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Posted by Ould Stock 2 on February 07, 2004 at 00:34:07:
In Reply to: Re: words of our childhood posted by MM on February 05, 2004 at 23:28:44:
We often said, in my youth, 'he's abroad in the garden,'the operative word being abroad. When corpses were laid out, it was said they were 'overboard.'The word 'commands' was often used, referring to groceries. And if a person was 'under the weather,' he was referred to as 'taking the two sides of the road.' If a person was being awkward, it was said 'there is neither shape nor make to them.' And what about 'he's as thick as double ditch.'