In Reply to: Crap on the British posted by Smokey Stover on May 15, 2008 at 01:08:
: : My mother used to say "Crap on the British". She used the expression when she was irritated or angry. She was a young woman WWII and I wondered if anyone else ever heard this expression and where it came from.
: Was your mother Irish? That would make the phrase self-explanatory.
- Except that "crap" wasn't generally current in Irish vernacular till recently; I can't imagine this being a stock phrase in Ireland in WWII. If she was an American of Irish extraction (something very different from being "Irish") that would be self-explanatory. (VSD)