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PollyinBrum

PollyinBrum Report 28 Apr 2013 11:50

My Mother always had lots of old sayings like

"Never cast a clout till May is out" Was it the Month of May Blossom on the trees?

"Also her favourites , "Many a slip twixt cup and lip" ..................



DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 28 Apr 2013 11:52

You're face will stay like that!!!

Don't sit on a cold step you will get piles

And my mums best ever which had me and my dad in fits

Don't talk to any strange men unless you know them

Bless her she was great for these comments. :-D :-D

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 28 Apr 2013 11:53

My Nan used to say...

Keep your hand on your ha'penny...


Good advice ;-)

PollyinBrum

PollyinBrum Report 28 Apr 2013 11:56

My MOther said all those too, also " Don't come running to me if you break your leg" :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 28 Apr 2013 12:28

One of mums when you couldnt find something was" its up in nannys room behind the clock"

BarbinSGlos

BarbinSGlos Report 28 Apr 2013 13:09

Shirley my mums was

Up in nannys room behind the wallpaper

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 28 Apr 2013 13:10

Paula - it is the May blossom and not the month of May

Mum used to say "Give a thing, take a thing, devil's plaything"

DazedConfused

DazedConfused Report 28 Apr 2013 13:32

When asked what I was getting for Christmas/Birthday gran would often say

A Silver New Nothing with Bells on

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 28 Apr 2013 13:50

:-D :-D

BarbinSGlos

BarbinSGlos Report 28 Apr 2013 14:00

Its not a fit night out for man nor beast

one of my dads sayings

Phyll

Phyll Report 28 Apr 2013 14:08

I used to say 'where are you going to my Mum and she always replied 'there and back to see how far it is'.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 28 Apr 2013 14:44

If you asked mum how old she was she would say I,m a little bit older in my head than I am in my teeth.

Always puzzled me cos her teeth spent most of their life in a cup on the kitchen window ledge ;-)

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 28 Apr 2013 15:58

My gran used to say
'He/she's no better than he/she ought to be'

Also 'Red shoes, no knickers', and if she was talking about someone she didn't like (usually a woman) she'd refer to said woman as
'That Party'.

Cooper

Cooper Report 28 Apr 2013 16:20

My Mums was "I have eyes in the back of my head" My Sister and I thought this was true because nothing escaped her :-D

GlasgowLass

GlasgowLass Report 28 Apr 2013 16:34

My Mum's was " I'm not as green as I'm cabbage looking"
(Her way of saying that she wasn't daft)

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 28 Apr 2013 16:34

Wait 'til your father gets home!

Island

Island Report 28 Apr 2013 16:40

"Going to see a man about a dog" :-S

Maggie, love 'That party' :-D :-D

BarbinSGlos

BarbinSGlos Report 28 Apr 2013 16:54

If mum was surprised by something she used to say

Well, I'll go to the bottom of our stairs

:-S :-S

GeordiePride

GeordiePride Report 28 Apr 2013 17:11

If you fall off that wall don't come running to me if you break your legs

GP

BarbinSGlos

BarbinSGlos Report 28 Apr 2013 17:16

Eat up those crusts and they'll make your hair curl !