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brokenglasseye

"Your Cat's Deid!"

“Your cat’s deid!”.

Remember that?
Remember people used to say that to boys in school who had trousers like this:



Why was that?
Short trousers.
White socks.
Slip-On shoes with tassles if you were very unlucky.

What’s that got to do with cats?
“Your cat’s are deid mate”.
Where did that saying come from and what’s it got to do with this:



Was Michael Jackson involved?



I remember these poor guys at school who constantly had to put up with:
“Here mate, your cats are deid”.

And then later on,
That saying changed into people making a simple gun noise followed by a Miaow.

What the hell was that all about?
Was it just a Scottish thing?
Anyone know anything?
Gareth1974

I always knew that as 'yer budgies deid!'

Apparently the appearance of too-short trousers resembles the lower part of a budgie's legs.
discominer

Budgie.
brokenglasseye

Gareth1974 wrote:
I always knew that as 'yer budgies deid!'

Apparently the appearance of too-short trousers resembles the lower part of a budgie's legs.


See, that makes sense!
But cats?

Friends of mine from the Southside told me that they knew it as "Yer Budgie's deid!"  
Gareth1974

Perhaps the cat killed the budgie?

i would see the point of making the comparison but why declare that the budgie was dead?
cybers

Its the old comparison of cats getting stuck up drainpipes that never came all the way to groundlevel and emptied into a culvert or drain. also been covered in "Things you never see in Glasgow thread"
Jagz1876

I always thought it was a reference to your trousers being at half mast, just like a flag is at half mast when someone die's.
brokenglasseye

Jagz1876 wrote:
I always thought it was a reference to your trousers being at half mast, just like a flag is at half mast when someone die's.


Ahahaha!

People should wear their trousers at half mast when someone dies!
cybers

Ahm a glass half full kind of a guy   Flags at half mast surely dont go all the way to the top  
Vinny the Mackem

Jagz1876 wrote:
I always thought it was a reference to your trousers being at half mast, just like a flag is at half mast when someone die's.


Agree - I always understood the reference to be the trousies at half mast.

Also, they were always referred to as "budgiedieds" as in "look at that - he's wearing his budgiedieds".
Gareth1974

Perhaps this would be better off in the thread I started - The Venacular?

ADMIN!!!
cybers

And why would that be ?
Surely your not offering up your own self importance as the need for something to be moved to your thread ?
Like was previously stated it is covered already in things never seen in glasgow now !
hillmanimp

Jagz1876 wrote:
I always thought it was a reference to your trousers being at half mast, just like a flag is at half mast when someone die's.


Has yer budgie died!   Exactly as my old mum used to say!  Trousers at half mast to honour the departed

Imp

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