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#1 by Sheldonboy , Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:57 pm

Here are some Cornish sayings.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles...ge_contentcard7

Anyone got any of their own?


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RE: Funny local sayings

#2 by mikejee , Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:54 pm

Always thought tourists were Grockles


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#3 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:46 am

I was told that Isle of white people call non IOW people Gruckles, and Tourists Rubberneckers as their heads move from side to side as they are passing in coaches etc.


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#4 by Cleopatra , Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:09 am

Ai have a phrase I have been using for many a year when someone is prattling on about something that is totally annoying and arrogant:

"If I want your opinion I'll give it to you!"


 
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#5 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:45 pm

Quote: Cleopatra wrote in post #4
Ai have a phrase I have been using for many a year when someone is prattling on about something that is totally annoying and arrogant:

"If I want your opinion I'll give it to you!"

And you do it so eloquently Cleo


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#6 by Sheldonboy , Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:47 pm

Unfortunately most of my own colloquial sayings I can't publish on here.


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#7 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:45 pm

One my Mom always used to say to me if I talked too much.

You could talk the leg off an Iron pot.
As if anyone could believe that of me.


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#8 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:47 pm

Another one of my Moms was,
If I was doing something and missed a bit.
"A Blind man on a Galloping horse would see that".


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#9 by Voltman , Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:38 am

I remember your mom saying she was going to "Severely Murder You" after you did something she didn't approve of.


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#10 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:17 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #9
I remember your mom saying she was going to "Severely Murder You" after you did something she didn't approve of.

The actual term was "I'll severely kill you" but you are quite right and this was on at least a daily basis.

Another time I had been playing with a kid from round Garretts Green Lane and we had a bit of a set to. Nothing serious but in some mad moment i mentioned it to Mom.
She said to me "don't mess with him his dad works on the Railway".....I never worked that one out.


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