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banjoike - Posted - 12/20/2011:  16:30:29



Where did the phrase " tough titties" come from.  Dad always used it on the farm when i wanted something, and he was in a mood!!


pick it - Posted - 12/20/2011:  16:57:02



quote:


Originally posted by banjoike




Where did the phrase " tough titties" come from.  Dad always used it on the farm when i wanted something, and he was in a mood!!






 "tough tittie said the kitty but the milk is  still good" is the complete saying.to me that means some things come hard  in life but the reward is worth the effort.



Edited by - pick it on 12/20/2011 16:58:01

steve davis - Posted - 12/20/2011:  17:25:33


They say,"Tough tittie said the kittie and the milk went dry." around here.
I thought it had to do with atrophy.

ShawnKirkpatrick - Posted - 12/20/2011:  17:40:14



haha I always got that saying when I was little! tongue


figmo59 - Posted - 12/20/2011:  18:02:52


Tough tittie,...probly...old...or well ...used...?


I've heard of...suckin.offah ..hind tit..


Are thay any better..?

Tinfoot - Posted - 12/20/2011:  18:20:14


Oh, well that's interesting... It's a saying that I have been familiar with all my life, always sorta took it to mean "Tough Luck" or "Sucks to be you then"... which I *think* is how it is generally used these days. heh

banjoike - Posted - 12/20/2011:  18:37:44



Thanks.   I recently found out what "shinola" was.   A shoe polish!  Daddy said that also!!



 


eagleisland - Posted - 12/20/2011:  18:44:18



quote:


Originally posted by banjoike




Thanks.   I recently found out what "shinola" was.   A shoe polish!  Daddy said that also!!



 






I'm guessin' there was at least one other colorful word that your dad said that was left out of the reference.  tongue


pandjlocke - Posted - 12/20/2011:  18:49:19



Maybe this will help; a valuable lesson in life.



youtube.com/watch?v=8Bfe6CgYbH8


KE - Posted - 12/20/2011:  18:58:13



If we were in polite company, we'd say "tough teacakes!"


Tinfoot - Posted - 12/20/2011:  19:22:26


For when someone asks for milk for their tea, you say that as you hand over the powder'd dairy cream.

banjonz - Posted - 12/20/2011:  19:22:37


We say 'Stiff bickies' (biscuits)

twayneking - Posted - 12/21/2011:  00:17:02



I use the expression "Cold as a brass witch." instead of the more colorful version. I work around kids a lot and I've had to retrain my habitual speech. I picked up a lot of colorful expressions working with emotionally disturbed and delinquent kids. Man some of them could swear to make a sailor pink in the face....



 


pstroud1 - Posted - 12/21/2011:  00:21:20


Tough luck ;( you ain't getting none.

Paul

Texasbanjo - Posted - 12/21/2011:  05:37:03



Have any of you ever milked a cow?  If not, some cows give milk easily and some ---- don't, therefore, tough teats is where it started and from there went to what we now hear the kitty say.


banjoike - Posted - 12/23/2011:  06:30:14



quote:


Originally posted by pandjlocke




Maybe this will help; a valuable lesson in life.



youtube.com/watch?v=8Bfe6CgYbH8






That explains it very well!!!



 


Micki - Posted - 12/23/2011:  06:49:02



quote: THIS IS WHERE I FIRST HEARD IT. FIRST TIME I WENT TO SOUTHERN STATES TO PURCHASE TIT BALM, WELL IT WAS A REAL HOOT, TO SAY THE LEAST.   ,MICKI


Originally posted by Texasbanjo




Have any of you ever milked a cow?  If not, some cows give milk easily and some ---- don't, therefore, tough teats is where it started and from there went to what we now hear the kitty say.






 


Pig_Eyed_Jackson - Posted - 12/23/2011:  14:32:09



Short legged cows?




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