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Strange phrases from memory lane....

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Whiskers_In_The_Ear
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PostSubject: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Fri May 08, 2009 8:33 am

hi everyone, I was just thinking about some of the strange phrases that have stuck with me since childhood and was wondering if anyone else has memories of things that technically made no sense, or maybe things you say yourself hehe.
One of my mothers classics was 'im not as daft as cabbage lookin'
Which thinking about it now makes me go eh?? Seemed perfectly sensible back when I was a kid though Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Fri May 08, 2009 9:53 am

Yes, loads, but then I'm from the Black Country. Razz

We call hands 'donnies', sweets 'suck', the canal by our house was the 'cut', jed was 'dead', yed was 'head' and if someone ever asked where you were going you'd often hear 'round the bak o' Bill's mother's' or 'gooin t see a man bout a dog', which meant 'mind your own business'. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Fri May 08, 2009 10:16 am

yeah like; been sitting here like piffy on a rock bun, 'been waiting ages'. i'd like to now who piffy was and why he was on a rockbun.
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Fri May 08, 2009 3:38 pm

LOL! I've heard a few of those, make me wonder where they originated from.
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Fri May 08, 2009 4:04 pm

Sorry I am too young.
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Fri May 08, 2009 4:06 pm

GSD Lifeline wrote:
Sorry I am too young.

Yeah yeah whatever Tease
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Fri May 08, 2009 5:30 pm

ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Sat May 09, 2009 1:19 am

GSD Lifeline wrote:
Sorry I am too young.

that just made me chuckle we're the same age. lool
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Sat May 09, 2009 3:29 am

Me too. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Sat May 09, 2009 3:48 am

I'm *Whispers* younger than him... Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Mon May 11, 2009 8:25 am

My Mum used to say " Do you think I came up a log in a bubble?" which is much the same as "Do you think I was born yesterday?" how about "Dont do as I do, do as I say" my Grandpa used that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Mon May 11, 2009 6:04 pm

Lol yep crazydiamond Very Happy
Also 'old enough to know better but young enough to do it anyway' and there was one about tounge and teeth I can't remember
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Thu May 14, 2009 12:52 pm

Ha ha, my mum used to say that she had a bone in her leg if we asked her to push us on the swings......basically because she didn't want to ( I think going so high that she went over the top bar when she was a child scarred her!!)
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Thu May 14, 2009 2:30 pm

Whiskers, I'm as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth (my nain says that one when you ask her how old she is!! lol)
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Thu May 14, 2009 2:46 pm

marypoppins wrote:
yeah like; been sitting here like piffy on a rock bun, 'been waiting ages'. i'd like to now who piffy was and why he was on a rockbun.

OMG, someone I know from Manchester used to say that...she couldn't explain it either!!! And she used to say 'sitting there like cheese at fourpence' which I think also on the same lines of 'been waiting for ages'!! They make me chuckle!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Thu May 14, 2009 3:22 pm

it was my nan who used to say it, funny though she was from manchester too.
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Thu May 14, 2009 3:29 pm

JennyC wrote:
Whiskers, I'm as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth (my nain says that one when you ask her how old she is!! lol)

LOL thats the one!

and wow - is it actually possible to go over the top on the swings, we tried for hours as kids but never made it (most likely luckily)
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Thu May 14, 2009 3:32 pm

Whiskers_In_The_Ear wrote:
JennyC wrote:
Whiskers, I'm as old as my tongue and a little older than my teeth (my nain says that one when you ask her how old she is!! lol)

LOL thats the one!

and wow - is it actually possible to go over the top on the swings, we tried for hours as kids but never made it (most likely luckily)

Ha I don't know if it's possible.....every time we saw my nan and we went to the park she used to tell us that mum went over the top bar! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Thu May 14, 2009 3:34 pm

My mum used to tell me to be carefull or i would..... so wheever she wasnt lookinmg i'd be trying...
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PostSubject: Re: Strange phrases from memory lane....   Fri May 15, 2009 1:53 pm

I thought of one "great things come in little packages"

I kept gettin told that when I was being bullied in school.
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