Daft sayings

Discussion in 'Thread Games & Totally Random...' started by Teflon1961, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Teflon1961

    Teflon1961 Member

    How about this?.. Enter colloquial sayings, from your part of the world, with a short explanation of what you think the proper meaning is, so..it's sort of educational! Some of these may be more widespread than we think, but I'm hoping to unearth some little beauties!

    ..a random explosion of unnatural characteristics.
  2. GingerMaestro

    GingerMaestro Active Member

    Old Butt

    comes from the Forest of Dean
    Describes the helper in the pits who put up the pit props
  3. Cantonian

    Cantonian Active Member

    I'll be there now in a minute.
  4. Teflon1961

    Teflon1961 Member

    ..an affectionate term for someone close.... as in..

    "..now then Bloznob?"
  5. Feefee

    Feefee Member

    as fit as a fiddle! i can understand as fit as a butchers dog meaning that dogs are fit but why a fiddle!!!
  6. Cornishwomble

    Cornishwomble Active Member

    "I'll do it Dreckly"

    Cornish saying that basically means "I'll do it sometime soon in the near future" but in reality means "I'll probably get round to it sometime in very far future so don't hold your breath".
    Usually heard when you speak to mechanics or other repairmen, or is the standard answer when your wife asks you when you are going to do any jobs around the house
  7. brassybabe

    brassybabe Member

    "don't be so nesh"

    nesh meaning that a person feels the cold easily, and often moans about it. :p
  8. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    "you'll get wrong" - silly Geordies :p
  9. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    "Whose coat is this jacket??"
  10. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    "Be there in a jiffy" what's a jiffy?
  11. Walterplinge

    Walterplinge New Member

    The more you know the less the better
  12. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    a lot of weather we've been having....
    erm, do we live in a vacuum the rest of the time then?
  13. Teflon1961

    Teflon1961 Member

    "would love to get me head around it..."
  14. Teflon1961

    Teflon1961 Member

    "Yer gooin off terra shadda yooth"

    You are losing weight
  15. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    "Well I'll go to't foot of ah'r stairs."
    And Yorkshire exclamation of surprise.

    Why on earth going to the foot of the stairs should relieve anyones surprise escapes me.
  16. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    Lancashire philosophy....

    "Them as 'as nowt, is nowt. If they'd have had owt, they'd have bin summat."

    "Was swant?" - a Wigan native is asking you what you'd like to drink.

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