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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:41
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Stanley Challenger Graham




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Bodger
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Posted - 16/05/2011 : 09:56
How about " kilter" ie. the chimney is out of kilter, it's not standing truly vertical


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tripps
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Posted - 16/05/2011 : 09:59
Sorry - it's rhyming slang from Todd Sloan.  He was an Ameican jockey who rode extensively and successfully in England around the turn of the century (!9th/20th). I knew the origin from memory, but had to search for his dates   1874-1933.  I was surprised at how long ago he was famous.


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Bradders
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Posted - 25/05/2011 : 18:31
I wonder where the term to "make do" comes from.....as in to manage in the face of adversity...

"make do and mend " comes to mind too !


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belle
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Posted - 25/05/2011 : 23:23
I referred to myself as a ninny earlier..now that sounds positvely Shakespearean!


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Bradders
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Posted - 25/05/2011 : 23:32
No it doesn't !.....More Kenneth Williams , if you ask me.....


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 26/05/2011 : 03:25
David, now you've triggered my brain I can remember my dad telling me about him. He lost a lot of money on one of his rides.


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tripps
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Posted - 26/05/2011 : 08:33
This site's great for reminding you of things you had forgotten that you had forgotten! 


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belle
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Posted - 26/05/2011 : 09:56
Origin:
1585–95; perhaps generic use of pet form of Innocent  proper name.

See i wan't far wrong!

Edited by - belle on 27/05/2011 06:46:36 AM


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 26/05/2011 : 11:19
Bradders, Make and mend and all forms of this expression have their origins at sea, as do many other expressions still in use today. Make and mend is a term still in use in the modern Navy, and denotes time off freely given to do whatever, go ashore and watch sport, or meet friends at the pub etc. The true meaning is the time off duty to repair clothing or personal items, or to make things such as ships in bottles or other items of "Scrimshaw" carvings, models and so on.


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Stanley
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Posted - 27/05/2011 : 05:10
Belle, that link does funny things......


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belle
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Posted - 27/05/2011 : 06:45
I didn't even know it was a link.. I will delete that bit.


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Stanley
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Posted - 27/05/2011 : 08:58
That's cured it.....


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Bradders
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Posted - 27/05/2011 : 11:25
Thanks Thomo....I thought I'd replied before , but it seems to have disappeared..

"Another good example of the depth of knowledge on this site " was what I thought I'd said...!

(maybe I forgot to press "send")


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Cathy
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Posted - 27/05/2011 : 12:01
That explains a lot Bradders... well thats my excuse anyway  Wink


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belle
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Posted - 27/05/2011 : 12:33
Worse still Bradders, i thought I'd read it! are we both going barmy?


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