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Discussion in 'Personal' started by helenemdee, Sep 2, 2019.
Red shoes and no knickers was the other version I've heard.
Couldnt hit a cow's a.rse with a banjo.
I read this as 'two BUM holes in a blanket' - which is even worse!
Well, I'm Midlands, but from 30 - 40 miles further east, and I know it as 'Black over the back of Bill's mother's'.
Used in MY home town, too (Midlands - as above) but never heard it anywhere else.
I can’t think of any when I went to. But sometimes you say something antiquated and wonder why the kids are looking looking at you strangely!
No stranger to a fish supper.
My partner usee the first and my mum the second one, although to her it's just "a sandwich short of a picnic".
I've heard "mad as a box of frogs" before.
That’s funny, especially as I never ever heard my mum say bum. There was always bottom or bot for the littlies or bahoochie to choose from. What she actually said when she saw my eyeliner was that my eyes were like two burnt holes in a blanket. I forgot to add the ‘t’.
Dumber than a bag of hammers
Flat out like a lizard drinking
Me head's a shed....
‘He would peel an orange in his pocket’
Meaning someone who was stingy
This quote is from a Poirot episode ,
"Clammned up tighter than a Scotsman's wallet"
Apologies to all Scottish folk for that slur and strain on their national character!
One from a Texan friend of mine...
"Happier than a dead hog in the sunshine"
It does feel as though it would be quite easy to be happier than that hog.
Haven't heard that one before, is it regional?
Nowt s'queer as folk.
You can't make a silk purse out of a pigs ear.
A face like the back end of a bus.
'Short hands, long pockets'
'Wouldn't give you the steam off his p*ss'
'Wouldn't give you two ha'pennies for a penny'
'Would mind white mice in the snow'
Many a mickle maks a muckle.
Ahh a phrase much loved by my Glasweigan granny.
Trying to put a quart in a pint pot.
Couldn't organise a p*ss up in a brewery.
A member of the standback fusiliers (Never gets a round in)
In and out like a fiddler’s elbow.
Up and down like a w****’s knickers.