[LMB] Vorkosiverse language
pbrimhall at tx.rr.com
Mon Jan 10 14:00:54 GMT 2011
A couple from my Grandmother (dirt-poor backwoods Texas):
"Want in one hand and spit in the other, see which one fills up first." (As
a reply to "I want ...", what kids wanted wasn't a big priority in her
"He's so sweet on himself, you'd think he didn't have to lime the outhouse
when he goes." (They kept a bag of lime in the outhouse and after you did
your business, you'd dump a scoop of lime in to keep dpwn the smell.)
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Vorkosiverse language
> 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 this.
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 do
"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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