Sunday, April 6, 2008

Grand Central 2

Popular sayings...(send more of them please)
from Susie Lindblad in Rainier, WA:
No no no…its is “ more than Christopher has Columbus”. Come on now…doesn’t that make more sense? J

from me/debbie:
what'd I say? you have more sense than Carter's got pills?
Now NO ONE remembers that one, do they? My grandma used to say that. I guess Carter (whoever he was...) made pills. :~)

from Sadie Stone in New Haven, CT:
It's hotter than a blue bean.

I think my dad says (said) this a lot, never really thought about what it means.

from Theda Pansevicius in Tualatin, OR:
My mom had sayings but I don't think that I have them. I do think of her, just don't say them, when it is winter....
Slicker than snot - Hate that saying, it is gross!!!
Thicker than molasses

Right after I sent that question this morning, Helen came in and said it was "colder than hell".
2 things wrong with that.
Hell is not cold.... so that saying bugs me.
and it wasn't really cold out.

Rich likes to say, when it's cold outside "it's colder than a witche's tit in a brass bra"
I do beleive that's "very cold"

It really has been busy in here today!!

I am in the mood to change stuff around. So, I'm going to make a "better" littlel gift-shop area.
We have a weird, weird shaped office---used to be a corner of a casino...... but this is not what you want to know.
you just wanted to know that I can't move stuff around today because I've had many customers and it's been busier than UNION STATION. hahaah're doesn't sound as good.

from Traci in Los Banos, CA:
'Grand Central' just sounds busier than 'Union Station' and more famous?!?! Union Station sounds like the the corner gas station. :)

from Teresa B (without the "h"..... not to be confused with Theresa M) my fav mother in law in Pasco, WA:
They say "busier than Grand Central Station" and have been for at least 70 years that I personally know of.
The reason is because when that phrase came into being, the most used travel was by train.
Air travel was not a thing in those days to speak of. Grand Central was the biggest and busiest.
Yes it is in New York City. Union Station was not near as busy in those days.
Air travel was not affordable or common until after World War II.
Love you, Mom

from me/debbie:
ahhh...... the nostalic feel of Rail Travel!!! And the good old WWII days. (they had cool clothes and great singers back then!!)
Actually I took the train for the first time this last summer. From Richmond, Virginia to Union Station. It was quite busy that day.
Union Station is in Washington DC.

from Theda in Tualatin again:
I think Grand Central Station because of the first two words that we can imagine. You did not say where Union Station is from but I think that lots of towns have a Union Station.

from me/debbie:
you and Traci are right.... Union station sounds like the corner station....where Gomer and Guber pumped gas (before going into the Marine Corps---Gomer that is. Gomer Pyle)

I just thinks it funny that my grandma would say "it's busier than Grand Central around here" and she'd never been there. Funny what things people relate too.

from Theda:
Things you may already know or perhaps asking because you are so busy that you don't have the time to check this out.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grand Central Station" redirects here. For the adjacent subway station, see Grand Central–42nd Street (New York City Subway). For the former station in Chicago, see Grand Central Station (Chicago).

Grand Central Terminal (GCT, often popularly called Grand Central Station) is a Terminal station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger trains, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms:[3] 44, with 67 tracks along them. They are on two levels, both below ground, with 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower.

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