Stan Clee de clozy doe

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  1. Just thought I'd introduce some phrases that our overseas friends may want to look up before they visit us this summer.

    Phrases heard on the London Underground:
    "Stan Clee de clozy doe." and it's alternative:
    "Myndee clozy doe."

    On street corners in London:
    "Stanna.....stanna.......eeeeen stanna......stanna" (OK, maybe a bit rare now as there seems less enthusiasm nowadays).

    Or, "Thank you, please.......please, thank you" - said in a heavy polish accent. (This is an invite to take a free newspaper and is used regardless of its title).

    It's just possible that you may hear a phrase heard weekly in my childhood but very rare now:
    "Rabo....rabo.....een rabo....rabo."

    OK, can some Brits add to the list of utterances unlikely to be found in a phrase book? Or would Johhny Foreigner care to add some of their own for our edification?

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