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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 21 December 08 18:17 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know where the expression "just a tad" comes from?  I've looked and googled, and googled and looked, and absolutely nothing, but everyone knows the expression!

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 21 December 08 18:18 GMT (UK) »
And another, and this one is truly weird - I'll give you the answer later?

What is a moggie?

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 21 December 08 18:25 GMT (UK) »
A moggie is a cat (usually black).

Back to the original question......

the Canadian variant is "A kick in the a*se with a frozen boot"  ;D
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 21 December 08 18:26 GMT (UK) »
Hi BumbleB

Does this help??.....

tad   
–noun Informal.
1.a small child, esp. a boy.
2.a very small amount or degree; bit
Origin:
1875–80, Americanism, for def. 1; 1935–40, Americanism, for def. 2; perh. shortening of tadpole

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 21 December 08 18:30 GMT (UK) »
Strangest one I've heard locally ...... I feel deletion coming on!! ;D....

"what r u having for dinner?"

"pigs [email protected]*k and lettuce" ie: haven't got a clue/nothing in!!  :o

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 21 December 08 19:34 GMT (UK) »
Thanks sem73 for "tad", well that's certainly how I understand it - a little bit, therefore a tadpole.

Sorry geniecolgan - wrong.  That's a bit too easy!  Everyone thinks it's a cat, except .....

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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 21 December 08 21:08 GMT (UK) »
You tease, you, Bumble  ;)

Don't know what a moggie is except a cat.................
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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 21 December 08 21:22 GMT (UK) »
Thanks sem73 for "tad", well that's certainly how I understand it - a little bit, therefore a tadpole.

Sorry geniecolgan - wrong.  That's a bit too easy!  Everyone thinks it's a cat, except .....

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I've got a different one from Suffolk for 'a tad' ...

"She's so mean she'd lick a tanner out of a tad"

meaning "she so mean she would lick a sixpence out of a cow-pat"


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Re: Another local expression - do you have a variant?
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 21 December 08 21:52 GMT (UK) »
A variant of that: someone so mean they would "skin a turd for a tanner"
Now that's really lowered the tone! :o

How about "black over Bill's mother's" meaning bad weather coming. I think the name of the man varies round the country.

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