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Title: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 09, 2008, 09:38:57 pm
Hi All

Being born in England of English parents but emigrating at the age of 8 to Australia there are some sayings I used to hear a lot of but don't anymore. Do you have any sayings that you don't hear anymore????????

Heres some of mine.

Pull the chain
Spend a penny
Penny for the guy
Bob a job

I will add to the list when I think of some more, How about your list???


Regards David
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: banjo on January 09, 2008, 10:05:46 pm
On the minus side:-

"Darling I love you "
"That was wonderful"

On the plus side:-

"Get your ******** hair cut"
" and ### will support you, its all timed perfectly"


 8)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: RickF on January 09, 2008, 11:25:18 pm
Sadly, in everyday life, "please" and "thank you" are becoming rarer.

Rick
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: BobF on January 09, 2008, 11:38:08 pm


This year it was 'Merry Christmas'   :(

I wok in pubs and clubs, and this year it was very low key.

Bob
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: FullLeatherJacket on January 10, 2008, 08:27:38 am
I miss some of the wonderfully daft things my Mum used to say to me when I was a kiddie:

"Stop crying or I'll give you something to cry about" (Mum - Too late! I've already found it)

"I'll have you laughing on the other side of your face" (Whaaaaaaaaat??)

"And what time do you call this?" (Hadn't though about that, Mum - let's call it "Fred", OK?)

"What do you THINK you're doing, young man?" (Well, Mum - I THOUGHT I was eating a worm but if I'm wrong, hey - I'll throw my hands up to it).

" I suppose you've done that JUST to stay away from school!" (No, Mum - I'm an A&E junkie with a stomach-pump fetish)

Miss her. She wanted to appear so straight and sensible but she was a sucker for a f^rt gag!

FLJ
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 10, 2008, 08:45:16 am
What about "I'll bang your heads together" or "You could put an eye out with that" or the best one "I'll give you a good talking to"
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 10, 2008, 08:48:52 am
Banned by the PC brigade
- Aye up duck.
- Hello my darling

From the ads - but used generally
- Nice one Cyril.
- I'm only here for the beer.
- Can't hang around, she wants her bath oil.
- How d'you want your eggs, fried or boiled?

From the song but the bain of every barmans life at the time. Not funny after the 100th time.
- 2 pints of larger and a bag of crisps please.

From the telly but bloody annoying after the 100th time
- Aww right (Barrymore)
- You alrioght Miss Diane (thanks Benny)
- Any Bungo or Zippy impersonation
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: meechingman on January 10, 2008, 09:33:08 am
And you can add in the terrible "Wassssssup?" from the ad as well.  :(

Move along the Bus, please. Plenty of room on top.

Let's have some more from the past and prove just how old we really are....  :'(

Andy
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Ron1 on January 10, 2008, 09:52:53 am
There will be another one coming along in a mimute or so.  (full bus)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: John W E on January 10, 2008, 10:01:16 am
Do that again and you will feel the back of my hand  - what for I thought


and


I will give you ten laceholes in a minute  - what would I want 10 shoe lace holes for I thought


and


if you dont behave yourself I will hang you out to dry - but Im not wet I thought


ah I miss my dear old dad.

aye
john e
bluebird
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Arrow5 on January 10, 2008, 10:23:40 am
"Just you wait till your father comes home"  and when he did it was usualy  less of a talking to than I`d already had from my mother but he always ended with "next time I`ll take my belt to you".  He never did but the threat worked.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: funtimefrankie on January 10, 2008, 11:07:22 am
If you break you leg...   don't come running to me
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 10, 2008, 05:58:43 pm
Some of Dads sayings... " If you keep eating, your eyes will be bigger than your belly"! (never really understood it) and his other favourite when I repeatedly stayed up late "you're burning the candle at both ends matey"! Another was.. "If you don't stop, I'll give you 'what for' in a minute"! He never did give us 'what for' at any time but somehow we just knew what he meant. :)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: John W E on January 10, 2008, 06:08:11 pm
You heard you aint got rubber lugs

you will get a lashing from my tongue if you dont stop that

Go back up those stairs and WALK down!


 >>:-( >>:-(
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: djrobbo on January 10, 2008, 06:51:02 pm
I'm gonna wipe that smile of your face young man !!!!!!!   always wondered if they had a special flannel for that or did they just use a standard one but get really rough with it ???? ;) :D :D
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 10, 2008, 07:30:43 pm

"I'll clip round the ear." ( from a copper.... then you would get another one from your Dad when you got home!)

"Shindig" ( party )

"Fill her up" (Car)

Child - "I'm bored or There's nothing to do!" (Then sent to their room with TV, DVD, PC, video game and Internet!)

"Footrballers are worth every penny!"

"That's a bargin / value for money!" 

And ..... "I respect your point of view or religion or beliefs."


Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 10, 2008, 07:56:24 pm
Another one of Dads.... " He was like a dog in a manger"! I think it means being unable to chose when confronted by a choice of more than one thing. In my young mind, it conjoured up visions of a dog standing in a straw filled wooden pen but for the life of me I never understood it..... nor did I ever ask.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: elmo on January 10, 2008, 08:22:24 pm

These related to how well we kids had washed ourselves after a day out playing anywhere and everywhere.... (the good old days in fact!)  O0

'you could grow potatoes in those ears....!' (surely an over-exaggeration here??)  ::)

and a regular..... 'looks like the tide has left a mark on your neck...!'  {-)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Tom Eccles on January 10, 2008, 08:25:33 pm
Here is one from my Army days....

Chuffed to Naafi Breaks  = Extremely Happy!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: chingdevil on January 10, 2008, 08:31:32 pm
I think Please and Thank You are the ones I hear least, when I use them in a shop the people look at me as if I am insulting them.
FLJ if I did not know better I would say my mum must have had a sister, my mum used to say all of those to me.

Like arrow "wait until your father gets home" why does he know an easier way to get the cane from the head?
"Eat your Christmas Pudding if your find a sixpence it will be lucky" so choking on a coin is lucky?
"Stand still so I can hit you properly" it felt proper to me
"You do not know you have been born" that one lost me completely
"Eat all your greens you will grow big and strong" they just call it overweight now


The one that used to really throw me if I had wound my mum up " I wish I had never had you" strange because she didn't I was adopted!


