Posted: 03/11/2013 at 21:57
Ah, what's for dinner?
Highland Aunt; "Tatties & point"
Elderly London friend; "Bread & iffit"
Same friend, when annoying child (me) asked where she'd just come back from; "There & back to see how far it is"
Another one of hers, for anywhere dark, or if the sky was very overcast it was "As black as Newgate's knocker" (Presumably referring to the knocker on Newgate Prison) (Wonder how she knew that??)
My Mum, from a family of wavy/curly heads always described my hair as "straight as a yard of pumpwater" probably because I hadn't eaten my crusts!