Posted by ESC on June 10, 2011 at 12:41
In Reply to: I don't boil my cabbage twice posted by Gary Martin on June 10, 2011 at 09:48:
: : Today I had four British visitors to my West Virginia Talk Web site -- http://wva.homestead.com/WVaTalk.html -- looking for the meaning and origin of "I don't boil my cabbage twice." I wonder what's up with that. Was the phrase used on a television program?
: I've not heard that here (in Yorkshire).
Two more lookups for a total of six. One was searching for ""a dinae boil ma cabbages twice." As used in W.Va., the phrase means the speaker won't repeat what he just said. Not going to say it again. Ernest T. Bass, on The Andy Griffith Show, said, "I don't chew my cabbage twice." A combination of the boil phrase and "I don't chew my baccer twice." Same meaning.