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Offline anitamo

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #189 on: Sunday 26 September 10 15:26 BST (UK) »
What a funny thread, I have just read the lot.  ;D

I remember so many of my grandparents sayings things like:-

Tha rattles like a can o'mabs.... you rattle like a can of marbles.... meaning you talk too much/too loudly

She's got a face like the back end of a tram smash

Sit on that cold step and you'll get kill cough!!
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Hattersley/Barnsley/Sheffield South Yorkshire
Wright/South Yorkshire
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #190 on: Thursday 30 September 10 23:48 BST (UK) »
I'm from Dorset.  if you leave a door open when leaving a room (so letting in a draft) you get accused thus:  "Close the door, anyone would think you were born in Bridport!" or "what were you? Born in Bridport?" (said in broad Dorset accent of course ;D )

I have NO idea why being born in Bridport should mean you are likely to leave doors open!!

A jasper or waps is a wasp...
Shrammed is being really cold.
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Chivers - Wiltshire
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #191 on: Friday 01 October 10 01:46 BST (UK) »
Yes  'bost' is used in an old potteries saying......

"Cos chuck a bow aggen a woe, yed it, kick it an bost it!"

When it is said it is much more difficult to understand.!!!

Any ideas......I'll give the answer later!

Also I always understood the Bill in 'Black over bill's mothers's" referred to William Shakespeare

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RAMPLING and CHANDLER London,Middlesex,Surrey.
DOWN,  HITCHCOCK, PAGE  London and Devon.
HIGGS  London and Warwickshire (Birmingham)
SAUNDERS Folkestone, Kent
JERVIS, HOLMES, DOWNS  Longton,Staffordshire
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MILES, DEAN London, Somerset
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #192 on: Friday 01 October 10 03:27 BST (UK) »
Just put last post on here and what should be on Radio 5 live now but phone in with the etymologist about phrases and expressions
spooky??

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RAMPLING and CHANDLER London,Middlesex,Surrey.
DOWN,  HITCHCOCK, PAGE  London and Devon.
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #193 on: Friday 01 October 10 19:16 BST (UK) »
Chuck a ball against a wall, head it ,kick it and boot it---- is this anything like? Viktoria.

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #194 on: Friday 01 October 10 21:28 BST (UK) »
what about these,they make me smile

he'll neither work nor want- he's a bit lazy

he wouldn't work in a iron lung - he's a bit lazy

give iz a shuggy - push me on the swing

give iz sum scranchims - when ordering fish n chips

i think i'll have a plodge - when at the seaside

i am up to me oxters - the snows a bit deep
Northumberland-Brown,Mitchell,Pattison,Clough,Gleghorn,Roseby,Sanderson,Southern,Elliott,Gray,Green,Dobson,Bell
Durham/Northumberland-Mellanby
Cornwall-Chenhall,Bodinner
Fife-Mitchell,Gourlay,Dryburgh

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