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Re; Pudding crawl

Posted by R. Berg on February 16, 2004

In Reply to: Sayings posted by Val on February 16, 2004

: My parents used to say `You`d laugh to see a pudding crawl. My husband has never heard of it. Is there such a saying recorded?

I found a similar one, but not that one exactly, in Eric Partridge's "Dictionary of Catch Phrases American and British":

"'what would shock me would make a pudding crawl'. It takes an awful lot to shock me: predominantly feminine: c. 1880-1920. 'Men were supposed to be unshockable, anyway' (Laurie Atkinson, 1971)."