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Sausages

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:28 am
by Bobinwales
I learned last night that Diz Disley has died. I can’t say that Diz was a friend, but I certainly knew him and admired him greatly. If I tell you that Stéphane Grappelli played with him rather than the other way around you will realise what a brilliant guitarist he was.

One of the things that Diz used to say was “Sausage me a gregory”.

Would you like to have a try at translating that? Answer on Monday if no-one gets it.

Re: Sausages

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:25 pm
by Phil White
What did Ivan Lendl say when he first arrived in the US?

Re: Sausages

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:14 pm
by PhilHunt
Don't mean to be rude, but it sounds like something Sofia Loren may have said to Gregory Peck. ;)

Re: Sausages

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:55 am
by Wizard of Oz
.. Bob I am willing to bet it is rhyming slang but I couldn't get the gist at my first reading .. sausage meant nothing but is probably half of a double word and I guessed that Gregory was short for probably Gregory Peck which means neck where I come from .. but a trip to my rhyming slang dictionary brought me closer to what I needed to know .. there I found sausage a goose's which gave me the round about way for arriving at what Diz was saying ..

.. I'll PM you as I don't want to spoil it for others who may be looking ..

WoZ havin a butchers at the ivory pearls

Re: Sausages

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:34 am
by PhilHunt
:) Got it!

Re: Sausages

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:47 pm
by zmjezhd
The second half of the doublet for sausage is and mash.

Re: Sausages

Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:27 am
by Wizard of Oz
.. don't forget to PM Bob if you think you have it BEFORE he posts the answer .. and explain how you arrived at the answer ..

WoZ rhymin

Re: Sausages

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:10 am
by Edwin F Ashworth
I'm struggling with Smoke me a kipper - I'll be back for breakfast.

Re: Sausages

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:11 pm
by Bobinwales
A couple of people sent me a PM with the answer, WoZ was first, closely followed by Phil, and James was on the right track:

It is rhyming slang of course,

Sausage and mash - cash
Gregory Peck - cheque

Diz was asking us to cash him a cheque.

This was in total contrast to an Irish musician who was touring at the same time, who always asked to get paid by cheque, "You can't spend a cheque!" he used to mutter, it would seem that all too often his fees had disappeared by the time he got back to Cork, so having a cheque was a lot safer.

Re: Sausages

Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:30 am
by Edwin F Ashworth
"Somebody's liquidized my current account!" disagreed Mr Fields.

Re: Sausages

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:54 pm
by Shelley
Edwin F Ashworth wrote:I'm struggling with Smoke me a kipper - I'll be back for breakfast.
Thanks to you, Edwin, I've had the Red Dwarf theme song in my head for days . . . "Fresh mango juice . . . Goldfishes nibbling at my toes . . . Fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun, sun . . .!"

Re: Sausages

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:07 pm
by Wizard of Oz
.. thanks Shelley .. I thought I knew that reference but couldn't remember where from .. it was Rimmer's alterego wasn't it ??

WoZ going for a vindaloo and a lager

Re: Sausages

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:53 pm
by Bobinwales
Yes indeed, thank you Shelley! ......Not only did you start me off with, "It's cold outside. There's no kind of atmosphere..." running through my head all day, but when I settled down with a cup of coffee to watch the box for an hour last night, what did I get? A re-run of Red Dwarf Series Two! You are ganging up on me. It's a conspiracy.

Re: Sausages

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:36 pm
by Shelley
Total conspiracy, Bobinwales!
Yes, Rimmer's alter-ego, but I can't remember his name -- Ace something? I'll look it up . . .

Re: Sausages

Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:31 pm
by Bobinwales
Umm...

I think you will find it's Ace Rimmer Shelley!