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Hilarious old sayings you never hear anymore.

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FurCoatNoSnickers Thu 13-Jun-19 09:27:40

I’ve started this thread having had the most hilarious exchange with an old man and his carer whilst getting my morning coffee.

“Give it some welly”
“ looks like 6 pounds of shit in a 5 pound bag” 😂
“If there’s a rotten potato in the pot I’ll get it”
“Knock ‘em bandy”

I’ve never heard any of them and they need reviving 🤣🤣

Please share yours that might be new to me also. I haven’t stopped laughing thinking I’d him.

woodcutbirds Thu 13-Jun-19 09:29:25

I love 'give it some welly'

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Thu 13-Jun-19 09:32:29

It’s a bit black over Bill’s Mothers*

Ah, there’s enough blue to make a sailors suit*

*my children here them because I say them

FurCoatNoSnickers Thu 13-Jun-19 09:33:32

A bit black over Bills Mothers?

BoogieFeet Thu 13-Jun-19 09:33:52

Up and down like a bride’s nightie
Not as green as I am cabbage looking

AnneTwackie Thu 13-Jun-19 09:36:05

I wouldn’t believe him if he shit in his hands and clapped

anitagreen Thu 13-Jun-19 09:38:32

"Its like Blackpool illuminations in here" when the lights was left on

"Was your born in a barn" if the door was left open

"Right that's it you're either in or you're out" if we came in and out too many times, used to be sarcastic and reply with didn't know the front door had an opening limit and run down the road grin

MozzchopsThirty Thu 13-Jun-19 09:39:18

Omg my parents always said

'Oh its a bit black over bills mothers'
'He's three sheets to the wind'
'Pays yer money takes yer chances'
' She's got more front than Harrods'
'She's got more faces than a town hall clock'

Alwayscheerful Thu 13-Jun-19 09:39:18

Donkeys years old.

MozzchopsThirty Thu 13-Jun-19 09:40:34

Oh god yes born in a barn and Blackpool illuminations

Also 'it's like fucking Crystal Palace in here' when the lights are left on

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Thu 13-Jun-19 09:41:34

We don’t pay to heat the street

newmomof1 Thu 13-Jun-19 09:42:04

@BernardsarenotalwaysSaints are you from the Black Country? I thought that was just a Black Country saying but still hear people use it quite often!

@FurCoatNoSnickers "it's a bit black over Bill's Mother's" means that it looks like we're going to have heavy rainfall or a storm, because the sky's gone dark

FrenchBoule Thu 13-Jun-19 09:42:29

I can’t remember how it went exactly but one of the threads in AIBU “ I’m sitting here like a tripe for threepence”
OP was waiting for something that didn’t happen.
I loved the description, made me laugh and still smile when I think about it

QuestionableMouse Thu 13-Jun-19 09:44:26

Couldn't stop a pig in a passage.
Fur coat and no knickers.

GinoPlaysTheTango Thu 13-Jun-19 09:45:02

"Oh, sit down, Gino, you're buzzing about like a blue-arsed fly."

FurCoatNoSnickers Thu 13-Jun-19 09:45:31

Oh my
These are awesome! 👏🏾

Greyhound22 Thu 13-Jun-19 09:46:08

'It's looking a bit black over Bill's mother's' is common here in the Black Country. It means the rain is coming in from over Stratford way - 'Bill' being Shakespeare.

I like 'wouldn't stop a pig in an entry' for someone who's a bit bow legged 😂

AllTheBoysToTheYard Thu 13-Jun-19 09:46:37

Better than a slap round the belly with a wet fish.

Orchardgreen Thu 13-Jun-19 09:46:52

“Shit or get off the pot”
= get on with it, make your mind up

anitagreen Thu 13-Jun-19 09:47:34

My Partner is from the Caribbean and his mum and grandmas favourite ones to say was "Stop coming and come" when they used to call him downstairs and he'd say "im coming"

OrangeSunsets Thu 13-Jun-19 09:49:23

Up here for thinking; down there for dancing

mateysmum Thu 13-Jun-19 09:49:24

"Well I'll go to the foot of our stairs"

"That's a bit jammy" / you jammy beggar

"You could have knocked me down with a feather"

DontCallMeShitley Thu 13-Jun-19 09:51:39

She's all fur coat and no knickers
Keep your hand on your halfpenny (pronounced ape nee)
He's a sawney bugger (not all there/dopey)
Red hat no drawers

AGirlHasNoCake Thu 13-Jun-19 09:53:04

My aunty (87) has a wealth of lovely expressions:

"It dont give a fishes tit" being my favourite.

"Hells, Bells and buckets of blood"

"Sweet fanny adams"

SHe also likes to call the local council a bunch of "blithering idiots" - Blithering is such a great word, and needs to make a comeback.

Jammydoughnuts Thu 13-Jun-19 09:55:03

"That'll do me till I get something"
My granny always used to say that after a meal.

"One eye looking at you and the other looking for you"
About someone who was boss eyed!

"Would you jump in my grave as quick?"

"Why don't you come in and look out"
Someone who was nosying through your window grin

"You've a brave taste of coal"
What the coal delivery man said to me years ago!

"If I don't see you through the week I'll see you through the window"

I live n a weird part of the country grin

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