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  1. 24 days ago on Thatababy

    Well – we have “cheerio” and “bye-bye”, so “cheery-bye” is just a conflation.

  2. 25 days ago on Thatababy

    I grew up near York; round there it was usually “tara” or “t’ra”. When I think of “ta-ta”, for some reason I hear George Formby…

  3. 25 days ago on Thatababy

    Northern BrE and Welsh colloquial phrase for goodby. Also ta-ta. Origins apparently uncertain.

  4. 29 days ago on Betty

    His grammar’s fine. It’s just not Betty’s.

  5. about 1 month ago on Wizard of Id

    “…You’ll always find a big brass broken bedstead by the bank;

    There’s one in every loch or mere or fen.

    Don’t think it’s there by accident! It’s us you have to thank -

    The Society of British Bedstead Men!"

    - “Beadstead Men”, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann (1963 or there abouts)

  6. about 1 month ago on The Buckets

    Indeed. After a house move a couple of years ago, we dug out and set up our old deck and speakers literally only yesterday.

  7. about 2 months ago on Non Sequitur

    Put it down and pick it up again? That might just work…

  8. about 2 months ago on Arlo and Janis

    Lots of things have been “expected” in different places and at different times. To me that’s an explanation, not a justification.

  9. about 2 months ago on Arlo and Janis

    I’ve been having this conversation with my wife for four decades now. She’s explained many times, but I still don’t understand why she wears something so uncomfortable simply because she’s out in public.

  10. 2 months ago on FoxTrot

    Indeed. I sort of assumed that Jason wouldn’t have easy access to that. Especailly with parents implicitly in the background.