Dear ole grumpies,
After me own ‘eart th’art. Not only did we once have the sayings you quoted, but we also had dialect, often in rhyme.
“Wen aw were yung and i’ me prime/Oid ‘et a muffin ony time
“Now o’m getting auld and grey/It taks me neerly of a day.”
Or: “It’s a varry goo’rd world ‘at we live in,/To lend or spend, or to give in -/But to beg or tu borro, or get a chaps own,/It’s varry wust world at ivver wor known.”
I wonder if there are any more old Todmordians with “old sayings” - memories of different days.
An owld ‘un