Well pull my plonker - yuou learn something new every day!
nice one pootle flump - just goes to show aging vba hackers should rtfm
Lol - makes me chortle every time. Perhaps it is the Mancunian in us? I hope you don't mind - I think I've used that on another site and not credited you
BTW - didn't come from the manual - came from some sloppy and incosistent coding which elicited different results and had me scratching my head for some time. I still maintain you learn 10% from the manual and 90% from your f#*k ups.
Wish I could claim ownership, but first came accross the immortal phrase in 1990 (ish), came from a rich source of vernacular in Stockport. Another gem of the same period were 'does me head in' - espcecially usefull for project reviews.
Also some came from what was Picadilly Radio (when it was still known as "Picadilly 261") I forget the guys name but he always signed off his program with "thank for your ears", if something appealed to him "groove my truffles" and "well rave on...." - just remembered it was Phil Wood before he defected to the Beeb
I sometimes deliberately introduce such pearls into meetings with Sceptics and interlopers to this little backwater in the UK.
After that you can always fall back on the mockney (Mock Cockney rhyming slang) - wonder how many sceptics worked out the ref?
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A good review of the classics there - and some excellent ones I've never heard before.
A couple of other quality phrases -
Mad as a box of frogs
He's seen his arse about that one
A bit of background - in Lancashire and surrounding locales, cock is used as a term of enderment ("Yer alright, cock?"). In said areas, it is not uncommon for a seafood seller (cockles, muscles etc) to tour the pubs. This led to the wonderfully copnstructed (shouted across a crowded pub) - "You got any crabs on yer cock?". Oh, the hilarity that ensued.
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