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1Words Empty Words on Wed Sep 20 2017, 19:24

Angry Dad

Angry Dad
Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
I did something today for someone and she said  oh my that's Splendid  an i thought fuck me i haven't heard that word for ages probably since i was a little shit, but it sounded ok not too old fashioned. How many other out of use words could make a comeback no doubt bonce will have a load.

2Words Empty Re: Words on Wed Sep 20 2017, 19:48

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Piddle

3Words Empty Re: Words on Wed Sep 20 2017, 20:00

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
If I said 'Gosh or Golly' at work,I'd be laughed off site. Great words though.

'Crikey...Jings....Wizard....Squiffy....Blithering.

I also like 'Ultracrepidarianism', which means the habit of giving opinions and advice on matters outside

of one's knowledge.

A few on here should know all about that one. Razz

4Words Empty Re: Words on Wed Sep 20 2017, 22:37

Reebok Trotter

Reebok Trotter
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Gee Whiz! Shucks!

5Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 00:36

Angry Dad

Angry Dad
Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
I remember I'm baffled, don't hear that now or what the dickens,or Blue Blazes.

6Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 00:37

Angry Dad

Angry Dad
Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
Think they got replaced with WTF

7Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 00:59

Angry Dad

Angry Dad
Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
My ma used to say well bugger me when anything surprised her don't think she knew what it meant. A new one on me was an old mate from school in salford when I was phoning him I asked about another school mate and he Said sorry mate he Carked it some years back I figured it out straight away but not heard it before.

8Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 02:16

Bollotom2014

Bollotom2014
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
I still quite often hear "Spiffing," "Jolly good" and "What-ho." But have yet to hear tally-ho, apart from on the air. I sometimes think the forces have a little language all of their own. "Carked" I hear often, but I think it's roots are army rather than air force. "Yonder." I always remember an old guy lived on our street when I was a rug-rat and he would say, "It's over yonder." My Dad has a framed poem on a wall in his study.
The moon was shining very bright
And the stars were twinkling too
I'd never seen a more beautiful sight
Since the day I was born.

And in Lancashire dialect.
Moon wur sheighning rare an' breet
An' t' stars wur twinklin' too
Ah'd ne'er seed a grander seet
Sin' I wur Tommy Stroo.

Wonderful words in dialect but unfortunately almost forgotten now.

9Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 14:17

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
If ever my Gran was caught by surprise,she'd say, 'Suffering Oozits!'.

I'm still in the dark.

10Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 14:22

Sluffy

Sluffy
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'I'll go to the foot of our stairs' was always a saying I could never quite understand?

11Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 14:30

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Whenever I asked my Mum 'But why'?

Because Y's not a Z.

OK.

12Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 16:37

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Rarely hear people say, "Much obliged" any more, as an alternative to "Thank you". 

Try working out the logic of "By and large....." to mean "On the whole" Apparently, it's a nautical phrase, but I still can't see how it makes any sense at all.

13Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 19:36

Numpty 28723

Numpty 28723
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
I think "much obliged" was a cowboy thing - they said it all the time in Bonanza and Wagon Train and I'm sure Jed Clampitt used it quite a bit.

My grandma would exclaim "now then!" if someone told her something surprising. Why would you even put those two words together?

Shagbandy - that's a word from the past I remembered yesterday. Am I imagining it or did women who walked in a certain way used to get called this?

14Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 19:48

Bollotom2014

Bollotom2014
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
@okocha wrote:Rarely hear people say, "Much obliged" any more, as an alternative to "Thank you". 

Try working out the logic of "By and large....." to mean "On the whole" Apparently, it's a nautical phrase, but I still can't see how it makes any sense at all.

It is indeed nautical. With the sails set and the wind is behind thus driving the ship forward, then the wind is deemed to be "Large."
 If the wind is from other directions, generally from ahead and some difficulty is experienced in getting the ship to move in the required direction then it is said to be "By". A ship generally tacks, moves from course to course, weaving in the required direction so "By and Large," the ship moves forward in the required direction. It's a difficult conception to grasp but by and large it becomes obvious.

15Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 19:51

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
'Shiver me timbers' is an odd phrase.

Probably only ever used by Long John Silver.

Or Sluffy. Razz

16Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 20:09

Sluffy

Sluffy
Admin
@boltonbonce wrote:'Shiver me timbers' is an odd phrase.

Probably only ever used by Long John Silver.

Or Sluffy. Razz

Avast ye swab!

No I don't talk like a pirate but I do remember going on the pirate boat at Disney and laughing at the pirate jokes the 'cast member' was telling us all.

My daughter liked it so much we had to queue up immediately after to go on it again.

Arr!

Very Happy

17Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 20:12

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Very Happy My Dad used to do a great impression of Robert Newton doing Long John Silver.

Still creases me up thinking of it.

18Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 20:41

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Still to this day one of the best books I've ever read.

I remember I was about ten or eleven at the time (because I'd read it before starting at Grammar school) and I've not read it since, so maybe I might now be to old and cynical to enjoy it again as I did then but at the time I was glued to it and couldn't put the book down until I read it from beginning to end.

At around the same time I read all the Sherlock Holmes stories, wonderful stuff.

These days all kids seem to do is play on their phones.

Happy days back then.

19Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 20:45

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Still read the Holmes books. I've downloaded them from Audible and often listen on my way to work.

Used to love disappearing off to my room,with a big glass of milk and a stash of biscuits,and my rather battered copy of 'The Hound Of The Baskervilles'.

Happy days indeed.

20Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 20:45

okocha

okocha
Andy Walker
Andy Walker
Anyone able to explain 'ecky thump?

21Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 20:48

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@okocha wrote:Anyone able to explain 'ecky thump?
Ecky-Thump (pronounced Ecky-Thump, is an ancient and traditional martial art originating from LancasterLancashire  in Northern England . Similar but superior to Kung Fu in many respects, it utilizes long, fierce-looking Black Puddings in place of more inferior Eastern weaponry. Practitioners of the martial art are easily distinguished through their ritualistic flat caps and accompanying whippets.



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22Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 20:58

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Lancashire Catch as catch can.

Non of this girly UFC stuff!

Proper men's fighting.

Very Happy

23Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 21:01

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Ecky-Thump master in action.

Words Latest?cb=20060513223000

24Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 21:06

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Robert Mugabe is a big fan. Read his surname backwards.

25Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 21:32

Sluffy

Sluffy
Admin
@boltonbonce wrote:Robert Mugabe is a big fan. Read his surname backwards.

Very Happy

26Words Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 21 2017, 23:40

Angry Dad

Angry Dad
Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
well i never, you dont hear that now and the word Kibosh.

27Words Empty Re: Words on Fri Sep 22 2017, 08:45

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Blimey is a word i still use and my mate is always taking the piss when i say it

28Words Empty Re: Words on Fri Sep 22 2017, 11:16

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
'Hells bells, and little apples' was my mums favourite if things went wrong.

29Words Empty Re: Words on Fri Sep 22 2017, 11:26

Bwfc1958

Bwfc1958
Tinned Toms - You know it makes sense!
Gordon Bennett.

30Words Empty Re: Words on Fri Sep 22 2017, 11:28

gloswhite

gloswhite
Jay Jay Okocha
Jay Jay Okocha
Bollotom, I'm not surprised you still hear 'Spiffing' if you're a Blue Job  Very Happy  
A phrase you will also be familiar with, if you were a singly, and in the canteen, was 'Food alright, mail getting through ?'

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