You Get What You Get and You Don't Throw a Fit!

01 September 2011
So many of my followers told me that they say "You Get What You Get and You Don't Throw a Fit!" after reading my post "You Get What You Get and You Don't Get Upset!"  I did not understand why that would be said, since to me it does not rhyme.  I live in NY.  Then Melissa of F is for First Grade commented that "get" and "fit" rhyme where they live!  Click on the poster to download.  I also updated my version and included it in the link.  Enjoy!  
*My font (Wish You Were a Shirley) is from and my graphics are from Pixel Papers.  Both links are to the left.

Here is a book that goes with the theme of the sayings.  Click the picture to check it out on Amazon.


  1. Love all of your creations!! What is the font you used in your latest creation? How do you conserve space on your computer with all of your wonderful creations?


    Miss J @

  2. It's so funny how a simple word like "get" is pronounced differently throughout the U.S. My roommate in college was from East Meadow and he taught me all about New York slang! I think your little phrase is "MAD GOOD"! Haha!

  3. Ha ha! When I read your original poster, I had to stop and think, because in my southern accent "get" and "set" don't rhyme! When I teach short e, we have long conversations about how in the south we don't really pronouce the short e sound the correct way. My firsties always say and spell words like "get" and "hen" with the short i sound. Thanks for making another version of the poster for this Alabama girl.
    Just Add Clipart

  4. That is so funny! I didn't realize that people say "get" differently! I grew up in Ohio & Illinois, but now live in TN.... so the southern drawl is hard to avoid living here! But I naturally say "get" to rhyme with "fit!" Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is SOOOO true and sooo funny! I'm from LI and teach in Florida. I hear this on a daily basis and I always say the same exact thing to myself (get and fit don't rhyme!). Thanks for sharing!! =)
    Sister Teachers

  6. That's too funny! Yes, in the South where I live and teach, unfortunately we are guilty of rhyming "get" and "fit". We try, we try to get it right! I have managed to say "pen" and "ten" correctly....most of the time! Thanks for sharing!

  7. We say "fit" in Oklahoma too. Thanks for the poster my kids will love it because we say it often.

  8. I added your blog to my Top Ten post here:
    I think you are awesome!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  9. I just voted you as one of my Top 10 blogs! Thanks for being such an inspiration to new bloggers! You are appreciated by this Kinder teacher….FOR SURE!!
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

  10. So stinkin' cute! And yes, in Missouri also, "get" & "fit" usually do rhyme!! lol TOO FUNNY!!!
    Christie :)
    First Grade Fever

  11. Hee. Hee. That is so funny. When I saw your post I thought "I've never heard it said that way!" That is because I am from Kentucky and get and fit do rhyme!!! It is really hard to teach the word family -en because we say -in. :) Thanks for the new quote! I'm getting it!

    Kindergarten Korner

  12. Ha! I grew up in NYC. When I lived in Texas people told me pen and pin were homonyms! I was like, huh? This is great because when I read your first blog about this, I was like what? Now it come clear. Thanks for being a great blogger and teacher. You truly are an inspiration.


  13. Top 10 award! Go grab it here.

  14. I think in the book Pinkalicious it is... don't throw a fit. That is the first time I had actually heard the quote & use it non stop now!!

  15. This is a very popular quote in my classroom. My kinders know if they complain they won't get anything the next time around. I can't wait to print and hang these up! Here in SC we say you don't throw a fit since with our southern drawls "get" and "fit" rhyme. Thanks for sharing these with us!

    KinderKids Fun

  16. I was wondering why some said "and you don't throw a fit," too! I thought maybe I had it wrong.. but now I see... I'm from NJ :)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

    1. Certainly a SOUTHERN thing. I am from south ALABAMA as in I almost live in the Gulf of Mexico. GIT and FIT rhyme all day in my class:) I keep trying to make GET and UPSET rhyme but they just don't come out of my mouth correctly. I even recorded myself on my phone to see if I "heard" it recorded......Made me giggle.

      Another saying in a southern classroom, "LIfe is not FAIR, FAIR is where you eat cotton candy and ride the ferris wheel."

      I love your BLOG:)

  17. I've given you the versatile blogger award. Click here to see why!

  18. Thank you for sharing! It is very cute! And yes, here in Texas get and fit rhyme. :)

  19. Where did you buy your "YOu get what you get...." book? I have priced it on Amazon and it is very exspensive. Barnes and NOble does not carry it. Thanks


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