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Epiphileon
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 8:32:53 AM

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I wasn't born yesterday! The perhaps classic response to someone who has just said something to you that seems to indicate that you have next to no experience on the planet.*
One of my favorites is, "I might have been born at night, but it wasn't last night!"
Does anyone else have other examples of this kind of reply.


*There's a better way to say that but I slept in as there is no school today, and have had only one cup of coffee.
Joseph Glantz
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 8:41:12 AM
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Jim Rockford - "I didn't come down with yesterday's rain."
AJC
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 8:48:00 AM
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Just because I'mnot on your path, doesn't mean I'm lost.

Needing your occasional attention, doesn't make me a black hole of emotional needs.
valenarwen
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 8:56:30 AM
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There are quite a few ones in Spanish...

'No me crié con leche de higo' >> 'I wasn't raised with fig milk' or
'No me chupo el dedo' >> 'I don't suck my thumb'

dp
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 8:59:51 AM
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"I didn't fall off the turnip truck"
JPK
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 9:30:01 AM
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In French, we say:

"Il n'est pas né de la dernière pluie" (he wasn't born on the last rainfall, or something of the like)

I don't think I've ever heard someone say it in the 1st person though!
TB
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 11:33:13 AM
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bugdoctor
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 1:03:21 PM
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I've been around the block a few times.
Kat
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 1:19:09 PM
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Upon hearing something obvious in the South...

"Well smear my ears with honey and tie me to an ant hill"
early_apex
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 4:21:45 PM
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"Just because I look young, do not think I am wet behind the ears."
Dreamy
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 8:58:36 PM

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I'm not as green as I am cabbage-looking.

TB
Posted: Friday, October 9, 2009 10:43:19 PM
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Dreamy wrote:
I'm not as green as I am cabbage-looking.




drifting... that reminds me of:

I'm not as think as you drunk I am.
dp
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009 2:50:47 PM
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word.
.wichitarick
Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009 3:31:48 PM
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I have gone from "playing jeopardy to playing smarter than a fifth grader." R.C.
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