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Kids

THEY SAID: Before you leave this house, red up your bedroom. (W. PA)

WE SAY: Clean your bedroom before you leave.
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THEY SAID: Crawl over here and let me pick you up.

WE SAY: Oh dear. I'm sorry you fell down.
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THEY SAID: Do you want me to show you the business end of a stick?

WE SAY: Do you want a spanking?
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THEY SAID: Don't let the bed bugs bite (grandfather's saying)

WE SAY: Good night
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THEY SAID: Down went McGinty, to the bottom of the sea, dressed in his best set of clothes.

WE SAY: Said to a child when he/she falls down.
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THEY SAID: For the umpteenth time...

WE SAY: How many times do I have to tell you?
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THEY SAID: Go outside and let the stink blow off!

WE SAY: Go outside and play!
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THEY SAID: H'ain't cha got no fetchin's up? (from rural Ohio)

WE SAY: Didn't anyone teach you anything?
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THEY SAID: He's just a chip off the ole block!

WE SAY: He's just like his father.
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THEY SAID: He's still wet behind the ears

WE SAY: He's not any more mature than a new born baby.
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THEY SAID: Hurry and redd up the table and the rest of the house!

WE SAY: Clear the table please and straighten up the house!
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THEY SAID: I guess I'm gonna have to jerk a knot in your tail! (or) to give you your comeupance!

WE SAY: I guess I will have to put a stop to that and reprimand you!
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THEY SAID: I knowed you when you was just a twinkle in your Daddy's eye!

WE SAY: I've known your family a long time.
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THEY SAID: I'll give you what Paddy gave the drum.

WE SAY: I'll give you a beating.
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THEY SAID: I'll slap a slat out of you, if'n you don't straighten up!

WE SAY: I'll paddle you til you can't sit down!
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THEY SAID: I'll snatch you bald-headed!

WE SAY: I'm mad at you and will spank you!
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THEY SAID: I'm gonna come down on you like bees in a honey tree!!

WE SAY: You are in a lot of trouble!
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THEY SAID: Sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite.

WE SAY: Good night and sleep well.
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THEY SAID: That happened when you were still a worm under a cabbage leaf.

WE SAY: Before you were born.
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THEY SAID: That room looks like a dog's breakfast

WE SAY: Your room is very messy
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THEY SAID: Tie it outside.

WE SAY: Go outside to play.
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THEY SAID: We walked 7 miles, in the snow, uphill, both ways, to get to school and back.

WE SAY: You don't know what hard is.
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THEY SAID: Were you born in a barn?

WE SAY: Shut the door!
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THEY SAID: When we walked to school we had to walk 5 miles barefoot.

WE SAY: Well who cares, we take the bus.
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THEY SAID: Who's that baby for? (south Louisiana)

WE SAY: Who are that baby's parents?
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THEY SAID: You better straighten up and fly right!

WE SAY: Mind me!
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THEY SAID: Your belly-button isn't even dry yet!

WE SAY: You're not old enough to do that.
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THEY SAID: You're so sharp we can stick you in the ground and so green you'll grow.

WE SAY: You're too young to know what you're talking about.
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THEY SAID: You're too big for your britches

WE SAY: You act older than you are
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