Jump to content


Weird sayings in 'families' - well in mine

Recommended Posts

On 27/11/2020 at 20:51, kidley said:

my mother used to say ,if brains where gunpowder tha wunt have inuf to blow thi cap off. 

Or if Brains were Chocolate, you wouldn't have enough to fill a Smartie.  :hihi:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

my mother, he/she is still wet behind the ears,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's very funny, when you see it you'll  Roll wi laughin, :hihi:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

a couple from me mam " as tha no gumption"  and "wot tha gaupin at"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My old fella.  "if wit were <removed> you'd be constipated." 

Edited by nikki-red

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of my mothers favourites was when we asked where she was going , she would say "there and back to see how far it is"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Kidorry said:

One of my mothers favourites was when we asked where she was going , she would say "there and back to see how far it is"

My mum and her friends used to buy their selves a bit of (perhaps juicy) gossip time by sending their toddler offspring to ‘go up t’ gas lamp and see if I’m there, if I’m not come back an tell me’- and we did it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When it's raining heavy and the rain is coming straight down,

my Mother would say,

 

It's raining stir rod's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, MEC176 said:

When it's raining heavy and the rain is coming straight down,

my Mother would say,

 

It's raining stir rod's.

We still say that now but we say stair rods. I assume it's because stair rods are those long straight bars that were used on stair carpets. My dad also used to say ' it's black 'ore Bills mother's' . We thought Bill was someone dad worked with.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, Rollypolly said:

We still say that now but we say stair rods. I assume it's because stair rods are those long straight bars that were used on stair carpets. My dad also used to say ' it's black 'ore Bills mother's' . We thought Bill was someone dad worked with.

I was told it was in reference to Kaiser Wilhelm  Of Germany during the first world war. Him being a relative of Queen Victoria.

Edited by Kidorry

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whenever I asked my dad what he was doing, he'd always say 'Keeping t'sun out o' me eyes.' 

I've never heard anybody else use the expression.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I presume it all depends on which area you come from or live

with it's coming down like stir / stair rods my Mother was from

Crooks my Dad from Jump in Barnsley his parents use to say,

"Here come's John Willy hat band " no idea what it refered to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.