[LMB] Vorkosiverse language
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Mon Jan 10 13:27:28 GMT 2011
> From: queenortart <queenortart at gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold."
> Our version growing up in Lancashire was "Put wood in t'hole"
> The other two I remember being said all the time when I was little were
> "Thays a better door than a winda" if you were stood in the way of something
> and "Well... I'll go to foot of our stairs" I have no idea why people said
A popular one in my family was, "You're a pane, but you're not glass." for
anyone who was blocking the view.
For hunger: "I could eat a horse and chase the jockey."
My grandmother would "put the 'fluence" on people to influence them to
"What's yours is mine and what's mine's my own."
"He couldn't run a chook raffle if you gave him the chooks."
"He couldn't lie straight in bed."
"I'm busy as a dog in a paddock of rabbits."
"He'd lie like a pig in mud."
Ahhh the memories.
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