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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Jun 2009 11:14

over Will's mother's place


Edited in February 2013
I have been deleting threads that I had started, because I was told by GR that if I had fewer threads in "my threads" I should not experience so many errors when clicking on "my threads"; but when I come across such as this one, then I don't want to delete it
:-)

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Jun 2009 11:14

Ever heard that expression?

Very appropriate right now :-)

Julia

Julia Report 8 Jun 2009 11:18

Good Morning Joy - here in Derbyshire we say 'o'er Bills mothers'. Saying much the same only different dialect, but deffinitely the same meaning.
By the way, not to bad here at the moment, but they have given out showers.
Julia in Derbyshire

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Jun 2009 11:20

Good morning, Julia. It was my OH that said it, and he is from Devon; so it is across the country then :-)

I'd better go to the shops before the rain starts.

Annx

Annx Report 8 Jun 2009 12:18

Almost the same as you Julia.......my MIL used to say 'Its black o'er Bill's mother's'. That's here in Leicestershire.

Stephanie

Stephanie Report 8 Jun 2009 13:18

Same as Julia - I come from Derbyshire originally - now live in Devon so now know the expression from here thanks to Joy's OH.
Remember when I once said this, my son, who was about 4 years old at the time said, "Does she live over there, Mummy?"

Steph

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&#

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 8 Jun 2009 13:26

I haven't heard that in years! lol

Yes and also used in another context, as when someone takes a long time to explain something simple...going round Wills Mother's.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Jun 2009 16:05

There you go :-)
And I'd not heard the saying before.

valinkent

valinkent Report 8 Jun 2009 16:07

Hello Joy... the saying my parents always used so i also use it is "It's as black as your hat" i have also heard used Will's mother's place.

Oh and yes it is black as your hat here in east Kent. lol.

*~~*Posh*~~*

*~~*Posh*~~* Report 8 Jun 2009 16:48

I haven't heard that saying before........

If my Mother was referring to the dark clouds she would say...

"Its as black as yer grandmothers cape" Lol

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 8 Jun 2009 17:04

Sorry girls but.........it's been blue as a sailor's shirt here on the NE coast ...absolutely beautiful day! :O) x

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&#

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 8 Jun 2009 17:05

my gran always said 'There's enough blue sky up there to make a sailor a pair of trousers'

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 8 Jun 2009 19:08

going to make the trousers next TW ;O) x

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 8 Jun 2009 19:12

"As black as your hat" - literally here
Liz in Sussex

Maz (the Royal One) in the East End 9256

Maz (the Royal One) in the East End 9256 Report 8 Jun 2009 19:59

yep, that was one of mum's expressions "down Will's muvver's" :-)) also, "black as yer hat", "enough blue to make a sailor's hankie" !!
xxxx

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&#

₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&# Report 8 Jun 2009 20:22

But....................who is Will?

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Jun 2009 21:29

I knew the
'There's enough blue sky up there to make a sailor a pair of trousers'
but not the others.


Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 8 Jun 2009 22:46

TW........Will was the first to die at the battle of the little Big Horn

Helen1959

Helen1959 Report 10 Jun 2009 21:50

There was a thread about this a couple of months ago. I looked into where it came from and it is apparently originated in the midlands. Bill refers to William Shakespeare and when it was cloudy and black over Stratford upon Avon, people in Birmigham used to say that it was "Black over Bill's mothers"

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 2 Mar 2013 21:28

I have been deleting threads that I had started, because I was told by GR that if I had fewer threads in "my threads" I should not experience so many errors when clicking on "my threads"; but when I come across such as this one, then I don't want to delete it :-)