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to think my Dad is totally wrong to say...

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Convict224 Tue 27-Nov-12 21:48:26

...he is going to Blanket Street at bedtime ?

It's Bedfordshire. Via the Wooden Hill.


sixlostmonkeys Wed 28-Nov-12 07:07:04

When asked what we were having for tea my Gran would say "a jump in t'cupboard and a run round t'table".

I've never come across anyone else who has heard this one. (maybe we were not only very poor but very daft too) grin

superchick Wed 28-Nov-12 07:08:08

Yes to wooden hill and bedfordshire.

Can anyone tell me what "E for B and Georgie Best" means? My dad used to say it instead of eggs but I have no idea why.

takataka Wed 28-Nov-12 07:09:55

trumpton I always tell my kids 'belt up or ill knock your heads together' ...or 'ill brain ya'.....ah, fond memories of grandma! grin

Euphemia Wed 28-Nov-12 07:09:58

What if you live in a bungalow? confused

RuleBritannia Wed 28-Nov-12 07:10:44

Trumpton Yes. But in our house, when I asked what we were having for dinner, Mother would answer, "Wait and see pie". It might be a leftover (no pun intended) from the War when no one knew what food was available. So we did have to wait and see.

I say it now to my son when he asks and he says it to his DCs.

MrsBW Wed 28-Nov-12 07:12:40

You're all wrong.

It's 'up Wooden Hill, and down Sheet Street to Bedfordshire' smile

bruffin Wed 28-Nov-12 07:19:24

"What if you live in a bungalow? "

My ML lives in a bungerlow, she still has stairs to her bedroom. She has an attic conversiongrin

MsElleTow Wed 28-Nov-12 07:27:49

Hecate my Gran used to say "it's black at the back of Bill's mother's!"

It was years before I realised she wasn't talking about a neighbour!blush

If we asked our Nan what was for tea she'd say "Dry bread and poullet(?sp)"

altinkum Wed 28-Nov-12 07:29:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

When asking what's for dinner we used to get told 'Bread and pullit' grin took me a long time before I asked what pullit' was.

Yy to 'you make a better door than a window' and 'were you born in a barn?'

numbum Wed 28-Nov-12 07:36:12

'Up your arse on the second shelf' hecate that's brilliant!

We used to have chuckitupandcatchit for tea and my nan used to ask 'how's yer belly off for spots'. It took me until she died to realise she was just asking how I was!

MsElleTow Wed 28-Nov-12 07:36:38

I asked DS2 if he was born in a barn once, when he was about 5 because he kept leaving the front door open. He said "You should know, you were there!"grin

sayayetaeapie Wed 28-Nov-12 07:40:20

yy to "I've got a bone in my leg" - what was that supposed to mean? never did find out

"doon the red brae" whilst managing to get a spam sandwich down at my auntie's [vom]

Catsmamma Wed 28-Nov-12 07:42:49

we used to get "Bread and Iffit" for tea if we asked.

and "there and back to see how far it is" if we asked where we were going on a day out.

MrsChestyLaRue Wed 28-Nov-12 07:49:18

We just go to bed. [boring]

But we made better doors than windows.

We had "sugar n shite" for tea.

We spent our holidays at "hameilldaeme" (hame ill dae me)

And my grans favourite when we were in trouble

"By the holy St Dennis, you'll have your head in your hands" grin

Notafoodbabyanymore Wed 28-Nov-12 07:54:41

My dad used to say "bread and lookatit" when we asked what we could have to eat.

Shodan Wed 28-Nov-12 08:01:29

My mum used to say 'bread and scrape' - I always assumed 'scrape' was some wartime delicacy that I was fortunate enough not to have to eat, but it turns out it meant a scrape of whatever spread was available (marge, I suppose, during the war).

Lollydaydream Wed 28-Nov-12 08:12:24

really I don't know why people can't call a spade, a spade. wink

lashingsofbingeinghere Wed 28-Nov-12 08:22:00

No special phrase for bedtime but,

"Ill have your guts for garters" was a favourite threat when DB and I used to fight and annoy DF.

ProfYaffle Wed 28-Nov-12 08:22:39

My Nan used to call a spade a bloody shovel! grin

HarlettOScara Wed 28-Nov-12 08:51:10

Superchick, e for b and Georgie Best

CinnabarRed Wed 28-Nov-12 08:58:24

Those that ask don't get; those that don't ask don't want.

I'm not as green as I'm cabbage looking.

It's better than a slap round the belly with a big wet fish [which it inevitably was, no matter what I was complaining about].

<<All courtesy of my grandpa.>>

Iteotwawki Wed 28-Nov-12 09:04:09

I used to go up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire. We lived there at the time, never occurred to me that it wasn't something to do with where we lived!

When I asked where something was it was always "up in Annie's room behind the clock". Nobody was called Annie and all the clocks were downstairs. /drifts off into haze of childhood memories.

mypussyiscalledCaramel Wed 28-Nov-12 09:05:50

My Dad used to say 'In a vinegar bottle behind the clock' whenever he was asked where something was.

'Up the wooden hill to bedfordshire' is still used in my house.

My gran used to say 'iffits' or 'wait and see' when asked what's for tea.

My Dad never went swimming he went 'oggin troggin' and he watched 'the haunted fishtank' not the tv.

' Born in a barn, were we?' is another one well used in this house.

RubyGates Wed 28-Nov-12 09:10:15

Of course it's "Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire".

Thank you in our house was "Mucky Buckets" and nibbly bits before the main course were "Horses D'oovers".

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