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Sun Dec 19, 2004 4:07 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: safety corridor revisited
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

safety corridor revisited

Just in case that happens, I will hurry up and corroborate Dale.
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Sun Dec 19, 2004 3:54 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: safety corridor revisited
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

safety corridor revisited

Dale, So will you just keep reposting this until you get corroboration?
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Ken – December 29, 2004
Reply from Ken Greenwald (Fort Collins, CO - U.S.A.)
by Archived Reply
Sun Dec 19, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: safety corridor revisited
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

safety corridor revisited

Ken: Thanks but I wan't trying to make a statement; I had hoped for some corroboration
Reply from dale hileman (Apple Valley, CA - U.S.A.)
by Archived Reply
Sun Dec 19, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: safety corridor revisited
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

safety corridor revisited

:-)
Reply from Rob Masters (Thailand - Thailand)
by Archived Reply
Sun Dec 19, 2004 3:14 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: safety corridor revisited
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

safety corridor revisited

Dale, We believed you the first time!
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Ken – December 28, 2004
Reply from Ken Greenwald (Fort Collins, CO - U.S.A.)
by Archived Reply
Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:47 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pogey
Replies: 7
Views: 8461

pogey

Thanks, Ken your research is excellent and informative.

Gregg
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Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pogey
Replies: 7
Views: 8461

pogey

pogey or pogie or pogy....=POGUE....Youthful homosexual male... =PUNK--H-C Dict of Am. SLang
Reply from dale hileman (Apple Valley, CA - U.S.A.)
by Archived Reply
Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:21 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: pogey
Replies: 7
Views: 8461

pogey

Gregg, I’m unfamiliar with the expression, but here is what I was able to dig up: POGEY/POGY: 1) adjective – Slang. a) a package of food, candy, or other treats sent to a child at boarding school, a person in an institution, etc. b) candy or a treat. 2) noun – Canadian Slang a) [1891] an institution...
by Archived Reply
Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:54 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: minging
Replies: 8
Views: 4397

minging

Ken: I'm convinced, thank you

Any comments on pronunciation appreciated--dh
Reply from dale hileman (Apple Valley, CA - U.S.A.)
by Archived Reply
Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: minging
Replies: 8
Views: 4397

minging

"Minge" = cunt.
Can't sidestep this one!
Rob 29dec04
Reply from Rob Masters (Thailand - Thailand)
by Archived Reply
Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:27 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: minging
Replies: 8
Views: 4397

minging

Any chance the word Minge could be a derivitive of mange? That might account for it's usage as unpleasant or disgusting. Pronunciation: 'mAnj Function: noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English manjewe, from Middle French mangene itching, from mangier to eat : any of various persistent contagious...
by Archived Reply
Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: minging
Replies: 8
Views: 4397

minging

Having a daughter of 24, I became familliar with this word via its common usage and meaning over the last decade. Whatever its original usage,in England at the moment it means anything that is unpleasant, disgusting,repulsive etc, rather than simply smelly. Incidentally, there has been one reference...
by Archived Reply
Sun Dec 19, 2004 1:01 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: minging
Replies: 8
Views: 4397

minging

Dale, For the record, what you have posted above is the Webster’s Dictionary (1913) definition of MINCE. It is NOT the definition of MINGING. As I stated in my above posting, that dictionary does not define ‘minging.’ What it actually does do is give ‘minging’ as a synonym of ‘mince’ followed by a b...
by Archived Reply
Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:47 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: minging
Replies: 8
Views: 4397

minging

But I have run across a few other sources--evidently very old--relating to mincing, eg Mince, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Minced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Minging}.] [AS. minsian to grow less, dwindle, fr. min small; akin to G. minder less, Goth. minniza less, mins less, adv., L. minor, adj. (cf. {Minor}); or mor...
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Sun Dec 19, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: minging
Replies: 8
Views: 4397

minging

Thank you Ken: Well, its "new" usage (1970) qualifies it. UD gives pron as rhyming with "singing." Any further comments on pron appreciated--dh
Reply from dale hileman (Apple Valley, CA - U.S.A.)