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Posted By: Dave Roberts
04-Nov-08 - 08:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
Subject: RE: BS: Did your mum say this to you.....
No, you're right.

I was being (or trying to be) gently ironic with the 'Bobby Dazzler' reference and my (mild) prejudice against this particular TV presenter doesn't make the expression unacceptable.

The antiques man in question (does anyone know his name?) has a species of northern English accent and I'd assumed that 'Bobby Dazzler' was a northern expression.

Like many other expressions quoted in the posts above, it would appear to be a lot more widespread than that.

Another expression used here in northern England is 'not struck', meaning 'less than enthusiastic'. This is another expression my mother (and everyone else) used all the time.

I was amused to read in the autobiography of film expert Leslie Halliwell that a major film distribution company once held a special preview of some film or other in a northern town and asked the opinion of the locals.

The general concensus was that they were 'not struck' and the unfortunate southern film people were left scratching their heads in puzzlement.