... AND FINALLY
Why did my mum always use that phrase ‘before you can say Jack Robinson’? I have no idea what it means. Mum also couldn’t eat an apple without slicing a piece saying “.... and one for Billy The Badger”.
You know that feeling in your stomach when you go too fast over a bridge, my dad called that ‘wormies’ – not that his car ever went fast enough for us get wormies. And to bring this right down to base level, when we were all potty training and had an accident of the solid variety, the family phrase for that was “...oops the little fella’s done a coots.” Baffling. I’d love to hear the words and phrases you’ve inherited which don’t make the slightest bit of sense. MY pal Lazy Lawrence has turned down many jobs because they don’t suit him but at least he’s found one he fancies. It’s in a big department store cleaning all the mirrors. He can see himself doing that.