is a lecturer in Horticulture and Conservation. She lives on a farm in
Osgodby near Market Rasen and has been there for more than ten years.
Rivett can speak four languages
a bit of a language expert and has some knowledge of no less than four
languages including Esperanto and Spanish. Here she describes and expression
for telling someone to mind their own business.
to her here (Real
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I've been eggin' at the back o' Doig's."
you say what on earth's that then?, an' if you really didn't want to tell
'em - it's really a mild way of saying don't be nosey. An' you say it's
a wim wam for a mustard mill an' a catcher or a meddler - an' if you don't
look out it'll catch you! And t'other, t'other thing that comes to mind
- not my - it's a Grimsby er direction - if you asked a bairn where they'd
been, erm, and they didn't - ER - you know their mam would say oh and
why are you late home, where you been? And ER, if they dare - you know,
you, you don't always but if you dare - you would have said erm I've been
eggin' at the back o' Doig's - and that meant again mind your own business.
And apparently they used to - well I was talking to somebody that could
remember - not that owd' a chap - Doig's was a factory or an industry
or summats in Grimsby - a big, big company - in fact I knew owd Mrs Doig
- and the, the bairns used to go pickin' ER seagulls' eggs from the dunes
behind - an' they would actually collect the eggs and bring 'em home to
eat. And it was apparently from that you would just say Oh I've been eggin'
back of Doig's, and that got you off the hook - you know you didn't really
had to say what you had been doin', cos presumably it was summats that
you didn't ought to have been.