Posted by Lewis on February 21, 2003
In Reply to: "Black over our Bill's mother's" posted by R. Berg on February 15, 2003
: : Surprised to see that one of my mother favourite phrases was missing. Probably originates in the English Midlands - and relates to adverse weather
: You can find some previous discussions of it by typing "black bill" in the archive-search box on the main Discussion Forum page. We never pinned down Bill's identity definitively.
Bedfordshire usage is Will's mother's and I thought it meant Will Shakespeare for some unrecalled reason.