.... and sometimes just haivering
My grandma used "In the name of the wee man!" all the time.The born in a field one is one of my most frequent. Seriously, why can't they close a door?
Oh, and I just looked at the top 20 properly. Because I said so, You'll have someone's eye out and It'll end in tears- probably my top 3.
These make me smile. Nothing really changes. Last time I was with my nephews trying to get them to sleep, they were giddy & hyper, I kept saying Wheesht to them - they don't live in Scotland and were just laughing hysterically, saying 'what's wheesht?!'
One that doesn't get 'round here (west coast of Canada)anymore, but that I used to say occasionally, echoing my parents, is "Who's she? The cat's mother?" -- so I'm tickled to see it on your list. I was beginning to think it was our own little peculiarity, and we already have enough of those!
Ms Mac: Another one I'm fond of is : If your brother told you to go and jump in a lake, would you do that?" And the always useful, "Two wrongs don't make a right".Nmj: Yes, my colleagues laugh when I say wheesht. Good job I don't say "Hud yer wheesht"!Materfamilias: I received a survey by e-mail a few years ago on that very expression. I think it came from a research establishment trying to find out the exact context in which it is used, where it came from and how it spread across the world.
I do say "Hud yer wheesht!" The boys take the mickey out of me every time.
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