The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 7, 2022

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It’s Saturday again and it’s time for SoCs. Our prompt arrived yesterday and it’s a strange one. LindaGHill’s said : Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a phrase you grew up with.” Include in your post a phrase your mom/dad/grandparent/sibling used all the time when you were growing up, or just write whatever inspires you based on that phrase. Enjoy!

“It will be a pigs foot in the morning” or “I’ll give you a biff on the boko”

When I was growing up if ever someone in the family hurt themslves and Dad was around he would tend to our injuy and then tell us ” It will be a pigs foot in the morning” I have to admit for first few years of my life I was worried about pigs trotters growing all over my body! Of course it never happened!

Another of Dad’s favourite sayings was if we had any moans about people or ifwe had committed a minor misdemeanor he’d say ” I’ll give you/ them a Biff on the Boko” another nonsensical saying. I had no idea where it comes from. I looked Biff on the Boko up in Google and discovered Boko means nose.

If Mum was getting to the end of her tether she would say, “Jesus, Mary and Joseph” these words meant everyone back off and behave. Mum had lots of sayings I shall list a few here!

Never cast a clout till may is out!

Blue and green should never be seen unless there’s something inbetween.

The angles are playing skittles . When there was thunder.

There was so many I will not go on. But one saying they both had in common was ” We’ll see ” or “God willing” used went for one reason or another the requested was unlikely to come to fruition. Also “God bless your tummy” when we ate, too much too little or something unusual. Oh! of course the old favourites “your not having pudding until you finish your dinner ” “your not leaving the table until you clear your plate” ” There are millions starving in Africa ” …mind you neither Mum nor Dad could name any!

There are many more but I going to finish now because time and tide waits for no one!

Lets finish with a song about growing up from my favourite Immie.

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    May 07, 2022 @ 09:18:33

    A couple I know, a couple I’ve never heard before!!! 🤗

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  2. Sadje
    May 07, 2022 @ 10:47:01

    These are new to me.

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  3. bikerchick57
    May 07, 2022 @ 11:56:20

    I’ve never heard, “It will be a pig’s foot in the morning,” but I love it! I’ll remember that one the next time I stub my toe and hope I don’t grow one either. I know a few of your parents’ phrases, especially the one about starving children when I didn’t want to eat everything on my plate. It’s interesting how these sayings stretch across continents.

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    • willowdot21
      May 07, 2022 @ 12:19:09

      It’s amazing isn’t it 😂 . Yes both mum and dad had loads of sayings. I remember my eldest son once challenged me on the starving millions by asking me to name two! For my sins I gave him two African names…. It didn’t work! 😂😂😂

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  4. Dan Antion
    May 07, 2022 @ 13:53:03

    I love these. It’s good to see parents are the same all over. I recognize the sentiment, if not the actual words. We were guilted into eating because of the babies starving in China. Ironic that I type this on my iPad…made in China.

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