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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:41
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Bradders
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Posted - 28/02/2011 : 22:19
Apropos of of absolutely nothing...Well go on then , "Quasimodo" brought it to mind.

My son was about 12 years old  , and one day "bowels" were mentioned in polite conversation.......

Moments later, when it had all gone a bit quiet ,  in a very "ACT-OR -ISH " voice (reminiscent of a junior Orson Welles) he delivered the line .....

"Ah ,the Bowels ..... the Bowels ! "

It's become a family favourite...........

 

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Stanley
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Posted - 01/03/2011 : 05:18
Private Frazer: "The Thighs".

Ian. I for one would never laugh at a bad back. 40 years of it but free at last!


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Bradders
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Posted - 03/03/2011 : 15:19
Have we discussed "PINED" as in burnt  cake of other food  ?

......And speaking of cake ....

"Chowed cake's soon forgotten "......


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Posted - 03/03/2011 : 15:59
Nab, a hill or to catch somebody

Peg , to throw

Pot, he's gone to pot


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TOM PHILLIPS
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Posted - 03/03/2011 : 19:53
Heard something on the radio last week about a made up language called "back-slang",iam sure they said it originated on Liverpools docks but was used around Lancashire,its done by adding "ag" before the first vowel in the word,i.e,Tom would become Tagom,there was a guy on the radio prog. who could rhyme whole sentences off..


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wendyf
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Posted - 03/03/2011 : 20:07
We used to speak "ag-ish" when we were kids (in Yorkshire).


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panbiker
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Posted - 03/03/2011 : 20:13
Ditto


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Stanley
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Posted - 04/03/2011 : 05:14
Never come across it. Have I led a sheltered life?


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tripps
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Posted - 04/03/2011 : 08:44
I've come across something which we called backslang or ' pig latin' at school. I seem to recall you put the first letter of each word at the end and added   -way. Never quite got the hang of it!


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Posted - 04/03/2011 : 10:59
The are many versions of backslang, not just in this country but also if I recall, in places like Paris.  There is debate about where it sprung from - some say it originated among Victorian pickpockets and others that it has Romany roots.  What is certain is that it was, and apparently still is, used by some in Liverpool.  But even here, there is debate about what 'additions' to words are used - some will say folk add an 'ag' to words, others an 'eg', and that these are added, with various embellishments, at various points in words.  What is also for certain is that to folk not initiated in it, it's incomprehensible gibberish.

 
The Liverpool drug baron Curtis Warren, used to speak a form of backslang, and the Dutch police who listened in on his phone calls couldn't understand a word of it, quite apart from it being delivered in a thick scouse accent.

 
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panbiker
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Posted - 04/03/2011 : 11:06
Must make a mental note, could come in handy for cold callers, maybe a bit of a laugh to be had!


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Posted - 04/03/2011 : 11:16
In my first email software in 1995, from Demon Internet, you could do a crude form of encrypting by pressing a key and it would completely change the text in the message you were about to send. It was only to avoid prying eyes and wouldn't prevent codebreakers. I think it shifted the letters by a certain number in the alphabet or something similar.

In the early years of the 1900s when postcards where extremely popular and used like emails people often wrote their messages in a cryptic form, even if it only said "Put the kettle on, I'll be home at 5.00". There are still keen PC collectors who are trying to solve some of these and there have been many codes.


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Stanley
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Posted - 05/03/2011 : 04:29
I always remember a senior civil servant listening to me having a conversation with Newton Pickles, dialect and steam engines mixed. He asked me later if we were speaking English.

Did you see the comment made by the coroner about jargon getting in the way of communication during the London bombings?


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Posted - 06/03/2011 : 08:07
'Addling a good screw' for eaning a good wage. Druffensick for someone who is poorly through drinking too much.


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Posted - 06/03/2011 : 08:19
We used to talk what we called Aiga baiga language. You added "aig" in front of every vowel sound, great fun!


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