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'

Well I'll go to our house.................

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I'LL mek ya laff on tuther side of ya face,

calm down ya batchy bogger

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I'll hev that afore a Bobby comes'............Dad and most others,when playing 'KU-KAN' at BRSA Bulwell.

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Bit like 'Rummy' but played with 2 packs and an Imaginary card,very popular in working mens clubs.

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My Dad, a big card player, used to play Coo Kan or however you spell it. Can't remember what it was, though

Ann, I used to play Ku Kan with your dad in the canteen at Elastic Yarns and what a memory he had for knowing what card was coming next because he memorized them from the previous hand when they were being stacked and reshuffled.

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Thats tin lidded it'....................................made summat worse.

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When a kid pinched another kid's skin during a scrap the perpetrator was said to be 'fennie'.

If he couldn't stand the cold he was 'nesh' and if he seemed to be a bit dim he would be described as being 'suckie'

Any recollections of these sayings?

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