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let’s put the roof on first expression or saying

Let’s do a thing that due reflection would reveal to be impossible

Origin

A bright green vinyl EP of Noddy stories contained the timeless line “Let’s put the roof on first,” said Noddy, “then if it rains we shan’t get wet.”

Collected by

Iliff family – 1950s
Mark’s family growing up

Notes

Big Ears’s response was disappointingly bland, along the lines of, “Silly Noddy!”

Submitted: 06/09/2021 by Mark

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