Strange Sayings

  Ex plorer 23:21 08 May 07

Odd sayings I was told to-day I looked (awfully well?) erm I yes I as fine.

  lisa02 14:45 09 May 07

The one that annoys me is "Don't let the cold in" when someone opens a door or window.

  wiz-king 05:17 10 May 07

Well i'll go to the foot of our stairs!

  irishrapter 06:13 10 May 07

"its as broad as it is long"
(Does that not just mean that its square!)

  €dstowe 06:24 10 May 07

"It's black over Bill's mother's" (has to be said in a Nottingham accent).

Means it looks as though it will rain.

A favourite saying of one of my fellow students at uni.

  laurie53 07:27 10 May 07

"As cold as a witch's t*t"

I mean, how does anyone know, to compare?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:07 10 May 07

Very common saying in Nottingham.

As we all know, Bills Mother lives in Sneinton (a suburb of Nottingham.


One day when my daughter was approx 4 years old she suddely came out with "Bills Mothers Black" took us awhile to work out what she meant. She had heard her grandad use the saying and slightly distorted it as children do.

  Bingalau 14:46 10 May 07

"As tight as a fish's t*t" also "Lower than a snake's belly"

  Bingalau 14:48 10 May 07

My Mother in law, when exasperated used to say "Run up the wall and tickle the bricks".

  v1asco 15:05 10 May 07

laurie 53 substitute dry for cold is the one I know.

Also "Tight as a Ducks A**e" (not from personal experience of course

and "can peel an orange in his pocket"

2 sayings with same meaning.

Another one, which may come under loosely under this thread, is people asking "are you cold?" if I have a jumper on on a warm day. My answer is always "No" to which they reply "well, why are you wearing a jumper then?", to which the obvious reply is "because without one I would be cold".
This happens to me quite often from all sorts of Folk. I find it very peculiar for some reason.

"turn the big light on"

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