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03/11/2013 at 22:52

This is giving me so many memories,  well done clueless

03/11/2013 at 22:56

If you walked into the room and left the door open my Gran would say "Put the wood in the hole"

An old Bristolian saying to someone looking a bit glum was "What's the matter with'ee, hitched thee face on a nail?"

A neighbour of mine (now deceased) used to say "Wanna see a good fight? tie 2 cats tails together and chuck em over a washing line!"

03/11/2013 at 23:43
star gaze lily wrote (see)

There's one about shutting the door, something about being born in a barn???

 

Can youremember that one jeannie 


I never understood that when young, as my experience of a barn was quite small with a door cut in 2 halves across the middle.  I now realise that it refers to the really large ones which have double doors opposite each other, so when all open a massive draught was created for winnowing the corn.

03/11/2013 at 23:47

Another one of my dad's: do you want me to take my hand off your bottom/face? This was said when we were naughty  Didn't happen often 

04/11/2013 at 06:12

star lily you are welcome

04/11/2013 at 06:15

look like you've lost a pound and found a penny was the saying when I was growing up for a glum face John

04/11/2013 at 06:19

if you where quiet has the Cat got your tongue

04/11/2013 at 07:09
'just round the next roundabout' - dad would say this when we nagged asking are we there yet.
He'd also say ' there and back to see how far it is' when we asked where someone were going.
Anyone else heard these ?
04/11/2013 at 07:22

New ones on me MrsG

04/11/2013 at 07:27
Maybe it was just dad then, wouldn't surprise me.
04/11/2013 at 08:15
Another one of dads...
'you rattle like a tin o mabs' ( mabs = marbles). Said when someone talks a lot.
04/11/2013 at 08:36
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

look like you've lost a pound and found a penny was the saying when I was growing up for a glum face John

Ah! I was quoting an old Bristolian saying - something old Bristolians say!

Another, said about someone a bit dipsy, "He's a sandwich short of a picnic" with a variant: "A penny short of a shilling"

Said by someone astonished, "Well, I'll go to the foot of our stairs" - the American version of that is, "Well, I'll be horn-swaggled"

04/11/2013 at 08:50
If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinkers.

And a penny for 'em ( your thoughts)
04/11/2013 at 08:54
Also,one that always reminds me of Mum - said under your breath when you see a sight for sore eyes - "the things you see when you haven't got a gun". We used it more than once for our fellow shoppers at Bluewater yesterday
04/11/2013 at 10:27

"See a pin and pick it up and all the day you,ll have good luck,

see a pin and let it lie and you,ll have bad luck all the day."

No idea where this came from,Gran always said it also,if we asked what was for tea,she would say "duck and rounders"

04/11/2013 at 10:36

Not the sharpes tool in the box

brick sort of a load

gillyl it was bread and dripping when I was a kid we never had duck you must have been posh LOL

James

04/11/2013 at 10:36
KEF wrote (see)
MrsGarden wrote (see)
Red sky at night shepherds delight, red sky in the morning shepherds warning . Nit sure about sailors though KEF.

That must be why I never understood it  Sailors

 

Coming from a sea orientated family, the saying goes:

Red sky at night Shepards delight, Red sky at morning Fishermans warning!

 

04/11/2013 at 10:49

Here In the west country an old saying my Great grandmother use to say was ,as long as there is a patch of sky big enough to make a pair of sailors trousers the day would be fine,9 times out of ten she was right! and fine at seven gone by 11,bad at seven fine by 11,and that to is nearly always right too! I like sayings.

04/11/2013 at 11:33

how old are you ?

as old as my tongue and a bit older than my teeth

various for anybody looking miserable

eg: face like a pussened rat

looks like she/he has been licking p##s of nettles

04/11/2013 at 11:36

my mother-in-law from(Cinderford) still's says sailors trousers and referance to the sky

we are a funny lot aren't we

James

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