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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
29279 posts
7/21/2017 11:24 am
PULL YOUR SOCKS UP





Above is a Lucian Freud painting showing a near-naked man with one sock down!

I’m not sure whether the phrase, 'pull your socks up', is a common phrase outside the UK. But if not, the phrase means you have to try harder as your appearance, behaviour or performance isn’t good enough.

It’s very unclear where the phrase originated. Some sources suggest the phrase has military origins, whereas other sources suggest its origins stem from a man’s poor appearance or status.

Whatever the phrase’s origins, it seems women are exempt from being the recipient of this phrase. No one says 'pull your stockings up'!


Is the 'pull your socks up' phrase common where you are?
If so, when was the last time someone told you to pull your socks up?


Only yesterday my girlfriend told me to pull my socks up, so I duly did! I then told her to pull her stockings up, and she duly did!





spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
7/21/2017 11:27 am

When I was last visited a beach, a passer-by told me to pull my socks up and I duly did. I always pull my socks up!

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jeff3171 39M
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7/21/2017 11:41 am

IM NOT A FAN OF SOCKS


Annie_34 63T
5945 posts
7/21/2017 11:49 am


Bonjour Spunky
Il n'y a rien de comparable en français
Mais comme tu peux le voir sur ma photo de profil, je tire sur mes bas
♥ Poton ♥ Bisou ♥ Annie ♥


Hello Spunky
There is nothing comparable in French
But as you can see on my profile picture, I shoot my stockings
♥ Kiss ♥ Annie ♥



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wickedeasy 72F
32404 posts
7/21/2017 12:09 pm

yup, although I used to hear it more when I was young. here it meant get it together...

that painting is quite amazing. I had to google the artist immediately. it hit me in the gut. thanks for sharing that.

my grampa lollipops would say it quite often when he wanted me to be stronger or more independent. not a whiner. I wonder now if that had something to do with his English/Scottish roots.

You cannot conceive the many without the one.


FullOn4U 56M
20399 posts
7/21/2017 12:17 pm

Maybe the female equivalent of "pull your socks up" - DI Monkfish from the Fast Show...

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wickedeasy 72F
32404 posts
7/21/2017 12:30 pm

I have shared Lucian with a few friends now who have scoffed at me for not knowing of him before. so again dear Spunky, I thank you for giving me something so rich and yummy.

You cannot conceive the many without the one.


redrockrascal 63M  
23580 posts
7/21/2017 12:50 pm

Is the 'pull your socks up' phrase common where you are? I've heard pull yourself together, but not sox up.

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
7/21/2017 12:54 pm

    Quoting wickedeasy:
    I have shared Lucian with a few friends now who have scoffed at me for not knowing of him before. so again dear Spunky, I thank you for giving me something so rich and yummy.
Lucian Freud has done some great paintings; in some ways they're more real than real!


TicklePlease 54F  
13851 posts
7/21/2017 2:29 pm

And a grandson of Sigmund to boot..... I had never seen him before, so add my name to the thank-you list!

I've never heard that phrase before, now I'll have to wait for a good opportunity to use it!!


author51 59F  
130010 posts
7/22/2017 12:54 am

It is a phrase used here as well.The last time I was told to pull mine up was from my parents when I got a C on a math test....lol.


lindoboy100 59M  
23969 posts
7/22/2017 2:07 am

1. Rarely heard these days. More common would be: 'get yer heid oot yer arse and get on wi' it!'
2. Probably when I was in school......


pal334 67M  
45821 posts
7/22/2017 5:31 am

Is the 'pull your socks up' phrase common where you are? Very rare indeed

If so, when was the last time someone told you to pull your socks up? Early days in the military, a motivator to stop whining


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tickles4us 60M  
7262 posts
7/22/2017 8:54 am

Is the 'pull your socks up' phrase common where you are? I remember my grandmother using that term many years ago and a neighbor of my parents more recently who is very up in years.

If so, when was the last time someone told you to pull your socks up? I don't think anyone ever used it toward me.

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sexysixties2 104F
39750 posts
7/22/2017 12:17 pm

Not so common now as it used to be over here ....I'm now more likely to hear "get your feckin act together". I probably last heard it directed at me when I was in school.

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effer2910 58M
5508 posts
7/22/2017 10:41 pm

"pull your socks up" is not use in french, but we have : "i will pull your braces up" or "pull your sleeves up".
What i prefer is when she "pull her panties down"

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veryfunnycple64 58M/59F  
21770 posts
7/23/2017 5:13 am

we don't say that here....we say instead....pull up your bootstraps! the ideology escapes me...but my conjecture is it has something to do with soldiers too!