Brian
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 10, 2008, 08:58:05 pm
"Go to your room"! ... er, like no problem Mum, all my toys are in there!
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 10, 2008, 09:03:53 pm
All these sayings have brought back a horrible memory of when we were kids out with grandma and we had dirt on or faces. You guessed it, out came the old hanky and she would spit on it and then wipe our faces. Yuck, that would be called "Child abuse" today.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 10, 2008, 09:46:18 pm
Hey bigfella, you must be creakin' on a bit.... like me. When I was a kid, the war was over but Mum and my Gran would still refer to the shopping as "going to get the rations". And your'e right, that wet hanky WAS a form of chid abuse! ;D 
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: john strapp on January 10, 2008, 10:03:59 pm
The one from the Glasgow clippie (bus conductress)
 
 "C'mon, get aff"     are you to get on or off?

                                                                    JS
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 10, 2008, 10:15:38 pm

My Dad's favorite sayings are:
"Six of one, half a dozen of the other." ( Same thing in the end )
"Swap black dog for monkey!" ( Never was quite sure what this really meant, changing something bad for something even worse..... I think! )

Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 10, 2008, 10:39:04 pm
The one that is used or over used today is "At the end of the day" usually by sports persons with limited vocabulary. There is a show in Australia that is all about Rugby League and one player who had obviously been in to many scrums said it in every sentence over a 5 minute segment.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: kenthompson on January 10, 2008, 10:41:33 pm
My mum would say"" WHO DO YOU THINK I AM,? Whilst I receiving a clip around the ear..
 or  Laugh about that then,, another clip...as if I dare.    or Here in Wales,,  WHO`S COAT IS THAT JACKET?. Or, I`ll be there now, in a minuit.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 10, 2008, 10:53:16 pm
From the mid fifties when rationing was still fresh in the memory:

Mum what's for tea?

Bread and tintacks


Still, sure beat the cod liver oil  - Yuk!!!
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dreadnought72 on January 11, 2008, 12:01:15 am
"Cheap at half the price" - well, it would be, wouldn't it?

Best one - my Dad clipping me (gently) on the head when he walked - "That's for nothing - wait till you do something!" I never understood that. Mind you, I never did something either!!!

The worst of it is, with children aged 18, 10 and 6...I'm finding myself slipping into "in my day..."  :embarrassed:

Andy

Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: OMK on January 11, 2008, 03:02:27 am
How about...

Milk of magnesia.
Bay City Rollers.
Spangles.
Sambo / Snowflake.
Horlicks malted tablets.
Iodine.
Norton.
Teas-maid.
Y2K bug.
Alfie Noakes.
Ginger nuts.
The Policeman is your friend.
Wait 'til your father gets home.
You'll get hairs on your palm if you do that.
Let Tony put a tiger in YOUR tank.
When gay used to mean not being a bum bandit.
When Nest-lay was pronounced Nestle's.
When LSD meant pounds, shillings and pence.
A Double Diamond works wonders.
Your Country Needs You.
This cigarette machine gives change.
Thruppence.
Millenium dome.
That Freddy Mercury... doesn't he look like Lord Lucan.
Honest plumber.
Single-pulse actuation.........
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 11, 2008, 03:06:14 am
I have just realised that I have started turning into my Dad. I can recall being a kid and Dad would always have the ABC (Australia's BBC) on the car radio, with all the news, we kids would always nag to put on a station with the latest music. I have just noticed that I have the same station on in the car all the time. When did that happen????????????????????????
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 11, 2008, 08:35:04 am
Another one of Dads.... " He was like a dog in a manger"!

This never made sense to me either, but I read a kids book of fables a few months ago and it is from an old fable, maybe one of Aesop's.

The only food in the barn was straw in the manger. The dog couldn't eat the straw, but being spitful and angry he growled and snapped and stopped all the other animals eating as well.

So a bit like begrudging others something you can't have. Or spoilling other enjoyment of something you don't want because you can't get what you want.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Captain Povey on January 11, 2008, 08:52:41 am
Hi all, I like Tigertigers explanation of 'Dog in a manger'. I sort of understood what it was but never quite got what it was about before. The one really non pc expression I ever heard was ' Nigger in the woodpile' When describing one wrong thing among many. I wonder why it is no longer used? Also not used any more is 'Can I have a ...' now transformed into 'Gimme a .. Graham  :)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 11, 2008, 10:30:04 am
Tiger, I think you are right about the 'dog in a manger' thing, Mum used to read Aesop's Fables to us and you just triggered a memory with that.... I obviously wasn't paying attention... as usual.
The politicians wern't short of using fashionable words... remember 'cloud cuckoo land' and 'gerrymandering'!
In the 70s the expression 'Far out man' was pretty prevailant too... usually uttered by hippie types wearing loons and long hair.
I think today, whole sentances of tripe are generally uttered, epecially on programmes like Jeremy Kyle and I really hate it, when asked a question the moronic respondants usually come away with the following...
 :P"Well, basically, at the end of the day,  like, man, nuttamean innit. that is basically a no-brainer and you need to cool man , nuttamean!!   :P
(remember, each of these words is interspersed with expletives otherwise the meaning of the sentance would be lost on the other morons)!
I swear blind the expression 'nuttamean' will find it's way into the dictionary as a word in its own right one of these days.   
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 11, 2008, 10:50:46 am
To go with the loons.

Groovy

Fab
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: FullLeatherJacket on January 11, 2008, 11:12:55 am
On the subject of words which finish up being meaningless through careless useage, do you remember when the only people who "delivered" things were the milkman, the postman and the midwife? I heard a spokeman from Virgin Rail on the radio the other day who kept going on about "delivering" railway journeys. Whatever next?

Another one guaranteed to annoy is "roll out" (it used to apply just to new aeroplanes, pastry, barrels and red carpets)........

...and then there's the trend to refer to intangible things like an insurance policy or a bank account as  "products". Pretentious or what?

Back on topic, when did folk stop being "gutted" or "sick as a parrot"? These days I'm like becoming so devastated - jer naahmean?

