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Things you used to say ironically that you now say a lot.

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2 hours ago, Moose McAlpine said:

 

Oh i love a gherkin. Or more often a cornichon. I get the jars of Turkish mixed pickles. Cornichons, pickled white cabbage, peppers, carrot, garlic. Delicious!

 

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Half of that next to a good steak would go well.

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7 hours ago, Steve Bullman said:

That was a rare sight in 1996! One for the wank bank for you I take it? 😀

Needs must when the devil drives.

(there’s another one for you)

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When I was young, father took me around the farm.

" Look at that bird/flower/insect/tree"   

"I see it Dad, I see it!"

" Boy , you see but you do not observe!"

 

I have been known to use that phrase on many occasions!

 

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Another of father’s favourites was

“tis an ill wind that blows nobody any good”

When I was young it sounded like nonsense , a double negative but I use it all the time now.  Last time in the first Lockdown, when all was quiet and peaceful, no vapour trail overhead, no cars and you could really hear the birds singing.  It was quite literally an ill wind that carried the virus, but there was some good ( like not having to gratuitously hug people!)

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"They don't put bay windows on shithouses" when someone called my Uncle Dave podgy!

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"They don't put bay windows on shithouses" when someone called my Uncle Dave podgy!
Haha, brilliant, never heard that before

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Like eating the muff for the first time (acquired taste) First time i tried it as a youngster you could have put a window in and i would have moved there and then. 
I've heard of muff diving, but I'm sure that that is something completely different!!

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I used to love watching Rex Hunts fishing adventures.  
 

Rex Hunt was an ex Ozzie rules star who went on to have his own fishing show and had got quite portly in his old age.

 

One episode he was describing something from when he was a young man.

 

”When I were a lad, I mean, before there was a roof over the tool shed…”

 

Once I get to fat twat status, I will be using that one as often as I can get it into a conversation. ;)

 

 

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My own father, a man of few words at the best of times, would occasionally mutter Dog Rough after casting his eye on someone’s substandard work, whether that person was within earshot or not.
Needless to say I find myself using it now on just about everything.

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