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Offline pete edwards

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday 24 December 08 00:45 GMT (UK) »
H i JustKia :)


Did you know where the saying " Sweet Fanny Adams "  Came from ?

www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/341000.html - 9k

P.S, this site contains a few swear words,

Pete, :)

P.P.S   mizzle is light rain around here
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #37 on: Wednesday 24 December 08 01:09 GMT (UK) »
Well, no I didn't know it referred to a real person. I always assumed someone must have had the name seeing as neither first nor last were particularly uncommon, but not that it specifically referred to someone (in such sad circumstances too).
WIMBUSH - Everywhere :: MARLOW/JECOCK/JUSTICE - Northamptonshire/Warwickshire/Oxfordshire :: SCALES/BRIDGES/ENGLISH/SPINK/PETCH/GOOCH/COCKSEDGE - Suffolk :: GARRETT/GIBBS/FEARN - Warwickshire :: DEVOS - Scotland (Aberdeen)/France(Dunkerque) :: MURRAY - Ireland(Down)/Scotland(Lochs) :: TIGHE/TREACY - Cork

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #38 on: Wednesday 24 December 08 01:37 GMT (UK) »
When we asked Mum what we were having to eat she invariably said "two jumps at the cupboard door and a bite of the knob" which was so daft it infuriated me. I can also remember her telling me -and I fell for it for years_ "go and stand on the front step and look for the man with as many noses as there are days in the year" I stood for hours expecting to see someone with lots of noses, I must have been very easily fooled as she only said this on New Years Eve!!!!!!!
 Mum would give us a smack if we had been naughty and when she had brought tears to our eyes and we  were skriking -crying to any Southerners- she would then say " shut up or I will give you something to cry for"  When Dad was hungry he`d say he was" ravished" which was hungrier than famished and worse than ravenous he also described cheap jewellery as "shikeling" -sparkling and shining but I think there is a yiddish word similar in sound which means the same although Dad was not Jewish.  Happy Christmas to everyone Viktoria. :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(         cryfor                                                                                                                                   


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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #39 on: Wednesday 24 December 08 16:10 GMT (UK) »
Stop that skriking or you'll get some at to skrik for..

Liverpool has always had its own words totally different for the rest of Lancashire.   Where we would say grandma  it was Nin  in common usage in Liverpool I believe this is from the Welsh families who settled there.

And I think the expression "Fur Coat and no knickers was common in various places , meaning all top show.



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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #40 on: Saturday 27 December 08 18:07 GMT (UK) »
All RED HAT and no knickers it was in my location - London.

Definitely stop that crying, or I'll give you something to cry for.

One of my favourites, though not from my own childhood, is the call of his grandmother to a friend of mine, when he'd pick up the pet cat under the front legs, and try and "walk" it along.................. 
"Don't schlep the cat!"

Now that IS a Jewish expression.

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Cork(e), Kent. 
Cooley, Kent.
Barwell, Rutland/Northants/Greenwich.
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #41 on: Sunday 28 December 08 06:41 GMT (UK) »
Liverpool again
Lace curtains on the window, no sheets on the bed.

When I was teaching it always amazed me how many different words are used for the same thing in different locations.
Pumps, gym shoes, plimsolls, sand shoes is just one that comes to mind.

Any others?
Olly
Bulmer Draper - Lincoln, Glasgow, Aylesbury
Bulmer - York
Draper,Keogh- Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Liverpool, Ireland
Lowe, Massey - Liverpool
Lowe - Australia
Jones, Owens - Anglesey, Liverpool
Collinson - Middlesex,Birmingham,Liverpool

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #42 on: Sunday 28 December 08 07:37 GMT (UK) »
How about

"That's life in a blue suit!"

My OH says about life, he was in the Navy maybe it comes from there!

Abiam

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #43 on: Monday 29 December 08 10:25 GMT (UK) »
When I bothered my Suffolk grandmother for something, she would reply "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride!"
Suffolk: Pearl(e),  Garnham, Southgate, Blo(o)mfield,Grimwood/Grimwade,Josselyn/Gosling
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Ireland: Davis
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #44 on: Monday 29 December 08 13:41 GMT (UK) »
I still want to know who Gordon Bennett is?
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