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Re: old sayings
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 12:29 BST (UK) »
  "I'm going to see a man about a dog" meant that you were going to use the toilet.
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 ;D   ;D   ;D  Where I come from, this saying means I'm going off to do something which is of no concern to the other person, or which you didn't want to talk about.  Fits with the above meaning, but not exclusively.  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Re: old sayings
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 12:32 BST (UK) »
Sticking out like chapel hat pegs (today's equivalent having a bad hair day)

What's for tea? - bread and catchit

I could eat a horse between two bread vans

When something needs fixing - I'll give it a dose of looking at
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« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 12:37 BST (UK) »
If we asked what was for tea...the answer was "Iffit"...If it goes round the table you get a bit  ;D

If you were nervous about something you were "On Pins"
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Re: old sayings
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 12:49 BST (UK) »
The meal I always avoided was Mondays mystery pie!                                                   Agree with  Dawnabout seeing a man about a dog . My Dad was always doing that and I was heartbroken as he never returned with one.                                       @ designer jeans excellent sayings ! Haven't heard any of them.

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Re: old sayings
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 12:52 BST (UK) »
Carol, I just love "iffit" so funny

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Re: old sayings
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 14:00 BST (UK) »
Here are some local to Bedworth/Nuneaton area.  I don't know where some of them came from, just ones I've heard used or are still being used now!

"you'll have me in 'Atton" - referring to the local asylum at Hatton, nr Warwick
"what's for tea?" - " a run round the table and a duck under"
"if I have to go to the foot of our stairs"
"n'er cast a clout til May's out" - don't take your underskirt/vest off until 1 June
"Its black over our grans" - when black clouds are about
"a face like a smacked a**e" - someone who wasn't looking very happy
"Bobs your uncle, Charlie's your aunt"

Johnson, Crankshaw, Burdett, Shaw, Dawson/Dulson, Whitebread/Whitbread, Drane, Hyett, Holtaway, Thompson, Bodell, Livermore, Gee, Vernon, Smith......the list goes on....and on...and on....

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« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 16:43 BST (UK) »
I don't know if these are regional (black country) but here's a few:

They couldn't stop a pig up an entry - meaning someone was bow legged.
It's black over bills mothers - looks cloudy.
The pot calling the kettle black - you've got no room to talk!
Up the wooden hills to Bedfordshire - upstairs to bed.
Well this won't feed the babby - better make a start.
Could eat a scabby donkey - am hungry.

I love the random words we use for things too like Blartin (cry) and puddled (crazy) x
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Re: old sayings
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 16:45 BST (UK) »
P.s I should add that It was only a few years ago that I realised that bills mother didnt live in the crescent behind my NANs lol x
Plimmer,Lees,Ward,Ellis,Childs,Lowbridge,Newbury,Bird,Miles,Collins,Hees,Jones,Dodd-Wolverhampton. Marsh-Dudley. Miles,Harris,Stroud -Drinkwater-Gloucester. Prosser,Carter,Kirby,Dundon-Abergavenny. Hees,Muller-Germany. Goodman - London. Primmer - Ashby de la zouch.

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« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 04 September 13 16:57 BST (UK) »
When my parents were cold...they were "Nithered"
When they were hot...were "Mafted"  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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