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"They feed you the corn, then choke you on the cob"

 I heard this quote the other day and thought it was funny and made a great point. I did a little reseach of who started this quote and I believe I found the answer:

"The cobs were delivered to a big pile. We were one of the first to feed corn cobs to cattle."
Orville Redenbacher

"We made more money feeding molasses, urea, and corn cobs to cattle than we ever did feeding dent corn."
Orville Redenbacher

Some wise-cracker who was not an Orville Redenbacher fan must have turned the words around as we know them now!

"Chummier than two polecats in a hen house"

Polecat 

Etymology: Middle English polcat, probably from Middle French poul, pol cock + Middle English cat; probably from its preying on poultry

Definition from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

And this is true! Skunks love chickens and will keep comming back untill there is no more in the coop.

  "I'd rather fight a bear with a switch"

 My Uncle Dave Griffith used this quote coaching football.

 

"Beg to differ with you"

 Grandma Violet used this phrase. I asked her one day what it meant. (I was 10 yrs old)
She said it was a nice way of saying you disagree with someone without hurting their feelings.
 
 
"A black cat crossing your path signifies that the
 
animal is going somewhere."
 

 

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

            Mark Tain
           
Good advice only wish I came across this saying years ago! LOL

Light travels faster than the speed of sound........that is why some people "appear" bright until they start speaking.

          

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