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    RSB
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    I thought I would start an other pointless thread. Old sayings, silly things that grandparent’s or parents may of said. My contribution is:

    “Well I’ll go to the foot of our stairs”

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    Dave Rice
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    Worse things happen at sea.

    #34167

    dwynnehugh
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    ‘Wait ’till your father gets home’

    ‘There are plenty of starving children in Biafra who’d love that’

    ‘You’ll have someone’s eye out with that stick’

    ‘Don’t sit on the cold concrete, you’ll get piles’

    ‘Eat the crusts, it’ll help hair curl’

    ‘It’s not meant to taste nice, that’s why it’s good for you’

    The more you meet people the more you understand why Noah took animals instead of humans

    #34170

    JayCeeDee
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    Well, I’l be a monkey’s uncle.

     

    That’ll put hairs on your chest.

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    Les.
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    Sorry Hugh, but you got two of those wrong (well, certainly for a potteries lad).

    ‘There are plenty of starving children in China who’d love that”

    ‘Don’t sit on the cold concrete, you’ll get chimkof’

    Adding a potteries one:-

    It looks nasty over Bill’s mothers.   —   Trans. The sky over there is very dark, it is going to rain shortly.

    Les.

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    Bob Williams
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    I share a lot of Les’ Potteries sayings, having parents from Wolstanton, granddad & great-granddad born in Burslem. (“Boslem”)

    “That’s a codge-modge, ah conna eat eet!” (That meal is a mix up, I could not eat it!)

    “Ah’ll ave that when eet’s gone under th’arms!” (I’ll have that when it’s worn out!)

    “Ayup, ‘ow at, orate?” (Hello, how are you, are you well?)

    And my all-time favourite:

    “‘cos kick a bo’ agen a wo’ an bost eet?” – (Can you kick a ball against a wall until you burst it?”)

    The Potteries for me were a magical place when I was young. With a magical language that I learned to speak fluently. I visited every school holiday, from age 8, travelling over on 5 or 6 buses. I lived and went to school there for over 2 years aged from 6 or 7 to 8 or 9.

    If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?

    What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.

    If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
    --- Robin Williams

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    Bob Williams
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    Nottinghamshire:

    “Where’s me mam?” – “Up shires, a’ back a’ Josses, where thee kill dead ‘osses!” (A reply to someone which means nothing, except maybe that the asker already knows the location of his/her mother)

    “Gi’ ‘ova wi’ that else ah’ll belt ya one!” (Stop doing that, or I will strike you!)

    “Eyup mi duck, are yer orlrate?” (Hello my friend, are you well?)

    “Fetch me an errand me duck. Ah’ll gi’ yer threpence.” (Go to get me some shopping and I will give you three pence)

    The difference between “mi duck” and “my duck” is subtle: ‘mi duck’ is a friend, ‘my duck’ usually a family member.

    I love Britain and its dialects, there is nowhere in the world like it. The distance between Notts and North Staffs is around 85 miles and Derbyshire lies between them, but the dialects are very different.

    If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?

    What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.

    If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
    --- Robin Williams

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    PlaneMan
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    If the wind changes your face will stay like that.

    #34187

    Ed P
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    Who killed the bear?

    Something that used to cause anger in men from the Forest of Dean as it cast aspersions on their manhood.

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    D-Dan
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    If you break your legs, don’t come running to me.

    Ryzen 7 1800X, 16 GB, 6 (yes - 6) HDs inc 2 SSDs, 4 RPi 3Bs + 1 RPi 4B - one as an NFS server with two more drives, PiHole (shut yours), Plex server, cloud server, and other random Pi stuff. Nice CoolerMaster case, NV GTX 1060 6GB, and a whopping 32" AOC 1440P monitor.

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    Bob Williams
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    Have to revise one of the Potteries sayings, before Les jumps in. (ayup Les, ‘ow ‘at?)

    “‘cos kick a bo’ agen a wo’, yed eet back an’ bost eet?”

    Can you kick a ball against a wall, head it back and burst it?

    If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?

    What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.

    If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
    --- Robin Williams

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    Bob Williams
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    Notts:

    ‘er legs is like sparrers kneecaps!”  (She is a very thin young lady)

    “Yer dunt get many o’ them ter t’ pahnd!”  (She is a very well-endowed lady)

    ” ‘E’s a tanner short uv arf a crahn!”  (He appears to be lacking in intelligence)

    If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?

    What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.

    If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
    --- Robin Williams

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