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A pint of wallop! (Just for fun).

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BigBertha1 Sat 12-Mar-22 10:33:46

A silly thing but we were laughing over breakfast today remembering my Dad saying he was going for a 'a pint of wallop'. Anyone else remember the funny things their parents called things?

Oopsadaisy1 Sat 12-Mar-22 10:35:46

My Dad called it ‘jollop’.

GrannyGravy13 Sat 12-Mar-22 10:36:18

I can remember my maternal Gran saying up the wooden stairs to Bedfordshire as she took me upstairs to bed.

timetogo2016 Sat 12-Mar-22 11:37:47

When my children were young they mostly left doors open.
i would tell them to "to put the wood in the hole ". which my parents and my grandad thought was hilarious.

Witzend Mon 14-Mar-22 07:26:49

‘Put the wood in the hole’ and ‘Up the wooden hill’ were both used in our family.

A family-joke one, because an elderly relative used to say it, was saying you’d had ‘an elegant sufficiency’ to mean you were full, didn’t want seconds.

My father had some ‘quaint’ turns of phrase - my favourite was probably him saying, ‘I am going to commune with my soul’ when he was off for a lengthy ‘sit’ on the loo with the paper.

Lucca Mon 14-Mar-22 07:30:46

timetogo2016

When my children were young they mostly left doors open.
i would tell them to "to put the wood in the hole ". which my parents and my grandad thought was hilarious.

“Put wood in t’ole “. you mean,
Or to the dog in front of the fire “who pays for t’ coal?”

Casdon Mon 14-Mar-22 07:55:13

If we asked what was for dinner my Dad always said ‘A run round the table and a kick at the cat’.
I have no idea why, and he loves cats.

Shelflife Mon 14-Mar-22 08:05:29

If our parents were asked” where are you going “ and they didn’t want to tell us their answer was “ to see a man about a dog”

NotSpaghetti Mon 14-Mar-22 08:06:44

"An elegant sufficiency" is a phrase I learned as a child - but definitely not at home!

Lexisgranny Mon 14-Mar-22 08:22:43

“Its cold enough for a walking stick”. Icy weather
“You are talking round shouldered”. Talking rubbish
“An Elegant sufficiency” Enough
“Up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire”. Upstairs to bed
“Stop moidering”. Pestering

All used regularly when I was a child

V3ra Mon 14-Mar-22 08:25:25

My Dad would shout out, "I'm just going to hold my own," as he disappeared into a gents toilet when we were out and about.
My poor Mum used to cringe 🤦

Grannynise Mon 14-Mar-22 08:40:22

'What's for dinner?' 'Bread and pull it.'
I guess that was pullet but as I didn't know what a pullet was it was an irritating answer.

Grannybags Mon 14-Mar-22 09:55:22

'You make a better door than a window' said by my Mum if you were blocking her view!

Nannytopsy Mon 14-Mar-22 10:03:21

My dad called emulsion paint wallop. I think it came from the brand Walpamur.

Gongoozler Mon 14-Mar-22 10:09:09

Were you born in a barn? When someone left a door open.

M0nica Mon 14-Mar-22 15:48:06

My DMiL, faced with a blunt knife would always say, 'So blunt, you could ride bare-a**ed round the moon on it.'

Gongoozler that is exactly what she used to say about her DS - my DH - and I completely agree with her. He never, ever, shuts anything, doors, drawers, cupboards, or puts anything away.

'An elegant sufficiency' was part of my childhood, also 'empty vessels make the most noise' if we children were too noisy.

Oldnproud Mon 14-Mar-22 16:02:27

Grannybags

'You make a better door than a window' said by my Mum if you were blocking her view!

I still say that a lot grin

Lucca Mon 14-Mar-22 16:22:02

I look like the wreck of the Hesperus……

Gill66 Mon 14-Mar-22 16:36:04

My Mum used to say: Six of one and half a dozen of another ( when both sides were at fault). You look like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards ( when we forgot to brush our hair!!)

Sweetpeasue Mon 14-Mar-22 16:57:17

Said by Dad - 'Just goint to point Percy at porcelain'
Uugh!

Skydancer Mon 14-Mar-22 17:01:56

If a knife or scissors were blunt my mother would say they wouldn’t cut butter.

GagaJo Mon 14-Mar-22 17:02:32

Waiting for the bus, my mother thought she was hilarious with 'Hereeeeeeeee it isn't.' 🙄

GillT57 Mon 14-Mar-22 17:05:09

My DMiL, faced with a blunt knife would always say, 'So blunt, you could ride bare-a**ed round the moon on it.

grin grin grin

lixy Mon 14-Mar-22 19:07:13

GrannyGravy13

I can remember my maternal Gran saying up the wooden stairs to Bedfordshire as she took me upstairs to bed.

We use this one too, much to the confusion of Gc's as we live in Bedfordshire!

Also 'going all round the houses and back down the lane' used by my Gma to describe a verbose neighbour.

Annanan Tue 15-Mar-22 10:54:32

I had a friend, much older than me, who after breakfast would say I’m going to turn my bike round. At first this really discombobulated me because we were not going out on a bike ride and anyway I can’t ride a bike. I was then told, discreetly, that was his way of letting us know that he was going to spend some time in the loo!