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pocogato12 70F
37236 posts
7/23/2017 8:49 am

Not in use here at all and never been used on me However, I have been told that my skirt line would look more fetching if I took my panties down
Lucian- what a call back to time long ago when I took art history. Thanks for the trip down memory lane

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citizen4722 64M  
74582 posts
7/23/2017 4:30 pm

I'd rather have a naughty lady pull mine down....and my socks as well
To be honest, what with having to wear compression stockings at times, they can be a pain in the arse to pull up!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
7/30/2017 1:34 pm

    Quoting  :

You are impressively bilingual in British/American phrases!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
7/30/2017 1:36 pm

Socks only have one purpose, which is a terrible indictment on socks!
Thanks for popping in.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:08 am

    Quoting Annie_34:

    Bonjour Spunky
    Il n'y a rien de comparable en français
    Mais comme tu peux le voir sur ma photo de profil, je tire sur mes bas
    ♥ Poton ♥ Bisou ♥ Annie ♥


    Hello Spunky
    There is nothing comparable in French
    But as you can see on my profile picture, I shoot my stockings
    ♥ Kiss ♥ Annie ♥


Phrases rarely travel across different countries, though 'C'est la vie' and 'Je ne sais quoi' are common phrases here.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:09 am

    Quoting wickedeasy:
    yup, although I used to hear it more when I was young. here it meant get it together...

    that painting is quite amazing. I had to google the artist immediately. it hit me in the gut. thanks for sharing that.

    my grampa lollipops would say it quite often when he wanted me to be stronger or more independent. not a whiner. I wonder now if that had something to do with his English/Scottish roots.
My grandparents also used 'tough love' with me!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:11 am

    Quoting FullOn4U:
    Maybe the female equivalent of "pull your socks up" - DI Monkfish from the Fast Show...

    [image]
I just said 'put your knickers on' to my girlfriend but she still didn't make me a cup of tea!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:12 am

    Quoting redrockrascal:
    Is the 'pull your socks up' phrase common where you are? I've heard pull yourself together, but not sox up.
'Pull yourself together' is far more of a reprimand here than 'Pull your socks up'!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:14 am

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    And a grandson of Sigmund to boot..... I had never seen him before, so add my name to the thank-you list!

    I've never heard that phrase before, now I'll have to wait for a good opportunity to use it!!
Lucian Freud painted some great paintings of human bodies, often grotesque but always beautiful. Below is his painting of Kate Moss.

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:26 am

    Quoting author51:
    It is a phrase used here as well.The last time I was told to pull mine up was from my parents when I got a C on a math test....lol.
A few parents i know would be pleased if their kid got a grade C in maths!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:27 am

    Quoting lindoboy100:
    1. Rarely heard these days. More common would be: 'get yer heid oot yer arse and get on wi' it!'
    2. Probably when I was in school......
I love the 'get yer heid oot yer arse and get on wi' it!' phrase. I'm going to use it after I've translated it!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:28 am

    Quoting pal334:
    Is the 'pull your socks up' phrase common where you are? Very rare indeed

    If so, when was the last time someone told you to pull your socks up? Early days in the military, a motivator to stop whining
I was always told to pull my socks up at school!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:29 am

    Quoting tickles4us:
    Is the 'pull your socks up' phrase common where you are? I remember my grandmother using that term many years ago and a neighbor of my parents more recently who is very up in years.

    If so, when was the last time someone told you to pull your socks up? I don't think anyone ever used it toward me.
My school teachers always told me to pull my socks up!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:30 am

    Quoting sexysixties2:
    Not so common now as it used to be over here ....I'm now more likely to hear "get your feckin act together". I probably last heard it directed at me when I was in school.
Teachers always used to tell kids to pull their socks up, but I suspect their language may be stronger now!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:31 am

    Quoting effer2910:
    "pull your socks up" is not use in french, but we have : "i will pull your braces up" or "pull your sleeves up".
    What i prefer is when she "pull her panties down"
'Pull her panties down' is a far better phrase than 'pull your socks up'!


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:34 am

    Quoting veryfunnycple64:
    we don't say that here....we say instead....pull up your bootstraps! the ideology escapes me...but my conjecture is it has something to do with soldiers too!
Bootstraps is not a word commonly used here. I had to look it up!
I think you may be well right about the origins of 'pull your socks up' phrase - many phrases have military roots.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:34 am

    Quoting pocogato12:
    Not in use here at all and never been used on me However, I have been told that my skirt line would look more fetching if I took my panties down
    Lucian- what a call back to time long ago when I took art history. Thanks for the trip down memory lane
I would have loved to have studied art history.


spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
41171 posts
8/8/2017 11:35 am

    Quoting citizen4722:
    I'd rather have a naughty lady pull mine down....and my socks as well
    To be honest, what with having to wear compression stockings at times, they can be a pain in the arse to pull up!
A naughty lady can do whatever she likes!


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