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 Post subject: Cheese at fourpence
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:28 am 

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"Cheese at fourpence"


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 Post subject: Re: Cheese at fourpence
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:22 am 
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What does that mean? I've never heard that before. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Cheese at fourpence
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:57 am 

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Well a teacher used to say to us rather unkindly "Dont just stand there like cheese at fourpence" at the junior school I went to; St Matthews in Padiham up until 1966 when my family emigrated to Australia, I can only assume that "cheese at fourpence" was left on the shelf as no one wanted it; either it was too expensive or had been reduced as it was long past its best, anyone else have any ideas on it ??


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 Post subject: Re: Cheese at fourpence
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:58 am 
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Oh, thanks! It makes more sense in context.

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 Post subject: Re: Cheese at fourpence
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:02 am 
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It reminds me of another good old saying- I'm standing here like 'piffy on a rockbun' It translates to, might as well not be here or a complete waste of space.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheese at fourpence
PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:43 pm 
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Cheese at fourpence - yes that's one of my mum's.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:10 pm 
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I still use these expressions frequently.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheese at fourpence
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:45 pm 

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:( Local description for the mood I get in after a long days Xmas shopping and a journey home on the bus with someone who is in 'high spirits' of the liquid variety', CRAMMED! :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:17 pm 
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A lovely word is crammed is it just a local word to us or does everybody know what it means.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:49 pm 
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I like "crammed", reminds me of my childhood.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:26 pm 
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Crammed means packed like sardines in a tin round here. Never heard it used to describe 'high spirits'

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:33 pm 

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Not 'high spirits', but in a bad mood, fed up, tetchy, etc.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:12 pm 

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:x Yes that's what I meant, 'fed up' etc.
How does anybody understand our English???


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:50 pm 
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Crammed can mean tetchy, bit bad tempered, it can also mean packed like sardines as Mel says. I think of it as tetchy.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:52 pm 
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Never heard it used a tetchy. Maybe it is a local thing?

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