Foot of our stairs

Posted by ESC on May 22, 2000

In Reply to: Foot of our stairs posted by Gary Martin on May 22, 2000

: : The phrase "well I'll go to the foot of our stairs!" when told something that's a shock or surprise seems to be a Yorkshire phrase. When and where did it originate?

: I don't know where and when it originated, but it was common in the English Midlands by the 1920s and is still used there. I still hear it here in Yorkshire, usually in the strong local accent "I'll gut t'fut oft' steers".

: Gary

There was a recent discussion of this phrase here. I couldn't find it under "go" or "stairs."