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what sayings do your rellies have

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Dawnieher3headaches Report 10 May 2012 20:13

my nan always said

going to water the garden and Ill cut your tail off with a knive.

very confusing to a young girl but make me smile now when I think of them and her.

~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 10 May 2012 20:26

Not a reli but a guide around Pompai( know I've spelled it wrong) does anyone want to go to smiley corner? does anyone want to use the loo. An Italian he gave us this explanation. You go in with your face in tension and come out with a smile on it. I use it at school and the kids think it's great.Elaine. ;-) :-D


Countrymouse Report 10 May 2012 20:31

my gran used to say i will cut off your tail and stick on a cabbage!


MotownGal Report 10 May 2012 20:57

Dad, when he felt he was being taken for a fool.

'You're taking me for a right Pilgarlic.'

just Doodled it - a man looked upon with humerous contempt.
So now ya know.


Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 10 May 2012 21:47

If we couldn't find something we were looking for within the house, we were told it was probably ....'up in Annie's room, behind the clock'



Porkie_Pie Report 10 May 2012 22:02

Dad used to say when rain was on the way

"it's looking black over Bill's mothers"

also when i was being a naughty child he used to point at me and say,

"I will swing for you"



Dame*Shelly*("\(*o*)/") Report 10 May 2012 22:15

when we was naughty the old relles would say ill pay ya in a minnit
and all of us being cheeky kids would say how much


Sharron Report 10 May 2012 23:09

Well I'll go to sea in a tar tub!

We never did get to eat the bread and pullet for dinner, or the pickled eels feet and herrings eyebrows.


LadyScozz Report 11 May 2012 01:12

from my dad -

"I'm so hungry I could eat a scabby donkey"


LadyScozz Report 11 May 2012 01:37

My granny used to sing this. I've just spend about ten minutes getting it right! I don't think my granny had any idea of what she COULD have said!

Auld Mrs. Hunt had a hunt punt cuddie
Not a cuddy puddy, but a cuddie puddie hunt
Not a cuddy puddy, but a cuddie puddie hunt
She's got a hunt punt cuddie!
It's not a cuddy puddy; it's a cuddie puddie hunt


PS "cuddie" is a Scottish word for horse


AnnCardiff Report 11 May 2012 02:02

OMG - that is certainly not a rhyme for spoonerisms is it!!!

my paternal gran used to say what sounded like"on a bright" and I always used to wonder "on a bright what"

now I know she was actually saying "Honour bright" indicating she was telling the truth - old Welsh saying apparently

She also used to refer to a bunch of ribbon - "There's a nice bunch of ribbon you have in your hair"

And always referred to a "dish of tea" rather than a cup of tea"


LadyScozz Report 11 May 2012 02:09

That song has been recorded by a Scottish band - the McKenzies. They don't sound a bit like my granny lol ........... they do a "punk" version. I found it on YouT*be..... awful! :-P


LollyWithSprinklez Report 11 May 2012 04:05

If you couldn't remember what you were about to say my nan would say

"Must Have Been A Lie"


LollyWithSprinklez Report 11 May 2012 04:19

Oh and..................

"Eat your Greens make your teeth grow curly and your hair grow straight"

and a variation on Gwyns

anything lost was...." up in Grannys room behind the clock"
or.... "on the mantlepiece behind the clock"

Mums favorite was.."If they're talking about you they're leaving someone else alone"



Lynski Report 11 May 2012 04:23

When we asked "Why?" Mum would reply "because Y's a crooked letter and W's not much better"


LadyScozz Report 11 May 2012 05:45

omg - my memory cells have woken up!

Favourite of Mum's when she saw someone with bad posture -

He/she looks like a half shut knife


Janet Report 11 May 2012 05:57

Roy, thats not a very nice saying " I'll swing for you". It made me laugh though as I haven't heard it for years. The sort of kind words which my father would have spoken to us as children with perhaps a teeny expletive in the middle.Happy days- not - jl


GeordiePride Report 11 May 2012 11:05

If I was walking along a low garden wall my mother used to shout " If you fall and break your legs don't come running to me"


LadyScozz Report 11 May 2012 11:54

we were all told.....

the wind will change and your face will stay like that ;-)

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 11 May 2012 12:51

When 2 people were moving something heavy or awkward, Dad would take hold of one end / side and instead of saying "Lift" was always... 2...6. as the indication to take the weight.