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dogduke
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Postby dogduke » Tue 26 Jan, 2010 6:35 pm

'Arry 'Awk wrote:
Si wrote:
Here's one I heard recently:

"He's short o' nowt he's got."

- meaning he's a man who has everything.


Eeeh!,Ah'm that famished, Ah cud eyt a scabby 'Oss between
two Mattresses' !



And then go back for t jockey
Consciousness: That annoying time between naps.

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


Uno Hoo
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Postby Uno Hoo » Tue 26 Jan, 2010 11:49 pm

Ah'm fair clemmed!

Does that mean hungry, or is it thirsty?
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.
zip55
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Postby zip55 » Wed 27 Jan, 2010 2:31 am

Uno Hoo wrote:
Ah'm fair clemmed!

Does that mean hungry, or is it thirsty?


Same as 'famished'.
compton
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Postby compton » Wed 27 Jan, 2010 11:24 pm

Has anyone ever heard as in "what am a gettin for me birthday mam", answer "a katterendandy", always puzzled me as a child, probably intended, but as anyone ever heard it besides me?
Rod

Trojan
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Postby Trojan » Wed 27 Jan, 2010 11:31 pm

Marra to Bonny is one my mam used to say. I didn't know what it meant at the time. But I believe it meant you were a friend of Napoleon. Whether it's a Yorkshire expression I'm not sure. Marra is a Cumbrian dialect word I believe. My mam was from Hemsworth and her family I've recently found out were from Willenhall in Staffs. So I suppose it could have come from there.
When you asked an adult how old they were they'd say "as old as mi tongue and a bit older than mi teeth"
Bread and scrape was another which I suppose is fairly self explanatory. However, bread and pullit isn't.
Industria Omnia Vincit
yorkshire lass
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Postby yorkshire lass » Thu 28 Jan, 2010 9:37 am

Hiya,
This is one my auntys and mum used to say
' Thars leike 'orse muck alus int rooad"

or yer daft as a brush but nor half as useful.

Just a teeny one when you come in from outside was ' puwoodinoiyle ' meaning Shut the door.
cheers
yorkshire lass.
Whyme
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Postby Whyme » Thu 28 Jan, 2010 11:47 am

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???
Johnny39
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Postby Johnny39 » Thu 28 Jan, 2010 4:27 pm

One fine day in the middle of the night
three tom cats went looking for a fight,
one had a pistol, one had a drum
and one had a pancake stuck to its bum.

Just a silly verse from schooldays.
Daft I call it - What's for tea Ma?

Johnny39
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Postby Johnny39 » Thu 28 Jan, 2010 4:56 pm

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.
Daft I call it - What's for tea Ma?
Arry Awk
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Postby Arry Awk » Thu 28 Jan, 2010 5:15 pm

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?

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