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Postby Johnny39 » Sat 22 Nov, 2008 5:48 pm

When I was a kid - many, many moons ago - my parents, relations, neighbours etc. had sayings for children who they thought were listening in to adult conversation. One, that has always stuck in my mind is, "Littlle pigs have big ears". Another saying - for over inquisitive children - who persisted in asking what this, that or the other was, was, "It's a wingwam for ducks to peak on"! The word "peak" I'm not very sure about, as it was always pronounced "peeark".

Anyone else with any of the quotations?
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Postby Brandy » Sat 22 Nov, 2008 7:16 pm

One that has always puzzled me is "It goes like $hit off a stick?"
But wouldn't $hit stick to the stick??lol    
OR what about "youve $hit yer hole full now" what's all that about then??
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Postby Lilysmum » Sat 22 Nov, 2008 7:21 pm

Talking about a henpecked husband "when she shouts $hit he jumps on t' shovel.
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Sat 22 Nov, 2008 8:30 pm

LOL. I can see this thread start to go down hill pretty quick ha ha Regular Smiley
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Postby rangieowner » Sat 22 Nov, 2008 9:45 pm

How about the response to the nosey child who keeps asking "What's that?".........


................................"$hit wi sugar on!"
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Postby Geordie-exile » Sat 22 Nov, 2008 9:46 pm

I won't mention the 'through the eye of a needle' conundrum then. Which means the opposite to what it should.    
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Postby liits » Sun 23 Nov, 2008 4:06 am

“I’ll give you wot for”! I could never understand this. Thinking about it now, it’s what was unsaid that really matters. “Stop that or I’ll clout you”. “What for”? I guess that that’s when the saying comes into play.
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Postby Loiner in Cyprus » Sun 23 Nov, 2008 10:29 am

With regards to nosey children; when asking my parents or granddad where they were going when any of them went out without me or my brother the answer was either 'to see teresa green', 'see pat burns' or 'to see a man about a dog'.

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Postby Lilysmum » Sun 23 Nov, 2008 11:16 am

Loiner in Cyprus wrote:
With regards to nosey children; when asking my parents or granddad where they were going when any of them went out without me or my brother the answer was either 'to see teresa green', 'see pat burns' or 'to see a man about a dog'.

Or "there and back to see how far it is"
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Postby Loiner in Cyprus » Sun 23 Nov, 2008 11:42 am

Lilysmum wrote:
Loiner in Cyprus wrote:
With regards to nosey children; when asking my parents or granddad where they were going when any of them went out without me or my brother the answer was either 'to see teresa green', 'see pat burns' or 'to see a man about a dog'.

Or "there and back to see how far it is"

Yes I had forgotten that one.

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