Ladding

This formerly read-only archive of threads dates back to 1996, but as of March 2007 is open to new postings. For technical reasons, the early dates shown do not accurately reflect the actual date of posting.

Feel free to add new postings to any of the existing threads in the archived forums, but please create any new language-related threads in one of the Language Discussion Forums.
Post Reply

Ladding

Post by Archived Topic » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:13 pm

what is the origin of the word ( ladding ) ?
Submitted by ( - )
ACCESS_POST_ACTIONS
Signature: Topic imported and archived

Ladding

Post by Archived Reply » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:27 pm

Is that as in going after lads?
Reply from Ken Greenwald (Fort Collins, CO - U.S.A.)
ACCESS_POST_ACTIONS
Signature: Reply imported and archived

Ladding

Post by Archived Reply » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:41 pm

No it is a way to describe what someone who makes ladders does. If they are making a ladder they are ladding.

The politically correct term for people who make ladders is no longer lads, but ladderical engineers.

Sam 08/11/03
Reply from ( - )
ACCESS_POST_ACTIONS
Signature: Reply imported and archived

Ladding

Post by Archived Reply » Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:56 pm

Ken, it is actually an old Scottish word from "laddie" and more correctly should be spelled "laddiing" as in "drop the /e/ when adding /ing" rule .. it is an early reference to a Saturday night pub sport where the laddies were sorted from the lassies by applying the sporan grip and seeing if you came up empty handed ..
.. alternatively I suggest that our hey nonny nonny mouse refer to the verb "lade" in any respectable dictionary ..
Wizard of Oz, Australia. 10/11/03.
Reply from ( - )
ACCESS_POST_ACTIONS
Signature: Reply imported and archived

ACCESS_END_OF_TOPIC
Post Reply