Interesting English phrases.....
Started by Yojimbo, 25th May 2007 16:33 in Talk & Chat

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    Question Interesting English phrases.....

    I love how different English dialects give rise to many different phrases. My current favourite is: "Mind your p's and q's".

    Who wants to have a stab at where that comes from?

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    qretty obvious I would have thought
    Just off for a meal

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    Default Re: Interesting English phrases.....

    how about "hadaway n shite marra"
    Just off for a meal

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    Default Re: Interesting English phrases.....

    Heh, no, not like that.

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    Default Re: Interesting English phrases.....

    "Many a mickle makes a muckle".


    "I drive a Lexus, you are envious"



    "bone idel thick sterroptypicllay bone idle "

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    OK....

    "Mind your P's and Q's" comes from times of old (couldn't give a specific time) when barmen, noticing that the pub was becoming rowdy and possibly violent, would shout, "Mind your pints and quarts!", as drinks were commonly served in Pint or Quart sizes.


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    Yojimbo
    Yojimbo said:
    OK....

    "Mind your P's and Q's" comes from times of old (couldn't give a specific time) when barmen, noticing that the pub was becoming rowdy and possibly violent, would shout, "Mind your pints and quarts!", as drinks were commonly served in Pint or Quart sizes.

    Not from queuing for a pee, then?

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    Not from queuing for a pee, then?
    Apparently not.

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    Apparently not.
    Not queuing for peas either?

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    Sock Puppet
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    Not queuing for peas either?
    No. But I'd pee for a queue.

 


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