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Alex22

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Phrases
« on: Jun 30, 2020, 04:27:04 PM »
In the 'What's Everyone Doing today ' thread I said I'd done Sweet Fanny Adams, my Mum used this odd term years ago and it was only today that I wondered where it came from. 

The phrase ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’ came into popular use in Victorian England it means 'nothing or very little'    But there was a real Fanny Adams who lived in a rural village in Hampshire and on Saturday August 24th 1867 she was abducted and murdered in a most gruesome way.

https://www.historyanswers.co.uk/people-politics/the-gruesome-origin-of-sweet-fanny-adams/

You learn something new every day on t'internet, any more odd phrases  ?

zoony

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« Reply #1 on: Jun 30, 2020, 04:35:08 PM »
It's also a polite way of saying 'sweet f*ck all'..Poor old Fanny..
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Alex22

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« Reply #2 on: Jun 30, 2020, 04:50:27 PM »
Trust you to lower the tone, and here's me trying to inject some....erm what's the word  ?  :):):)

Michael Rolls

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 30, 2020, 04:54:36 PM »
Class?
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Alex22

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« Reply #4 on: Jun 30, 2020, 04:56:36 PM »
I was thinking more variety Mike  :)

Michael Rolls

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« Reply #5 on: Jun 30, 2020, 04:58:59 PM »
Both?
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zoony

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« Reply #6 on: Jun 30, 2020, 05:40:23 PM »
Trivia?...Decorum?
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 30, 2020, 06:02:40 PM »
Zooni....I love God, and I am sad that you think he is drunk. If he was a drunkard, he could not have created the Universe. OK...we have no proof that He did...but also, we have no proof that He did Not.... :'( gmx

richmond62

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« Reply #8 on: Jun 30, 2020, 08:43:48 PM »
Well, if God created the Universe, considering how arsy-versy it is, s/he might have been a bit tipsy.  8)

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« Reply #9 on: Jun 30, 2020, 08:52:24 PM »
God created the world. If anyone calls you a racist point out to them that God started it. Now Fanny Adams was a real person but the expression is a back formation from 'Sweet F.A." as Zoony said earlier. Similarly Gordon Bennett who founded the New York Herald although the name is not unique.
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Ode Iron

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« Reply #10 on: Jun 30, 2020, 09:17:06 PM »
Lots of phrases come from naval terms..the 19th century in particular.
My area as a youth hosted ones such as:
All over the hopitt.
Bit black over bills mothers.
This afto.
Crafty as a cart load of monkeys.
The ten o'clock horses will get ya.
Dirty bleeder.
Yitney.
etc....

zoony

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« Reply #11 on: Jun 30, 2020, 10:19:51 PM »
Zooni....I love God, and I am sad that you think he is drunk. If he was a drunkard, he could not have created the Universe. OK...we have no proof that He did...but also, we have no proof that He did Not.... :'( gmx


Chill nonna..I hate the idea that God has to be sober all the time just cos he's 'God'. It's not my belief, just a quote from a musician I admire. Personally, I have no monotheistic leanings and no beef with your God.. :)
" There ain't no Devil, it's jus' God when he's drunk.."

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« Reply #12 on: Jun 30, 2020, 11:22:50 PM »
Here are some of the phrases from my Liverpool childhood:-

God bless you and your one eyelash
Same to you with knobs on
I could eat a child's bottom through a cane chair
I could eat a scabby donkey
If you cant fight wear a big hat
Fur coat and no knickers
Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools.

Michael Rolls

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« Reply #13 on: Jul 01, 2020, 05:59:44 AM »
Couple I remember
Well, Iíll go to the foot of our stairs
Red hat, no drawers
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« Reply #14 on: Jul 01, 2020, 09:56:36 AM »



I remember  Red had and no drawers too..
Don't p*ss up my leg and tell me it's raining..

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