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GrannyMac

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Re: cutting down the choices,.
« Reply #15 on: Mar 23, 2020, 01:35:07 PM »
I knew what you meant Raven.  My mum had a 'message bag' that she carried when going for her messages.  Like other words and phrases of my younger days, its been dropped from my vocabulary seeing as I've lived 2/3 of my life in England.


When I first moved I asked for plain lemonade. Its just lemonade.  I buy sweets, not sweeties.  And they say scone in a very strange way down here.. 😉
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zoony

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Re: cutting down the choices,.
« Reply #16 on: Mar 23, 2020, 01:53:33 PM »
Aye..We call 'em Scones of Destiny..
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GrannyMac

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« Reply #17 on: Mar 23, 2020, 06:55:00 PM »
 ;D ;D
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biglouis

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Re: cutting down the choices,.
« Reply #18 on: Mar 23, 2020, 11:21:25 PM »
My mother used to call it "going for a message" or "running an errand" when she meant going to the shops.

When I first moved to Manchester as a mature student I was amazed to hear people talk of "washing the pots" rather than the dishes or doing the washing up. Also making "a brew" rather than having a cup of tea.
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Michael Rolls

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« Reply #19 on: Mar 23, 2020, 11:24:10 PM »
Guy in the  RAF - can’t remember where he came from - always talked about mashing a brew’
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zoony

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« Reply #20 on: Mar 23, 2020, 11:51:00 PM »
He likely came from Yorkshire, it's where I first heard it..A 20 cup, aluminium teapot..." Let it mash awhile son..".. I had no idea. It was one of the first things I learned when I started psychiatric nursing...
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Michael Rolls

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« Reply #21 on: Mar 23, 2020, 11:57:17 PM »
Could well have been. One thing about the RAF was the wide range of folk with whom  you came into contact.
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zoony

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« Reply #22 on: Mar 24, 2020, 12:23:31 AM »
Same with nursing..in those days.
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« Reply #23 on: Mar 24, 2020, 09:51:28 PM »
you rung a bell wi mashing the tea
in Scotland we used to say mask the tea
i had completely forgotten that
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« Reply #24 on: Mar 24, 2020, 10:06:19 PM »

you rung a bell wi mashing the tea
Same here, crabby!

Six days a week. Clock in 7.00am. Kettle on.

7.05am. Through hole in adjoining wall. "Dave. As tha mashed?"......

Don't think he knew how a kettle worked!  ::)
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« Reply #25 on: Mar 24, 2020, 10:09:40 PM »
and of course when we went shopping we needed the message bag
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