FLJ
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 11, 2008, 11:39:10 am
FLJ, 'sick as a parrot'...never understood that one! Do parrots have a special kind of sickness which gives rise this expression? As many phrases like this have their roots in our Naval past, I suggest it could possibly have been started by sailors bringing parrots home from abroad and if the birds became  ill, they would usually 'keel over' or to put it another way... become ex parrots!
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: chingdevil on January 11, 2008, 11:49:31 am
These two seem to crop up in an engineering environment more than any where else
"Just a tad" or "Just a gnats" I have no idea how much they are or what they are but I do know if I am doing a job with another engineer we seem to know just how much to move, tap or adjust the object we are talking about.

Brian
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 11, 2008, 12:06:08 pm
Here's one which I haven't heard for years.... it's that musical taunt which kids used drone out... "Nah- nah- nah- nah- nah"! This is one I never understood nor can I begin to surmise as to how it could have ever begun, its a weird one for sure but its utterance could often lead to a punch up in the playground. :D
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 11, 2008, 01:02:26 pm
Yah, boo, sucks.

Cowardy, cowardy, custard.
Stick your head in mustard.

Make you look,
Made you stare,
Made you lose your underwear.

the chant
A (ay) G (gee)
A    G    R
A    G   R    O - Aggro.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigH on January 11, 2008, 02:59:03 pm
    ::)  Some of the Welsh Valleys  'Stop starting now'.  'Jump up never come down'.  'He's round the twist'.   'I'll lump you with a two by four in a minute'.  and my favourite,  'Drop your load for you mister?'  (This referred to putting a miners coal delivery into the coal shed for him, for which you would usually got 'half a dollar' which if you didn't know was a half crown coin worth 2shillings and sixpence, or 12and a half pence in todays toy money.   Harry
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: meridian on January 11, 2008, 03:14:16 pm
One I remember, that my mother used to say when we were eating bread, was, "Eat your crusts, it will make your hair curly". That was a long time ago, you ought to see me now!
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Colin H on January 11, 2008, 03:30:36 pm
Don't know about `just a tad` but `just a gnats` is not complete.

It should read `just a gnats testicle` or another cruder form and they must be pretty small.

Yours Colin H.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 11, 2008, 03:36:02 pm
I always thought it was a Gnats whisker. That would be some moustache  O0
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 11, 2008, 04:22:16 pm
What is a ruddy 'Tad' anyway?
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sinjon on January 11, 2008, 04:25:34 pm
It took forty years for me to understand that post war (II) song

Maresedotesandosedotesanlittlelamsedivy.

Colin

Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Bryan Young on January 11, 2008, 04:44:55 pm
What is a ruddy 'Tad' anyway?
A bit less than a slack handful?
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: elmo on January 11, 2008, 04:55:45 pm
What is a ruddy 'Tad' anyway?

Its roughly equivalent to a smidgin I reckon.... although come to think of it, shouldn't it be a wee tad - or is that a smaller quantity than a tad??  ::)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 11, 2008, 05:18:52 pm
Hmmm.. perhaps a 'tadette' which I have heard used occasionally might be a young female type of tad. Why do expensive things cost 'an arm and a leg' and why are things done awkwardly referred to as 'kak handed' and whatever happened to 'stone the ruddy crows'....and why the poor crows?? Anyone remember the expression 'Bloody Nora' or am  the only one left using it these days?
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: IainM on January 11, 2008, 05:24:08 pm
With the demise of Trams and latterly bus conductors, 'cumoangitaff' can no longer be heard as an encouragement to speedily leave the vehicle!

Likewise 'Under 60 doonstairs - awrarest upstairs' has vanished from the vocabulary and, whilst it wasn't a spoken instruction, the two wee dings on the last tram that instructed the driver to slam on the brakes, thereby freeing up more standing room.

Aah, gone are the days!!
Iain
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: chingdevil on January 11, 2008, 05:41:36 pm
I have always known it as a "gnats t****r" which is 2 tenths of a thou, do not ask me how I know this. There is a guy where I work who's number plate ends in TAD, so we say a TAD is the size of a Vauxhall Corsa.

Brian
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 11, 2008, 09:18:09 pm
Then there is "A poofteenth" another measurement or "Justa Bees Dick" and if you get it right it will be "The ducks nuts". When I was a kid, for a while I lived in Malta and the school kids would use an expression when you made a mistake "Shame, shame, pappa shame all the donkeys know your name" I can only think that the pappa in that saying was the pope as it was a heavily catholic country. I recall late 60s early 70s everyone greeted and said goodbye with "Cao" (Chow) thank good that never lasted. "Fairdinkum" "You Beaut" "Rippa" or "Rippa tune" or the king of that one "Rippa tune Charlie" or the best Australianism "G'day". Oh and then there is "Strike me flamein handsome" and if you are extremely thursty you are "Dry as a dead dingos donnger".


Regards David
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 11, 2008, 10:40:14 pm
Ian M, I grew up in Scotland and as a kid I well remember "c'mon git aff" The bus conductresses were agressive, usually fairly young but slightly overweight with big knockers and fat bums. One of the tricks some kids used to get up to was to pull the tab at the bottom of the used ticket box on the rear platform and watch as the bus produced a stream of tickets as it accelerated away from the stop. The tirade unleashed from the conductress was usually "Ya wee bast..ds. ah know yoor faces, yooz jest wait"! I also remember the top decks being full of miners, covered in coal dust and filling the upper deck with so much fag smoke you could neither see nor breath. Your post brought it all back to me... cheers.
Ps I also remember the friday night drunks, in true Billy Connely style, with bottle of whiskey in the overcoat pocket standing up at the front of the bus and addressing his fellow travellers, quoating those immortal words "Is it a song yeez are wantin.. naw... well f..k the lot o yez well" :D and finishing of by falling down and passing out in the walkway between the seats. :P
Chris 
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 12, 2008, 02:51:55 am
Hmmm.. why are things done awkwardly referred to as 'kak handed' ...

I read this somewhere, and it is from memory so is not 100% accurate but the gist of it is.

In ancient times you used your right hand for eating and other things. and your left hand for wipping your a55. So your left hand was your 'kak' hand. I think the Greek for pooh is Kaka.

Also in the past, left handed people were presumed to be clumsy. Probably because they were trying to do everything right handed (the church has a lot to answer for)

So clumsy was 'kak handed'.

