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by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: chat pile
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

chat pile

My starter in the Bangladeshi Restaurant on Friday was Chicken Chat, which appeared to be small pieces of chicken in an indeterminate sauce. Perhaps a chat pile is small bits of something piled up and covered in liquid... *grin*
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Goldfish
Replies: 0
Views: 1702

Goldfish

My friend bought two goldfish, so to make conversation I asked if he had given them names. He told me that they were called ‘One’ and ‘Two’. I told him that thee was no imagination in that, and he ought to be ashamed of himself. He was very annoyed at that and shouted, “IF ONE DIES I’VE STILL GOT TWO”
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: from soup to nuts
Replies: 6
Views: 4385

from soup to nuts

Unless someone wants to tell me differently, neither expression is in use in the UK. If someone did say such a thing, I would have to rely on context for an explanation, or otherwise ask what was meant.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: A phoney tale
Replies: 0
Views: 1817

A phoney tale

I was bored. I was on a business trip, staying in a strange hotel, and was feeling not a little lonely. So I thought I'd ring up one of those girls you see advertised in phone booths when you are calling for a taxi. On the way back to my hotel I passed a phone box, so I dived in and grabbed a card. ...
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: fa drizzle
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

fa drizzle

There are times that I am glad that I am no longer young, and not having to understand rap is one of those times. In fact when I hear rap on the radio, I find the "off" button ever so useful.
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Take care in parties
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Take care in parties

Bernard had spent a long evening in pub in part of town that was strange to him. During the very serious hangover construction that he was undertaking, he fell to talking to a smartly dressed couple who for reasons unknown to Bernard took a liking to him, and invited him to the house party to which ...
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: HELP! Can anyone do maths?
Replies: 10
Views: 3445

HELP! Can anyone do maths?

Thank you very much Erik, even though I now know the answer I have a feeling that pubs all over Wales are going to be arguing about it. It's the sort of question you ask just before you leave!
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: HELP! Can anyone do maths?
Replies: 10
Views: 3445

HELP! Can anyone do maths?

This is driving me crazy, is there anyone out there who can help? Three men go to a restaurant for lunch, and the bill comes to £30.00 exactly, so they each put a £10 note onto the table. As the waiter is on his way to pay the money in, he realises that he has overcharged them, and the bill should h...
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: blind pig / blind tiger
Replies: 10
Views: 6288

blind pig / blind tiger

No Russ, as you say, we don't call everything that fits into a hole in the wall a hole in the wall, and I should have thought about it, even though it is the obvious reason that ATMs acquired the name. We too have free-standing machines, but they are not holes in the wall, they are bandits, because ...
by Bobinwales
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: blind pig / blind tiger
Replies: 10
Views: 6288

blind pig / blind tiger

Russ, we call an ATM a hole in the wall because they are fitted in holes in walls. I'm afraid I really can't see Butch Cassidy's influence in it at all.

If my memory serves me well there is a pub called The Hole In The Wall in Scarborough (Yorkshire) as well as Waterloo.
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: kick the can down the road
Replies: 6
Views: 11515

kick the can down the road

Dale, we sometimes kick it into the long grass , (where the ball can be lost for a while), or more often, kick for touch . In both soccer and rugby kicking the ball over the side line would stop the game for a very short time, and quite often relieve pressure. I have not heard about kicking cans tho...
by Bobinwales
Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Floccinaucinihilipilification
Replies: 5
Views: 3152

Floccinaucinihilipilification

Oh well, someone had to start it.

When you say floccinaucinihilivilification, do you actually mean floccinaucinihilipilification? Or is this a totally worthless thread?
by Bobinwales
Sun Jul 17, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Thanks for the laughs.
Replies: 6
Views: 3640

Thanks for the laughs.

Thank you from me as well Ken, if indeed you have enjoyed the stuff I have posted already, which brings me to a point. I enjoy telling jokes, whether it happens over dinner, in the pub, or in print, but one of the great pleasures of telling a joke is knowing that it is appreciated, but when I pass s...
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: event marketing
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

event marketing

I can't recall ever heard it uttered before this Dale. It either shows that the circles in which I move are off the beaten track, or the expression is so literal that it didnt even register as an expression, if you know what I mean.
by Bobinwales
Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:27 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: diva
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

diva

It's an Italian word, and means a renowned opera singer. It got to the Italian from Latin, where it means “goddess”.