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by butterfingersbeck
Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:29 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: git (the camel connection)...
Replies: 2
Views: 4525

git (the camel connection)...

The word "git" is usually taken to be a North-of-England coinage (possibly from "beget", implying illigitimacy) used as a mild insult or an ironic term of endearment; "YOU STUPID GIT!!!"; "Cheer up, you daft git"; "He's just a boring old git". Nonetheless, when I was at school the rumour went round ...
by butterfingersbeck
Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: I should coco(a)!
Replies: 3
Views: 2348

I should coco(a)!

I've heard that this is a (rather weak) Cockney rhyming slang corruption of "I should say so!" and means just that - an emphatic acknowledgement of a question or statement. However I have ALSO heard it used sarcastically as a negative, meaning "I should thiink NOT!". Can anyone verify this?
by butterfingersbeck
Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Meanwhile, on another part of the island...
Replies: 8
Views: 3324

Meanwhile, on another part of the island...

I wonder whether the Bard of Avon ever wrote "Back at the ranch" as a stage direction...
by butterfingersbeck
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: succotash
Replies: 7
Views: 3952

succotash

It is derived from a Native American language (not certain which) and is a Native American dish using indigenous ingredients. Recipes vary, but it tends to be a stew or soup containing sweetcorn, lima or butter beans and often cream. Sounds good to me...