Watching old cartoons is still one of my favorite things to do. I loved getting up on Saturday mornings as a kid and watching them, and still love some of my favorite characters to this day.
Characters like Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, and Road Runner, were iconic. There are definitely some characters that caught your attention with the way they talked. Foghorn Leghorn was definitely one of those.
With his old fashioned catch phrases and southern drawl, you couldn’t help but get a laugh or two while watching. How many of his old phrases do you remember? Check out the list below and see if they start coming back to you.
“He’s about as sharp as a bowling ball.” Of course, we’ve all heard that some people are as sharp as a tack, but that’s for smart people. Not everyone can be a genius, right?
“This boy’s more mixed up than a feather in a whirlwind.” There’s always one person in your life that is making things more complicated than they need to. Well, now you’ve got a saying for them.
“If that kid don’t quit talkin’ so much, he’ll get his tongue sunburned.” We all know someone who spends way too much time talking. Next time, throw this one at them and see if they have a comeback for it.
“That dog’s as subtle as a hand grenade in a barrel of oatmeal.” You’ve heard people refer to other people as being like a bull in a china shop, well here’s another way to say it.
“Pay attention to me boy! I’m not just talkin’ to hear my head roar.” This might just be the perfect thing to yell when someone isn’t focusing on you. This is guaranteed to get their attention.
“Now who’s, I say who’s responsible for this unwarranted attack on my person!” This is probably the best comeback to someone making a joke about you that we’ve ever heard.
“This boy’s making more noise than a couple of skeletons throwin’ a fit on a tin roof.” You know when you try to be quiet at night, but you know you’re not succeeding? This is the phrase to describe it.
“It’s sure, I say it’s sure quiet around here, you could hear a caterpillar sneakin’ across a moss bed in tennis shoes.” Then there are other times that it is just eerily quiet.
“That, I say, that boy’s just like a tattoo. Gets under your skin.” You know those people that know how to push all the right buttons on you without even trying hard? This is who they are.
“That boy’s as strong as an ox, and just about as smart.” Is this really a compliment, or is it not?
“Nice girl, but about as sharp as a sack of wet mice.” Here’s another one for all those people that just can’t quite compete in the area of intelligence.
“Nice boy, but he’s got more nerve than a bum tooth.” This kind of actually sounds like a good thing, at least I think it’s good to have a lot of nerve sometimes. It is definitely better than being a sack of wet mice!
“His muscles are as soggy as a used tea bag.” Before we started asking people if they ever lift, this is what we should say instead.
“I made a funny, son, and you’re not laughin.” Here’s for all the times that you think you are hilarious and the people around you just aren’t appreciating it the way they should.
“Go, I say go away boy. You bother me.” Why beat around the bush? Just keep it simple and say it.
What do you think? Do you remember a few? There are some of these that I think we definitely need to bring back. Be sure to share this throwback with your family and friends and check out the clip below for a step back in time.