Things our parents used to say

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."Dad I'm hungry whats for tea" The reply was always "Duck under the table or bread and scratchit" If it wasn,'t to my liking mum would say stop your mythering. I tell this to my grandchildren and they look under the table or ask what scratchit is.

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If I asked mam when something was going to happen, and she didn't know, she would give the frustrated reply 'When Nelson gets his eye back'.

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