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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Bob Dale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Jun 2016 at 10:45pm
'yankee '  --  used by an older self proclaimed southern belle I know to describe unsweetened iced tea, i am assuming not only is this because the farther north you go the less sweet the tea is (multiple wait staff in Nebraska would just hand you a sugar shaker and un-sweetened iced tea as though that some how was the same as sweet tea-- unacceptable!)  but also to describe how , from a southerners perspective, some people from the north are much less 'sweet' in their disposition. 

'MY! Well,pin a rose on your nose! ' -- big deal, no one cares

'the 64,000$ question' -- the crux, the point of whats being shared

 i don't know that this is an 'old saying' , but you're all familiar with certain acronyms like fubar and snafu --- i've been introduced to one at work by older employees where I work --- on the side of their tool boxes is an acronym they'll point to either in jest, or to spite whomever they directly report to :

KMAICR -- 'Kiss my ass i can retire.'

again, not an 'old' saying --- but in the vain of things I think.






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Snakes Alive! - and/or - Great Snakes! -- my goodness .
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"Brassic" - means you have no brass - i.e money.
 
So if you are skint in Yorkshire, you are "brassic"
 
Or your colleague could simply exclaim "tha's got bugger all"......
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Actually 'Brassic' doesn't refer to brass. It's rhyming slang - Boracic Lint = Skint

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boracic_lint
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We've strayed into Cockney Rhyming slang now - my home territory. Gertcha!!!
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Originally posted by CSL CSL wrote:

Actually 'Brassic' doesn't refer to brass. It's rhyming slang - Boracic Lint = Skint

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boracic_lint
 
That's cool.
 
I guess we took it a stage further by using just "brass" to mean money - i.e. "Where there's muck, there's brass"...
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Right. My parents were northern. They'd often say "where there's muck ,there's money".
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Originally posted by CSL CSL wrote:

Right. My parents were northern. They'd often say "where there's muck ,there's money".
 
Where in the north were they from, CSL?
 
The language can change within 5 miles or so round here - and the Pennines make a huge difference too.
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MM, Mum was from Preston, Dad was from Blackpool. I know it's a bit different from the Yorkshire dialect.
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Jeezum Crow - How rural Vermonters express shock, dismay, surprise, and just about any other emotion which would lead someone to wish to say the lords name in vain.

Always liked this too:

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