As an aside, my sister used to be rapped across the knuckles with a cane by the nuns, for writing with her left hand.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 12, 2008, 01:28:07 pm
Tiger, that 'kak handed' description sounds very logical... don't know why it didn't occur to me but I think my brain is fogged by this ruddy flu which has afflicted me!
As for the nuns, those God fearing angels of mercy, whenever I hear the name mentioned I can't help thinking of the tv programme 'Father Ted' and the reaction of the character 'Father Jack' when confronted by them. If youv'e never seen the programme, this statement will be lost on you but it always makes me laugh just to think about it. {-)
Sorry if I've drifted off the thread a little here.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: farrow on January 13, 2008, 12:16:48 pm
When children scream thier heads of in shops my Dad would say "give it something to cry about( in other words a smacked bum)".
His bones will never go brown.
He has long pockets and short arms.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Marks Model Bits on January 13, 2008, 01:07:45 pm
I know the feeling Tigertiger, I was forced to write right handed by my school and also by my mum and dad, the hours and hours of right hand writing practice I had to endure!!!!!!!!!!

Still 3 of the most talented people in the whole world I know of are "lefties" and they are; ME, MY WIFE AND MY DAUGHTER!!!!!!!!

Mark.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 13, 2008, 11:26:02 pm


Still 3 of the most talented people in the whole world I know of are "lefties" and they are; ME, MY WIFE AND MY DAUGHTER!!!!!!!!

Mark.

I am intrigued about that Mark. I am unsure that being lefthanded is an hereditary trait. However I once saw a documentary about Lefthandedness and it was found out that a higher perportion of lefthanded people when taking up a sport or hobby would be better or more likely to succeed than their right handed counterparts.

Regards David
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Marks Model Bits on January 14, 2008, 12:10:39 am
Hi David, it is not hereditary in my family or my wifes family, all of both the immediate families are all right handed. As for Hannah when she was very small we noticed she would favour her left hand, so if she wanted to draw anything we would make a point of not putting the crayon or pencil in her hand, but place it in front of her to see which hand she picked it up with and it was always with her left.
They do say lefties are more creative as well.
So ther is hope for me yet!!!!!!!!!

Mark.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 14, 2008, 01:47:41 am
I may be old fashioned (or just old) but I still use many of the expressions mentioned in previous posts, such as , "six of one and half a dozen of the other", "stone the crows" and "cheap at half the price" etc.

Some typically Australian expressions are "as mad as a cut snake", and "as strong as a mallee bull".

David, I think the correct expression is "Ripper tune Boris" which came from a cigarette TV advertisement featuring Paul Hogan back in the 70s or 80s.

Another expression meaning very small was "a fifth of a fairy's fart". I don't know if that was of Aussie origin, but it was in common usage a few years ago.

Peter.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 14, 2008, 12:33:53 pm
It is probable that left-handers do well at sports requiring use of the hands because they practice most of the time against right-handers, and so do the right-handers as well, so a right-hander has an extra problem when dealing with a left-hander.
I don't think that runners and throwers show any advantage either way.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Colin H on January 14, 2008, 03:35:47 pm
Don't know about left or right handed being better. But if you have watched Rocket Ronnie playing snooker he as a decided advantage. He plays equally well with either hand.


Colin H.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 14, 2008, 06:25:24 pm
"Well, I'll go t' th' foot of our stairs"
Expression of surprise, don't know its origin.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Tom Eccles on January 14, 2008, 06:34:53 pm
Just to follow up on the Gnats/Tads debate:

Of course both of these are terms used for a rough estimate. For real accuracy we tend to use a midges.........

Clegg
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: elmo on January 14, 2008, 07:36:59 pm
"Well, I'll go t' th' foot of our stairs"
Expression of surprise, don't know its origin.

Sorry me ducks, but the north Notts version of that would be 'Well, I'll gut t' our 'ouse!' - my Gran's favourite saying when she was surprised by anything - roughly translated.... well I will go to my house!  Exactly what is meant to be implied by that though, I haven't the foggiest idea! ;)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tobyker on January 14, 2008, 09:41:08 pm
Kidlleativytoo - wouldn'tu (Uncle Tom)

Wilful waste brings woeful want (Granny Williams)

Q. Why is a mouse when it spins? A. The higher the fewer.

Downstairs on the bus being "inside" - upstairs "on top"

King James' Bible and the Book of Common prayer. (It is very meet, right and our bounden duty, at all times etc)

Flying machine (Uncle Jack)





Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Colin H on January 14, 2008, 10:03:40 pm
A smidgen for just a little.


Colin H.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Wetwater on January 14, 2008, 10:31:03 pm
    Who let off and never let on.  Meaning, who Fa++eD and is keeping quiet.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 14, 2008, 10:33:24 pm
People who seemed unable to pronounce the word' crisps'.... often used to hear them say 'A packet of crisss'!
The word 'scullery' doesn't seem to be in vogue anymore.
'Bottle of milk' is becoming rarely used as a term although people still refer to the metric cartons as a 'pint of milk'
Women used to refer to daily shopping as the 'groceries'

Does anyone call the police 'The filth' anymore?
The latest expression for 'please may I have' is rapidly being replaced by 'can I get' (yuk)!
Rarely heard when holding open a door for young people....'thanks'
Never heard on a crowded  bus anymore...'excuse me madam but would you care to sit here'.
One you definately won't hear shouted out anymore is "look out.... a f...k..g Doodlebug"!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 15, 2008, 07:40:10 am
Down in this part of the woods they say.

I fought instead of thought. and moutorway which is motorway l.o.l
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sinjon on January 15, 2008, 07:54:20 am
My Grandmother used to say 'sling your hook' which meant go away,
no idea where that came from.

Colin
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 15, 2008, 09:45:35 am
Well I'll be a monkey's uncle.

You don't get many o' them to the pound.

ee' when I were a lad...

we need to wait while (until) 4 o'clock
Sheffield origin perhaps.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Tom Eccles on January 15, 2008, 11:14:13 am
Here is one my Mother used, particularly when being pestered by us kids asking "What is that you are doing?"

"I'm setting layho's to catch meddlers"

I had no idea what it meant 50 years ago and I still don't.


Clegg
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 15, 2008, 03:36:01 pm
They say, "See you" in Canada  sounds much better than "Good bye"


Martin
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: alan colson on January 15, 2008, 04:10:26 pm
I still often use "sling your hook" (go away) and "shut your noise" (be quite) and the lads at work take the mickey out of me. {-) {-)
I don't care though, because "I give as good as I get" (Ihave a go back at them)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Roger in France on January 15, 2008, 04:51:34 pm
I guess it is a feature of age and/or geography.

