Sunday, June 1, 2008

"Pat and Charlie"???

Matt and I would like to do a little informal survey of our readers regarding a phrase that I mentioned last night. Please just post a simple yes or no in the comments section in response to this question! Please don't give away the answer as it might affect the results (and there is a bet on the line). By the way, PLEASE comment because Matt said that if only my immediate family comments, it doesn't count! So, here's the question--with all that buildup, it really doesn't seem so important anymore, but here goes...


...If you heard the phrase "pat and charlie" would you know what the speaker was referring to?

(By the way, I'll post the answer to the question later in the week!)
Edit: You can find the answer here!

19 comments:

Mary & Iain Burnett said...

Nope- never heard this phrase.

Alicia said...

I've never heard it before and would have no clue what it means.

Jenny Patterson said...

Nope, No clue.

Anonymous said...

No

The Eckerts said...

Not a clue!

Anonymous said...

Yes - but only because of you!
Sammie

Gina Witcher / Runnermom4 said...

Absolutely no idea.

Anonymous said...

YES, common phrase around these parts. Maybe it's just a Wilson County thing?
Amanda

jibber1031 said...

yes, absolutely

Anonymous said...

Nope!
Pappy Al

Nicole Collins said...

YES!!!!

Lindsay said...

yes!!!

Anonymous said...

Sure do know. My mother used the phrase - she was from central Texas, but I think it's common in eastern NC. Wilson, NC specifically.

dalas v. said...

I heard this phrase growing up in South Carolina. I was just googling around to see if it was common elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

I may be late in responding, but, yes I know what you mean. We just had guests leave our house and we were talking about this same subject.

April Steele said...

I was just looking to see where this phrase came from and I stumbled across your blog. My mom always asks if we want to go on a Pat walk as she refers to her feet being Pat and Charlie, lol.

LessieS said...

I googled "Pat and Charlie" today because yesterday a senior citizen told me, that their late father used to tell them "there's nothing wrong with Pat and Charlie" 'when they wanted to go somewhere without him'. I asked her about the meaning and she said "Pat is your foot patting" then I got it!. I don't understand Charlie aspect yet.

Anonymous said...

I just had the same debate with a yankee I work with. I told him if we took a pole of the 20 or so people in our office 90% would know who Pat and Charlie is....Come to find out he won but it was more like 75% did know who Pat & Charlie were. This is in Lenoir County, NC. I've heard it my whole life and assumed everyone knew them......

Ginger Russell said...

I am so shocked that so many people have never heard of this statement!!! Pat and Charlie means you walk.
Ginger in Georgia