04:00, Fri 9 Nov
I’ve been running around today like a blue arsed fly and happy as Larry and it’s raining cats and dogs, where the feck have they come from ?
A fly’s arse isn’t blue, who is Larry and if it did rain cats and dogs well feck me we’d need more than a brolly...
Any others you hear at work and think what????
Keep right on 3-1 blues Saturday...
05:41, Fri 9 Nov
A fart in a wind storm, or fart in a colander.
Goodbye says it all.
Not really sayings, but I constantly feel the need to correct the poor English used by my uneducated colleagues.

Double negatives really make my piss fizz.
07:10, Fri 9 Nov
Larry was a New Zealand boxer who won a fight worth a lot of money and looked delighted. A headline the next day was "Happy as Larry".

Why that's translated to British slang I do not know.
07:17, Fri 9 Nov
Nsue2
Larry was a New Zealand boxer who won a fight worth a lot of money and looked delighted. A headline the next day was "Happy as Larry".

Why that's translated to British slang I do not know.

Larry Foley was an Aussie boxer, but they state here that the origins are either from Australia or New Zealand.

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Goodbye says it all.
07:41, Fri 9 Nov
A false mythology is that in old England, they had hay roofs on their houses and the cats and dogs would sleep on the roof. When it rained, the roofs got slippery and the cats and dogs would slide off of the roofs. There for it was "Raining Cats and Dogs".
08:14, Fri 9 Nov
Dunno' but it's a bit black over Bill's mother's this morning.
08:19, Fri 9 Nov
What does " Bat shit mental" mean??
Double negatives really make my piss fizz.[/quote]

Love it, "piss fiz" is now my new saying of the week!
09:46, Fri 9 Nov
That reminds me. When Ronald Reagan was president it was suggested he might be a little bit senile and forgetful.

When it came to appointing a spokesperson for some role or other, he chose a man called Larry Speakes. This no doubt, to help him remember what his job was.

The joke was, Ronald called his partner, Nancy……… Larry Wife.
10:14, Fri 9 Nov
Its referencing a blue-bottle fly and the fact they buzz around madly in all directions.


My mum always says things like:
I'd eat shit if it was sugared
Dragged through -'hedge bakkudz
I look like the witch of wookie
Find a penny pick it up.
Waste not want not.


Her entire vocabulary is based around these little sayings.
19:49, Fri 9 Nov
It means mad as a shithouse rat
19:52, Fri 9 Nov
!Well butter my arse and call it a biscuit!
20:06, Fri 9 Nov
Some interesting facts

Here are some facts about the 1500s:



Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the Bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof... Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive... So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.
21:42, Fri 9 Nov
Well that killed the thread!

Btw, house flies do have blue arses - that's how they got the name bluebottle...
21:56, Fri 9 Nov
Not really too strange but .... " as shit as Ken 4rmstrong " is one I use occasionally
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Well that killed the thread!

Btw, house flies do have blue arses - that's how they got the name bluebottle...

Was a good read.

What I want to know is who the hell is Gordon Bennet and bloody Nora. Also why is knock and run called knock down ginger in London...?
22:17, Fri 9 Nov
Don't upset the apple tart
I didn't realise Mugabee was from Yorkshire until I read his name backwards
03:12, Sat 10 Nov
Yes who is Gordon Bennett...?
mad
07:20, Sat 10 Nov
No room to swing a cat anyone?