Urban Pie

Pie phrases

Who ate all the pies? – the chant was first sung in 1984 by Sheffield United fans- aimed at goalkeeper William Fatty’ Foulke – who weighed over 300lb.

Georgie Porgie, Puddin’ and Pie, Kissed the girls and made them, cry, When the boys came out to play, Georgie Porgie ran away – popular nursery rhyme.

Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds, Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened,The birds began to sing;Wasn’t that a dainty dish, To set before the king? – English nursery rhyme.

Pie in the Sky – something pleasant that we are promised eventually.

Easy as Pie – adapted from phrase its like eating pie – meaning that something is simple or easy to do.

Eat humble pie – admitting error, eating ones words.

Pie throwing – traditionally the act of a clown or entertainer.

Pieing – tactic historically used by activists in political demonstrations.

So, bye bye Miss American Pie – from Don McLean’s song 1972 (later recorded by Madonna in 2000).

Can you think of any more? If so, we’ll add them!

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Pie – rates! Ok its not a saying but hey!! :) x x

Nice as pie!x