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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:41
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Stanley
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Posted - 17/11/2011 : 06:57
Sad isn't it Maz. If I was him I'd take the chance if I felt so strongly about it. Best way of coming back with least attrition on his system would be as a passenger on a container ship..... I know how he feels about long distance flight.


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Bradders
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Posted - 17/11/2011 : 11:12
Stanley and David ... both correct !.
Mum says that the last Sunday before ADVENT was always known as Stir Sunday  because it was the day you made Christmas Puddings .

If you'd like to PM me with your addresses , I'll send the lolly , as promised.


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belle
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Posted - 17/11/2011 : 18:00
where does "spic and span" come from?


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/11/2011 : 05:43
Belle, According to Brewer it comes from building wooden ships. 'Spick' was a spike and 'span' was a chip or shaving. So if something was 'spick and span new' it was brand new. Dr Samuel Johnson noted in his dictionary that Dean Swift and Samuel Butler had used it but regarded it as a 'low word'.


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Callunna
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Posted - 19/11/2011 : 23:36

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Stanley wrote:
Had a furtle. I have always associated it with making the Christmas puddings but there may be an older derivation. In Anglican church the last Sunday before Advent was known as Stir Sunday because of the Collect for the day. "Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."

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Bradders
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Posted - 20/11/2011 : 00:14
There WILL be pudding stirring going on in our house tomorrow...

...Granny Green's recipe ....which I am assured still includes carrot !


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Stanley
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Posted - 20/11/2011 : 04:30
Dark marmalade doesn't do them any harm either......


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Cathy
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Posted - 22/11/2011 : 09:19
Why do they say that dogs bark, when they use their voices they say woof??


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Stanley
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Posted - 22/11/2011 : 10:03
Interesting one Cathy. Webster traces it back to before 900AD Old Norse 'berkja' to bluster and Lithuanian 'burgeti' to growl. Looks as though it was never onomatopœic but more to describe the temper of the noise.



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Stanley
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Posted - 24/11/2011 : 04:39
Watched a programme on the history of churches last night on BBC4. The man was discussing imagery in churches culled from the medieval Bestiaries and mentioned the myth that bears gave birth to an amorphous lump of flesh and 'licked it into shape'. So that's where that one came from!


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Posted - 25/11/2011 : 01:06
Mentioned elsewhere ......

To "Clatter"..as in strike someone ?


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belle
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Posted - 25/11/2011 : 09:26
I was watching that too Stanley..fascinating..but some shocks included.. I preferred the baring her heart interpretation!!!


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Stanley
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Posted - 26/11/2011 : 04:41
There's a carving on a church near Facit that depicts a lady getting very friendly with a dog. The legend is that it was an actual incident and it makes you womder whether the more shocking images might sometimes have been triggered by other local stories. We talked about it on SC at one time and I think young Tom knows of it.

The presenter's history of the Pagan associations coincides with my reading of the history so he nust be right!?


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Bodger
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Posted - 26/11/2011 : 11:07
Stanley, here in In Ireland some of the chuches are decorated with "Sheela na Gigs"

Images for sheela na gig




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Cathy
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Posted - 26/11/2011 : 23:42
Seriously weird


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