Off Topic Sayings you don't understand

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  1. Bum_Chinned_Crabski

    Bum_Chinned_Crabski Well-Known Member

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    I always assumed it was relating to cricket and achieving something - runs - using your own endeavours.
     
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  2. DMD

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    Cricket is the general claim to the origin, but that's only to cover up the vampire root of the phrase after the great garlic and stake shortage of 1824. FACT
     
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  3. Walter Sobchakski

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    I've always used the back version, if i've ever said it that is. I assumed it meant doing it all yourself with no help, e.g. with just what you had yourself (carried on your back) which wouldn't be a lot.
     
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  4. Walter Sobchakski

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    But having said that I always heard chest of drawers being said to sound like 'chester drawers' and up until I was about 23 I assumed they were called Chester Drawers.
     
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  5. DMD

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    I remember trying to visualise the medical contraption an elderly relative was getting treatment from, and what a danjeliss would do to them while they were on it. Until I saw 'danger list' written. <doh>
     
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  6. Kempton

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    Some Greek girl once advised me that if you are being bitten by mosquitoes a lot, you should avoid garlic. I love garlic, but I gave it a go.

    Sure enough the little ****s stopped sucking my blood.

    This is the opposite of the Vampire legend, because you are meant to use garlic to ward off vampires.

    Did Bram Stoker know this and just reversed the idea?

    Whilst I'm on the subject, does anyone else think Ehcunt looks suspiciously like an Egyptian Dracula?

    Sucking the lifeblood out of our club.

    Crucifix protest <ok>
     
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  7. AlRawdah

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    Isn't this all just Peter Kay material? :bandit:
     
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  8. Bum_Chinned_Crabski

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    I don't know what you mean?
     
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  9. Kempton

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    I don't know what you mean?
     
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  10. balkan tiger

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    Cheap as chips.

    Another one the wrong way round, have you seen the price of a bag of chips these days?
     
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  11. Jimmy Graham's bald head

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    I'll tell you which saying really gets my goat, when people say "That really gets my goat".
     
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  12. Stockholm Tiger

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    Cheap at half the price. For something that's good value!?!?! I mean yes. Surely it should be twice the price?
     
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  13. Stockholm Tiger

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    However, it's not just an English thing Swedes say “Gå som katten kring het gröt" which literally translates as "Walks around hot porridge like a cat.” And roughly means He beats around the bush...I mean come on!
     
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  14. tigerscanada

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    That deserves a crisp reply. Frost.
     
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  15. FLG

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    We're not a selling club.
     
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  16. southerntiger

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    I'll go to the foot of our stairs
     
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  17. Dr.Stanley O'Google, HCFC

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    Foot of our stairs; top of our street

    Surely?
     
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  18. Dr.Stanley O'Google, HCFC

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    I'm a bit under the weather this morning, but I'll make a half-arsed attempt...

    Trying to do something correctly, but failing, I would be told by my gran - "Frame lad, you're like a lass in red stockings".

    Sick as a dog; sick as a parrot.
    Raining cats and dogs
    Once every Sheffield flood
    Spuds in yer socks
    Deaf as a post
     
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  19. DJBlackandamberarmy(No4)

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    Never understood when suppliers say ex stock when it's in stock ... As a wet behind the ears office junior I used to think it meant ex, as in it used to be in stock , caused a few issues <laugh>
     
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  20. Happy Tiger

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    Well. That explains a few things.
     
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