Things our parents used to say


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If anywhere, especially the house, was untidy, my Mum would say. it: 'Looked like Jackie Pownall's' (I believe Pownalls scrap yard was down by the old Vic baths?) Another variation was .'Looks like

My old mum, now passed, grew up in old St Anne's and knew hard times from being little until she met and married dad, one of her regular sayings was "If you can't afford it wi real money, you can

Tomlinson, In answer to your question #1387, I used to have some really good Tide Marks on my neck and running up my arms. The back of our house on Hardy's Drive, Gedling was a shared yard, I can'

For some reason an expression which I haven't heard for years came to mind this morning. 'He looks like a pox doctor's clerk'. I never really understood what it meant.

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Does it enable him to do his job better........ NO WAY !

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Depends what job you doing,.......if he turned up like that to paint me ceiling.......i'd agree. :)

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He looks like he's already painted your ceiling, and dripped most of it down him. LOL

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If you did a sudden shiver, someone just walked over your grave, and if you jumped in mam's armchair as soon as she left it, she'd say, will you jump in my grave as quick.

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For some reason an expression which I haven't heard for years came to mind this morning. 'He looks like a pox doctor's clerk'. I never really understood what it meant.

I've never heard anyone described as looking like a pox-doctor's clerk, but in my younger days the term "stinks like a pox-doctor's clerk" was used to describe a man who wore too much cheap after-shave. I daresay it comes from the days when perfume was used to disguise bad smells.

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Does this mean anything to anyone ? I know it sounds a bit lairy but it's just come up out of the sludge in the bottom of my memory.

When asked if you knew where someone lived and you didn't know you would say "He lives 'back of Knocker Street, where they put clogs on ducks."

Now what the b......... h.... was that all about ??

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My grandfather was from Nottingham - and some of his words and sayings come back to me now, reading these posts. It's probably a dopey question, but is there anyone in the public domain - on telly, in politics etc - who speaks with what you would call a typical Nottingham accent. I would like to know what Pa sounded like when he arrived in Oz all those years ago.

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