Thief of Time Discussion *Spoilers*

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Postby Dotsie » Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:11 pm

Yes I do! How about "it's black over Bill's mother's", or "I'll run up our gennel"?

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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:07 pm

I'm a Southerner born and bred (though I prefer South-westerner) and I know the 'go to foot of our stairs' (quite frequently used in late 70s-80s Corrie) and the 'if's and but's' one (although this one's better - if wishes were horses, beggars would ride). :lol:

As a practising procrastinator of Olympian standard, if I do say so myself, yes, the thief of time thing is a pretty common saying :P

But I've not come across those last two Dotsie :D
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:52 pm

What does 'I'll go to the foot of our stairs' actually mean?
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:20 pm

Extreme amazement or surprise in my interpretation :lol:

Perhaps it's that you're so shocked you need to go for a lie-down - so go to t' foot of your stairs? :P
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Postby poohcarrot » Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:49 pm

Well, all I can say is that I had never heard that "Procrastination is the thief of time" before 3 days ago. :roll:
If everybody knew it, why didn't anybody mention it in the discussion? :?
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:15 am

poohcarrot wrote:Well, all I can say is that I had never heard that "Procrastination is the thief of time" before 3 days ago. :roll:
If everybody knew it, why didn't anybody mention it in the discussion? :?
Because I thought everyone knew it. :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:10 am

:roll:

Are you going to the DW Con, or what, Tony? :D
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:58 am

Tonyblack wrote:
poohcarrot wrote:If everybody knew it, why didn't anybody mention it in the discussion? :?
Because I thought everyone knew it. :lol:

Me too :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:38 am

Exactly :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:32 pm

I thought some of the non-Brits might not have understood the "They think it's all over, it is now!" bit at the end of UA.
So I kindly explained.
Dotsie wrote:Do you know, I had forgotten that other's wouldn't spot that either :oops:

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Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:32 pm

But you are British! What's your excuse? :P
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:40 pm

Dotsie wrote:I don't want to sound like a know-it-all, but isn't that saying actually very famous? Maybe it's just particularly popular amongst students (which I seem to have always been in some form).

I could have sworn Mystmoon is a student AND British and she didn't know it either. But York is further north than Manc so that probably explains it. :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:03 pm

I threw in the student bit to make you feel better about not knowing it, smartypants :P Anyone your age should know it.
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:10 pm

Crastinus (Latin) meaning - of the morrow (to-morrow).
Procrastination - put off until tomorrow.
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Postby mystmoon » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:50 pm

poohcarrot wrote:
Dotsie wrote:I don't want to sound like a know-it-all, but isn't that saying actually very famous? Maybe it's just particularly popular amongst students (which I seem to have always been in some form).

I could have sworn Mystmoon is a student AND British and she didn't know it either. But York is further north than Manc so that probably explains it. :lol:

pre-student, i am not quite there yet! My Dad is from London, and I've still not heard a fair few of these. (altho the sayings he says to me are more along the lines of pot kettle black)
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