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Postby Eddy Lloyd » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:35 pm

Welcome to the site Paula I'm sure you'll have many a giggle in here with this lot. :D :D
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Postby paula j » Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:36 pm

one of our family sayings was 'big head and no bread in the house'
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Postby Tony Hines » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:41 am

welcome paula
i used to keep fit running up and down to the bookies from grimley avenue.
used to stay outside listening to the commentary with joey malone.
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Postby Kenny Cunningham » Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:38 am

His spit has muscles!
Are you talkin' to me or chewing a brick!
When she sucks a lemon the lemon pulls a face!

I still have a copy of 'Lern yerself scouse' by Linacre Lane.
Don't find too much use for it over here in Maryland.
By the way there is no such thing as 'Maryland Cookies'
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Postby warbaby » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:11 am

Took me back years remembering many of these sayings. In addition:

When asked what's for tea, Mum would reply "Duck and Grab" What's that? - Duck under the table and grab what you can!

When I stood open mouthed listening to my mother and grandmother's conversation, my grandmother would turn to me and say "Make yourself scarce" (and I did!)

Thinks he's sharp just cos his heads pointed

Wanna wake up with a crowd round you? (from Tom O'Connor)
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Postby warbaby » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:17 am

welcome paula
i used to keep fit running up and down to the bookies from grimley avenue.
used to stay outside listening to the commentary with joey malone.


I used to keep fit on Mondays taking my Mum's 'good' shoes to Addicott's Pawn Shop at the top of Marsh Lane to get four shillings for our dinner - then pick them up on Tuesdays (family allowance day!) for four shillings and threepence! I used to stay outside first - making sure nobody we knew saw me visiting the pawn shop - Mum's instructions!!
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Postby smoked out » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:18 pm

diyman wrote:red botty will get yer if yer go the semogs = cemertary


who is red botty ?
bare botty the bandits mate.
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Postby buchanan clan » Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:04 pm

when asked where she's been my nan would say "i've been to argate".
another one was he's/she's got a face to stop a clock.
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Postby TMWilson56 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:16 pm

Only just joined ,so mine is a few years late ,my ma used to say she's got an a...e like a money lenders handbag .
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Postby Mike R » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:33 pm

Hi

My mate's dad stopped me in my tracks and took me down a peg or two, when he saw my new car for the first time, he said "It's shiny, just like snot up a jigger!"


My favourite put down line from a girl at the ODVA. My mate said to her, "I could live in your eyes" and she replied " Well, you'd be at home, there's a sty in one of them!"

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Postby Elaine Goulding » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:06 am

As useless as a one armed paperhanger
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Postby jmoorcroft » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:46 am

My Great gran used to say if she saw you eating a jam butty " Id sooner keep you for a week than a fortnight " Jim
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Postby lynne99 » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:12 pm

had a friend called Joan Plank, who hated the "thick as 2 short planks" saying.
The stairs were called the dancers, because a dance called the Lancers had a lot of steps in it. I do hope that is correct. :?
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Postby kenswayken » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:50 pm

Lynn, always thought dancers came from Cockney rhyming slang - Fred Astaire , stairs , dancers :lol: Ken
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Postby Elaine Goulding » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:08 am

Ken, I thought cockney for stairs was "up the apple and pears"?
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Postby kenswayken » Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:32 am

That too Elaine, there must be variations of most sayings ? Corrupted over the years.
The old area designated as Cockney would have a definite Asian language slant on it these days :lol: Ken
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Postby Roy Retro » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:25 am

Dancing bears = stairs, strange that even all those years ago cockney rhyming slang made it up to Bootle :D
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Postby efc46 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:41 am

When you had just had a hair cut one of your mates would spit on his hand run up behind you slap you on the back of your and shout FIRST WET.
lookin at me or chewin a brick.
dats as old as last weeks echo
lets gerr a legger (hang off the back of a lorry)
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Postby Mike McC » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:20 pm

One my dad used about anyone who was potty was "His bars are down." No idea where it came from.
And one from my partner who was a townie was that if she asked her mother for money the reply would be "Do you think I'm Ann Lyden ?" again no idea where it came from.
Ex Addison St, and St Joans.
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Postby TMWilson56 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:37 pm

My mum used to say she's got an a..e like a money lenders handbag x
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Postby Roy Retro » Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:29 am

Another thing I remember from older relations was younger female members of the family being referred to as "Mary Mint"
"Where's Mary Mint gone?"
Don't know where it come from or if any other people said it
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Postby bob. b » Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:30 pm

What about Tilly mint where's Tilley mint :D :D :D :) :)
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Postby Brunnyboy » Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:53 pm

german bomb headed wont say the rest when I upset me mum lol
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Postby efc46 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 6:04 am

He;s a Head theball (nutter)
Thats gear (sound)
a lad named peter was also called wacker
he is only half a quid (not all there)
Dockers doorstep( Thick toast and bacon butty)
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Postby Liz H » Wed Mar 18, 2015 1:39 pm

"Don't you look at me in that tone of voice, milady."
Lived in Garden Lane Bootle then moved to Netherton, where my mum still lives.
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Postby dezzer » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:36 am

flit take a powder hard clock
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Postby walter raybould » Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:38 pm

There is part of an epitaph on a gravestone at Thornton Garden of rest. ALL THE WORLD AND TEN TANNERS, does anybody know what it means ? Cheers.
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Postby Patricia » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:49 am

Some sayings I grew up with:

1. "Money doesn't grow on trees you know!

2. "Close the door! - anyone would think you were raised in a barn?"

3. Because I said so!!

4. "Stop crying before I give you something to cry about!!

5. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.

6. Your face is going to freeze that way.

7. Make sure you do the corners, the middle will take care of itself!!

8. If a jobs worth doing, it's worth doing properly!! (fav of my Mum's)

9. You're not made of sugar, you won't melt.

10. Hold your Horses!
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Postby lynne99 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:00 am

All of those could have come from my parents as well. Thanks. My dad also used to say something was "Sky blue pink with a finny inny border" when asked about colour. Hope spelling is ok.. Anyone else heard of this or was it just my Dad :D
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Postby Elaine Goulding » Fri May 15, 2015 2:37 am

When anyone had very sparse thinning hair, my sister would describe the hair as "two strands and a nit"!
My pal used to describe any man with a "comb over" as looking like a "walnut whip"!
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Postby demilee123 » Sat May 16, 2015 8:49 pm

elaine the best one if you had thin hair it was oh god look at her shes only got 2strands and a nit lol
Elaine Goulding wrote:Ken, I thought cockney for stairs was "up the apple and pears"?
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Postby Jan » Sat May 16, 2015 9:18 pm

:) :)

Someone who was sulking, He/she's got lips like rolls of lino.

Are you reading that Echo yer sittin on?

Some years ago I was on holiday in Turkey and I spotted two local women , they were wearing the most hideous looking trousers, I commented to my partner (who's not from Liverpool) "The kip of the kecks on them two", He looked at me and said "What are you talking about I don't know what you mean" hahaha.

Only last week he and my friend were having a friendly banter, and he said he would tell me what she said, my friend called him a clat tail, he had no idea what she meant haha, I had a laugh explaining.

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Postby john1878 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:47 am

Down the banks
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Postby bob. b » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:36 am

Are a you :roll: :roll: :roll:
First lick :P :P :P
Giss a go
kick the can
calm down
cob on
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Postby NIKO » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:38 am

R,Kelly, an American singer, or some ones sister if your from Bootle.
BEN....
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