If you wanted to say something was messy or untidy...you would have said " it's like a midden"paddyscar wrote: Annaka's midden, rather than Mrs. Smith's/Mrs. Brown's/Mrs. Black's midden.
But if you wanted to add emphasis to the mess you would have said "it's like Annackers midden"
Everybody would have known what a midden was like... But Annackers was this mythical, even more disgusting midden.
I don't go with the "Mrs Smiths midden" theory k .... middens were more communal (you didn't have your own midden)
Middens were basically a pile of ...Err thingy ....... I don't imagine anyone would want to put their name to one