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and…… have to blow your nose!

If at first you don’t succeed………get new batteries

Where there’s a will … I want to be in it.

Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.

On the other hand, you have different fingers.

I’ve taken a vow of poverty. To annoy me, send money.

Ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

Do you have a favourite saying?

41 thoughts on “You Can Do Better…

  1. steph

    Friendship is like peeing on yourself… everyone gets to see it but only you get the warm feeling that it brings! 😀

  2. Declan Chellar

    Sometimes in order to be a friend, you have to be a punchbag.

    Sometimes in life you need a window, sometimes you need a mirror, and sometimes you need a window that acts as a mirror.

    Geniuses are merely sharp tools to be used by the rest of us.

    Nothing’s more affectionate than a wet cat.

  3. Grannymar

    Phil ~ steal away!

    Steph ~ I love it, now I better run….. 🙄

    Primal ~ …and the difference between a duck is one of its legs are both the same!

    (the men in white coats are outside the window!)

  4. Declan Chellar

    Then you need to stare at them. If you look away, they will take that as a gesture of trust, so they will jump onto your lap.

    That’s something my late granny never learned and the cat always ended up on her lap, much to her disgust.

  5. Grannymar


    That is just how I feel some days! 😆

    I just worked out that my grannies would be (p) 131, (m) 124 years old if they were around today.

  6. Darragh

    I have a few that I live by:

    # Seek first to understand, then be understood

    # Two eyes, two ears, one mouth

    # You never know what a kind word can do for someone

    # If you haven’t anything nice to say, why bother saying anything

    # Look after yourself to help you look after everyone else

    # Smiles travel

    # Let go and let God

    and my most recent one

    “Sorry young, hot, single girl, I’m taken. I’m a Grannymar Toyboy”

  7. kenju

    I like #’s 2 and 3….LOL

    My husband’s mother used to say…”The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know.” (she got it from her Irish mother)

  8. Geri Atric

    Gosh they’re all great! I only know boring stuff like ‘don’t cry over spilled milk’ – but I do know its useless to try and read a newspaper with a cat around, because it will surely sit on it!

  9. Dardardrinks

    Your post reminds me of a mail I got once

    A 1st grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class.

    She presented each child in her classroom the 1st half of a well-known proverb and asked them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.

    It’s hard to believe these were actually done by first graders. Their insight may surprise you.
    While reading, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a classic!

    1. Don’t change horses……….. until they stop running.

    2. Strike while the………. bug is close.

    3. It’s always darkest before……….. Daylight Saving Time.

    4. Never underestimate the power of………… termites.

    5. You can lead a horse to water but………….. How?

    6. Don’t bite the hand that………… looks dirty.

    7. No news is……….. impossible

    8. A miss is as good as a………. Mr.

    9. You can’t teach an old dog new………… Math

    10. If you lie down with dogs,………… you’ll stink in the morning.

    11. Love all, trust…….. Me.

    12. The pen is mightier than……… the pigs.

    13. An idle mind is…….. the best way to relax.

    14. Where there’s smoke there’s……….. pollution.

    15. Happy the bride who gets……… all the presents.

    16. A penny saved is…….. not much.

    17. Two’s company, three’s……….. the Musketeers.

    18. Don’t put off till tomorrow what……… you put on to go to bed.

    19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and………. You have to blow your nose

    20. There are none so blind as…….. Stevie Wonder.

    21. Children should be seen and not…….. spanked or grounded.

    22. If at first you don’t succeed……… get new batteries.

    23. You get out of something only what you………. See in the picture on the box

    24. When the blind lead the blind………. get out of the way.

    25. A bird in the hand is………. going to poop on you.

    And the WINNER and last one!

    26. Better late than……… Pregnant

  10. Primal Sneeze

    The mother lode: (Stolen? Yes, of course)

    * You can listen to thunder after lightening and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don’t hear it, you got hit, so never mind.
    * Talc is found on rocks and on babies.
    * The law of gravity says its not fair jumping up without coming back down.
    * Rainbows are just to look at, not to really understand.
    * Someday we may discover how to make magnets that can point in any direction.
    * A vibration is a motion that cannot make up its mind which way it wants to go.
    * Many dead animals in the past changed to fossils while others preferred to be oil.
    * Genetics explain why you look like your father and if you don’t why you should.
    * Vacuums are nothings. We only mention them to let them know we know they’re there.
    * Some oxygen molecules help fires burn while others help make water, so sometimes it’s brother against brother.
    * We say the cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.
    * To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists solutions are things that are still all mixed up.
    * In looking at a drop of water under a microscope, we find there are twice as many H’s as O’s.
    * I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do it, and that is the important thing.
    * Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be called a drop, it does.
    * Humidity is the experience of looking for air and finding water. We keep track of the humidity in the air so we won’t drown when we breathe.
    * Cyanide is so poisonous that one drop of it on a dogs tongue will kill the strongest man.
    * Thunder is a rich source of loudness.
    * Isotherms and isobars are even more important than their names sound.
    * It is so hot in some places that the people there have to live in other places.
    * The wind is like the air, only pushier.

  11. Baino

    Here’s a few aboriginal ones:
    Keep your eyes on the sun and you will not see the shadows.

    Those who lost dreaming are found.

    The more you know, the less you need.

    We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.

  12. d@\/e

    I might steal even more than Phil and send them to a publisher somewhere 😉

    I reckon the best one must be Darragh’s…
    “Sorry young, hot, single girl, I’m taken. I’m a Grannymar Toyboy”

  13. d@/e

    I might steal even more than Phil and send them to a publisher somewhere 😉

    I reckon the best one must be Darragh’s…
    “Sorry young, hot, single girl, I’m taken. I’m a Grannymar Toyboy”

  14. Grannymar

    Baino ~ I love the last one! We are all visitors on this earth.

    Dave ~ That reminds me I have something for you… its round and blue! 😉

  15. Nancy

    If I ever told my Irish Granny that I wished I had something she would always say,

    “Wish in one hand and pee in the other and see which one gets filled up first.”


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