Old Fashioned Expressions

I have just heard a television commentator say “The Manchester City supporters are in The Gods here at the Bernabeau”.
Would anyone under 40 years old know what that means?
It was an expression which in its original sense probably faded out before 1970. The Gods was the name given to the highest and furthest seating from the stage / screen in a theatre / cinema, usually the third level. It tended to be the cheapest seating. There are now fewer and smaller cinemas, mostly on one level. Was that expression ‘The Gods’ used in the USA?

We just call them the “cheap seats” over here, or sometimes “the nosebleed section.”

We just call them the "cheap seats" over here, or sometimes "the nosebleed section."
Yeah "Nosebleed section" much more evocative that cheap seats Alright a slight segue... So what was under the bleachers called? :coolhmm:
I have just heard a television commentator say "The Manchester City supporters are in The Gods here at the Bernabeau".
UK. Figures. Them with their Lords and all. :lol: :lol:
I have just heard a television commentator say "The Manchester City supporters are in The Gods here at the Bernabeau". Would anyone under 40 years old know what that means? It was an expression which in its original sense probably faded out before 1970. The Gods was the name given to the highest and furthest seating from the stage / screen in a theatre / cinema, usually the third level. It tended to be the cheapest seating. There are now fewer and smaller cinemas, mostly on one level. Was that expression 'The Gods' used in the USA?
I never heard the expression until my British husband mentioned it. I had never heard it used in the US. Lois
I have just heard a television commentator say "The Manchester City supporters are in The Gods here at the Bernabeau".
UK. Figures. Them with their Lords and all. :lol: :lol: The name of the ground most used by the England cricket team is Lord's, named after its first owner Thomas Lord. It seems to be so quaintly appropriate.

How about the expression, “it’s over yonder” I have had many people say I could find something over yonder but no one has been able to tell me where yonder is.
Or how about a new baby. Who ever heard of an old one?

How about the expression, "it's over yonder" I have had many people say I could find something over yonder but no one has been able to tell me where yonder is. Or how about a new baby. Who ever heard of an old one?
Yonder is a direction not a location. "New baby" is redundant. Some U.S. sayings for heavy rain include "gully washer" and "frog choker."

yonder = there (accompanied by pointing a finger or a nodding of the head in a direction, thus a vague term)
In Britain you find it used mostly in rural areas. I have never heard it used in London, Glasgow or Cardiff.
Definitions :-
(Great) Britain = England, Scotland and Wales
United Kingdom = England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
The government in The House Of Commons is the government of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (often shortened to The United Kingdom).
The rest of Ireland is Eire, which is a separate country in the European Union and its currency is the Euro.

We just call them the "cheap seats" over here, or sometimes "the nosebleed section."
Yeah "Nosebleed section" much more evocative that cheap seats Alright a slight segue... So what was under the bleachers called? :coolhmm: Was that the teenage fornication area? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZkqSIHeWHE
We just call them the "cheap seats" over here, or sometimes "the nosebleed section."
Yeah "Nosebleed section" much more evocative that cheap seats Alright a slight segue... So what was under the bleachers called? :coolhmm: Was that the teenage fornication area? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZkqSIHeWHE This is more my style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTqrlR7hkDU
I have just heard a television commentator say "The Manchester City supporters are in The Gods here at the Bernabeau".
UK. Figures. Them with their Lords and all. :lol: :lol: The name of the ground most used by the England cricket team is Lord's, named after its first owner Thomas Lord. It seems to be so quaintly appropriate. I bet that funny Oscar Myer Weiner] looking thing, would be a great place to bartend.
We just call them the "cheap seats" over here, or sometimes "the nosebleed section."
Yeah "Nosebleed section" much more evocative that cheap seats Alright a slight segue... So what was under the bleachers called? :coolhmm: Was that the teenage fornication area? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZkqSIHeWHE This is more my style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTqrlR7hkDUf me, if that wasn't exactly what was flashing in my head. :lol: Although the first did sound a little better when not looking at those blokes. Bet they hate their manager. Archbishop, under the boardwalk was for the girls, under the bleachers was for beer. :-P
How about the expression, "it's over yonder" I have had many people say I could find something over yonder but no one has been able to tell me where yonder is. Or how about a new baby. Who ever heard of an old one?
Over yonder is more than 10 feet away. A new baby is a newborn as opposed to a baby of any other age.
How about the expression, "it's over yonder" I have had many people say I could find something over yonder but no one has been able to tell me where yonder is. Or how about a new baby. Who ever heard of an old one?
Yonder is a direction not a location. "New baby" is redundant. Not if you want to distinguish between a one-day old, say up to a week, and any baby older than that. Some U.S. sayings for heavy rain include "gully washer" and "frog choker."

I like the Drifters. How many individual Drifters have there been? The last that I heard was that there exists a current incarnation of them. I believe that ‘Under The Boardwalk’ was recorded the day after one of them died. The tone of voice was meant to be optimistic / upbeat but it did not quite turn out that way. It sounds a tad subdued but OK for all that.
These are two of my favorites :-
Saturday Night At The Movies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIkjFhoW2ns
There Goes My First Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq4GDm_Lq2k
Saturday night at eight o clock,
I know where I’m gonna go,
To the pub