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Thread started 02/23/11 7:24pm

mistatee

Origin of "Act your age not your shoe size"

Was Prince the one that came up with this line or not?

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Reply #1 posted 02/23/11 7:32pm

errant

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no

"does my cock look fat in these jeans?"
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Reply #2 posted 02/23/11 7:47pm

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mistatee said:

Was Prince the one that came up with this line or not?

OF COURSE NOT.

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Reply #3 posted 02/23/11 9:10pm

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falloff

"No lie, just know I chose my own fate
I drove by the fork in the road and went straight."
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Reply #4 posted 02/24/11 12:25am

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Let's not beat down the OP, they might be 10 years old and Prince was the first time they heard the phrase. shrug

Any older than 10, and let's beat them down though. chair

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Reply #5 posted 02/24/11 1:46am

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So mistatee, R u over the age of 10?????

Prince once tried 2 change his name 2 a symbol so that ur'e mother couldn't find him in the phonebook!
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Reply #6 posted 02/24/11 1:57am

vitriol

Another Prince achievement to add to being the 2nd coming of Christ, a member of the Illuminati, the inventor of text language, the initiator of rap, etc!!

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Reply #7 posted 02/24/11 2:47am

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vitriol said:

Another Prince achievement to add to being the 2nd coming of Christ, a member of the Illuminati, the inventor of text language, the initiator of rap, etc!!

evillol LOL! Oh God, I'm wiping away a tear here!

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Reply #8 posted 02/24/11 3:04am

mimi02

I don't know the phrases origins, but basically what it means one needs to stop acting/being immature.

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Reply #9 posted 02/24/11 3:07am

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1st time I heard it, I amazed lol. I love his "philosophies"

Yes, at 19, I finally saw the Revolution, a legendary band. And I talked to Wendy!!! biggrin In addition to seeing Prince, I have now lived life. Thank you Purple People!!
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Reply #10 posted 02/24/11 4:16am

njin

the phrase was used in a clever way though, and is one of the most remorable lines of a very remorable song

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Reply #11 posted 02/24/11 5:27am

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njin said:

the phrase was used in a clever way though, and is one of the most remorable lines of a very remorable song

Did Prince make that word up too??

"If you really want something in this life, you have to work for it - Now quiet, they're about to announce the lottery numbers!"

- Homer Simpson
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Reply #12 posted 02/24/11 5:42am

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xt1000 said:

njin said:

the phrase was used in a clever way though, and is one of the most remorable lines of a very remorable song

Did Prince make that word up too??

Sounds like it. falloff

"No lie, just know I chose my own fate
I drove by the fork in the road and went straight."
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Reply #13 posted 02/24/11 6:03am

mistatee

First time I heard it was in Kiss.

So anyone care to tell me about the origin?

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Reply #14 posted 02/24/11 6:08am

mimi02

mistatee said:

First time I heard it was in Kiss.

So anyone care to tell me about the origin?

I think that some would just rather chastise you about asking if Prince came up w/ it. As I mentioned in my previous post, I don't know where the quote originate from. I only know what it means. You can try to look it up and see what you can come up with, because I'm thinking that you're not going to find your answer here. Sorry.

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Reply #15 posted 02/24/11 6:19am

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ok young peeps, lol. There were a load of phrases similar to this floating around back in tha day, such as "act your age, not your IQ." Kids used to say it all the time. It's a slam of course, and P just put a spin on it with the shoe size comment, or rather, he's the one who put it into a famous song and maybe others hadn't heard it that way until then.

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Reply #16 posted 02/24/11 7:06am

mistatee

Thanks for the reply deepabove.

Why does everybody assume I'm young and from USA/UK?

I'm not from USA/UK where the shoesize thing is relevant.

Where I'm from my shoesize is 46. (Europe)

I understood the meaning of it, don't get me wrong.

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Reply #17 posted 02/24/11 8:27am

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mistatee said:

Thanks for the reply deepabove.

Why does everybody assume I'm young and from USA/UK?

I'm not from USA/UK where the shoesize thing is relevant.

Where I'm from my shoesize is 46. (Europe)

I understood the meaning of it, don't get me wrong.

if you were 80 the shoesize thing could be relevant still! slightly off topic, but shoe size 46, 46 of what? even if thats cm that would be a big foot! no offense if you do, im a size 13 here in the states.

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Reply #18 posted 02/24/11 8:52am

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savagedreams said:

mistatee said:

Thanks for the reply deepabove.

Why does everybody assume I'm young and from USA/UK?

I'm not from USA/UK where the shoesize thing is relevant.

