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julia ashfield

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1276 on: February 19, 2017, 11:48:32 AM »
Sit down and let the dog see the rabbit.

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1277 on: February 21, 2017, 06:50:55 PM »
our mom used to refer to nosey people as nosey cods... :)


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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1278 on: March 18, 2017, 05:55:21 AM »
Tall as a yard of pump water

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1279 on: March 18, 2017, 05:59:02 AM »
Joan, I was raised to say Donny instead of hand. The word is pure
P Celtic for hand.
Chimneys were Suffs, and garbage cans were Miskins

Abt

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1280 on: March 19, 2017, 10:37:10 AM »
I think Suffs were drains.

Phil

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1281 on: March 19, 2017, 01:34:07 PM »
Alberta

I've always took "suff" as meaning chimney as in "It's gone up the suff",  being "it's gone up the chimney"  I've often heard "something has gone up the suff", but I have never heard the expression "going down the suff".

Bill

"Miskins" were the places that the rubbish was dumped until the refuse collectors arrived to take it away before we had bins. They were usually holes in the ground or lean-to sheds. Percy Shurmer as a Birmingham Councillor campaigned for the removal of the Miskins and was often arrested for demolishing them. Naturally after he won his campaign and residents were issued with bins these became known by the name Miskin.
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Edmund Fifield

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1282 on: March 19, 2017, 03:16:40 PM »
Yowl have square eyes sitting that close to the Tele

Edmund Fifield

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1283 on: March 19, 2017, 03:18:24 PM »
Your hair won't go curly if yo don't eat your crusts

GardenGerald

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1284 on: March 19, 2017, 04:57:20 PM »
Wait till your father gets home

Joewoen

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1285 on: April 22, 2017, 06:55:07 PM »
I need your expert help!


I am going to build a little wooden shed to hold the wheelie bins.  The roof will have roof felt.  Now here's the problem,  I'm sure we had a local word for roof felt,  I said to Mrs. Woen, isn't there a local word for roof felt,  she said there is,  but,  the barmy thing is neither of us can remember it.  I've gone through loads of pages on Google and I can't find the word anywhere.  Help, ideas please!

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Re: Old Brummie sayings got any ?
« Reply #1286 on: April 22, 2017, 07:06:58 PM »
Joe , in the 50/ 60s it was called Pluvex  after the manufacturer
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