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« Reply #25 on: 15/07/2008 12:39:57 »
"Eat that up, it'll put hairs on your chest!"

This one would send me screaming from the dinning room.
 

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« Reply #26 on: 15/07/2008 20:57:12 »
LOL... Thats funny one for sure... I heard it my whole life! LOL So far so good though.. no unruly hair on my chest! LOL! They never said anything about my chin though!!!
 

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« Reply #27 on: 15/07/2008 21:18:36 »
I was also told that if I didn't eat the crusts from my bread that
I'd get curly hair. (it is straight).
 

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« Reply #28 on: 11/12/2008 08:12:29 »
We don't seem to have had "Don't pull faces. If the wind changes, you'll stay like that."

My father often shouted at me: "Pull your socks up!" and when you're 4, this is what you do (shortly before receiving a cuff behind the ear for trying to be clever).
 

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« Reply #29 on: 11/12/2008 11:56:51 »
"Cough up, it might be a gold watch". What's all that about?  ???
 

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« Reply #30 on: 11/12/2008 12:03:58 »
"Cough up, it might be a gold watch". What's all that about?  ???

I heard something similar "Chuck up chicken, it might be a gold watch". As you say, what?

 

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« Reply #31 on: 11/12/2008 12:05:21 »
Did people used to be in the habit of swallowing gold watches?
 

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« Reply #32 on: 11/12/2008 12:10:34 »
My mother in law to her son: "What are you doing?"
Son: "Nothing."
MIL: "What are you doing it with?"
Son: "My finger."
 

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« Reply #33 on: 11/12/2008 12:13:23 »
MIL: "What are you doing it with?"

What was MakeItLady doing there!?  [:0]
 

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« Reply #34 on: 11/12/2008 12:14:45 »
We have a deep and dark secret.....which has nothing to do with jammy scones, thankfully
 

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« Reply #35 on: 11/12/2008 12:16:58 »
PHEW - that's a relief. Please don't mention baps  :P
 

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« Reply #36 on: 11/12/2008 12:26:30 »
or muffins
 

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« Reply #37 on: 11/12/2008 12:27:31 »
Do you know, I pride myself on how quickly we can bugger up a thread.
 

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« Reply #38 on: 11/12/2008 12:29:39 »
Anyway, there was a teacher at school who said of a boy "If you keep picking your nose, you'll go straight to the head."
 

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« Reply #39 on: 11/12/2008 12:39:48 »
I thought his brain would fall out. That's what my nan said.
 

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« Reply #40 on: 12/12/2008 12:49:39 »
An old Norfolk man once told me "If you ever catch a weasel asleep, piss in its ear".
I never did know what he meant.
 

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« Reply #41 on: 12/12/2008 13:48:52 »
An old Norfolk man once told me "If you ever catch a weasel asleep, piss in its ear".
I never did know what he meant.

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« Reply #42 on: 12/12/2008 16:26:36 »
I think that's just an east anglian perversion! In London we do it in tramps' ears.
 

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« Reply #43 on: 13/12/2008 14:51:20 »
In Canada they do it to Beavers.
MIL: "What are you doing it with?"

What was MakeItLady doing there!?  [:0]
When it comes to spotting boys doing naughty things, I'm the expert and will be around to all your houses.
 

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« Reply #44 on: 13/12/2008 14:53:21 »
In Canada they do it to Beavers.
MIL: "What are you doing it with?"

What was MakeItLady doing there!?  [:0]
When it comes to spotting boys doing naughty things, I'm the expert and will be around to all your houses.

Can you swim?
 

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« Reply #45 on: 13/12/2008 14:59:28 »
My husband drove his car into what he thought was a small flood. His car needs a new turbo engine and new carpets. He is a very glum boy.
 

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« Reply #46 on: 13/12/2008 15:29:50 »
I did that a few years ago. Well, sort of.

At the time I was living in a small village in the wilds of Suffolk. I was driving home in the early hours of the morning. Just oustide our village is a hill. I crested the hill doing about 50mph, turned a bend and <<SPLASH>> - I went straight into a flood. It must have been 2ft deep and went along about 20 feet of the road. The water was flowing across the road in a torrent. It wasn't somewhere I would have expected a flood as it was still quite a way up the hill. The engine died but fortunately my momentum carried me almost through. It was certainly a lot shallower where the car stopped.

I wasn't the only one who had come unstuck. There were about half a dozen other cars in the same predicament and a couple of recovery trucks in attendance. It was only a mile or so to my house so I left the car & walked home.

The next morning I got a friend to take me back there with a fresh battery and plenty of paper towels. By then there were about 10 cars littered around the side of the road. I changed the battery & tried to dry the electrics but it didn't work & my friend had to tow me. That was quite amusing as he had a 1 litre metro and my car was a big, heavy Rover.

At home I got the trusty hairdryer on the electrics and eventually everything worked again. I was lucky that nothing got damaged or ruined by the water.
 

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« Reply #47 on: 13/12/2008 17:08:50 »
Sadly turbo engines are not so forgiving. He is still in Salisbury trying to get a courtesy car. I hope he gets one or I'll have to get the chauffeurs uniform out.
 

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« Reply #49 on: 13/12/2008 17:34:36 »
It must be difficult to operate the pedals in those 5" stilettos.

While we are on the subject, do the heels cost extra ?   :)



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