where do sayings come from?

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  1. glitzyglamgirl

    glitzyglamgirl Well-Known Member

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    Just chatting to a mate and said "havnt had a cold yet this year...touch wood" and I thought, where does that come from? How is touching wood lucky?

    So I done a quick google and found this...

    Any other sayings that you wonder where they come from?
     
  2. Lou

    Lou Well-Known Member

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    Yeah...

    One in the hand is worth two in the bush :think:

    Where did the saying sod's law come from?

    :think:
     
  3. Foxxi

    Foxxi Well-Known Member

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    'This wont buy the baby new shows'!!!!!

    Whats that all about!? :?
     
  4. Minxy

    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    We say 'This won't buy the baby a new blanket' when we're wasting time that could be spent working (or earning) I guess.

    Not sure what 'shows' are, maybe it's a Black Country saying and it was shoes? :think:
     

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