Where I'm from my shoesize is 46. (Europe)

I understood the meaning of it, don't get me wrong.

if you were 80 the shoesize thing could be relevant still! slightly off topic, but shoe size 46, 46 of what? even if thats cm that would be a big foot! no offense if you do, im a size 13 here in the states.

Size, weight, etc. differ from one country to another. There is no universal size chart.

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Reply #19 posted 02/24/11 8:52am

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I was first told to act my age and not my shoe size in the first grade back in 1974??????

Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Reply #20 posted 02/24/11 9:39am

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deepabove said:

ok young peeps, lol. There were a load of phrases similar to this floating around back in tha day, such as "act your age, not your IQ." Kids used to say it all the time. It's a slam of course, and P just put a spin on it with the shoe size comment, or rather, he's the one who put it into a famous song and maybe others hadn't heard it that way until then.



I have NEVER heard that expression - and it makes no sense. Even someone who's severely retarded has an IQ higher than a juvenile's age.
I mean if he did have sex he would break every rule Jehova's have regarding premarital sex so Prince is really just friends with them all anyway.
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Reply #21 posted 02/24/11 10:04am

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i always heard it "act your age not your IQ" and never "your shoe size" but the idea is trhe same.

Same with 'glam slam thak you ma'ma you really make my day' was "slam bam thank you... "

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Reply #22 posted 02/24/11 10:06am

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Genesia said:

deepabove said:

ok young peeps, lol. There were a load of phrases similar to this floating around back in tha day, such as "act your age, not your IQ." Kids used to say it all the time. It's a slam of course, and P just put a spin on it with the shoe size comment, or rather, he's the one who put it into a famous song and maybe others hadn't heard it that way until then.

I have NEVER heard that expression - and it makes no sense. Even someone who's severely retarded has an IQ higher than a juvenile's age.

the IQ number is not meant to be their age but an indication of how they act or function.

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Reply #23 posted 02/24/11 10:47am

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savagedreams said:

mistatee said:

Thanks for the reply deepabove.

Why does everybody assume I'm young and from USA/UK?

I'm not from USA/UK where the shoesize thing is relevant.

Where I'm from my shoesize is 46. (Europe)

I understood the meaning of it, don't get me wrong.

if you were 80 the shoesize thing could be relevant still! slightly off topic, but shoe size 46, 46 of what? even if thats cm that would be a big foot! no offense if you do, im a size 13 here in the states.

o_O bigfoot tease

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Reply #24 posted 02/24/11 12:11pm

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metallicjigolo said:

I was first told to act my age and not my shoe size in the first grade back in 1974??????

shhh You know Prince made that up in the '80's.

"No lie, just know I chose my own fate
I drove by the fork in the road and went straight."
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Reply #25 posted 02/24/11 12:17pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

i always heard it "act your age not your IQ" and never "your shoe size" but the idea is trhe same.

Same with 'glam slam thak you ma'ma you really make my day' was "slam bam thank you... "

Um, do you live in the US? Cuz that's not true, if so. You a damn lie.

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Reply #26 posted 02/24/11 3:12pm

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savagedreams said:

if you were 80 the shoesize thing could be relevant still! slightly off topic, but shoe size 46, 46 of what? even if thats cm that would be a big foot! no offense if you do, im a size 13 here in the states.

Size, weight, etc. differ from one country to another. There is no universal size chart.

i know there is no universal size chart. that is why i asked what the 46 refers to. its usually not just an arbitrary number, it could be some sort of unit of measurement. just trying to expand my knowledge here.

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Reply #27 posted 02/24/11 4:22pm

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metallicjigolo said:

I was first told to act my age and not my shoe size in the first grade back in 1974??????

lol wouldnt you be about the same age as your shoe size in first grade?

maybe not? idk lol cause of the different shoe sizes for girls and guys. confuse

but youre like 7 or so in first grade right? lol and i know some dudes have shoe sizes around 10-12...

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Reply #28 posted 02/24/11 6:09pm

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Spinlight said:

OnlyNDaUsa said:

i always heard it "act your age not your IQ" and never "your shoe size" but the idea is trhe same.

Same with 'glam slam thak you ma'ma you really make my day' was "slam bam thank you... "

Um, do you live in the US? Cuz that's not true, if so. You a damn lie.

wait I am a lie?

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Reply #29 posted 02/24/11 6:16pm

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savagedreams said:

luv4u said:

Size, weight, etc. differ from one country to another. There is no universal size chart.

i know there is no universal size chart. that is why i asked what the 46 refers to. its usually not just an arbitrary number, it could be some sort of unit of measurement. just trying to expand my knowledge here.

yeah the joke may only work in the US. But we cheat as we have 1/2 sizes and we have child and adult sizes.

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