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Ladding

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:13 pm
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what is the origin of the word ( ladding ) ?
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Ladding

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:27 pm
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Is that as in going after lads?
Reply from Ken Greenwald (Fort Collins, CO - U.S.A.)

Ladding

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:41 pm
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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
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Ladding

Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 7:56 pm
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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.
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