I have to say though that our phrase was more a ritual than a phrase of abuse.
When the referee blew his whistle to award a free kick to the opposing team the phrase that I shouted and until recenty I believed that everyone else shouted was
"Get your eyes chalked, ref!"
But it makes no kind of sense! Perhaps the adults were shouting CHECKED, not CHALKED. We were declaring that the referee had made a bad decision because he did not have good eyesight.
"Get your eyes checked, ref!" does make sense.
But before I confess to having made an idiotic error all those years ago I would like to be sure that I had picked up the wrong word.
Does anyone recall shouting such a phrase? With CHALKED or CHECKED?
My own idea is that chalk may have been used to write symbols on a wall for people to check how well they could see in the days before the printed alphabetical wall chart. Maybe I was correct in shouting CHALKED.