My recollections include:

   "A yu any on yu" or "Do you have any cigarettes about your person". This from when I lived in Nottingham and presumably        arose   from the dominance of cigarette making there.

   "A wimwam for a goose's bridle" or "Don't be so damn rude, asking what I have got here".

   "The roofs are ketching up" or " The slates are drying so the rain must have stopped", courtesy of my late (Devonian) mother.

   "Drat your eyes" or "Confound you".

   "The boss is a nice man" Not heard after I became "the boss"!

Roger in France.


   

Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Bryan Young on January 15, 2008, 05:59:39 pm
How about SWMBO Yorkshire titbit; "Fools and Bairns should see nowt half done".
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 15, 2008, 08:51:22 pm
One I remember as a kid. "He who smelt it dwelt it" and "He who denied it supplied it" also relating to the fart.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Colin H on January 15, 2008, 09:57:35 pm
One of my fathers favorites.

Rules and regulations are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.


Colin H.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 16, 2008, 07:04:24 am
Scunnered a Scottish word for feed up., and my favourite pay rise.

Martin
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 16, 2008, 10:45:04 am
Scunnered a Scottish word for feed up., and my favourite pay rise.

Martin


That remiinds me.

'ya wee scunner!'
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 16, 2008, 03:07:38 pm
You got it TT  O0


Martin

another  you wee ejjit  :)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 16, 2008, 03:16:37 pm


Rules and regulations are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.



Try telling that to the National Audit Office  (unless of course you are a Govrnment Minister)  >>:-(
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 17, 2008, 02:55:27 am


Rules and regulations are for the guidance of wise men and the obedience of fools.



Try telling that to the National Audit Office  (unless of course you are a Govrnment Minister)  >>:-(

I think the NAA have got it right for once.
'...and the obedience of fools' ::)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 17, 2008, 02:15:00 pm
Haven't heard this one in years, Aberdeen Booster

Knock the old truck out of gear and freewheel down the hill.

Trucks were governed at 40m.p.h. in those days and they could gain more freewheelling.

Martin

Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 17, 2008, 03:06:50 pm
Haven't heard this one in years, Aberdeen Booster

Knock the old truck out of gear and freewheel down the hill.

Trucks were governed at 40m.p.h. in those days and they could gain more freewheelling.

Martin



Silent sixth (gear)

I knew a guy who did this with a Leyland Hippo, having found on of the few hills in Holland. Towards the bottom of a hill there is a bend. I can't remember the story exactly but the Hippo eitehr had power assisted steering, or brakes. Either way, with no assistance from the engine he drove through the front of a shop.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 17, 2008, 03:46:09 pm
Those old trucks didn't have power assisted brakes or power steering on those days.

I think they had vacuum type brakes unlike the modern air brakes.

We were taught to use our gears in those days to assist in slowing down or keeping it from running away.

I Always remember at Shap the old road before the M6 was built.. You were prompted by signpost to use low gear before you starting down the big hills.

So you can see how dangerous The Aberdeen Booster was

Martin
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Roger in France on January 17, 2008, 06:24:47 pm
Yes, and Shap can be dangerous going UP as well.

Many years ago, in the early morning I was towing my caravan north up Shap. In front of me there was just one very large, multi axled lorry. I approached it carefully wanting to preserve my momentum as I passed when suddenly the lorry started weaving very badly. I sounded my horn and the vehicle straightened up. As I eventually passed the lorry a sheepish looking driver waved "Sorry" at me. I guess he had dropped asleep as his vehicle ground up the hill, dropping down gears and making a monotonous noise.

Both he and I were glad there was not another vehicle in sight as he had room to weave and I had room to manoeuvre!

Roger in France.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sinbad on January 17, 2008, 07:22:30 pm
O.K.Mister.
"This world and three more" (grandad)
By The Elephants and three times Wept Amonia ? grandad again not a clue what he meant.
Hey Mister you just dropped this 10 pee.
Sinbad
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 17, 2008, 10:51:57 pm
Ahh Shap!  I recall many years ago heading south, a bit past Shap village, seeing a sports 2CV (must have been the sports version - it had roller skates tied to the door handles for extra stability) that was filled with students and going amazingly fast (for a 2CV).  They must have been students because nothing else is that scrawny and unkempt.  And you cant persuade anything else to pack so many into the back seat of a 2CV.  And open the lid.  And all being stood up, much like cress in a supermarket punnet, waving in the wind of their passage.  So to speak.
Never thought of the A6 as memory lane.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 18, 2008, 07:13:10 am
The A6

Nose to tail in the hail, as we use to say

First time down the Shap. I was a van boy (driver's mate nowadays) and remember my driver with fear on his face and the hand brake held on all the way down the old truck (Commer) screeming it's head off in low gear

Anyway another word(s) you don't hear nowadays is ..Pay Raise.

Another, Lum which is chimney in Scotland.

Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 18, 2008, 02:55:23 pm
Fulham playing away again

This from my mother, a Glaswegian, if you didn't fill her tea cup properly. Where did that come from??


Doug
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 18, 2008, 04:07:40 pm
The Glaswegains are the humorists in Scotland.

Most of our comedians come from there or roon aboot ther.

The Barrars is another word = market

and blooter is another
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 18, 2008, 05:30:05 pm
Seaspray,

Glasgow and comedy point taken but why Fulham?
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 19, 2008, 02:40:02 am
Seaspray,

Glasgow and comedy point taken but why Fulham?

Half empty cup of tea.
Ful (fill) ham (them) are away (so it hasn't been done)

Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 19, 2008, 07:19:37 am
Hi Dougal  O0

Afraid TT got me on  Fulham but can see were its coming from.

