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My mum was big on sayings but as they were from the North of England, most people in NZ didn't know them. I recall some she used often but I've forgotten most of them. Here are some that I recall. 

'That happens once every Preston Guild'.

'There's none so queer as folk'.

"Here's your hat, what's your hurry?'

"He wouldn't give you last year's Echo'.

'She was standing there like one of Lewis's'.

'Act daft and I'll buy you a coalyard".

"Were you born in a field with the gate left open?'.

'It's like Blackpool illuminations here'.

"You do that and I'll carry the bricks'.

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I’ve used about half of those 😀

I can’t recall any others at the moment apart from one, but I’ll come back to the thread when I do.

Tha’ll look owder ‘bout teeth

Sounds like I was a little fighter, I wasn’t. It was used by me and my friends if another friend took the mickey out of us, as a sort of banter reply, with a smile and a laugh. 

Whilst I do not suffer fools gladly, I will always gladly make fools suffer

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(Read thread underneath)

And, indeed, the many, many others.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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Here's one from way way back Premier League winners Manchester United. 😀😀😀

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“Every single person is a fool, insane, a failure, or a bad person to at least ten people.”
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‘Trouble at mill?’*

’Be reet’**

*this is a classic Bolton phrase when enquiring whether someone has a problem at work 

**another classic to say ‘be alright’ or more correctly ‘be reet’ when somebody is excessively fretting over something in their life.  Meant to bring calm.

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1 hour ago, graveyard johnny said:

your to carry up hill an darn dale

You've got me there Johnny. I haven’t heard that one or understood it.

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7 hours ago, RayCee said:

You've got me there Johnny. I haven’t heard that one or understood it.

i think it means you need everything done for you

see you later undertaker - in a while necrophile 

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My Great Aunt Jane often said "It's t'same as t'man i't' hat says ........"

It meant that she was not alone in her opinion.

"We'll sell you a seat .... but you'll only need the edge of it!"

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22 minutes ago, silverback said:

Get thi gannzy on its cold.

tha pees like co op horse.

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Tha favers a flitten

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On 27/08/2022 at 02:36, RayCee said:

My mum was big on sayings but as they were from the North of England, most people in NZ didn't know them. I recall some she used often but I've forgotten most of them. Here are some that I recall. 

'That happens once every Preston Guild'.

'There's none so queer as folk'.

"Here's your hat, what's your hurry?'

"He wouldn't give you last year's Echo'.

'She was standing there like one of Lewis's'.

'Act daft and I'll buy you a coalyard".

"Were you born in a field with the gate left open?'.

'It's like Blackpool illuminations here'.

"You do that and I'll carry the bricks'.

'the mountains are high, but the valleys are low'

'the sun never rises twice on the same day'

'there's many a throbble meks a thribble'

'he's more crank on 'im than a set o' whit Tuesdays in Grimsdale' 

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Here's a few off the top of my head...

"You gobbin!"   My dad used to call me this if I displeased him.

" E favvers a monkey!" Attributed to my grandmother.

"Well, I'll go to the foot of our stairs.." My dad, underwhelmed by something. He always called the stairs the "jolly dancers", I haven't heard that now for decades. Is it still in use up north??

"It's taters" Everyone living in the frozen north on stepping outside.

"It's jankers for you!" Exasperated headmaster detailing my upcoming punishment.

"Am I eckerslike!" Not me, definitely not me.

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When I was younger I remember reading about a study saying northern regional dialects wouldn’t survive the new century due to the global media creating a single language that everyone would use.

Turns out that was wrong and northern regional dialect is still holding its own.

I say be proud of your northern regional dialects and heritage!

It is worth celebrating and ignore any attempts from the ######-taking southern types who’ve lost their own sense of identity (some but not all x) 😘

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