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by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:04 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Thank you WoZ and Australia
Replies: 53
Views: 12767

Thank you WoZ and Australia

Phil, I wholeheartedly concur. However, even though there is an England and Wales Cricket Board, the two countries stand alone in Rugby. So on behalf of Wales, we are very grateful that you do not want to hold onto the World Cup, but I’m afraid that we would rather like to see it here, with red and ...
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: podcast
Replies: 18
Views: 5286

podcast

Yes Dale, I probably am, but I'm not a "geek" is I think the word you used, so will continue to listen to the radio in my car, and occasionally play a cassette or a CD otherwise I shall pointedly ignore any other methods that are devised of putting music into my ears, as I have no need of them.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: the king's penny [the king's shilling -- Forum Admin.]
Replies: 19
Views: 7603

the king's penny [the king's shilling -- Forum Admin.]

I have not heard of a King's Penny, although there was a bit of a craze here in Wales in the 60's when we used to say "the bar of chocolate was six English pennies". There being no Welsh coinage or paper money as opposed to Scotland where there is. I too have heard about pewter tankards having glass...
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: beaten all ends up
Replies: 15
Views: 6016

beaten all ends up

Dale, I am 58 years old, and if pressed I would say that I cannot remember a time when those expressions were not in use, but unfortunately, I don't have any written evidence.
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: beaten all ends up
Replies: 15
Views: 6016

beaten all ends up

No Dale, we have been using both expressions for donkey's years to cover everything said above, certainly I have known them all my life, and I assure you I was born quite a bit before 2004!
by Bobinwales
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: had the Richard and dickey
Replies: 10
Views: 3718

had the Richard and dickey

It would be a silly point to make WoZ.
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 09, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: hoodoo: the rock
Replies: 14
Views: 12095

hoodoo: the rock

Interesting Shelly, I didn’t actually realise that Hoodoo was synonymous with Voodoo; I thought it just meant bad luck. I just had a quick look at some dictionaries, and although the American editions carry the definition, “oddly-shaped rock column: in the western United States and Canada, a column ...
by Bobinwales
Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: podcast
Replies: 18
Views: 5286

podcast

Thank you Erik for the prompt, and Dale for the acknowledgement. I'm not sure about having the same name as the cat though. I always like to think myself as "sound as a shilling"; I was even in a band once called Florin, because it had two Bobs in it. Translation: Bob, pre 1971 British slang for a s...
by Bobinwales
Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: podcast
Replies: 18
Views: 5286

podcast

How about a broadcast for iPod users, as opposed to a broadcast for televison users, or a broadcast for radio users?
by Bobinwales
Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: had the Richard and dickey
Replies: 10
Views: 3718

had the Richard and dickey

Now WoZ, we are not like that at all, would we laugh out loud when we heard that Ireland had beaten England a soccer last night? Would we? What do you think? Actually, we don't have a lot of choice in cricket, the team is actually misnamed, but hey ho...

Dick, sick, I think Ken may well have it.
by Bobinwales
Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: had the Richard and dickey
Replies: 10
Views: 3718

had the Richard and dickey

I think we might have Ken silenced over the cricket as well! Anyway why shouldn't a Welshman support the "English and Welsh Cricket Board"? Especially as beside Simon Jones we have Geraint Jones behind the stumps.
by Bobinwales
Tue Sep 06, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: had the Richard and dickey
Replies: 10
Views: 3718

had the Richard and dickey

Is it possible that dickey meaning not working properly came from “It’s not worth a dickey bird”? I assume that “dickey bird” is rhyming slang for “word”, so if it’s not worth a dickey bird, it’s not worth talking about. This is pure conjecture, but I felt sorry that no one had come up with any idea...
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Miia followup
Replies: 8
Views: 3559

Miia followup

Did you use
http://cc.joensuu.fi/~mmattila/comments.htm
Dale?

The original posted on 23rd June has expired.
by Bobinwales
Mon Aug 29, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: poem
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

poem

It's no surprise that he later felt queer
because of vast quan-tit-ies of beer
that one little pig, with much cause to moan,
went wee wee wee all the way home.
by Bobinwales
Thu Aug 25, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Word quiz
Replies: 1
Views: 1269

Word quiz

Anna, try this. It should help you recognise words in English, although it will not help you understand their meanings. I am sure that someone else will help you with something different which will give you the meanings as well.

http://www.coffeebreakarcade.com/games/ ... ctions.htm