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Offline bri h

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #345 on: February 22, 2014, 12:10:00 PM »
Our 'free periods' became free-er.  ;D

With regard to the RB floats. My Ma used to make a 'Knickerbocker Glory.'
It consisted of a long tall glass three quarter filled with Cream Soda soft drink (we called it 'pop.') Then a good dollop of Vanilla Ice-Cream. She'd put a straw in it and a spoon. She'd make my girls one each and say to me, "D'you want a coffee?" I'd look at the girls hungrily tucking into their Knicker-bockers and look upto ma and say, "Bugger the coffee! I want a Knicker-Bocker as well." I loved her smile at this. Thanks for a great MJ=memory jogger. Bri.
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #346 on: February 22, 2014, 07:40:26 PM »
 :D :D

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #347 on: February 22, 2014, 07:43:36 PM »
 ;D me too. xbx
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #348 on: February 23, 2014, 04:24:44 AM »
Sorry, Annmarie, no idea...so I'm going to guess.  A small gasthus in the foothills of the Tyrollean Alps.  Or possibly Bognor Regis.  If I can work out how, I'm going to add a line in my tag, see who follows suit.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #349 on: February 23, 2014, 09:51:57 AM »
Bognor Regis? Um... close. I think.  :)

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #350 on: February 23, 2014, 11:49:29 AM »
Close, but no coconut! 

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #351 on: February 23, 2014, 11:56:19 AM »
Good call Jo.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #352 on: February 23, 2014, 12:07:47 PM »
Bri in Glasgow we called it a floater. It consisted of a can on "ginger" which the name we gave to cola or some other fizzy juice poured into a pint glass, and a dollop of ice cream.

A definite favourite of mine as a child.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #353 on: February 23, 2014, 12:20:28 PM »
Made with Limeade we called it a Green Devil.

Magic drink on a hot day
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #354 on: February 23, 2014, 12:22:35 PM »
I had a ginger beer spider yesterday but with chocolate ice cream,  yummo  ;D
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #355 on: February 23, 2014, 12:22:42 PM »
When I first came to mwc, gyp. Didn't you have a post about when you were on walkabout, having a limeade in a bar and you met someone you knew?
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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #356 on: February 23, 2014, 01:27:30 PM »
When I first came to mwc, gyp. Didn't you have a post about when you were on walkabout, having a limeade in a bar and you met someone you knew?

Yes.  Met up with Mum and Sis unexpectedly on the front at Lyme Regis.  I was heading back home and they were heading out for a few days.

I was walking by and they were in the cool.

Care-free days ;-)

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #357 on: February 24, 2014, 10:42:46 AM »
I only found out recently that nearly every country (and even regions) have their own nickname for Woodlice. We call them "Parsons pigs" here. We were talking to someone from England about them and they didn't have a clue what we were talking about. I honestly thought everyone called them that, but it turms out it's just our little island in the middle of the Irish Sea!


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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #358 on: February 24, 2014, 12:31:09 PM »
Eric, I had to google "woodlice" to figure out what you were talking about.

Imagine my surprise to find it is what we (Texas maybe all over the US) call Pill bugs. Also known as Rollie Pollies  due to the fact that can roll themselves into little balls.

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Re: How Do You Say It?
« Reply #359 on: February 24, 2014, 04:38:11 PM »
Ha ha. You mean a 'woodlouse?' Or 'Ear-wig?' as we'd call it.

When Jen(#1 dawter) was a little-un, she loved digging around in the garden, bringing in little 'treasures' so we could admire them. Pretty stones, flowers, and even a teeny tiny bit of glass. Where she found it we never found out? But one day she came belting in, saying "Mam! Mam, look what I found, she held out her grubby mitt. "It's a beautiful Pearl." It was an ear-wig rolled up for its own protection. She stood, fascinated, peering at her 'pearl.' We had to tell her though, we couldn't have her bringing more of them into the house.
"Jen, it's an ear-wig."
She stood now transfixed, with a little rictus smile on her face. I could hear her teeth grinding at the thought of what she held. After a few moments, in a quiet but forthright voice, she said, "Get it off iz!" She still didn't move. She was so tense. When it was gone, she said, "Ahm goin' tuh the batroom tuh get weshed." ha ha. She still remembers this tale. I think it left a print on her memory. Aww, Bless. B
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