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Derbyshire sayings origin - Meg's arse

Big Al Whittle 13 Nov 17 - 09:34 AM
GUEST,Dave Hunt 14 Nov 17 - 08:58 AM
Long Firm Freddie 14 Nov 17 - 01:03 PM
GUEST,Some bloke 15 Nov 17 - 03:29 AM
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Dave the Gnome 17 Nov 17 - 08:17 AM
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Subject: Derbyshire sayings origin - Meg's arse
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 13 Nov 17 - 09:34 AM

Does anyone know the origins of an old Derbyshire turn of phrase?

He allus wants to know the Meg's arse of everything...

meaning he always wants to know all the fine detail, all the minutiae.


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Subject: RE: Derbyshire sayings origin - Meg's arse
From: GUEST,Dave Hunt
Date: 14 Nov 17 - 08:58 AM

My mother - Black Country -used to say...'He even wants to know the engine drivers name'.. meaning the same thing


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Subject: RE: Derbyshire sayings origin - Meg's arse
From: Long Firm Freddie
Date: 14 Nov 17 - 01:03 PM

Dahn sarf we'd refer to someone wanting to know the ins and outs of a duck's arse.

LFF


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Subject: RE: Derbyshire sayings origin - Meg's arse
From: GUEST,Some bloke
Date: 15 Nov 17 - 03:29 AM

As a kid in Creswell, I recall a woman behind the counter at Dicky Sam?s Corner shop was called Meg.

And she did have an enormous arse.

And it was in Derbyshire...


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Subject: RE: Derbyshire sayings origin - Meg's arse
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 17 - 05:29 AM

mother from Yorkshire had a saying - he wants to know how many farts weigh an ounce?


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Subject: RE: Derbyshire sayings origin - Meg's arse
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Nov 17 - 05:57 AM

In Cumbria its 'all the ins and outs of Mary's arsehole.'
Roger


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Subject: RE: Derbyshire sayings origin - Meg's arse
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 15 Nov 17 - 01:35 PM

My mother - a native of Lincolnshire and from a Brigg family - used to say of over-inquisitive individuals, "He/she wants to know the far end of a Meg's arse, and the roo-ad (road) up there".


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Subject: RE: Derbyshire sayings origin - Meg's arse
From: Mo the caller
Date: 16 Nov 17 - 05:39 AM

I came from dahn sarf (London W3)and I've never heard any of those. Curiosity killed the cat was the nearest.


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Subject: RE: Derbyshire sayings origin - Meg's arse
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Nov 17 - 08:17 AM

He wants to know the ins and outs of the cat's backside was the one I used to hear in the Mancheter area.

Do they have a preoccupation with arse's in Derbyshire? The Peak cavern in Castleton is know locally as 'The Devil's Arse'. The only other saying from that area I am aware of is 'better to live in Hope than die in Castleton' :-)

DtG


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Subject: RE: Derbyshire sayings origin - Meg's arse
From: GUEST,EnfieldPete
Date: 18 Nov 17 - 02:55 AM

My Mum from West London used to say 'He/She....wants to know the ins and out of a magpies arse and what it's stuffed with. Miss you Mum


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