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Sue

Sue Report 3 Mar 2013 15:15

Black as the Ace of Spades is my version, and thats from North Herts.,

Sue :-D

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 3 Mar 2013 10:19

Dad used to say, It's looking black ower bills mothers

Roy

Joeva

Joeva Report 3 Mar 2013 10:09



Dark clouds were described as 'black as Newgate's knocker' in our house, might be just a London expression. :-D

PatinCyprus

PatinCyprus Report 3 Mar 2013 07:43

Bill's mother in Walsall and OH a southerner (born London moved at a few months old to Kent) also says Bill's mother's. 1 I've used he doesn't -

`Well I'll go to the foot of our stairs!` :-) This is for being surprised or confused, quite common these days.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 3 Mar 2013 05:43

My late Dad would say the Will's mother's saying, and he came from Buckinghamshire. Don't think my Mum used it and she was a Norfolk girl.

'Up in Nellie's room behind the clock' was another saying if I asked where something was.

Lizx

FootieAngel

FootieAngel Report 2 Mar 2013 21:37

Helen i lived there 40 years and didnt know that though i knew it was known as the black country weird what we learn.

FootieAngel

FootieAngel Report 2 Mar 2013 21:33

My gramps used to say Billsmothers before he drew the curtains. I used to think Bills mother lived over the rd so used to take a sneaky peak at the old ladies house when i went out took me years to realise she werent Bills mother. Gave me a smile thnx.

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 :-)

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"

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 8 Jun 2009 22:46

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

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.


₪ TeresaW elite empress of deleted threads&#

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

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

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

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 8 Jun 2009 19:12

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

Mauatthecoast

Mauatthecoast Report 8 Jun 2009 19:08

going to make the trousers next TW ;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 17:04

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

*~~*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

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.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 8 Jun 2009 16:05

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