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It's cold enough for a walking stick

Posted by Peter Rogers on February 04, 2010 at 15:42

"It's cold enough for a walking stick" was a saying used by someone I knew years ago, he would have been born around 1919. I have an idea what it means; The handle of a walking stick used to be screwed on, it was also hollow. I believe people used to fill the handle with whisky or brandy to warm them up on their journey, hence the saying. It's only a guess though.