Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Scary Biscuits

Roy picked up on my use of the phrase "scary biscuits" in a post from Sunday. This is a phrase I picked up from my friend Jo at uni (I think!) and which Rowan has adopted, apparently, to the interest of people at HER uni! It's a phrase I've used occasionally over the last few years but which has featured a little more in the last year, no idea why!

Other than "my friend Jo" I have NO idea of its origins. Anyone got any ideas?

9 comments:

Maddie said...

Hi Sarah,

When I was at Uni it was a phrase I too used with reasonable frequency. I got it from a friend who lived in the area. For many years I had people staring at me strangely but I like to think it was because I used 'scary biscuits'. I don't know where it came from originally though.

I don't suppose you also use 'he's got tickets on himself' do you? That's something else others don't seem to understand.

Rowan said...

It comes from some 80s (?) tv show or film i believe. I'll double check it and let you know.
Scary biscuits! heh. Any ideas on funky noodles?

Barrie said...

Seems like a Uni thing, as I got it from my girlfriend at Uni who picked it up from her friend back home in the West Midlands

Rowan said...

it was said in a 1920s style murder tv drama, someone had been killed and someone said 'scary biscuits' that is the origin of it for my friend patrick.

Alan said...

I picked up 'scary biscuits' from an old girlfriend. I always got the impression it was slang local to her area. She was from Suffolk.

Greensheen Blogger said...

I know that this is a really old thread, but Scary Biscuits comes from the 1998 TV drama, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries: Speedy Death, staring Diana Rigg. In case anyone was still wondering.

Sarah Brush said...

Greensheen, if it was in the original novel perhaps but my friend Jo was using it before 1998!

Brian Duff said...

I was using this at Uni (in St. Andrews) way back in 1995 or thereabouts. I have no idea where it came from -- it was certainly uncommon enough that when I used it people often asked me about it or gave me strange looks :) I'm pretty sure I must have picked it up from a friend..

Anonymous said...

I originally come from Elgin in NE Scotland and we were using it when I was a teenager in the early 80's. I have no idea where it orginated, but, we all used it to mean feigned terror. It was always preceeded by a sarcastic "Oooooh".
As in "I'm going to batter you!"

"Ooooooh, scary biscuits!"