There is the money words missing now.  Tanner, half crown, ten shllings, a bob, hapne (1/2 penny), thirp pence

That gave the old spell check grief
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 19, 2008, 09:17:36 am
sixence, crown, half a sob/sov, half a dollar, ten bob note, florin,  farthing, mite, Guinea (often used for furniture prices)


Don't seem to have heard these for a while.
Monkey - 500 quid
Pony - 25 quid
Score - 20 quid
Groat - fourpence


Numbers
Score - 20
Gross 144

Francs
Marks
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 19, 2008, 09:48:19 am
Tiger Tiger,

and I thought I was quite good at cryptic clues   :'(  (have a go at the Telegraph crossword every day)

Cheers

Doug
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: djrobbo on January 19, 2008, 01:42:23 pm
AHA ! who can remember how much a guinea was ? ;)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 19, 2008, 01:54:06 pm
In old money? 1 1s


You're not a racing bloodstock trader are you?
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: polaris on January 19, 2008, 06:19:34 pm

TigerTiger,

You forgot the Ton... 100 or 100MPH!

Regards, Bernard
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: elmo on January 20, 2008, 10:39:47 am
... and to lower the tone somewhat, what about the 'unmentionables'. Have we covered those yet??

I mean going for a 'jimmy riddle' - which is obviously rhyming slang..  Now I don't hear that said much nowadays {-)

But then there's loads of others too..... apart from the universal 'can I have a 'P' Bob?'.... aren't there guys??  :-X
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: djrobbo on January 20, 2008, 10:46:36 am
Spot on dougal99.........i used to come across it all the time with furniture more than anything else , although at one time it seemed that everything was priced in guinea's..............as for racing bloodstock , i hear that they taste like chicken.... {-)


                          regards...bob.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 20, 2008, 11:41:28 am
And an alternative for a "Jimmy" was a "Gypsies", short for Gypsies Kiss.  Also rhyming.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 20, 2008, 12:10:35 pm
whizz
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 20, 2008, 12:17:29 pm
Where the devil did 'going for a slash' come from?
Nobody calls the police 'rozzers' anymore.
'Gosh' has dissapeared anong with 'lummie' and cor blimey'  and who was 'flippin eck'?
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 20, 2008, 12:24:06 pm
Flamin' Nora

Pre-dates Last of the summer wine.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: elmo on January 20, 2008, 12:30:00 pm
Where the devil did 'going for a slash' come from?

.... 'cos high pressure water cuts as effectively as a knife?  ::)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 20, 2008, 12:41:06 pm
Where the devil did 'going for a slash' come from?

Maybe because of the 'Mark of Zorro' we used to leave on the side wall down the alley.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Captain Povey on January 20, 2008, 02:02:01 pm
An ex RAF golfing mate of mine hits a shot that surprises him and says, 'Well I'll go to Hanover'. Anybody know what that is all about? Graham
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 20, 2008, 05:39:21 pm
Tiger,' mark of Zorro' cuts it for me! {-)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 20, 2008, 05:46:31 pm
Go Tell it to the Marines

and

The band played believe it if you like


two ways of telling someone you thought they were embroidering the truth
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 20, 2008, 06:25:42 pm
Anybody mentioned gordin bennit yet

poo thee uther wan its goat bells oan
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: alan colson on January 20, 2008, 07:08:12 pm
I thought it was the name Gordon Bennett and when I went out for a drink with a friend to his work club he told me not to say that (I used to use it all the time) as it was his bosses name. My friend worked as a prison warden.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 20, 2008, 09:03:00 pm
Splash me boots
Point Percy at the porcelain

Damage the Doulton
Lay some cable
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 21, 2008, 03:05:27 am
Splash me boots
Point Percy at the porcelain

Damage the Doulton
Lay some cable


Shake hands with the unemployed.
Syphon the python
put some beer back - you don't buy it you just rent it.

Drop a log.
Give birth to a crocodile.
touching cloth
the turtle is saying hello (will pop his head out in a moment)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 22, 2008, 03:07:51 pm
Anybody mention tatties and mince


Martin
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Captain Povey on January 22, 2008, 03:46:58 pm
Does anybody still have a chat with someone 'Like a Dutch uncle'? Graham
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 22, 2008, 04:42:37 pm
"What's for lunch Mum?"

"Rissoles"

I loved them...
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 22, 2008, 08:59:25 pm
My Dad used to tell me that when he was a kid the polite way to ask someone if they need to go to the toilet was "do you need to wash your hands" his reply was "No I washed them on the ivy"
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: toesupwa on January 22, 2008, 11:56:34 pm
Pony and trap... work that one out for yourself  ::)

Well, I'll go to the foot of our stairs. (Surprise)

Its looking black over bills mothers. (Weather)

Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 23, 2008, 07:15:47 am
You've never had it so good. Macmillan l.o.l

Martin
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 23, 2008, 09:05:59 am
"This won't affect the pound in your pocket"....... Harold Wilson.  (How times have changed ..eh)

Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 23, 2008, 11:43:42 am
Phrase that should attract the death penalty (or worse) for those using it:


                   Free at the point of use


Balderdash and utter piffle
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: meechingman on January 23, 2008, 12:10:10 pm
"This won't affect the pound in your pocket"....... Harold Wilson.  (How times have changed ..eh)

I like the Mike Yarwood version "This won't affect the pound in your pocket. That's as long as it stays in your pocket. Once it comes out - it's mine. Hehe!"

Probably more true than anyone realised.

Andy
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 24, 2008, 03:01:10 pm
Some names not used now with respect to those that are called by them

"idoit",

Wally

Bamber Pot

Silly Billy
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 25, 2008, 06:20:46 am
I think this one is from Python
"His farther was an upstart, and his mother stank of elderberries"

You've got more rabbit than Sainsbury's

Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 25, 2008, 07:12:46 am
Walkie Talkie

Radio Valves

Tranny

Wireless

Record Player
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 25, 2008, 01:31:30 pm
I use wireless quite a lot. Maybe that's why my kids laugh at me from time to time  :'(


Walkie Talkie   - called them talking bricks

What about

     scaredy cat?
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 25, 2008, 01:59:15 pm
Dougal99

I use the old words too.  O0

My kids call me fossil  l.o.l   {-)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 25, 2008, 04:48:46 pm

Tranny


Gone are the days when a 'tranny' was used to listen to music.

Before it was used for delivering parcels and builders vans, cross dressers and people with gender identity issues.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: White Ensign on January 25, 2008, 05:17:28 pm
...listening to you all I have to submit, that my parents seem to have some relatives in the UK.

Mom use to say:
Young Sir- mind your saying or I`ll clean up your words (she use to wash out my mouth then with a bit of soap).

You should have it all better as we did.

