Bringing in Narnian Sayings

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Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby ClvrEttinsmoorGiant » Sep 10, 2009 5:45 pm

I saw a thread on bringing in the Narnian style and got to thinking about how it would be cool to have a thread with bringing in Narnian sayings. I had a ton of them in mind but, then I went to write them down and couldn’t think of anything so, here are the some that I could remember. Some of them would be by C. S. Lewis and some regular sayings that are in the books. If anybody has an idea I would like to hear it because I know there are a lot of good ones in the book.

“I don’t think they’ll care two lumps of sugar wether you (Blank) or not.”

“By Jove!”

“Has not one of the poets said…”

“That was jolly rotten of you.”

“Rubbish”

If you didn’t hear someone you could say “The girls all killed? I don’t believe a word of it! What girls? Who killed ‘em?”

When someone (including yourself) is angry you could say “The bolt of (your name or the other persons name) falls from above” And then if you put your name in the blank and someone is with you that knows about Narnia really well could say “Does it ever get caught on a hook halfway?”

“A scholar is never with out them your Majesty”

“Beetles fancy other beetles they do say”

“Fancy not knowing that”
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby NaiadWaker » Sep 11, 2009 4:46 pm

This is my favorite, from Prince Caspian:

"Where's that _______ balley Rush got to?"
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby littlgriz » Sep 12, 2009 1:22 am

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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby Pattertwigs Pal » Sep 12, 2009 7:34 am

Great thread. I love all the sayings in the Narnia books. Here are some more:
"By gum" (I'm pretty sure that is in there somewhere)
"Great Scott"
"Nothing for it" (That one is interesting because it sounds like it would mean for them not to do something but actually it means for them to do it). I think it is in the books. It is in the BBC version of LWW but when I look at that spot in the books it wasn’t there.
"Look sharp"
"I'm jiggered."
The use of "jolly" (often used for emphasis)
“Bother”
“Time out of mind”
“Soup and celery”
“Beards and bedsteads”
“Horns and halibuts”
“Bulbs and bolsters”
“Whistles and whirligigs
“Logic! Why don’t they teach logic in these schools” (Anything could be substituted for logic)
“I wonder what they do teach them in these schools”
“Sharp’s the word” (sharp can be replaced by other words)
“I shouldn’t wonder” (especially helpful for dire predictions)
*tears herself away from the books; otherwise will spend the whole day finding sayings*
I'll probably post more another time.
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby NaiadWaker » Sep 12, 2009 7:34 pm

"Oh bother! I've left my ________ in ______________!"
"Smell of hot _____, smell of hot self..."
"And what a filthy smell of _______!"

EDIT: I have more!

"It's worse than what ______ says about living at the mercy of the _______!"
"This one is in need of a little hot chocolate."
"I do believe that's a/an ________!"
"Don't ask him what that _______ thingummy is."
"Some kids who play games about _______,
got gradually _______ and ________!"
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby dantheman » Oct 08, 2009 10:49 pm

9/10ths of these are common British sayings

Some from me:

Beards and bedsteads
Cobbles and kettledrums
and what ever else the "dlf" says :)
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby Pattertwigs Pal » Oct 09, 2009 10:18 am

dantheman wrote:9/10ths of these are common British sayings

That makes sense since Lewis was British. I figured a lot of them had gone out of date though.

dantheman wrote:and what ever else the "dlf" says :)

Here are some more D.L.F.isms:
"Tubs and Tortoiseshells!"
"Giants and junipers!"
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby greenbird37 » Oct 10, 2009 9:12 pm

"Beards and Beadsteads."

"By Jove"

"Great Scott"

Very interesting language, can you imagine talking like this in these days...that would be really something! :)
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby NaiadWaker » Oct 27, 2009 6:46 pm

But you can imagine in a 100 years, they'll be looking back on texting and IM and be saying, "LOL"? How weird is that???

"I could order you to have it destroyed!!!"
Sorry, guys, I don't remember if that was original to the FotF Radio Drama or if it was actually in the book.
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby Varnafinde » Oct 28, 2009 12:32 pm

Pattertwigs Pal wrote:
dantheman wrote:9/10ths of these are common British sayings

That makes sense since Lewis was British. I figured a lot of them had gone out of date though.


Some of the sayings Lewis tried to use, had gone out of date even when he wrote them. He had read them in Edith Nesbit's children's books from the beginning of the century. Friends who knew children better than he did, could tell him that children don't talk like that any more.

And when he found better contemporary sayings, they would be sixty years old now, and some of those would have gone out of date, too ...
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby ChristProclamer » Oct 29, 2009 9:41 am

Wow. Y'all already got quite a list there. The only other one I can think of is 'Blighter'.
This one isn't from the books, but ever since Mr. Beaver used it in LWW movie, I've wanted to.
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby narnian_at_heart » Oct 29, 2009 10:46 am

I like this saying by C.S. Lewis "If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world"
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby DOECOG » Oct 30, 2009 9:53 pm

I know the classics “He’s not a tame lion.” and “By the lion’s mane.”
There is also the Calormen saying, “The sun appeared dark in my eyes.”
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby ChristProclamer » Oct 31, 2009 9:19 am

And whenever I get annoyed/sarcastic I start spouting out (in my head) "O my father and O the delight of my eyes, may you live forever, but you have Utterly ruined me!". That's two sayings, I guess.
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Re: Bringing in Narnian Sayings

Postby ClvrEttinsmoorGiant » Oct 31, 2009 6:44 pm

I wrote a letter to a friend and called my sister's dog a "Record Stinker". =)) Practical usage of the saying.
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