Mosleyisms

Stan Mosley worked for the Woollen Mills in Harrismith back in the ‘fifties. Born in England, he had a colourful turn of phrase. Mom used to tell us of things he said over the years, but I forget them, so I’ve been trying to get her to remember them. Here are some:

  • A journey in a pickup along a rough road “We rattled along like a tin of sardines”.
  • Harsh justice: “The judge sentenced him to be hanged by the neck until death us do part”.
  • On the golf course: “The ball was rolling towards the pin, gathering memorandum”.

HS Golf course

  • The lights went out at the factory, so Stan phoned up Ben Priest in the municipality: “Mr Priest! Is there any lights?” To which Mr Priest answered “No, there isn’t none at present now”.
  • On Platberg: “On the mountain the only living thing we saw was a dead baboon”.
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