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Old 16th Aug 2007, 08:17
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On the frequent occasions that my Dad broke wind:

'Speak up Brown, you're through'

If someone else did it:

'Your horn works, now try your lights'.

If you were having a problem getting something fixed:

'Do not panic, flight mechanic, fitter 2 will see you through'.

In our house, number twos were known as Binkies.

'Do you need to go binkies'? Very odd.

My sister was always known as 'Bint' as an arab had tried to buy her once 'How much for the Bint'?
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 00:18
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On observing a particularly well endowed lady, my dad would often remark "all that meat and no potatoes".

If a recently aquired skill was being honed, the other favourite was "now you're cooking on gas".

'Stepping on a wood duck' was replaced in our family with "more tea vicar?"
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 01:46
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Quite liked the saying from the writer Victor Hugo
He was talking about how children were brainwashed from an early age.
He said ' In every village there is a torch - the teacher : and an extinguisher - the clergyman '
How much knowledge has come out of the Islamic world over the last couple of hundred years ? That's right, nothing.
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 08:29
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My parents grew up in Colonial families, and my Dad went to school and university in Ireland, before going back to colonial Africa in the 50s, so we have a farily idiosyncratic family vocabulary which to be honest I find quite normal, but many friends find utter giberish. I expect most of the words are adopted from Swahili or Hindi, or a mix of both, but with a good dose of both Belfast and Dublin: pick the bones out of that! Oh, and Dad was an Obs and Gynae surgeon in his working life! He has a great sense of humour!

Phrases include:

'flighting the pigeons' for farting
'shanzi' tatty or poor quality
'taca-taca' miscellaneous belongings
'temper like a scalded she cat' stroppy bitch
'two boiled eggs in a hanky' for a fat bum on a woman
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 10:22
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When things are finally going right after several false starts:

'now we're sucking the right tit!'

My father talking about someone being indecisive:

'He's like a fart in a colander that doesn't know which hole to come out!'
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Old 17th Aug 2007, 16:17
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I live in Leamington Spa, lexxity, and it is true: we have a much better class of litter here in Leamington Spa, not quite as good as when we were Royal Leamington Spa, but still certainly better than the average! Mind you, a dog turd is a dog turd, no matter where it is, except when it's on your shoe, when it attracts a certain elevation to a f&^king dog turd!
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Old 20th Aug 2007, 01:10
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I thought I replies but I must have deleted it. Its possible, she was in SSY the other week and has been known to call talk back shows and radio stations....probably just to hear the sound of her own voice!
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Old 20th Aug 2007, 03:25
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Must have been here Atlas, cause it was word for word.
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