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Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'

Mo the caller 10 Oct 08 - 06:23 PM
r.padgett 11 Oct 08 - 10:10 AM
theleveller 11 Oct 08 - 10:13 AM
John MacKenzie 11 Oct 08 - 10:46 AM
stallion 11 Oct 08 - 04:31 PM
GUEST,Chris Brownbridge 11 Oct 08 - 04:58 PM
Willa 11 Oct 08 - 05:52 PM
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Subject: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Mo the caller
Date: 10 Oct 08 - 06:23 PM

Is the saying that someone who looks cold looks like a bit of 'frozen ossmuck' a common N Riding saying, or something that my inlaws invented?
I never had encountered the substance till a few years back when helping to muck out a paddock in winter and it was stuck to the grass.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: r.padgett
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 10:10 AM

Common as muck, yes!

Dunt know this in South Yorkshire!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: theleveller
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 10:13 AM

Never heard this before in any part of Yorkshire.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 10:46 AM

Frozen horse puckey


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: stallion
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 04:31 PM

I have never heard the expression but North Yorkshire is a huge county, certainly not heard on the eastern seaboard of NY


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: GUEST,Chris Brownbridge
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 04:58 PM

Nor in York - I think it's an original from your informant. You are now a folk saying Collector!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Willa
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 05:52 PM

No, never heard it; in any case I think it should be frozzen


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 11 Oct 08 - 06:09 PM

I was puzzled at first at this noun. Then I realized there should be an apostrophe before it: 'ossmuck! All is clear!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Mo the caller
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 01:40 PM

In-Laws lived in Beverley. Do I assume that John MacKenzie has heard a similar expression, if so where?
Willa, you're right, I can't spell.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 01:54 PM

Here in the U.S. I've heard as 'slow as frozen whaleshit.'

So "as cold as frozen ossmuck (horseshit)" is a keeper!

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 01:56 PM

Or 'as slick as shit through a goose'.

How many shit-related folk-sayings can we come up with?

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Schantieman
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 03:48 PM

as fast as shit off a shovel

S


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: jimL
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 04:27 PM

Never heard that saying ...

my father used to call me "donkey drop" when I was little, if I did something stupid.

Jim
The Yorkshire Polymoth


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Gurney
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 06:17 PM

Don't know about frozen, but it was common to patch up wooden boats with Ossmuckantar. Fibre and a setting liquid, same principle as glassfibre.
Two apostraphe needed there, DaveO.


Is there a plural of apostraphe?


Sometimes I wonder where all the stuff in my head came from, and why it is still there.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Barbara
Date: 12 Oct 08 - 06:21 PM

slick as greased owlsh*t
numerous as flies on sh*t
and then there's all the "wrong end of the stick" expressions

Blessings,
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: mouldy
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 04:18 AM

My Nottinghamshire husband used the "popular as pigshit" one, as do I. Then there's the "rare as rocking horse droppings" one.

Andrea


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: GUEST,neovo
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 10:04 AM

Yorkshire's a big place. If this saying comes from Beverley they would say "frerzen ossmuck".


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: r.padgett
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 11:53 AM

It does not appear in Nigel Hudleston's Glossary of Yorkshire dialect sayings etc

Must be a new 'un

Ray


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Michael
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 12:38 PM

In Bolsover (Bowser), Derbyshire ,we would say "sticks like shit to a blanket"

Mike


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Bernard
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 05:26 PM

As thick as pigsh*t - a slur on one's intelligence!!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: terrier
Date: 13 Oct 08 - 05:55 PM

There y'go, must all be good old CHESHIRE sayings, they speke a language all of their own there."Dig the 'ossmuck afor the frost". Well I just made that one up :) "Sticks like shit to an Army blanket"(heard that one in Cheshire).


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Harmonium Hero
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 10:10 AM

"Happy as a pig in shit"
"Never shit on your own doorstep"
"Oh, shit! - I've left the iron on!"
JK


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 10:45 AM

"Hey, shit for brains.."

In the military I believe chipped beef on toast was referred to as 'shit on a shingle.'

About someone who was voraciously omnivorous: "he would eat the shit out of a dead man's arse."

"He doesn't know shit from shinola."

I'm surprised that Spaw hasn't jumped in here.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Big Mick
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 10:50 AM

Actually, Seamus, the saying is:

...lower than whaleshit....


which describes a person of low character, or without scruples.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Les from Hull
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 07:08 PM

"Sir Percival grinned like a fox eating shit from a wire brush."
Robert Nye 'Merlin'. I think this is good enough to become a folk phrase.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 11:19 AM

Mick - that's an entirely different saying utilising the term 'whaleshit'.
I wrote it the way I've heard it used, and as a connoisseur of fecal-related aphorisms, you should be familiar with the other.

The super-model Claudia Schiffer is a highly intelligent woman with a genius IQ - according to MENSA.
Which is why I was very complimented indeed when someone referred to me as "Schiffer brains".

Seamus

What, no Spaw yet?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 11:21 AM

"Pimple on the asshole of progress" is popular here.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: wysiwyg
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 11:23 AM

lower than whaleshit

"Lower than goum." Goum being the stuff (shit) that sinks to the bottom of the sea.

"Don't shit the nest."

~S~


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 02:31 PM

In the Royal Navy we often got served "Shit on a raft"

AKA devilled kidneys on toast!

CC


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Oct 08 - 02:50 PM

Hello all.   My father Larry and myself have been trying to contact John McGrath, the great singer from Northern Ireland who plays at the Dubliner in DC. Does anyone know how to contact him? Any help is greatly appreciated. My email is mike_kirk@wellsfargois.com

Thanks-Mike


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Subject: RE: Folklore: yorkshire saying 'frozen ossmuck'
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 16 Oct 08 - 01:05 AM

Mike, if you PM me here at the Mudcat, I can give you the information.

Seamus


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