Old sayings

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Biblioklept
Biblioklept Community member Posts: 5,022 Championing
There was a thread where someone said about new slang (I can't find it to recall who so my apologies for not crediting <3
But I thought it would be fun to look at old sayings or things we say

Such as
"I'm off to spend a penny"

and
"Cough it up, it might be a gold watch" (or was this just people I knew? lol)


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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 5,022 Championing
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    Oh I thought of another, my nan used to comment on how much we'd grown and say: "Look at your legs, they go right up to your bottom!"
    It used to make me feel really tall and like I had long legs but everyone's go up to their bum :D  
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,980 Championing
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    Really interesting thread! Thanks for initiating this thread @Biblioklept. I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's old sayings  :)
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,139 Championing
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    Never cast a clout till May is out.

    Now what is a "clout" ?
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,203 Championing
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    In this context I think clout means an item of clothing. My Great Aunt used to say this to me when I was a little girl saying I should keep wearing my vest until the end of May! :)
    Mind she also used to say 'Every little helps as the old woman said as she tiddled in the sea.' I gather this was the 'polite' version.
  • Karen7788
    Karen7788 Scope Member Posts: 598 Empowering
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    “Your eyes are bigger than your belly”

  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 5,022 Championing
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    Barking up the wrong tree.
    I always like this one :D 
  • Biblioklept
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    chiarieds said:
    In this context I think clout means an item of clothing. My Great Aunt used to say this to me when I was a little girl saying I should keep wearing my vest until the end of May! :)
    Mind she also used to say 'Every little helps as the old woman said as she tiddled in the sea.' I gather this was the 'polite' version.
    It'd be much too warm to wear a vest until end of May now! 
    I can't figure out what the impolite version of the second one would be. 
  • Biblioklept
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    Karen7788 said:
    “Your eyes are bigger than your belly”

    Hahaha this brings back a lot of memories