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"Walks backwards and spits" - has anyone ever heard this phrase?

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It's a very old Sheffieldism.

Walks wi a proud trot/walks backards an spits a lot.

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Ar, that's 'im, tha knoo-as! :D

 

His Sunday stick was corduroy.

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Has anyone ever heard of the phrase "Walks Backwards and Spits a lot", it has been used in my office recently and only 2 people have ever heard of it!!!!

 

 

 

Any explanations would be grateful!!!! :huh::huh::help::help:

 

 

Thanks

"You know him, he walks backwards spits sideways and laughs lot."

"Oh yes, I know who you mean now."

1960's

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"You know him, he walks backwards spits sideways and laughs lot."

"Oh yes, I know who you mean now."

1960's

 

I first heard this when I met my husband (Mick Lambert) way back in 1957.

I thought it was just the Woodhouse folk that said it.

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Has anyone ever heard of the phrase "Walks Backwards and Spits a lot", it has been used in my office recently and only 2 people have ever heard of it!!!!

 

 

 

Any explanations would be grateful!!!! :huh::huh::help::help:

 

 

Thanks

 

........wears a cap with an inside pocket.

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heres one old gaffer used to say it a lot. "A blind man on galloping horse riding up wicker would be proud to see that"

 

 

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