By texanaust Started February But where it comes from, and who Dick was, if he was ever a real person, we have no clear idea. Tougher than a pine knot. Search Discussion Forum Home. I had forgotten so many of the sayings my mother used but I read your postings and passed them on to my 90 year old sister. Didn't read through all the comments, but wanted to be sure that someone said, "swain" is a word used in the bible for the word, 'swear'. View my complete profile.
One of my most wonderful memories of studying English at university was the day I booked an appointment in a quiet room of the library to have some private time with a copy of Dr Johnson's dictionary. Wud tha ev wun cut off or just say to surgeon, "Leeav it pal, al be reyt". What is the meaning of the Scandinavian phrase 'Uff Da'? Between a Rock and a Hard Place. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Paul Heckingbottom's D1ck's Hat Band.
To use long words without knowledge of their meaning. It also brought back a longing to hear some of those "sayings", and a desire to remember them all. In a state of being unprepared, powerless, or idle. Monday, May 26, Tighter than Dick's hatband. Newer Post Older Post Home. It sounds like paradise to me. Jackie 13 February at
Editors continuously recheck submissions and claims. Poor old Dick and Arthur, though. I looked it up in my word and phrase origin book and this is what it says. By webfact Started Friday at Lynn 22 December at