Thinking about the thread about the loo/lavatory/khazi/bog/toilet got me remembering The English Project and the book 'Kitchen Table Lingo' from 2008.
Does it sometimes seem like your family speaks its own language? Families up and down the UK have their own special vocabularies. Discover tinsellitis sufferers in Tunbridge Wells, elephant users in Edinburgh and chobblers in Cardiff. Whether it's a slip of the tongue that becomes a permanent part of the family vernacular or a word invented when all others fail, "Kitchen Table Lingo" is part of what makes our language so rich and creative. This collection of hundreds of words from English speakers around the world - complete with space and an invitation to add your own - is a wonderfully entertaining celebration of the spoken word and the people who take pleasure in it. After all, what other language has fifty-seven words for the TV remote control?
I did actually get a word in there, so am now a published author! Lol ....
But it also got me thinking about a phrase that my family always used, which was "it's a bit black over Bill's Mothers" - now as a child this did confuse me as my Dad was called Bill and his Mother, my Gran lived in Filey, so it must have rained a lot in Filey I assumed?
Anyone else get confused by some of the phrases people said?
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