"Old _____never die, they just_____________."

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  1. Laura Schneider profile image91
    Laura Schneiderposted 5 years ago

    "Old _____never die, they just_____________."

    Remember this old saying? Have fun with it and answer it as many times as you want. For example, "Old engineers never die, they just go out of spec." Or, "Old quality engineers never die, they just go out of tolerance." Or, "Old sofas never die, they just go to college." Once we get more normal/non-geek examples on the boards, I'm sure you'll get it. For example, finish this one: "Old writers never die, they just______"

  2. profile image0
    ahorsebackposted 5 years ago

    Hi Laura ,
    "Old poets never die , they just wander off somewhere looking for thier pen !"

    "old pens never die , they just play hide-n- seek with poets "

    "old Lauras never die they just become younger and prettier "

    LOL-hey this is fun!

    1. rumanasaiyed profile image77
      rumanasaiyedposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey that was awesome!!

    2. wetnosedogs profile image60
      wetnosedogsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree - great talent here.

    3. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      :-) Thanks for that!! I'm having one of those wish-I-could-"turtle-in" for safety types of days. I feel about a hundred, so at least (using your logic) I should look good and hopefully get my computer fixed today. :-)

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 5 years ago

    Not  original, but "Old principals never die, they just lose their faculties."

    1. bethperry profile image93
      bethperryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I really like this one! lol

    2. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, this was a good one. Had to laugh, even if it's not "original".

  4. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 5 years ago

    I believe that is "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away."  The implications being that if one is a soldier and lives to a ripe old age, they most certainly dodged the fatal elements of the battlefield to return home once again.  Age eventually defeats the active participation of the old soldier but it never kills his/her instincts and love for their country.  That part of them lives on and is remember long past the course of their natural life here on earth....that becomes the "fade away" part in my mind. ~WB

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Too cool! I'd never heard it said as anything but a joke, and I had no idea this was a serious and deeply moving saying. I apologize to anyone whom I may have offended by posting this as a joke, and many thanks to Wayne Brown for the real story.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    Old headbangers never die. They just smell that way.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm so glad I wasn't drinking anything at the time I read this one or I'd have snorted it out my nose. Good one, FatFreddysCat!

  6. miss_jkim profile image80
    miss_jkimposted 5 years ago

    Old postmen never die, they just change their route.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think my postman must be very old, then, although she doesn't look it, because our mail arrives anywhere from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.!! Thanks for another good one, miss_jkim!

  7. robertpalmisano profile image61
    robertpalmisanoposted 5 years ago

    "Old Folks never die, they just keep having fun."

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Who can possibly disagree with this one? Awright, robertpalmisano! Thanks for standing up for those too busy having fun to participate. Cheers!

  8. A.Villarasa profile image70
    A.Villarasaposted 5 years ago

    Gen. Douglas MacArthur famously quoted the line "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away" during his speech to the US Congress, upon his return to the United States, after he was fired by Pres. Truman during the Korean War.

    It's a pity though, that nowadays soldiers coming from the battlefield are greeted not with respectful celebration but with spiteful derision.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      A. Villarasa--I cannot explain how horrified I am that I have ignorantly but deeply offended you. I most certainly meant no disrespect to anyone, living or dead, especially not to General MacArthur! I doubt anyone meant offense. I'll close this ASAP.

  9. MattWritesStuff profile image94
    MattWritesStuffposted 5 years ago

    Old lobsters never die, they just get bigger. Until they look delicious. Then they die. (Generally a fact, this.)

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Poor lobster, but as you say: it's generally their lot in life. The fates can be so cruel.

  10. bethperry profile image93
    bethperryposted 5 years ago

    Old machinists never die, they just get lathed.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is a great one, bethperry! Thanks! (Which reminds my, my brake rotors need to be turned, because they're warped...)

  11. Laura Schneider profile image91
    Laura Schneiderposted 5 years ago

    I checked with the military folks I knknow, and they assured me it was a well-established joke where they are living/stationed, as well as having the elegantly and reverently phrased deeper meaning that Wayne enlightened me/us with. If anyone is offended, however, I apologize sincerely. In thanks to those who have already submitted their work, however, apparently understanding only the single meaning, please know that no offense was intended at all; I was simply ignorant about its origins. I have great respect for all soldiers and thank them most sincerely for risking their lives to protect us all in these United States of America, the best in the world, where we are free to do and say whatever we want as long as we don't infringe on the rights of others and with but a few very reasonable requirements, such as mandatory education. I'll try to find a way of closing this to new contributions from the mobile interface, but I won't have access to the Internet for hours yet.

  12. livelifeworryfree profile image79
    livelifeworryfreeposted 5 years ago

    Old shoes never die, they just lose their soles.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm... reminds me I should survey a few pairs of my shoes to see if they need attention.... Thanks, livelifeworryfree! Another good one.

  13. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 5 years ago

    Old plumbers never die, they just take the plunge.

    Old Tailors never die, they just double up in stitches.

    Old Nurses never die, they just can't take the pressure anymore.

    Old C&W singers never die, they just write another song about dying.

    Old Skiiers never die, they just sort of slope

    Hey Laura......Thanks!!  This was fun.....this old gal's still got it.....These just popped out of my head in a matter of seconds....I stopped before I wore myself out    ..My brain is good for another 30,000 miles.......and I really thought I was beginning to lose it!!   LOL

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My goodness, you really were on a roll! Thanks for submitting all of these, fpherj48! What fun answers! I think the "Old skiiers.." one is my favorite, though they're all good.

  14. Say Yes To Life profile image80
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 5 years ago

    Old postmen never die, they just lose their zip.
    Old refrigerator repairmen never die, they just lose their cool
    Old skiers and snowboarders never die; when they're over the hill, they pick up speed.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image91
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe I'm into postman jokes today, but that was my favorite! Thanks, Say Yes To Life, for brightening my day along with everyone else.

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