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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:41
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Stanley Challenger Graham




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belle
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 16:46
For many years I was under a mondegreen of my own..having heard the pop song hubble bubble toil and trouble as hubble bubble toilet trouble..i was quite young at the time!


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Bradders
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 17:16
My Dad always comlained about how muddy my shoes were when I came in from playing out....

One day, I swear he said he'd  had to use the potato peelings to get them clean...
I wondered how he did it .....and why  (old army trick perhaps ?)!
It stuck with me for a bit  until years later I  realised he'd actually said "potato peeler "

Problem is....Now whenever  I see muddy boots , I have a mental picture of my Dad rubbing them with handfuls of vegetable matter  (to this day) ....Honestly ...It's quite bizzare !


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catgate
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 18:14


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belle wrote:
For many years I was under a mondegreen of my own..having heard the pop song hubble bubble toil and trouble as hubble bubble toilet trouble..i was quite young at the time!

Now you've gone and spoilt it for me!!!


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Bodger
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 21:44
granddaughter, - simply the best = sick in my vest


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catgate
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Posted - 09/12/2011 : 22:48
"Gladly" my cross eyed bear..... was a family favourite.


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/12/2011 : 04:29
David, I wouldn't know until I saw it. But you're right, it is always open to question, perhaps I should have qualified that, "A seemingly irefutable authority"


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/12/2011 : 04:31
'Flurries of snow'. I've also heard a hevy fall referred to as a 'good clap' of snow.


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Bodger
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Posted - 12/12/2011 : 10:13
The snooker remided me of schooldays in the Holmfirth area, trump = fart, was  it in common  use in other areas ?


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belle
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Posted - 12/12/2011 : 15:32
used here.


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panbiker
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Posted - 12/12/2011 : 15:40
and in Barlick


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Stanley
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Posted - 13/12/2011 : 05:05
And in Stockport, derives from the archaic name for a trumpet blast. The phrase 'The Last Trump' always reduced us choirboys to fits of giggles.


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Cathy
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Posted - 16/12/2011 : 08:51
Crubbed, from Stanley on Autumn/Winter.  Haven't heard that one before.  Obvious meaning in context but where does it come from? 


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catgate
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Posted - 16/12/2011 : 11:21
Crubbed.  

There was a chap called William Arkright Crubb who lived in Derbyshire, in the late 18th century, in a village  called Owerdyke. He was a very forward looking fellow who once drew out the design for the first bicycle whilst doodling with a pencil on the back of an old envelope. He just threw it away because he did not recognise  what he had drawn. It has been claimed, by many, that his drawing was found many decades later by a man in Sheffield scrabbling about in the contents of an old heap of discarded blue wheelie bins. These bins had been brought from Owerdyke when the residents there refused to use them for refuse. He also designed the first radiogram, but had to discard it since he was many years ahead of his time and there was nothing he could do with it.

Does that help?

 


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belle
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Posted - 16/12/2011 : 16:51
eee Cathy I hate to say this but I fear Stanley meant to say Scrubbed.. and missed the s off.
Catty was that the same man who invented..hang on a minute..which came first the bicycle or the envelope?


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catgate
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Posted - 16/12/2011 : 17:23


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belle wrote:
eee Cathy I hate to say this but I fear Stanley meant to say Scrubbed.. and missed the s off.
Catty was that the same man who invented..hang on a minute..which came first the bicycle or the envelope?

You may just have solved the question of how reliable the legend of W.A Crubb is. He could not have used either the back or the front of an envelope before 1st May 1840 because they did not exist until Queen Victoria invented the postal system on that very day. In which case the bicycle must have been brought back from America by Sir Walter. It is probably a good thing that he had the tobacco labled clearly otherwise people may have started smoking bicycles, and look where that might have led.


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