Jam

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Mum: I need jam.

Me: Ok, what kind?

Mum: Peach.

Me: Peach?

Mum: Yes.

Me: Do you mean apricot?

Mum: Yes

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I was looking at notebooks.

Mum: That’s got a nice batter.

Me: Batter?

Mum: Aye, batter.

Me: Batter? What’s a batter?

Mum: Batter! It’s the batter! That bit there (pointing)

Me: Cover? DO you mean the cover?

Mum: Aye, that’s what I said, the cover.

Me: …
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12 Comments

  1. beeeze
    Jan 17, 2012

    This is very familiar. My Mother was upset yesterday because she had ‘a large loaf’. No clue.

  2. beeeze
    Jan 17, 2012

    This is very familiar. My Mother was upset yesterday because she had ‘a large loaf’. No clue.

  3. Anne Mackle
    Jan 17, 2012

    Nettie,I’m going to stick up for your mum here as I knew exactly what she was talking about when she said the book had a nice batter as we used that word al lot when I was wee.It’s an old Scottish word for book cover. One nil to mum I think, ha ha.

  4. Anne Mackle
    Jan 17, 2012

    Nettie,I’m going to stick up for your mum here as I knew exactly what she was talking about when she said the book had a nice batter as we used that word al lot when I was wee.It’s an old Scottish word for book cover. One nil to mum I think, ha ha.

  5. Anne Mackle
    Jan 17, 2012

    It’s a long time since I heard it said. Used to put a new batter on our school books.

    • nettiewriter
      Jan 17, 2012

      You know, now you mention it, that does sound familiar. I think that’s what we called it too!

  6. Anne Mackle
    Jan 17, 2012

    It’s a long time since I heard it said. Used to put a new batter on our school books.

    • nettiewriter
      Jan 17, 2012

      You know, now you mention it, that does sound familiar. I think that’s what we called it too!

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