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Fri Jan 27, 2017, 09:34 AM

Message from my 94-year-old Louisiana mom

"Trump is crawfishing now about the voter fraud case. He has postponed it. He is crawfishing on a lot of things as he learns how the real world works. Steamy year ahead. He's so stupid on world affairs."

She must mean "walking backwards" although I'm pretty sure crawfish walk forward and crabs walk sideways, but this woman is one smart cookie.

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WePurrsevere Jan 2017 #1
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Response to Croney (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 09:53 AM

1. Actually your mom has a great analogy...



I grew up in the north playing in a nearby creek that had oodles of crawfish/crawdads and they can not only forward but can walk and swim very fast backwards too. To go fast they just tuck their tale underneath go.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 10:01 AM

2. You're right!

It does make perfect sense.

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Response to Croney (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 10:15 AM

3. I love some of the old sayings. I'd never heard the crawfish one before...

but I'll have to file that one away for future use.

My dad is 95 and has always come out with some real gems that I love to pull out and use now and then.

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Response to WePurrsevere (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 10:25 AM

4. Yup!

That's what they do. The mom has it spot on.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Fri Jan 27, 2017, 10:58 AM

5. if you reach down to pick up a crawfish

he backs right up real fast. Crawfishing is running backwards, retreating.

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Response to Croney (Original post)

Fri Feb 3, 2017, 10:52 PM

6. "Crawfishin' out of the deal" is a common South Louisiana phrase

= backing out of the deal


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