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« Reply #279 on: Friday 13 September 13 16:41 BST (UK) »
If you answered back......" One more crack like that and you'll fall down it"

"Eat your crusts..it will make your hair curl"
"Eat your fat...it will put lard on your liver"


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« Reply #280 on: Friday 13 September 13 18:29 BST (UK) »
Added to those last two - eat your carrots so you'll be able to see in the dark.
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« Reply #281 on: Friday 13 September 13 21:11 BST (UK) »
she had a face like a bulldog chewing a wasp

I can just picture that - thank goodness I've just finished my coffee

Happy Birthday SwissGill....a photo of Sale from my collection. c. 1940s ;D ;D ;D

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Thank you very much Carol

I came on here on my birthday and was delighted to find your good wishes and the photograph which, I can only guess is coming up from Northenden Road??

I left Sale for Sandiway but my brother lived there after his marriage and I lived a few months with him and his new family.

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« Reply #282 on: Friday 13 September 13 21:12 BST (UK) »
I 'heard' myself using some old sayings today....... a person stood in front of me when I was speaking to someone and I said " you make a better door than you do a window!" as I now live in a completely different county than I was born/brought up in...I found myself explaining what I meant....and " were you born in a barn"...when he 'forgot' to close the outside door that got me a 'funny look' and he answered, "NO! in the hospital" which made me laugh

...and then realised that many of these sayings were used in a 'sarcastic' way instead of challenging someone directly, I also realised that I can't remember many of them, so I use them as a 'normal' part of language as today on several occasions I was asked what I meant

I remember the "brought up in a barn" all too well.
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« Reply #283 on: Friday 13 September 13 21:15 BST (UK) »
If you answered back......" One more crack like that and you'll fall down it"

"Eat your crusts..it will make your hair curl"
"Eat your fat...it will put lard on your liver"


Carol

Eat your crusts .. it will make your hair curl - didn't work!!

Orky Duck, orky duck, broke me leg an' I can't get up

Don't know where I got that one from.
Whitlow: Witton-cum-Twambrooks/Northwich
Bowers: Marthall, Siddington, Cheshire
Owen: Cheshire
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Wallis: West Riding Yks/Des Moines, Iowa, 1892-
Heinzmann: Hull/Northwich
Pfisterer, Heinzmann, Künzelsau, Baden-Württemberg
Brueck: Kocherstetten B-W
Volpp: Morsbach B-W
Schluchterer: Künzelsau, B-W

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« Reply #284 on: Friday 13 September 13 21:49 BST (UK) »
Red hat, no drawers.

Which was a giggle when I was a girl as the ladies in our church choir all wore little red hats...

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« Reply #285 on: Friday 13 September 13 22:39 BST (UK) »
In Berkshire it was "Red shoes" no knickers.  My mother wouldn't let me have a pair and I was so envious of my friend who did!.  We were sixteen! Can't imagine that happening these days.
This has probably been posted already.  I find myself saying on buying a fairly item (cost wise)
"Well that'll see me out!"

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« Reply #286 on: Friday 13 September 13 23:13 BST (UK) »
Someone of advanced years.
"i'm not buying green tomatoes".
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« Reply #287 on: Friday 13 September 13 23:39 BST (UK) »
My Mum often used to tell me, when I hankered after something I couldn't really afford, that I had "champagne taste and beer money".   :-[
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