I was noticing the other week that Isaac referred to some past golden age “when I were a lad”.
I asked him if he knew where the expression came from. He didn’t.
Where it comes from (at least in our house) is the Four Yorkshiremen sketch, which has been adopted by Monty Python, but in fact pre-dates it. It was originally performed on At Last The 1948 Show, by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Marty Feldman.
Here’s the video… I showed it to Isaac, and he laughed his head off. Enjoy.