Things our parents used to say

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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

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

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'

If my parents or grandparents wanted to refer to a place which they didn't know about, or didn't want to talk about, they would always say they were going to (or been to) Timbuktu.


For years I assumed it was a name they'd made up, and I was surprised to eventually discover it was a real place.

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'When pigs fly up Hockley 'was my mams favourite if I wanted anything

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