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I'll have your guts for garters (took me years to twig this one, but only 'cos I didn't know what garters were :huh:)

 

When we'd ask what was for dinner: "A run round the table and a kick at the pantry door".

 

When someone was sulking, she'd say "What's up wi' 'im? He's gorra face like Humpty Logan". Still makes my ribs shake today :D

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A face like a farmer's a**e on a frosty morning

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Never spend more than you can save

 

I posted something similar on the tread about claiming back bank charges and was accused of being offensive, just shows you our grandparents knew better.

 

:hihi:

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I posted something similar on the tread about claiming back bank charges and was accused of being offensive, just shows you our grandparents knew better.

 

:hihi:

 

some of the words of wisdom that get handed down should be put on the wall and framed so one doesn't forget them (:blush: )

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some of the words of wisdom that get handed down should be put on the wall and framed so one doesn't forget them (:blush: )

 

 

 

Too right.

 

 

:hihi:

 

My favourite was a “a place for everything and everything in its place” recited to me every time I lost something.

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What's good for goose is good for gander.

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"Oatsey dotes and moatsey dotes and little lambsey divey, diddley-ivey-ooo, wouldnt you"

 

Im afraid she sort of... lost it in the last years of her life...

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Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know (ding dong)

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''Dozy Dinah Ducklegs'', at least i think how its spelt. I have no idea where it came from, my gran is Welsh. It was used if you did something stupid or were generally being a dopey sod.

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My nanan also used to say, "pardon mrs ardon theres a pig in your garden" lol

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"yer eyes are bigger than yer belly"

 

Very confusing to a small child. Took me years to understand what it meant.

 

Another one was "yer've got 'oller legs"

 

What makes you think I was always eating.:hihi:

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My nanan says five and twenty past the hour instead of twenty five past lol

 

 

My grandfather when asking the time always said "How much is the clock"

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