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Olde Worlde "thingy`s"

Denzil
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In Penryn there are a number of little narrow roads called opes.
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Just a few I remember
Lets go wom James and dont spare the horses
put it in the backs
Will it do  a ton
dam spadgers
you look like the cat who got the cream
gogle box (now its Google box)
tickle the cats wisker
nutty slack
swinging the lead
Midnight_Caller
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Quote from: samuria
Just a few I remember
Lets go wom James and dont spare the horses
put it in the backs
Will it do  a ton
dam spadgers
you look like the cat who got the cream
gogle box (now its Google box)
tickle the cats wisker
nutty slack
swinging the lead

Translation
Lets go wom James and dont spare the horses = take me home James as fast as possible 
put it in the backs = D/N
Will it do  a ton = will it do a 100
dam spadgers = D/N
you look like the cat who got the cream = you won I guess or Your very eggcited
gogle box  = TV
Google box = PC TV
tickle the cats wisker = D/N
nutty slack = D/N
swinging the lead = D/N
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tickle the cats whisker..... how to find a radio station on a crystal set....  a piece of springy wire (the cats whisker) had to make contact on a sensitive place on a piece of galena crystal..... long before valves and transistors...
Nutty Slack..... the small pieces of coal left in the coal cellar after using up the bigger bits first.... you could also buy it from the coal merchant cheaper than the big lumps....
Swinging the lead.... refers to depth sounding on sailing ships, using the lead and line at the bows.... but also referred to someone not "pulling their weight" (same reference) by not working as hard as everyone else....
198kHz
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....  a piece of springy wire (the cats whisker) had to make contact on a sensitive place on a piece of galena crystal.....

Or a small lump of coal if you didn't have the crystal.
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James
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Tonne, nifty and score aren't that old are they?
I still hear them used in normal daily speech, granted from southern friends!
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@ jameseh  Nah! not that old at all...  Smiley
pierre_pierre
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Tonne depends where you live, it goes back to Napolean in France  =1000 Kg and is an SI unit
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My da used slack to "keep the fire in" overnight in winter months.
A duncher  As in "Pass me me duncher me aul mucker"
We also had a parlour (never used.  Kept for special guests (and occasionally coortin'))
The kitchen (living room) and a scullery, which led into the back yard. (where the toilet was), and I'm not even eligible for my WFP yet Grin
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pierre_pierre
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Just about do get rid of a brace of Fresh Partridge been in casserole for a few hours, carrots and butternut squash  Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley
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Don`t chuck em out , you old fool,  your supposed to eat them, with the rest of the stew ! Cheesy
pierre_pierre
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who said chuck em out, the bones maybe, forgot the Tatties and Fart Machines, plus Turnip (funny terminology they have swede north of the border) down South we also have swede but its a different thing
Turnip
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Turnips and swede are different vegetables!
but excuse me, what are the "**** machines" Pierre? Shocked

ps did you shoot your partridges out of a pear tree?
pierre_pierre
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small green things 15-25 mm dia
the smaller item we in the south call turnip, in Scotland its a swede
we call the larger a swede in the South,
Technically they are both turnips
or does this confuse even more
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Swede vegetables are also called rutabaga and some people call them "neeps", though these are often actually turnips.
jmd
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Quote from: pierre_pierre
small green things 15-25 mm dia
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Swede vegetables are also called rutabaga and some people call them "neeps", though these are often actually turnips.


Oh, you mean sprouts!  Roll eyes
you have not answered my p.s. Pierre!