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

We said, Charlie's dead.

My parents never used the word 'slormy' but I would use it for an unpleasant bloke who was a bit of a creep - someone who was always 'trying to get round you' if you know what I mean! Is that the meaning you know?

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Slorming much the same meaning as orming...................today they say mankin about'

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