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Me Dads old sayings

Astonian

gone but not forgotten
my old man used to say when we were always squabling amongest ourselves in the house ; shut up and be quite; OR ELSE YOU ;
BOBS YOUR UNCLE; AND FANNYS YOUR AUNT END IT NOW OR OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE UP THOSE DANCERS ;FASTER THAN YOU THINK ;
WHAT HE REALLY MEANT WAS YOU WILL UP TO BED AND NO TEA ; Thats is way of ruling ; but mom always called us down when he went to work
or to the pub ; but more often than not he had a idea that she was doing that so he used to double back and catch her out ;
he over ruled her and said joyce ; i meanwhat i say and shouted at her astonian;;
 

negritaspider

TunisianBrummie
I think you may be right there JohnO. But where did Collars & Cuffs come in? That's one I've never understood the origin of.
- I think y'all realisethat I'm just back to this site (big grin!) Collars and cuffs, I think, come from the days when these were removable starched items.... and then translates to "White collar workers" workers in later years - am I correct??
 
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