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"The time has come"

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Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 28 Feb 2013 21:48

, the Walrus said, "To talk of many things: Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax. Of cabbages and kings And why the sea is boiling hot.And whether pigs have wings. " ( Lewis Carroll).

I was riveted to find out today that the expression used in our house a lot when I was young

" It's no use boiling your cabbages twice" ( or "I'm not boiling my cabbages twice")

Is an Irish proverb, I wonder if it came into the family from my Irish gt grandfather?

" The time has come, the Walrus said...." is also something that featured a lot, along with 'talking turkey'...I hope these don't disappear , I must keep repeating them to Dan so in his old age he can catch himself groaning when he trots them out ;-)


maggiewinchester Report 28 Feb 2013 22:01

When my children were young and lagging behind me, I'd say:
'Will you walk a little faster?" said a whiting to a snail,
"There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail.'

My daughter says the same thing to her children

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 28 Feb 2013 22:11

It's great isn't it Maggie :-)


Von Report 28 Feb 2013 22:19

I used to say that to my children too and still say it to my grandchildren.


Guinevere Report 28 Feb 2013 22:19

Wasn't there a Radio 4 programme called Cabbages and Kings?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 28 Feb 2013 22:21

I think so Gwynne.