to think my Dad is totally wrong to say...

(123 Posts)
Convict224 Tue 27-Nov-12 21:48:26

...he is going to Blanket Street at bedtime ?

It's Bedfordshire. Via the Wooden Hill.

Clearly.

Ah I was looking for up the dancers to come up on this thread. My mum says this too. What does it mean though?

Pickles77 Wed 28-Nov-12 11:28:51

Up the apples and pears to see uncle ned was what my mum used to say confused

SantasComingFace Wed 28-Nov-12 14:39:54

Don't know if we've had 'off to see a man about a dog'

My grandad still uses 'run away with a black man' if I ask him where my gran is, no idea where that came from! confused heard a few people say it though.

My mum says shit with sugar on in answer to what's for tea and tbh that's often a pretty good description grin

zukiecat Wed 28-Nov-12 15:52:59

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Pickles77 Wed 28-Nov-12 15:55:18

Santa my parents say that when someone is missing. Although my nan actually did, left grandpa for a African man confused

Pickles77 Wed 28-Nov-12 15:55:36

So I assumed they made it up hmm

littlemisspoppy Wed 28-Nov-12 15:58:11

I once put on Facebook I was going to bedfordshire and people commented saying goodnight etc, then my OH text me to ask when I was going there and what for!

zukiecat Wed 28-Nov-12 15:59:58

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Frontpaw Wed 28-Nov-12 16:00:11

Beddington. Via the wooden hill.

Lollydaydream Wed 28-Nov-12 16:08:12

Some from my greatnan (who lived on Bedford):
"mother is it worth it" apropo of anything slightly challenging
"I see, I see, I see as the blind man said."
We also have lots of talk of barns and doors and there's whole days where talking to my granny is like doing a cryptic crossword.

ivanapoo Wed 28-Nov-12 16:13:18

I go to Club Bed where DJ Duvet and MC Pillow are doing an 8 hour chill out set.

zukiecat Wed 28-Nov-12 16:15:12

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x2boys Wed 28-Nov-12 17:02:47

always thought itwas up the wooden stairs to bedfordshire.I remember peopkle being asked where they went on holiday and said ,argate and back. And if i was ever cold in bed my mum used to say you will be warm in two shakes of a ducks tail my favourite was dad 'whats to drink'and he used to say corporation pop i was most dissapoited whemn i found out ot was tap water!

Calabria Wed 28-Nov-12 18:16:37

Mum used to say 'were you born in a bus' when we left the door open. Not many buses had doors when we were kids.

We went up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire too. Although I remember being very confused the first time Dad said it when I was little.

And when asked what's for supper the reply was always 'dolls eyes and hairpins' or 'wait and see'.

superchick Wed 28-Nov-12 19:34:45

Thanks harlett smile

Pickles77 Wed 28-Nov-12 19:59:48

My mum used to say we're you born in a barn to the door thing.

Erm no I was born in a lift hmm because I'm impatient blush

2muchxmaspud Wed 28-Nov-12 20:19:09

Oh god aye x2boys my granda says "if you don't want tea or coffee there's always council pop..." Water...

hoolahoolagirl Wed 28-Nov-12 20:44:28

My lovely old nan used to say 'up the wooden hill, down sheet alley to Bedfordshire .....god I miss her, it's the little things smilesad

SquishyCinnamonSwirls Wed 28-Nov-12 20:51:31

Oh this has made me miss my Nanna!
She used to say that too, "Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire", "in two shakes of a lamb's tail:, and if you asked my Poppa (Grandad) what was for tea he'd say "dry bread and pullit".

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Wed 28-Nov-12 21:31:06

My mum used to say 'Gone for a soldier' if you asked her where anyone was. For far too many years blush I thought that 'soldier' meant a walk.

"Muuuuuuuuum, I'm just going for a quick soldier to the shop, kay?"

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Wed 28-Nov-12 21:45:44

My nan used to say 'every little helps said the old woman as she posses in the sea'.

It was quite funny cos she was was quite genteel the rest of the time.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Wed 28-Nov-12 21:47:23

No, my iPhone, she did not say posses. She said pissed. Stop autocorrecting me. You completely spoil the punch line.

Tigerbomb Wed 28-Nov-12 22:10:32

Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire, here too.

If you were to ask my nan or my mom where they were going and they didnt want you to know or couldnt be arsed to tell you, they used to reply

"Ella ma titty
where there's neither house land or city:

and if you asked where that was they would reply;

"Three fields past China"

I have never heard anyone else use the expression and I couldn't find it on google

Shit on toast was another popular response to "What's for Tea", or sometimes it would be "Shit with sugar on"

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