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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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316 of 334  Fri 4th May 2018 12:53pm  
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It certainly is Thumbs up
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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317 of 334  Fri 4th May 2018 4:15pm  
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JW. Thanks for your reply, but no, not mine, the saying is over two hundred years old.
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argon
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318 of 334  Fri 29th Mar 2019 12:11pm  
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A phrase that my relations used regularly as an exclamation was 'dog bite me' I always assumed it was a polite way to say 'gorblimey'. Any thoughts? Member Annie may know as her dad was a frequent user.

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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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319 of 334  Fri 29th Mar 2019 2:39pm  
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When my father thought a regular had had enough at the Navi he would say to them, "Enough for you you're as p****d as a newt" . Mind you they didn't have to drive home like they do these days, as they do and get away with it.
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JohnnieWalker
Bonny Hills, Australia
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320 of 334  Fri 29th Mar 2019 8:15pm  
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On 29th Mar 2019 2:39pm, Dreamtime said: When my father thought a regular had had enough at the Navi he would say to them, "Enough for you you're as p****d as a newt" . Mind you they didn't have to drive home like they do these days, as they do and get away with it.
That reminds me of Labour politician George Brown, who had a serious drinking problem due to the pressures of high office. When John Kennedy was assassinated, he was Foreign Secretary and - inevitably - the British Press wanted a statement from him, though it was very late. His staff member answered the door in Downing Street, explaining that Mr Brown was "too tired" to speak to reporters at the time. They continued to demand a statement, until told that the Foreign Secretary was "as tired as a newt". Such was the general level of sympathy for Brown, who was a generally liked as a person, whether you liked his politics or not, that the reporters left him in peace until he was able to speak to them! Lucky that Rupert Murdoch wasn't running those media outlets, I guess!
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Prof
Gloucester
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321 of 334  Sat 30th Mar 2019 4:25pm  
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On 2nd May 2018 10:32am, Kaga simpson said: Last night early this morning Two dead men got up to fight One blind man to see fair play Two deaf and dumb men to shout hip-hip hooray Something - something . . . . . . . A donkey came running by Kicked the man in the left right eye Knocked him in to a dry ditch And drowned them all
See if I can remember more of it. Not last night but the night before, ***** came and knocked at my door, I went downstairs to let them in, they knocked me down with a rolling pin, One fine day in the middle of the night, two dead men got up to fight, One blind man to see fair play, two deaf and dumb men shouted 'Hooray'. I knew all of it but have to say the complete version is elusive. I will look on line to see if it is there! Edited by member, 30th Mar 2019 4:32 pm
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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322 of 334  Sun 31st Mar 2019 10:13am  
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Hip, hip, hooray! Spot on, Prof.
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Prof
Gloucester
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323 of 334  Tue 9th Apr 2019 1:51pm  
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The missing words in my quote were "two rag and bone men" knocked at my door!
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lindatee2002
Virginia USA
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324 of 334  Fri 12th Apr 2019 5:46pm  
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I live in the US but I love my English dialects. Just say the word batch and I'm drooling. We got our beer from the offie and I still call all my family members 'our' - I think it's very loving. My brother will always be our kid. I bought a terrific book called Talking for Britain which is a great, and easy to enjoy, investigation of words used in towns and villages in England. Places can be less than 20 miles apart and have different words for rolls, batches etc. Talking for Britain was originally a radio programme and they interviewed hundreds of people. I would have loved to hear all of those accents.
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lindatee2002
Virginia USA
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325 of 334  Fri 12th Apr 2019 5:50pm  
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'Ying tong tiddle I po' was from the great Goons' song 'Ying tong'. Look it up on YouTube. We sing it quite often here, especially in the car.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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326 of 334  Sat 13th Apr 2019 4:58pm  
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Iindatee2002, try and imagine how many 'our kids' were (and may still be) born in Coventry, there used to be two in my family.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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327 of 334  Sat 13th Apr 2019 5:41pm  
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Dreamtime, how about singing: Green grow the rushes oh Froggy would a-wooing go Kim-anary ki-ro Whether his mother would let him or no Kim-anary ki-ro.
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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328 of 334  Sun 14th Apr 2019 2:08am  
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Kaga, Sorry, my vocals won't stretch to 12 thousand miles (km)!
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Prof
Gloucester
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329 of 334  Sun 21st Apr 2019 2:04pm  
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From Junior School (Folly Lane) I remember: "A frog he would a-wooing go. Whipse-diddlede-dandedee, Whether his mother would let him or no Whipse-diddlede-dandedee, Oh mistress Mouse are you at home? Oh come with me where're I roam? With a whearam scarum, diddumdarum, Whipse-diddlede-dandedee!" Edited by member, 23rd Apr 2019 1:23 pm
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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330 of 334  Tue 23rd Apr 2019 3:16pm  
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They didn't teach me that when I was at Folly Lane, Prof. Looks a bit of a tongue twister to me. Lol
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