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61Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 17 2020, 17:29

Sluffy

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@boltonbonce wrote:Any of you lot remember the elephants walking down Bradshawgate? Or had my dad been lacing my lemonade?

Looks as though you were a little too young to remember!

One thing you never see these days are ladies wearing headscarves - my mother would never go out without one and my dad of course wore his flat cap.

Happy days.

Can anyone work out where the picture was taken, the building seem familiar but I just can't seem to place it?

I'm thinking Mealhouse Lane perhaps - although it seems a very wide pavement if it is?

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LOOKING BACK: Jumbo-sized memories of when the circus came to town

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/17474670.looking-back-jumbo-sized-memories-circus-came-town/

62Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 17 2020, 17:36

boltonbonce

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Wow, I can't remember the camels. I must have been about eleven at the time. So for me it would have been around 63/64.
And my mum always wore a headscarf.
And a pinny.

63Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 17 2020, 17:49

wanderlust

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@Cajunboy wrote:
Yes I know spile, when you get a splinter in your finger
we used to call them stiles

64Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 17 2020, 18:59

Sluffy

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Spile for me - and have heard fleeing often but would use freezing myself.

65Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 17 2020, 19:28

Angry Dad

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Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
[quote="boltonbonce"]My dad was from Salford and used the word 'mard' whenever we started crying about something. I often overheard my gran ask 'where's shitn'arse'?
It took me a couple of weeks to realise she was asking about yours truly.[/quote]
Yeah i remember calling other kids Mardy when they were crying.

66Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Thu Sep 17 2020, 19:54

Banks of the Croal

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Frank Worthington
Frank Worthington
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3616265/Do-know-spelk-spool-spile-Words-disappear-English-language-dialects-southern.html

Was looking at the Slide post on the looking back thread and remember when i was a kid, a friend of mine got a Spile stuck in his arm because he put his arms on the outside of the wooden sides of a slide while going down. 

He had to go to Bolton Royal to get it out, another blast from the past Bolton Royal Infirmary.

67Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Fri Sep 18 2020, 15:15

Angry Dad

Angry Dad
Youri Djorkaeff
Youri Djorkaeff
Cis what the fuck anybody tells me i'm cis i'll nut the twat.

68Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Wed Sep 30 2020, 09:49

karlypants

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The complete list of declining words

Sozzled (40%) - Very drunk

Cad (37%) - A man who is dishonest or treats other people badly

Bonk (37%) - Have sexual intercourse

Wally (36%) - A stupid person

Betrothed (29%) - Engaged to be married

Nincompoop (28%) - A stupid person

Boogie (28%) - Dance to pop music

Trollop (27%) - A woman who has many casual sexual encounters or relationships

Bounder (27%) - A dishonourable man

Balderdash (27%) - Senseless talk or writing; nonsense

Henceforth (26%) - From this or that time on

Yonks - (25%) - A very long time

Lush - (23%) - Very good or impressive

Tosh - (23%) - Rubbish; nonsense

Swot - (22%) - A person who studies hard

Brill - (21%) - Excellent; great

Kerfuffle - (20%) - A commotion or fuss

Randy - (19%) - Sexually aroused or excited

Disco - (17%) - A club or party at which people dance to music

Minted - (15%) - Having a lot of money; rich

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8787669/Do-know-nincompoop-wally.html

69Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Wed Sep 30 2020, 09:52

Norpig

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I'm surprised ten bob doesn't call us all nincompoops instead of blockheads  Very Happy

70Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Wed Sep 30 2020, 10:48

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
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Nat Lofthouse
@Norpig wrote:I'm surprised ten bob doesn't call us all nincompoops instead of blockheads  Very Happy

71Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Sun Oct 04 2020, 14:33

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72Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Mon Oct 05 2020, 14:09

karlypants

karlypants
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Anyone still use Gordon Bennett and Bloody Nora?

73Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Mon Oct 05 2020, 14:22

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
My gran used to admonish me with the words, 'It's like Muldoon's picnic'. Still have no idea what she was on about.

74Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Mon Oct 05 2020, 16:25

sunlight

sunlight
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
My Gran used to say  You are moping about like one o`lockhearts. I have an idea what it means, but its never used now.

75Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Mon Oct 05 2020, 17:15

wanderlust

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Nat Lofthouse
@sunlight wrote:My Gran used to say  You are moping about like one o`lockhearts. I have an idea what it means, but its never used now.
Never heard that before. Do you have Scottish ancestry? Could be related to the Lockharts who were players in the Jacobite rising and after defeat the clan leader and close clan members were exiled - hence moping about?

76Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Mon Oct 05 2020, 17:18

sunlight

sunlight
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
@wanderlust wrote:
Never heard that before. Do you have Scottish ancestry? Could be related to the Lockharts who were players in the Jacobite rising and after defeat the clan leader and close clan members were exiled - hence moping about?
I havent got Scottish ancestry as far as I know. I didnt know about the Lockharts though. It could well be that! I always assumed it was spelt Lockhearts. I will research that.

77Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Mon Oct 05 2020, 17:21

sunlight

sunlight
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
The Clan Lockhart from wiki

The name Lockhart was spelt Locard or Lokart in early times.[2] Like many other Scottish families the Locards came from England to Scotland after they had been dispossessed of lands by William the Conqueror .[2] In the twelfth century there were Lockards near Penrith and later in Annandale .[2] In Annandale the town of Lockerbie is said to have been named after them.[2] The chiefly family finally settled Ayrshire and Lanarkshire where they have held lands for over seven hundred years

78Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Sat Oct 10 2020, 12:53

sunlight

sunlight
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
I remember, back in the seventies, Lads using the word " Grozzing ". It means spitting. They would say " eew who keeps grozzing? " and point at some spit on the floor where someone had scraped their throat out onto the pavement.
Hevent heard that word used for decades. Possibly because I dont associate particularly with Grozzers.

79Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Sat Oct 10 2020, 13:37

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
My favourite word is syzygy as it contains no true vowels and has an interesting meaning. Also like antidisestablishmentarianism although I've never had the opportunity to use it - until now Smile
And I've noticed there's a fair bit of floccinaucinihilpilification on this site.

80Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Sat Oct 10 2020, 13:57

sunlight

sunlight
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Flocci and the anti one were commonly used on that word quiz show whatever it was called, way back in the late 80`s or somewhere. It was a good program.
Flocci is 29 letters long if I remember.

81Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Tue Oct 13 2020, 19:43

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Talking of words - the irony of this made me smile

82Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Tue Oct 13 2020, 19:48

sunlight

sunlight
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
@wanderlust wrote:Talking of words - the irony of this made me smile

Suzi Dent looks like Ozzy Osbourne there. I am surprised that from the photo it appears that she has had a lot of face surgery.

83Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Tue Oct 13 2020, 20:03

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
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@sunlight wrote:

Suzi Dent looks like Ozzy Osbourne there. I am surprised that from the photo it appears that she has had a lot of face surgery.
What surprises me is that women in particular like to comment on other women's appearance. My missus does it occasionally - i take that as a sign of insecurity and reassure her. Fact is Dent is in her mid 50s and has had "fillers" which I believe you have to top up forever so there's bound to be some sag if she doesn't go in for a service. And personally I don't mind it.

84Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Wed Oct 14 2020, 04:50

sunlight

sunlight
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
@wanderlust wrote:
What surprises me is that women in particular like to comment on other women's appearance. My missus does it occasionally - i take that as a sign of insecurity and reassure her. Fact is Dent is in her mid 50s and has had "fillers" which I believe you have to top up forever so there's bound to be some sag if she doesn't go in for a service. And personally I don't mind it.

I commented because I havent seen her for a long time and I didnt fully recognise her. She looks like Ozzy Osbourne.
When you see someone every day you barely notice any changes over a time. However when you havent seen someone for a long time and you dont recognise them properly because they look totally different, you are going to comment on it.

85Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Wed Oct 14 2020, 08:20

Norpig

Norpig
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@sunlight wrote:

Suzi Dent looks like Ozzy Osbourne there. I am surprised that from the photo it appears that she has had a lot of face surgery.
 i still would though  Twisted Evil

86Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Wed Oct 14 2020, 08:56

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
@Norpig wrote:
 i still would though  Twisted Evil
She wouldn’t

87Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Wed Oct 14 2020, 08:57

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
@Norpig wrote:
 i still would though  Twisted Evil
Dream on Sunshine

88Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Wed Oct 14 2020, 08:59

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Can you even still find your dick at your age?

I bet you are happy today aren't you? Another one driven away from this site because of you. You are the Colin Robinson of Nuts 

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89Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Wed Oct 14 2020, 13:49

wanderlust

wanderlust
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@sunlight wrote:

I commented because I havent seen her for a long time and I didnt fully recognise her. She looks like Ozzy Osbourne.
When you see someone every day you barely notice any changes over a time. However when you havent seen someone for a long time and you dont recognise them properly because they look totally different, you are going to comment on it.
To be fair she's never been a "beauty" in the archetypal sense, but she comes across as a nice enough person and that's good enough for me. Anyway I wouldn't make a negative comment about a lady's appearance.

90Words - Page 3 Empty Re: Words on Wed Oct 14 2020, 16:27

sunlight

sunlight
Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
@wanderlust wrote:
To be fair she's never been a "beauty" in the archetypal sense, but she comes across as a nice enough person and that's good enough for me. Anyway I wouldn't make a negative comment about a lady's appearance.

I agree, she is a very nice person. Was shocked is all. It is so widespread now.

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