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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:41
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Stanley
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Posted - 12/03/2011 : 05:52
Have a look at this LINK for Jackspeak.


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Stanley
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Posted - 30/03/2011 : 05:49
Daughter Susan called in yesterday and in reporting this to her sisters I found my self saying that she had cadged her bus fare off me. Is 'cadge' local or more widespread?


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panbiker
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Posted - 30/03/2011 : 07:11
In general use in our family, never thought of how widespread it was.


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belle
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Posted - 30/03/2011 : 10:01
Think cadge is quite widespread but it does sound more North than South.
This isn't dialect as such but why do we say "spic and span"?


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Posted - 30/03/2011 : 12:08
Here is something on Spick and Span off the net. Wth your spelling Belle it is a well known brand of household cleaner in the U.S. Origins are earlier than that though.

Now what about "twerp" everyone knows what one is but where did that come from? Tinternet says that there was no common usage before about 1923 but why? Another that's not dialect I think.


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Bradders
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Posted - 30/03/2011 : 18:20
Spick and Span, now that  seems to ring a distant bell.......let me think......ermm.

Nope , better not ......!   (it'd be yet another nail in my coffin , eh lads ? )


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belle
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Posted - 30/03/2011 : 23:45
You're not helping!


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Stanley
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Posted - 31/03/2011 : 04:49
He lost me..... Explanation?


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tripps
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Posted - 31/03/2011 : 08:45
Bradders - I know what you mean.......Wink



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Posted - 31/03/2011 : 10:51
Shall we tell 'em David ..?


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Posted - 31/03/2011 : 11:06
Can't wait!


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Bradders
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Posted - 31/03/2011 : 11:21
Well .."in for a penny , in for a pound "...eh !   (my reputation is shot anyway )

"Spick" and "Span" were two titles of , lets call them , Gentlemen's magazines  in the late 50's.

They could be obtained from a bookstall on Nelson's Open Market (very near Barmy Mick's) 

Mint or even Clean copies are, unsurprisingly , quite hard to find  these days, and are "collectable"

They look very stylised and tame now (heavy airbrushing was employed ) ........a generation of young men were in for a bit of  a shock (sorry no pun intended)  on their first  real encounter with a naked woman.

Edited by - Bradders on 31/03/2011 11:22:42 AM


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panbiker
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Posted - 31/03/2011 : 12:29
A search in that context reveals that they were Italian imports. I was too young and innocent to be diverted by these at the time. Soon caught up though!Wink


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Bodger
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Posted - 31/03/2011 : 19:40
Health & Efficency ?


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Posted - 01/04/2011 : 00:51
Bodge ...Will you Stoppit ....there could be a backlash (oooph !)


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