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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:41
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Stanley
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Posted - 28/05/2011 : 04:57
I don't think so. The site occasionally has what Doc calls a Brain Fart and drops the odd post.


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Posted - 28/05/2011 : 09:00
Phew !


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Stanley
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Posted - 29/05/2011 : 05:17
"The socialism I believe in is not really politics. It is a way of living. It is humanity. I believe the only way to live and to be truly successful is by collective effort, with everyone working for each other, everyone helping each other, and everyone having a share of the rewards at the end of the day. That might be asking a lot, but it's the way I see football and the way I see life."

Bill Shankly.  (Pity that ethos isn't followed by FIFA!)


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Posted - 31/05/2011 : 06:43
I was listening to the programme on Irish History last night on BBC2 and the man used a word which got me to thinking and I realised that the root of 'empirical' (provable by experience or experiment) derives from 'empire' . In turn that derives from 'imperium' 13th C Middle English and obiously older than that as it is Latin. Got me to thinking about imperious etc. A powerful group of words with roots in a powerful concept. Our language is fascinating.....


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Posted - 31/05/2011 : 11:36
Our language is fascinating...I love the ancient roots we have in so many surrounding languages. I may have put this up on here before but in my family history research I came upon the term "forestaller", we still use the word forestall today. In the 1400s it applied to someone who opened his stall before the market officially opened and cornered all the trade. Heres a definition of how we use it now
fore·stall/fôrˈstôl/Verb
1. Prevent or obstruct (an anticipated event or action) by taking action ahead of time: "vitamins may forestall many diseases of aging".



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Posted - 31/05/2011 : 12:32
I agree, Belle. The development of the English language is fascinating.

I'm currently reading "The Adventure of English" by Melvyn Bragg which I can highly recommend if you haven't already read it.


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Posted - 31/05/2011 : 13:24
Thanks will seek it out.


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Posted - 01/06/2011 : 05:04
I love it when you hear someone use a word in such a way that you realise that you've neen missing something for years. I once heard Enoch Powell having a debate with someone and he said "I Refuse to con-descend to your thesis".  I put in the hyphen, that's how he said it and I realised at once that this was the root of the word. He had a classic education of course.....


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Posted - 10/07/2011 : 05:45
Saw a clip on Cornish wrestling during a Flog It! programme. They mentioned that the three referees were called 'sticklers'. So that's where the word came from! They also mentioned 'head over heels' as the name of one of the throws.


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tripps
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Posted - 10/07/2011 : 09:59
I knew that.  There's a reporter on R5live called Angus Stickler who explained it once. The stick was used to seperate the combatants. 
Heard the word 'nowty' used on Coronation St  (the evening edition of the Jeremy Kyle show) recently. Haven't heard it for years - is it still in use up North,  and is that how it's spelt - never seen it written down?


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Posted - 10/07/2011 : 17:00
For some reason my OH often uses the word 'nowty' when talking about or to me. Can't for the life of me work out why...

I think it's more of a Lancashire word because I'd never heard of it till I went to uni in Manchester.


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Posted - 11/07/2011 : 03:53
I still use it. One of my mother's favourites and she came from Dukinfield.

She used to get 'powfagged' as well!


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Posted - 11/07/2011 : 08:51
Have you heard "powslap".  An affectionate slap on the back of the head after a 'right down to the wood ' haircut which used to be fashionable  once.


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Posted - 11/07/2011 : 10:02
Powfagged !....Brilliant , haven't heard it in years . My Mum used to use it too (don't know why, but  it seems to have slipped out of use ) usually preceeded by "Proper....."


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Cathy
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Posted - 11/07/2011 : 11:51
So have we worked out what nowty means?
  I've heard of nowt but not nowty.


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