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I agree with @splinx i would have voted @zigs if Esther hadn't knocked it out of the park with her winter photo. And to think that the photo was taken in color:LOL:. Congratulations Esther, you've done it again. I always enjoy seeing photos of your field and beyond Zigs. It looks so spacious and inviting.:)
 
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@Esther Knapicius
How about "Winter Drawers On"?

I don't know about your side of the pond but over here another name for long underpants are drawers. So it's a well known humorous saying as a play on words. (We have a peculiar sense of humour over here! :D)

probably the best I have gotten so far.
 
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I remember this photo was up when i became a member. I liked it then and i like it now. I like Bootsy's "Winter Drawers On" very true at this time of year for the northern folks. I think it translates well into new world english. A phrase that i picked up during my time in London was "don't get your knickers in a bunch" for when you think someone is going to start bouncing off the walls. It has worked very well for me over the years, this phrase, so thanks, but not useful for this caption. I'll think on it Esther but i don't think i can do better than Bootsy's.
 
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Oh, knickers in a twist, i must have americanized it without being aware. My mother-in-law was Liverpuddlean (hmm, probably not the correct spelling) and had tons of funny expressions that i have mostly forgotten but i do remember her always saying "....and "Bob's your uncle" i don't remember ever asking her what that was supposed to mean, but i do remember wondering.:)
 
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"and Bob's your uncle" is used at the end of a statement meaning 'and it's that easy' (as a way of getting a result). Similar to "it's a done deal" or the French "Voila!"

It's supposed to relate back to the nepotism that occurred when the Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury (Robert Arthur Cecil - or 'Bob' for short) appointed his nephew Arthur Balfour as Minister for Ireland although people thought he wasn't suited for the job. As it happened, he did the job very well and became Prime Minister after his uncle.
 
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@Beverly
"and Bob's your uncle" is used at the end of a statement meaning 'and it's that easy' (as a way of getting a result). Similar to "it's a done deal" or the French "Voila!"

It's supposed to relate back to the nepotism that occurred when the Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury (Robert Arthur Cecil - or 'Bob' for short) appointed his nephew Arthur Balfour as Minister for Ireland although people thought he wasn't suited for the job. As it happened, he did the job very well and became Prime Minister after his uncle.
Thanks Bootsy. Interesting. Next time i use that one I'll have a deeper understanding of where it comes from. And i do use the "knickers in a twist" one quite a bit....not that i EVER get my knickers in a twist over anything:confused:!!!
 

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