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Lets Have A Bit Of Light News. Anybody Still Using Some Of These Old Sayings?

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youngmafbog | 17:43 Tue 25th Jan 2022 | News
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It seems research has revealed many old sayings are falling out of use, probably. I see some I used often but rarely now.

The spend a penny one is odd though, I have heard that regularly used as with pulling the chain (although they dont mention that one for some reason - perhaps there are still a lot of chains about).

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10438995/Traditional-old-sayings-phrases-falling-use.html

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well potage bon femme!
A mate of mine always answers Tickety Boo when you ask him how he is. He's probably only in his mid to late 40s, too.
I say 'tickety boo' a lot but I've just looked at that list and I regularly use most of them. Chin chin!
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Bonnet de douche TTT
have we heard:
lesson 1 - dont invade Russia
// always answers Tickety Boo//

I can only think of the old bagga on Dads Army

tyke tie - bow - o

LeMesurier for it is he - tickety boo tickety boo.....
Waste not, want not. Very popular in our house!
Remember 'Donner und Blitzen'...

I'll add some German to that....

Wir werden nicht nach Russland gehen - das haben wir schon getan, ohne großen Erfolg.
Pony and trap
Children should be seen and not heard
Translation of DTCwordfan's post: we won't go to Russia - we've already done that, without any great success. Jawohl!
On occasion in work when I am getting a bottle of water from the fridge I often ask if anyone else would like some Adam’s Ale I am generally greeted with looks of complete bewilderment

// always answers Tickety Boo//

tyke tie - bow - o

LeMesurier for it is he - tickety boo tickety boo.....

"TICK I TIE B.O TICK I TIE B.O"

It's Mainwaring who corrects Clp Jones(?) as I recall not Wilson
Aren't they doing a radio sketch.

All 50 listed there seem quite familiar to me, as I am sure to most, tho the witches's tit one less so
Do you want a thick ear
Pull ya socks up
Local Copper, "Ay-oop lad, I'm goin' ta clip yer ear an tell yer Dad that yer been nickin' apples."
Just got my electricity bill. I'd gas myself if I had a shilling for the meter. sob
Heavens to Betsy, still don’t know where that came from,
Christ on a Bike ( often used on here)
Dae ye think a cam up the Tay in a spam can?
Well, I'll go to the foot of our stairs ! Something you'd say when surprised ...

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