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Things our parents used to say

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NewBasfordlad    2,302

All my eye Betty Martin could originate from several places one explanation is that 'all my eye' meaning rubbish was the favourite saying of a 18th century Londoner called Betty Martin but there quite a few other theories.

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loppylugs    4,826

Ave bin messin arahnd all mornin ' an' nerry a pot washed.

 

Get yer 'air cut, yer robbin' the barber!

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katyjay    3,301

If you needed a haircut in our house, mam would say, if you don't get it cut soon, someone will stick a violin in your hand. 

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Commo    766

A variation on the Ms Martin derogation in our family was "All mi eye an` NELLIE Martin". Seems that there were a few sisters in the Martin family spreading nonsense and rumour!

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MargieH    3,347

If something is right for you, do people still say "That's right up your street".  I know my mum used to say that..

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philmayfield    517
2 hours ago, Commo said:

A variation on the Ms Martin derogation in our family was "All mi eye an` NELLIE Martin". Seems that there were a few sisters in the Martin family spreading nonsense and rumour!

An expression we still use at our house but we say Betty Boothroyd or Betty Grable!

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crankypig    339

If someone( like a nasty old woman neighbour) came out and shouted at us kids while we were playing( not  being a nuisance)  my Dad would come out and tell to ' get back in ',and if he was really mad he would say'Blast your bleddy eyes'no idea what he meant by that.

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katyjay    3,301

We had that last saying in our house Loppy. Also if someone was talking rubbish, what a load of eyewash.

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loppylugs    4,826

We had your second saying too, KJ.  I wonder if they ca,me out of the navy.  Me dad was a sailor. ;)

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catfan    8,746

My mother used to say "Stop Chinning" when we talked to much.

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plantfit    2,584

After coming out with a load of foul language when I were a kid,me dad shouted"Come here, I'll teach you to swear" but I already knew how to swear

he did come out with some strange things

 

Rog

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MelissaJKelly    1,947

Reading through these I have to say, they've given me a right chuckle. Some very odd and peculiar sayings around that's for sure! 

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