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dogduke
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Postby dogduke » Wed 17 Dec, 2008 6:57 pm

Champange tastes but beer money was one of Gran's

Rarer than rocking horse sh@t - scarcity.

A Rolls canardly car - can roll down hills but can hardly get up em.

there'l be tears before bedtime

I see said the blind man to the deaf dog

Flatter than a witches t@t - a bad battery


If water were dear and beer were free there would be no teetotallers
-another one of Gran's

Adams ale - water


Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

90% of being smart is knowing what you're dumb at.


wiggy
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Postby wiggy » Wed 17 Dec, 2008 9:40 pm

my gran would say..'it looks like a pin on a portmanteau'...now i know what a portmanteau is...but surley they have not even been on sale for what....150...200yrs...or maybe someone knows better...or maybe we call them by another name nowadays??
i do believe,induced by potent circumstances,that thou art' mine enemy?
peterg
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Postby peterg » Tue 17 Mar, 2009 9:55 pm

sundowner wrote:
Idont think this has been posted.Where there is muck there is money. Ithink this means a dirty job pays more i must say i have not found this to always be the case. One i do not understand. I will go to the top of our street.?I have heard this said in the past any one got the answer.?


I believe that the idea behind "where there's muck, there's money" is what is muck for some people, can mean money for others, like in the woollen trade where people made money from dealing in waste materials produced in the handling of raw wool (before the man-made fibres practically killed the business).
Trojan
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Postby Trojan » Tue 17 Mar, 2009 10:16 pm

peterg wrote:
sundowner wrote:
Idont think this has been posted.Where there is muck there is money. Ithink this means a dirty job pays more i must say i have not found this to always be the case. One i do not understand. I will go to the top of our street.?I have heard this said in the past any one got the answer.?


I believe that the idea behind "where there's muck, there's money" is what is muck for some people, can mean money for others, like in the woollen trade where people made money from dealing in waste materials produced in the handling of raw wool (before the man-made fibres practically killed the business).

County Alderman Sir Harry Hardy JP who lived in an enormous house on Elland Road in Churwell made his fortune out of textile waste - which he treated with some chemical, and allowed to rot, he then sold it as NOM - non organic manure.

As for sayings, as it's St Pats day, and old Irish acquaintance of mine when asked how he was would often reply "on the green side of the sod"
Industria Omnia Vincit

Trojan
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Postby Trojan » Tue 17 Mar, 2009 10:16 pm

peterg wrote:
sundowner wrote:
Idont think this has been posted.Where there is muck there is money. Ithink this means a dirty job pays more i must say i have not found this to always be the case. One i do not understand. I will go to the top of our street.?I have heard this said in the past any one got the answer.?


I believe that the idea behind "where there's muck, there's money" is what is muck for some people, can mean money for others, like in the woollen trade where people made money from dealing in waste materials produced in the handling of raw wool (before the man-made fibres practically killed the business).

County Alderman Sir Harry Hardy JP who lived in an enormous house on Elland Road in Churwell made his fortune out of textile waste - which he treated with some chemical, and allowed to rot, he then sold it as NOM - non organic manure.

As for sayings, as it's St Pats day, and old Irish acquaintance of mine when asked how he was would often reply "on the green side of the sod"
Industria Omnia Vincit
Uno Hoo
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Postby Uno Hoo » Tue 17 Mar, 2009 11:18 pm

[quotenick="dogduke"]

Flatter than a witches t@t - a bad battery


If water were dear and beer were free there would be no teetotallers
-another one of Gran's



It's colder than a witch's t*t in all the usage I've heard.

A former colleague of mine and committed socialist always declares:
"If s**t was valuable, the poor would be born without a***holes".

And one of my favourites, to describe that morning after look:
"You look like the north end of a southbound bulldog!"    
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, moves on; nor all thy Piety nor all thy Wit can call it back to cancel half a Line, nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
BLAKEY
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Postby BLAKEY » Wed 18 Mar, 2009 1:24 am

Routinely heard in the area around Pontefract if you ask somone how they are, and they're not particularly happy with life - "MAKKIN IT DO." Laugh
There's nothing like keeping the past alive - it makes us relieved to reflect that any bad times have gone, and happy to relive all the joyful and fascinating experiences of our own and other folks' earlier days.
Trojan
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Postby Trojan » Wed 18 Mar, 2009 9:09 pm

I was brought up in a back to back. As was usual in these houses the stairs to the bedroom had a door this door was called the "chamber door" especially by older people. Presumably in reference to the bedchamber - where of course the "chamber pot" was kept. As in the old joke "where's the chamber maid? - Stoke on Trent" boom boom (I'll get me coat)
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Trojan
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Postby Trojan » Sat 19 Sep, 2009 3:30 pm

Lemon cheese tarts = sore lugs
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Lilysmum
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Postby Lilysmum » Sat 19 Sep, 2009 4:56 pm

Trojan wrote:
Lemon cheese tarts = sore lugs

We called them sore eyes

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