Oh this could be addictive …

The Eyeballing Game. But I’m glad to see that my guesstimation skills are as good as I’d hoped: I hit the centre of the circle dead on. Now if only I could transfer these skills to darts …

I’ve just remembered what my Nana called this. She’s from Lancashire originally. I can only do a phonetic spelling because I’ve never seen it written: rack at thay. It means rake of the eye, and was most often used when straightening a picture on the wall by eyeing it rather than measuring it. It’s a lovely little saying, isn’t it.

Do you know any little sayings that have been handed down in your family, but have never heard in the wider world?


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