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Arry Awk
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Postby Arry Awk » Thu 28 Jan, 2010 5:23 pm

'Arry 'Awk wrote:
Johnny39 wrote:
Whyme wrote:
Sam Sam the dirty old man,
Wash his face in a frying pan
and combed his hair with a big toenail.

My mum just told me this one, But she can't remember the rest.....Anyone???


Could it be?

Dan, Dan the dustbinman
washed his face in a frying pan,
combed his hair with a donkey's tail
and scratched his belly with his big toe nail.


Chin-chin Chinaman
bought a penny doll
Washed it,dressed it
then it caught a col' (d)
Sent for the doctor
Doctor couldn't come
'cos he had a pimple
on his (thumb?)

I think this is a parody on one of
Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas
Mikado perhaps?


I'm Dan,Dan the Waterworks man
The man wot stops yer water
Works all day
Works all night
shoutin' out,
'Missus is yer water all right?'
I ain't the bloke wot delivers your coke
I ain't a railway porter
I'm Dan,Dan the waterworks man
I'm the man wot stops yer water.

Ow's yer water ? Orright?
Johnny39
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Postby Johnny39 » Thu 28 Jan, 2010 5:51 pm

Question:

"Where did that come from?"

Answer:

"Up a nick in Russia."

Don't know where it came from but it was a very popular answer years ago!
Daft I call it - What's for tea Ma?
Bert
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Postby Bert » Thu 28 Jan, 2010 10:46 pm

Black as 't fire back.
Uno Hoo
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Postby Uno Hoo » Fri 29 Jan, 2010 12:07 am

Johnny39 wrote:
Question:

"Where did that come from?"

Answer:

"Up a nick in Russia."

Don't know where it came from but it was a very popular answer years ago!



My brother-in-law, Bradford born and bred, used to give the reply "up a nick i' Bowlin'" as his answer, so there must be a common thread somewhere. Bowling is part of Bradford, so maybe the alleged location of the "nick" varied according to locality of the speaker?
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.

Trojan
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Postby Trojan » Fri 29 Jan, 2010 10:55 am

'Arry 'Awk wrote:
'Arry 'Awk wrote:
Johnny39 wrote:
Whyme wrote:
Sam Sam the dirty old man,
Wash his face in a frying pan
and combed his hair with a big toenail.

My mum just told me this one, But she can't remember the rest.....Anyone???


Could it be?

Dan, Dan the dustbinman
washed his face in a frying pan,
combed his hair with a donkey's tail
and scratched his belly with his big toe nail.


Chin-chin Chinaman
bought a penny doll
Washed it,dressed it
then it caught a col' (d)
Sent for the doctor
Doctor couldn't come
'cos he had a pimple
on his (thumb?)

I think this is a parody on one of
Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas
Mikado perhaps?


I'm Dan,Dan the Waterworks man
The man wot stops yer water
Works all day
Works all night
shoutin' out,
'Missus is yer water all right?'
I ain't the bloke wot delivers your coke
I ain't a railway porter
I'm Dan,Dan the waterworks man
I'm the man wot stops yer water.

Ow's yer water ? Orright?



Ah made yer look
An ah made yer stare
Ah made the barber cut yer 'air
'e cut it long
'e cut it short,
Cut it with a knife an' fork.

skipping rhyme I think.
Industria Omnia Vincit
Leeds-lad
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Postby Leeds-lad » Thu 11 Mar, 2010 8:47 pm

Just wondered if any one can help out,not sure of the spelling.
When we were little we used to use the term BRAMA ? If someone
did something good (that shot on goal was a Brama) or had something special (that catty is powerful-yeah it's a Brama).
We all used the word in the 50's but wondered about it's origin,anyone any ideas?
"always expect the unexpected"
kango
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Postby kango » Thu 11 Mar, 2010 9:03 pm

Joseph Bramah was an inventor and locksmith whose locks were so well made and unpickable, that when anyone needed a word to describe something well made/well done etc they refered to said object as a"Bramah". This link describes Him in more detail.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bramah


Hope this helps.
Leeds-lad
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Postby Leeds-lad » Thu 11 Mar, 2010 9:11 pm

Thank you Kango for helping solve this query.
"always expect the unexpected"

Lilysmum
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Postby Lilysmum » Sat 09 Oct, 2010 12:45 pm

Getting " sent off with a flea in your ear" = Being put right about something in no uncertain terms!! Regular Smiley
grumpybloke
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Postby grumpybloke » Sat 09 Oct, 2010 3:45 pm

If I asked my dad what something was he'd often say it was a "doofer", as in "doofer owt".

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