English: Your mama is like a brick. She’s heavy, flat on both sides, and gets laid by a bunch of workers.
collected: Chapel Hill, NC (9-2-2018)
origin: Learned in High School, in Silicon Valley/ San Francisco Bay Area
English: You are heavier than a brick.
collected: Corona Plaza, Queens (04-30-2016)
origin: Common saying in Argentina, said when someone is talking too much, being demanding, annoying, or burdensome.
English: Hey how you doing brick? How’s everything man? I love you too brick!
collected: Astoria, Queens (04-28-2016)
origin: very common Greek saying, said to someone who is in their own world and acting totally outside of their environment.
“You’re about as dumb as a pile of bricks”
collected: Pittsburgh, Polish Hill neighborhood (9-17-14)
origin: one of her dad’s sayings (Pittsburgh)
“You’re about as smart as a bag of bricks”
collected: Pittsburgh, PA, Northside neighborhood (9-17-14)
origin: often heard it from relatives in Pittsburgh