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Re: Foot of our stairs

Posted by Gary Martin on May 22, 2000

In Reply to: Foot of our stairs posted by sarah on May 21, 2000

: The phrase "well I'll go to the foot of our stairs!" when told something that's a shock or surprise seems to be a Yorkshire phrase. When and where did it originate?

I don't know where and when it originated, but it was common in the English Midlands by the 1920s and is still used there. I still hear it here in Yorkshire, usually in the strong local accent "I'll gut t'fut oft' steers".