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Thread #110453   Message #2483219
Posted By: Dave Roberts
03-Nov-08 - 09:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
Subject: RE: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
On the frequent occasions when I was demonstrating my incompetence at, say, fastening my shoelaces or putting my pullover on the right way round, my mother would tell me that I 'shaped like a wooden man made of smoke'.

On the infrequent occasions when I was nicely scrubbed, polished and neatly dressed she would refer to me as a 'bobby dazzler'.

The latter epithet cannot now be used in decent company since it was appropriated as a catchphrase by that strange man with an irritating voice and orange face who does antique shows for the BBC.

His name escapes me.