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    your old granny can sit on a pin

    What do you mean by "your old granny can sit on a pin"? It seems an insulting word, but I don't know what it means.

    3 little pigs.
    ex) I huffed. And I snuffed. And I sneezed once again. Then the third little pig yelled. "And your old granny can sit on a pin!"
    Now I'm usually a pretty calm fellow. But when somebody talks about my granny like that, I go a little crazy.

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    Re: your old granny can sit on a pin

    It's just a fancy mild insult. A ruder way to say this would be, for example, "You can go hang yourself."

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    Re: your old granny can sit on a pin

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    It's just a fancy mild insult. A ruder way to say this would be, for example, "You can go hang yourself."
    Like "Go die"? When you sit on a pin, it might hurt your butt, so it's just making fun of someone? A mild insult? Can you explain a little more in detail?

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    Re: your old granny can sit on a pin

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Like "Go die"? When you sit on a pin, it might hurt your butt, so it's just making fun of someone? A mild insult? Can you explain a little more in detail?
    Yes, exactly like this, but mild. "Go die" would be very inappropriate in a children's story. It's very strong language. "Your old granny can sit on a pin" is just funny. Perhaps the world would be a better place if we solved our problems by playing silly pranks (like placing a pin on someone's chair) on one another instead of waging wars.

    Don't look for logic in this expression. It's supposed to be funny and expressive, not logical.

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