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 Post subject: Bunfight
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:21 pm 
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I used an expression to Kris that he'd never heard of before. So I asked a couple of other people and they haven't either.
Has anyone ever heard the expression "bunfight" for a sort of tea party? Or have I made it up?

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 Post subject: Re: Bunfight
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:32 pm 
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Oh I've heard that ---bunfight---but I think it means a bit of a scrum for something--ie at a buffet meal, no order or queue---a bunfight.

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 Post subject: Re: Bunfight
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:36 pm 
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If you'd ever been to any of our family "do"s you'd know that just about fits.

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 Post subject: Re: Bunfight
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:06 pm 
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I think the pair of you are making it up :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Bunfight
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:20 pm 
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Honest I'm not, have you never heard me say that?????
If you ever have to rummage for anything, as in loads of people after one thing in a sale, it's a right bunfight----------------------I think it is a typical Briercliffe saying, I can remember my Grandad saying it

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 Post subject: Re: Bunfight
PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:56 pm 
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Mel, visualise any big store opening it's doors on closing down/sale day, everything must go, rock bottom prices, then that would be a bunfight. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 5:12 pm 
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Well put Stephanie. I thought it was quite a common term. Obviously known only to us common northerners :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:23 am 
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Sounds like the first day of the Next sale - something I avoid like the plague.

Must be a northern term, never heard of it. I'll ask Mum if she has when we get back tomorrow, I wonder if my Nan ever used it?

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 Post subject: Re: Bunfight
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:17 am 
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It might be applied to anything that's a bit of a scrummage, but I'm sure it's properly to do with food.
Anyway, I asked imindoors last night and he's eard of it too - tho he might have got it off me and my mum :wink:

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