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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.

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.

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

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.

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

Porkie_Pie

Porkie_Pie Report 3 Mar 2013 10:19

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

Roy

Sue

Sue Report 3 Mar 2013 15:15

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

Sue :-D