Sometimes an expression will remind me of people I love, those long gone, and those still near and dear. Here is a list of the worst offenders.
"Knottin' and divvying" = planning, sometimes scheming. Karl Hansen
"Hundred-mile-an-hour tape" = duct tape. Tommy Reser
"Uglier than a mud fence" = no translation required. Grandma
"She could kill a bear with a switch" = exceedingly mean person. Grandma
"Toad strangler" = deluge, downpour of rain. Grandpa
"Nasty, nasty worms" = anything or anyone revolting. My daughter
"Dingo Man Dreaming" = acknowledgment of my son's mysterious powers. Me
"Worthless piece of shit" = term of endearment for an ex-husband. Me
"You want some cream with that?" = do not mess with me this morning. Transgender Dairyqueen employee?
"Mayor of Ass Town" = title of respect for a coworker. Me
"Plain words, simple spoke" = no room for argument. Billy Barber
"Man hater" = teasing from the son in law. My son in law
"Be glad you aren't on my list" = reply to the son in law. Me