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From: "Val Freeman" <>
Subject: Re: [CHS] Non Gen,Old Sayings
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 12:54:58 +0100
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A friend of mine from the Midlands used to say "Well, I'll go to the bottom
of our stairs"....!
It meant she was surprised but I'm not sure why!!!
another my grandparents used to say if I kept my coat on indoors "You won't
feel the benefit" for when I went out again.
Val in Banbury, Oxon.

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Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2002 4:53 AM
Subject: [CHS] Non Gen,Old Sayings

> Hello Everybody, trying to compile a small collection of old sayings. As a
> child my Mom and Dad would come out with the oddest sayings, which at the
> time made no sense to me.
> Things like,Wheres there's Muck, there's Money,
> You Don't get owt for nowt,,just to name a couple.
> If you have any odd sayings in your families, would you please send them
> me.
> I am trying to leave some of this old English language to my American
> grandchildren who think I am nuts when I use some of these odd
> So if you would like to add your favorite expressions please send them
> to me.
> Margaret in California
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