“Worth a Salt”

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by HTownBevo, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. HTownBevo

    HTownBevo 100+ Posts

    Overheard in Toms response to a snowflake question during today’s presser.

    Must be a sign that we are indeed back baby!!
  2. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

  3. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

  4. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

  5. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Maybe

    Excuse me?
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  6. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

  7. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    According to wiki:

    The expression to be worth one's salt, which means you're competent and deserve what you're earning, is most often said to have its roots in ancient Rome, where soldiers were sometimes paid in salt or given an allowance to purchase it.
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  8. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

  9. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    You found it before I could.
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  10. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    OK Htown
    you have to explain.
  11. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Perhaps he recently dined at the Salt Lick so that was stuck in his head.
  12. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Old school saying Coach, but I get it...
  13. BurntOrangeLH

    BurntOrangeLH 2,500+ Posts

    The word salary is derived from the word sal which was sometimes the payment to the Roman soldiers.
  14. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    He said "worth their salt".
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    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    I thought I was the only one that noticed that.....

    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    I heard worth a salt....
  17. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    I missed the show.
    is there some context?
    What was Tom asked?
    Is Tom the one who said something about worth their salt?
  18. dukesteer

    dukesteer 2,500+ Posts

    I watched it and he either misspoke and he has come up with a new saying that no one knows.
  19. Driver 8

    Driver 8 Maybe

    Do y'all even mensa?
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  20. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

    Maybe it means that they are going to take up sailing in the off season, as a team-building exercise. You know, become a bunch of old salts.
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  21. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 2,500+ Posts

    One of the reporters (Cedric Golden, I think) asked TH if he has asked himself some hard questions this past week. TH gave kind of a non-answer that went something like, "I ask myself hard questions every day. I think anyone worth their salt does that."

    IMO, the only people who think he said "worth a salt" are those that have never heard of the phrase "worth their salt".
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  22. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 250+ Posts

    "worth a salt", "worth his salt", and "worth their salt" could sound almost indistinguishable if someone said them quickly. Kinda like "kiss the sky" and "kiss this guy".
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  23. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    excuse me?
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  24. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Thanks PE
    I missed the show so did not know if a question came from the audience or if the person asking the question used the expression.
    It is actually good that Tom is questioning himself.
    That is what anyone worth their salt does.
    Hope he gets some good answers from himself
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  25. Creek

    Creek 1,000+ Posts

    It's press conference talk for "worth a ****"
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  26. HTownBevo

    HTownBevo 100+ Posts

    Been a long time since I heard the term. That’s all. Add in that it came from a football coach, It was cool.
    Come to think of it, don’t recall ever hearing it from anyone other than a coach.
  27. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    Not sure if Herman is worth his salt or not, but he did say he didn't have time to ask questions of himself, then said he asks questions of himself every day...Huh ? Which is it Tom, or do you need to go back and watch film to see if you had time or actually asked a question of yourself ????
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  28. earl77

    earl77 250+ Posts

    It don't make a salt.
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    TEXnSEATTLE 1,000+ Posts

    I tried and failed miserably....
  30. horninchicago

    horninchicago 10,000+ Posts

    Mensa wants to know...if you do a miserable job of failing, fo you actually succeed? :ousucks:

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