As long as you put your legs under my table, you do what you have been told.

Wait until dad returns home (then there was no discussion- either a slap or nuffink)

Eat your veggies up, they are good for you (never understood why all these healthy thingies use to be in spinach and not in sweets)

Dad use to say:
I still wonder if your mom has bought you from some gypsies

Young lad, I will give you something to think/grind/smile/cry about


Sayings from all around:

When you enter a bus: Good morning! (Most busdrivers here had made their license somewhere on a camel-path, don`t speak German either).

When you are handicaped:
Sir/Madam, will you please take my seat.

Sorry, may you please tell me the way to... (nowadays it is: "Hey pricker, where`s the f*%& townhall)

When you enter the doctor: Good morning- how are we today, any problems?

And all the other usualls:
Good morning
Have a nice day
How are you
Nice to meet you
How is the family

Seems like we are becoming reaaly old.......
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 26, 2008, 04:25:58 pm
Talk the hind leg off a donkey.

Spark ignition

Time gentlemen... please.

Cake of carbolic soap

O.M.O. = one man operation (buses)

You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent.

See the U.S. A. in your Chevrolet (chevrolay)

Put a tiger in your tank

Esso Blue


Martin
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 26, 2008, 05:33:56 pm



         I'm the Minister, what a disaster, it's my responsibility, so I resign


Come to think of it I've never heard that  >>:-(
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 26, 2008, 07:12:53 pm
But its the easy way they all take to get out of any situation.

Martin
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 27, 2008, 11:12:17 am
Something that is always heard is
"I have full confidence in the minister"
invariably within hours of the rumour starting, and on average, about a fortnight before said minister "resigning".
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Turbulent on January 27, 2008, 08:48:03 pm
"aren't those gollywogs cute on the front of that jam jar!!!"
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 27, 2008, 09:06:32 pm
Bachelor gay
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: meechingman on January 27, 2008, 09:59:34 pm
1001 cleans a big, big carpet - for less than half a crown

If you like a lot of chocolate on your biscuit join our Club.

You do the shake and vac and put the freshness back.


Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Seaspray on January 27, 2008, 10:07:36 pm
this is luxury you can afford by Cyril lord

philips simply years ahead

Ajax
vim
brillo pad
 
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 27, 2008, 10:23:55 pm
You'll wonder where the yellow went
When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent...

(you might wonder where your teeth went as well)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 27, 2008, 10:35:08 pm
A more recent demise

A Mars a day helps you work rest and play
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: cbr900 on January 28, 2008, 12:01:20 pm
Doug


And your teeth will dissappear for sure {-) {-)


Roy
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: White Ensign on January 28, 2008, 05:07:28 pm
... who remembers the commercial-spot of Timex, where a fist with the watch smashed through a window?

... or the first Mini-Coopers at the Rallye Monte Carlo?

... the Formula 1 cars with double front-axles?

... Nicky Lauda with full blond hair

... The Rubbettes

... Ozzy Osbourne biting a bats head off

... Deep Purples "Sweet Child in Time"

... The first Mini-skirts

... the time when we thought, everybody age 30 upwards is uncool be cause of being OLD....
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 29, 2008, 11:57:17 am
I remember Timex Mariner watches being towed behind an ocean liner (remember them?)
Mini Coopers and Padded Hopkirk
Tyrrell F1 cars, full of innovations
Nikky Lauda with hair
I remember the Vandellas better than the Rubettes
Never witnessed Ozzy with his bat.  Remember the headlines about "Freddy Starr ate my Hamster"
and Deep Purple
Memory of the first mini skirts was that lasses with legs like that should have waited for a different fashion. (Steptoe & Son quote "Queen Annes legs was short and bandy")
Over 30's uncool?  Only those who aren't on this forum.
Welcome back, Ensign.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: RickF on January 29, 2008, 12:15:53 pm
The only problem with mini skirts was that they lead to the introduction of tights and the demise of stockings,suspenders and the "giggle line"!

Rick
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 29, 2008, 12:20:45 pm
The biggest problem with mini skirts was the number of times I nearly ran into the back of stationary traffic because I couldn't keep my eyes on the road!! :P
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: White Ensign on January 29, 2008, 02:03:52 pm
My first experience with a miniskirt was our female trainer for swimming in school. I was age 15, she had a miniskirt and was a real long-legged bird. Then there was a towel on the floor and she bended down to pick it up   :o ..... Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.........
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 29, 2008, 06:10:16 pm
Bin there, seen that.. passed out due to lack of blood to the brain as it got diverted!! :D :P
Thigh length boots.. cor!
Hot pants.. Strewth!
Don't you just miss em?
Women in jeans and trainers........Boring, boring, boring!
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Bryan Young on January 30, 2008, 06:15:10 pm
My first experience with a miniskirt was our female trainer for swimming in school. I was age 15, she had a miniskirt and was a real long-legged bird. Then there was a towel on the floor and she bended down to pick it up   :o ..... Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.........
Is a mini-skirt sexier than a swimming costume/bikini?....seeing that she was swimming and all....
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tubby tomo on January 30, 2008, 09:40:01 pm
i used wash & go shampoo after 6 weeks i was bald
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: tigertiger on January 30, 2008, 10:03:11 pm
'I was so impressed, I bought the company'

The company being Remmington electric shavers
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 31, 2008, 11:54:08 am
Mr Dillon, Mr Dillon!                                   (Gunsmoke)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 31, 2008, 01:19:28 pm
Anyone remember Casey Jones.. kids programme back in the 60s.

Chimneys' on fire dad!

Shell shaped exhaust pipe deflectors as fitted to tailpipes of cars (have just fitted one to my Austin)

Crystal set

Waiting for the radio or telly to warm up when switched on.

Dogs roaming housing estates. When they walked, they would 'crab' along the road as though their chassis was misaligned or hop along on three legs.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: elmo on January 31, 2008, 01:47:48 pm
... and what about 'Four Feather Falls' then??  O0

Oh and the travelling fair's waltzer to Elvis' 'wooden heart' being blasted out across the estate - absolute magic!  ;)

and 'watch out - here come the teddy boys!'  :o
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Colin H on January 31, 2008, 03:09:08 pm
Billy Smarts travelling circus complete with animals.

Hours spent in the menagerie mouth wide open as the lion roared at you or better still the ELEPHANT pooped. Gee they were the biggest t--ds I have ever seen.

