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Message posted by david8858 on 17/7/2013 at 8:55pm
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My mum used to use these expressions quite often and I've never known the origin. She was a Yorkshire lass btw.

(he or she is as ) thick as a Waggott sausage
(he / she has a ) face like a mile of bad road
(they are together there like ) lamb and salad
(he / she has a) face only a mother could love

Can anyone shed any light on the origins and are there odd expressions that got used in your family that you've ever wondered about the origin of??

David



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Message posted by mikegalagher on 17/7/2013 at 9:36pm
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Never heard a one of em. Like the lamb and salad one.

She looks like she's been hit with a cricket bat was a favourite in our house.

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I've heard of the forth but never heard of the others.

Message posted by firebasher on 17/7/2013 at 10:28pm
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Face like a smacked arse is another favourite


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Quote: Originally posted by firebasher on 17/7/2013
Face like a smacked arse is another favourite


Ha ha, love that one, I remember my dad telling me that I had a face like smacked arse when i used to sulk as a kid, I now tell my kids the same

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Hit every branch when he/she fell out of the ugly tree is one of my favourites.


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Greetings,

I'm one of Raquel Welch's triplets.

The one on the bottle, (especially so right now!!!


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Two phrases that seem to have died out, especially amongst the younger generations, are
"please" and "thank you"


Does anyone on here remember them?

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A face like a Bulldog chewing a wasp .......thats one I like

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When my now-ex was particularly thirsty he used to say he had a throat like a buzzard's arse that had been dragged across the desert floor ten times

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My grandad always used to say "well I'll go to the foot of our stairs!" When he was surprised.

No idea where that one came from.

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Quote: Originally posted by RachlN76 on 18/7/2013
My grandad always used to say "well I'll go to the foot of our stairs!" When he was surprised.

No idea where that one came from.



My ex wife's family(Leeds) used that all the time....and could never tell me where it came from...

One of my favorites...."Ive got a mouth like a Arabs sandal" Denoting a heavy thirst....

"Excuse me...Is that your face....or you bum up for a breather?"

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A couple of rhymes from my childhood.
You munna say cunna it inna polite, you shunna say wunna it dunna sound right.

Shropshire born and Shropshire bred.Strong in the arm and thick in the head. I can't read and I can't write but I can drive a tractor.

My dad used to say "It's time to git wom"/Time to go home and "Do you want a piece?"/Do you want a sandwich?

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Up at sparrows fart ,   Denotes an early rise to the days toil ,,

Out like a light ,

You be careful the wind don't change and you get stuck with that face ,
Built like a brick sh** house ,

Ugly as sin

Nice legs , shame about the face ,

You don't look at the mantle piece while poking the fire ,

Red shoes , no knickers ,

All wind and p**s !!

The lights are on but there's no one home ,

Excrete through the eye of a needle ,

Was at the back of the queue when they were handing out brains ,,

Aint ya got no biscuits ?

Me belly finks me froats been cut ,,

Nuff said , put kettle on ,,





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Right next to the potatoes and veg ,,,

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