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Thread #110453   Message #2481732
Posted By: Jim Dixon
01-Nov-08 - 01:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
Subject: RE: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
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"When she entered the kitchen, matters were going on as usual—her mother bustling in style, and as cross 'as a bag of weasels.'"—from "Sketches of Irish Character" by Mrs. S. C. Hall, in "Chambers's Edinburgh Journal," 1845.

"…where the captain was standing as upright as a fathom of smoke in a calm, and the master was bent down like a yard of pump-water measured from the spout, and looking over a chart of the harbour, as busy as the devil in a gale of wind."—from "Tough Yarns, by the Old Sailor," by Matthew Henry Baker, 1835.

"One of the most popular plays locally during the post-Civil War period was a spoof entitled The Irish Aristocracy; or Muldoon's Picnic."—from "Showtime in Cleveland: The Rise of a Regional Theater Center," by John Vacha, 2001.

"Pakapoo ticket: noun, something indecipherable or overly complicated. Australia, 1951. Pakapoo is a Chinese gambling game that appears to outsiders to be quite complicated."—from "The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English," by Eric Partridge, et al., 2006.

"…for helping her to put back the clock by taking her to the right places for her frocks, and toques, and—oh, my giddy Aunt!—her transformations."—from "A Comedy of Mammon," by Ina Garvey, 1908.

"Look at old George down there. There he is! Look at him! He stands like one o'clock half-struck."—from "The Life and Adventures of a Cheap Jack, by One of the Fraternity," by William Green, 1876.

"…afterwards complained that the streets were so crooked and twisted out of all shape that at every corner he was actually afraid he should meet himself coming back the other way."—from "About Tomintoul" by Tom N. Towler, in "The Celtic Monthly," 1903.

"The old adage, 'that the eyes are bigger than the stomach,' may be applied to many an Amphytrion as well as school-boy."—from "Essays, Moral, Philosophical, and Stomachical, on the Important Science of Good-Living," by Launcelot Sturgeon, 1823.