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Old 11th May 2023, 12:32
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Did she include, you have a face a dog wouldn't lick?
My Mum never said that, but one of my Aunts did!
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Old 11th May 2023, 21:42
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Old 12th May 2023, 22:44
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I thought that no pockets in a shroud meant you could not take your money with you when you were buried in a "shroud"

Yep - that's what I always thought too!
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Old 13th May 2023, 17:58
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Yep - that's what I always thought too!
Well, I'll go to Shields!

is another hoary old quip.
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Old 14th May 2023, 04:52
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My mother would say “this is between you me and the gate post”. In a hushed voice
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Old 14th May 2023, 13:58
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My Mum too, Andy.

And, "Did you wash behind your ears today?" And, "Make sure you've to a clean hankie!" when I was going out.
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Old 14th May 2023, 14:12
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If my mum got really angry, she would say "it's enough to make you spit" if i heard her say that i would keep out the way.
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'What would you rather do or go fishing'.
Didn't understand it then or now.
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Old 15th May 2023, 14:25
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My Mother who was from Fife used to say when she was mad at anything "claw ma whirry wi a whin" and to this day have no idea what it means.
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Old 15th May 2023, 14:44
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My Mother who was from Fife used to say when she was mad at anything "claw ma whirry wi a whin" and to this day have no idea what it means.
Whirry might mean 'hurry'. Whin in N Yorks (and likely Scots) is the gorse (a prickly sort of bush). To claw: to hold onto?
But, still a mystery.
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