Colin H.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: sheerline on January 31, 2008, 03:14:36 pm
Now hwere's a thing which you might remember about travelling fairs. They would play rock nroll music (in the 60s) really loudly and when they hit the switch to run the dodgems, the volt drop would cause the record player to slow down and the music would start to drawl until the cars picked up enough speed... then the music would creep back up to speed also. I went on the dodgems at a show last summer and was actually disappointed that the music never changed speed.....AAArgh, wretched modern technology totally destroyed the effect for me!  :'(
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: catengineman on January 31, 2008, 03:58:15 pm
What about
1, When you cross the road use the green cross code

2, For hands that do dishes can be soft as your face with mild green fairy liquid

3, AHHHHhh Bisto

4, If you want to know the time ask a policeman

5, If you break your leg dont come running to me! (my mum when we climbed on the coal bunker out the back)

R,
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 31, 2008, 04:23:03 pm
Youngsters these days probably think that Muffin the Mule is something you do.... ::)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: catengineman on January 31, 2008, 04:28:58 pm
Now there is a thing to ponder   {-) {-)

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin  (12:00 week days on the TV watch with mother)

Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: dougal99 on January 31, 2008, 04:38:15 pm
Larry the Lamb

Fireball XL5

Supercar

Bako

Brickplayer

Farthing chews

Trix Twin

"Oh you are awful - but I like you"

"Hello Playmates"

"I won't take my coat of I'm not stopping"

"Can I do you now sir"

"You rotten swine you deadded me"

"Hello, I'm Julian, this my friend Sandy"

J Peasmold Gruntfuttock
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: elmo on January 31, 2008, 04:44:07 pm
Now there is a thing to ponder   {-) {-)

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin  (12:00 week days on the TV watch with mother)

Monday : Picture Book with....??? Patricia Driscoll - of course - but then you all knew that one!

Tuesday was : Andy Pandy

Wednesday was : Bill and Ben

Thursday : Rag, Tag and Bobtail

.... and Friday.... The Woodentops - with the biggest spotty dog you ever did see...!! {-)
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Post by: catengineman on January 31, 2008, 04:47:03 pm
 CLANGERS


 O0

Soup Dragon was fab!
R,
 O0
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 31, 2008, 11:17:09 pm
Pinky and Perky

Added: Oops just remembered the theme song "We belong together"
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 31, 2008, 11:22:54 pm
Now there is a thing to ponder   {-) {-)

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin  (12:00 week days on the TV watch with mother)

Monday : Picture Book with....??? Patricia Driscoll - of course - but then you all knew that one!

Tuesday was : Andy Pandy

Wednesday was : Bill and Ben

Thursday : Rag, Tag and Bobtail

.... and Friday.... The Woodentops - with the biggest spotty dog you ever did see...!! {-)

I recall on Watch with mother, Mary Mungo and Midge.

Now the Clangers were those little creatures who made funny noises whilst living in moon craters??
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: bigfella on January 31, 2008, 11:30:00 pm
My all time favorite was Catweazle, I still call the phone at home the Tellingbone.

Twelve are they that circle round
if power you seek they must be found
Look for where the 13th lies
mount a loft the one who flies.

Ahh memories

Regards David
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: White Ensign on February 01, 2008, 07:20:16 am
Beam me up, Scottie........
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: keith on February 01, 2008, 07:21:01 am
My Dad used to say.  >>:-( JUDAS PRIEST!  

I haven't heard ...Peace Man.
NANOO, NANOO," Mork & Mindy fame"
Groovy.
Far Out Man.
Gag me with a spoon.
Fiddle Sticks.
Sit On It.
Cool.
AAAAAAAAAAAAAY O0
Gnarly.
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: w3bby on February 01, 2008, 08:40:10 am
Kiddies TV stuff, aaahhhhh!
Who remembers and can complete this then?
It's Friday, it's five to five and it's C********!!!!!!!

Words I've not heard for a while, thingummyjig and wotsit, used by my late grandfather to describe....anything
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: elmo on February 01, 2008, 08:45:22 am
Kiddies TV stuff, aaahhhhh!
Who remembers and can complete this then?
It's Friday, it's five to five and it's C********!!!!!!!

Words I've not heard for a while, thingummyjig and wotsit, used by my late grandfather to describe....anything

... and I bet you have a pencil...?  {-)

Yep, not to be missed TV - and all those cabbages too!  ::)
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: White Ensign on February 01, 2008, 09:26:28 am
Porky Pig: That`s all, folks!

Judas Priest- ahwmygod.... Rainbow, Uriah Heep, Whitesnake, Nazareth, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Genesis, Queen at the beginning,

or later David Bowie, Space oddity.....

THAT makes really old, if you can remember.....
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: w3bby on February 01, 2008, 01:31:49 pm
Don't consider myself that old.....Deep Purple, The Who etc. etc.

... and I bet you have a pencil...?  {-)
Unfortunately not  :(

"sticky backed plastic", what John Noakes couldn't cover with that, Blue Peter must have started many a small child on the model building
trail. Not sure about the UK now but here in Sweden there is a dearth of "build it yourself" things on kiddies TV...
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: elmo on February 01, 2008, 01:46:14 pm
Don't consider myself that old.....Deep Purple, The Who etc. etc.

... and I bet you have a pencil...?  {-)
Unfortunately not  :(

"sticky backed plastic", what John Noakes couldn't cover with that, Blue Peter must have started many a small child on the model building
trail. Not sure about the UK now but here in Sweden there is a dearth of "build it yourself" things on kiddies TV...

Ahhhh, now then, I do have a Blue Peter badge - one of the original white ones with the blue ship on it!  :o
Title: Re: Words and sayings I dont hear anymore
Post by: catengineman on February 01, 2008, 02:18:27 pm
Blue peter bage's OH YES white with a GOLD SHIP as well as the white with blue ship,

as for sayings,
Dont forget to wind the clock before you go to bed
Get off the telephone 'we are on a party line'
Go out to the well and fetch a bucket of water
Dont forget to put the milk bottels out when you put the cat out

And what ever hapened to " HOW " another fab prog on the childrens TV theme

Talking of 'Children' that word has almost died and been replaced with KIDS but I was taught that a kid was a young goat?