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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 8th Aug 18, 11:14 AM
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    pollypenny
    Why say that?
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    • 8th Aug 18, 11:14 AM
    Why say that? 8th Aug 18 at 11:14 AM
    Having said that someone I know is 'As daft as a brush ' I wondered why are brushes daft, if they are.

    How do these sayings come about and has anyone else got some intriguing ones?
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    (Pity they are mangled by this autocorrect!)
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 10th Aug 18, 2:09 PM
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    Fruitcake
    I think that one is just for the assonance.

    It could just as easily be 'drunk as a punk' (which might be a better comparison, come to think of it!).
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Or drunk as a Hunky Punk.

    This is a Hunky Punk, often found on West Country churches, and not to be confused with gargoyles.

    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 10th Aug 18, 2:11 PM
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    Fruitcake
    Any why should I go to the foot of our stairs if I'm shocked?

    Bit difficult in a bungalow, anyway.
    Originally posted by pollypenny
    Or take a boat out. Difficult indoors in most dwellings.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 10th Aug 18, 2:40 PM
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    Wizard of Id
    it doesn't sound the same without the Scots dialect

    Awa an bile yer heed

    Translation
    'Away and boil your head'
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 10th Aug 18, 3:58 PM
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    Come on Polly, let Google be your friend....."Tim Vine, one line jokes."
    Originally posted by PompeyPete


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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Aug 18, 4:25 PM
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    Pyxis
    Or drunk as a Hunky Punk.

    This is a Hunky Punk, often found on West Country churches, and not to be confused with gargoyles.

    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    A gargoyle would be a better choice in some respects, as at least there is liquid involved!




    But yes, it annoys me when people refer to things as gargoyles when they are not.
    Gargoyles are decoratively carved outlets for rainwater. They are usually of animals or demons with open mouths (for the water to come out of) and often project out from the building, to direct water away from the walls.
    All other carvings of heads and animals on buildings are called grotesques.
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    • Exile_geordie
    • By Exile_geordie 10th Aug 18, 4:48 PM
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    You learn something new every day
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 10th Aug 18, 5:02 PM
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    Pyxis
    You learn something new every day
    Originally posted by Exile_geordie
    That's the joy of being alive!









    And on the internet!
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    • PompeyPete
    • By PompeyPete 11th Aug 18, 7:45 AM
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 11th Aug 18, 10:00 AM
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    In days of yore (yore what? I hear you ask), most churches didn't have an organ, but instead had a minstrels' gallery at the back. When it as time to sing a song, the congregation would be told to, turn and face the music.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 11th Aug 18, 12:59 PM
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    'That could kill a brown dog' for something that tastes strong. Why a brown dog I do not know.

    'Prat Emma' for someone who is being stupid or thoughtless. I don't know who Emma is, but I haven't heard this outside my immediate family.
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    • tommix
    • By tommix 11th Aug 18, 5:11 PM
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    tommix
    'There are no flies on me' is a bit of a strange one.


    Why would a person feel compelled to exclaim that he/she is not a pile of Dog excrement?
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Aug 18, 5:22 PM
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    Pyxis
    'There are no flies on me' is a bit of a strange one.


    Why would a person feel compelled to exclaim that he/she is not a pile of Dog excrement?
    Originally posted by tommix
    Well, to ensure that there was no doubt.
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    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 11th Aug 18, 5:33 PM
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    Pyxis
    'That could kill a brown dog' for something that tastes strong. Why a brown dog I do not know.

    .
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    I'd never heard that expression, so I did some searching.

    It's an Australian expression, and I think it might be because of this; a brown dog is a dingo, which is known for eating all sorts of crud, so if something would kill a dingo, or be refused by a dingo, it must be really strong/really off/really yucky etc.

    I stand to be corrected, though.
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    • tommix
    • By tommix 11th Aug 18, 5:37 PM
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    tommix
    'Your trousers have had a row with your ankles' is a good one.

    I'll bet the 'make up nookie' is something to behold.
    • tommix
    • By tommix 11th Aug 18, 5:40 PM
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    "I'm sorry ankle I'll never leave you again.."


    "Oh trouser hold me close and never let me go.."
    • Tabbytabitha
    • By Tabbytabitha 12th Aug 18, 5:49 PM
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    I'd like to know who were Bloody Nora and Gordon Bennett.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Aug 18, 7:16 PM
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    Pyxis
    I'd like to know who were Bloody Nora and Gordon Bennett.
    Originally posted by Tabbytabitha
    I think Gordon Bennett was just a euphemism for something like "God bless us!" Or some sort of God-based expletive, anyway.
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 12th Aug 18, 8:27 PM
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    In days of yore (yore what? I hear you ask), most churches didn't have an organ, but instead had a minstrels' gallery at the back. When it as time to sing a song, the congregation would be told to, turn and face the music.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake


    But why was it a sign of being in trouble for something?
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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Aug 18, 9:09 PM
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    I'd like to know who were Bloody Nora and Gordon Bennett.
    Originally posted by Tabbytabitha
    https://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-24596,00.html

    Apparently ....
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    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 12th Aug 18, 11:43 PM
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    Fruitcake
    But why was it a sign of being in trouble for something?
    Originally posted by pollypenny

    I haven't a Scooby. I wasn't around in days of yore.
    I married my cousin. I had to...
    I don't have a sister.

    All my screwdrivers are cordless.
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