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CAD703X
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"Put that tool down, its not a play-pretty"

Anyone ever heard these words a million times out of their dad's mouth growing up?


TheFlyingTiger
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No, my dad is a native English speaker.


CaptainsWafer
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play-pretty


Literally have not ever heard someone say this. Ever.


Green Chili Tiger
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Pretty sure my dad was genetically incapable of using the the term "play-pretty".


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jaytothen
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"Hold the flashlight still you little shite."

jay Sr.


Jyrdis
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You grabbing your parents’ vibrator?


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LSUBoo
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No.

I had never heard "play-pretty" before today.


iAmBatman
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No, my dad didn't suck cock.


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LSUJML
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quote:

play-pretty


I have never heard this
I’ve heard put it down, it’s not a toy plenty of times


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CAD703X
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No, my dad is a native English speaker.
bet your dad never told you if you didn't behave he was going to knock the fire out of you, either.


CAD703X
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I had never heard "play-pretty" before today.


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play-pretty n
chiefly South, South Midland, Texas, Oklahoma See Map
Cf pretty D
A child’s plaything; a toy; also transf.

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1902 DN 2.241 sIL, Play-pritty. . . A toy; plaything.
1905 DN 3.90 nwAR, Play-pretty. . . Toy. ‘The children want some play-pretties for Christmas.’ Common.
1913 Kephart Highlanders 259 sAppalachians, The children have few toys other than rag dolls, broken bits of crockery for “play-purties,” and such “ridey-hosses” and so forth as they make for themselves.
1929 (1931) Faulkner Sound & Fury 36 MS, Ain’t you shamed of yourself. Taking a baby’s play pretty.
1931 Hannum Thursday April 150 wNC, She had the feeling that they were twirling her about joyously like a play-pretty on a red string.
1936 [see playment].
1944 PADS 2.59 MO, VA, NC, TN, Play-pretty. . . A toy, perhaps a home-made toy.
1946 PADS 6.23 ceNC (as of 1900–10), Play-pretty. . . A plaything. . . Common.
1956 Algren Walk on the Wild Side 75 wTX, I love you, baby. . . I’ll buy you play-pretties and posey-flowers.
1960 Williams Walk Egypt 4 GA, I’ll name her Toy, that’s what, ’cause she’s going to be my little play-pretty, ain’t you, sugarpie?
1965–70 DARE
Qu. EE34, . . A child’s toy
94 Infs, chiefly Sth, S Midl, TX, OK, Play-pretty.
1969 (1970) Angelou Caged Bird 51 AR, You think your momma and poppa went to all the trouble to send you these nice play pretties to make you . . cry?
1978 Massey Bittersweet Country 207 Ozarks, The baby lost his play pretty.
1983 MJLF 9.1.51 ceKY (as of 1957), Play purty . . a plaything.
1986 Pederson LAGS Concordance Gulf Region, 262 infs, (A) play-pretty; 135 infs, Play-pretties.


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Jim Rockford
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Literally have not ever heard someone say this. Ever.


My grandmother used to say that. Native English speaker. Raised in the rural south.


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Get out of my light.



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Ricardo
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"That's what you get for being stupid."


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GeauxTigers0107
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"Put that tool down, its not a play-toy"



That was my Pop's version.


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efrad
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quote:

play-pretty n
chiefly South, South Midland, Texas, Oklahoma See Map
Cf pretty D
A child’s plaything; a toy; also transf.


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gay, adjective, gay·er, gay·est.
1. of, relating to, or exhibiting sexual desire or behavior directed toward people of one's own sex or gender: a gay couple.
2. of, indicating, or supporting interests or issues pertaining to gay people or the gay community: a gay organization.


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Pandy Fackler
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quote:

Anyone ever heard these words a million times out of their dad's mouth growing up?




No.

But I have been told to put that down, it's not a frickin' toy, you dip shite.


Your Dad must have a Ned Flanders complex.
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OweO
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My dad didn't talk gay and say shite like play pretty. He would actually show me and my brother how it is used then tell us "but if I catch yall playing with it..." he didn't have to finish the sentence because we knew something would happen.


facher08
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Anyone ever heard these words a million times out of their dad's mouth growing up?



I didn't grow up in The Shire.


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