Up in Nanny's Room

@Jackalyn (6536)
Oxford, England
November 10, 2016 1:43am CST
My Nan said, when I asked her where something was and she didn't know, that it was "up in nanny's room under the wall paper." This was very confusing to me as a child. She was my nan. She had a room. The walls of her room were wallpapered. Then if she didn't wasn someone to say something in front of me she would tell the person that "little pitchers have big ears." A pitcher is a jug. I always looked to see if our jugs had ears. As for the "black dog on my shoulder" if I woke up grumpy. He was never there.
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@JudyEv (103841)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 16
There were some funny sayings around, weren't there? One of my favourites when I asked what someone was making was being told 'a wigwam for a goose's bridle'.
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@Fleura (6337)
• United Kingdom
10 Nov 16
That really is completely nonsensical!
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@JudyEv (103841)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Nov 16
@Fleura It is indeed but I still keep pondering on it which is ridiculous. :)
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10 Nov 16
My stepmum once told me she had a bone to pick with me. I'm still waiting for us to go and pick it!
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@Morleyhunt (17375)
• Canada
10 Nov 16
And the neighbour who was in trouble,didn't have a leg to stand on. Funny, when I saw him he had two normal looking legs.
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@just4him (95864)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
11 Nov 16
She sounds like a very interesting lady with confusing sayings. I knew what little pitchers with big ears meant, but I've never heard the one about the black dog on my shoulder.
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@Jackalyn (6536)
• Oxford, England
11 Nov 16
The sayings were all pretty usual when I was a child.
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@cupkitties (6705)
• United States
11 Nov 16
When letting me practice driving his car my friend said, "Come on now. Put some pepper on it!" I'm like, "Am I driving this thing or eating it?"
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