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18-07-2021, 09:15 PM
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Re: UK terminology/lingo

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It has its roots in German, Dutch and French which when combined make the language Afrikaans which is my second language

Update: I think you know The Boer War? I believe the ‘souties’ got a hiding. Some origins of guerrilla warfare strategy
Can you explain " Souties"!got abiding to the the unschooled please
Minxy ??
And maybe the term "Roineck" as well ??

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18-07-2021, 09:17 PM
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It’s my pleasure and most of us sincerely mean that
We Irish often respond 'Not at all' !
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18-07-2021, 09:17 PM
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My late Dad was a cockney but came from a middle class family.
To Minx... being a cockney in truth is born within the sound of Bow Bells..the Church Bells of Bow an area, you just had to be within the distance of hearing them. So how you speak as a cockney is not all the same for sure.

copied and pasted a few for you Minx..
"Apples and pears" (stairs) ...
"Army and navy" (gravy) ...
"Basin of gravy" (baby) ...
"Bees and honey" (money) ...
"Borrow and beg" (egg) ...
"Bottle and stopper" (copper) ...
"Box of toys" (noise) ...
"Can't keep still" (treadmill)
just slang words....

My Husband is from the East End of London, Walthamstow to be exact as were his French and British Ancestors, but he is not a cockney. He is an Ancestor of Huguenots, a strict religious protestant group from France.

He does speak differently from me though. I speak with a South London accent..Not easy is it Minx..same in France...we have locals that actually cannot communicate with each other as there dialect is so so different.
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18-07-2021, 09:19 PM
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Re: UK terminology/lingo

Originally Posted by Donkeyman ->
Can you explain " Souties"!got abiding to the the unschooled please
Minxy ??
And maybe the term "Roineck" as well ??

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Please, do not shoot the messenger. Warning, this is extremely derogatory so are you certain that you want the definition?
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18-07-2021, 09:22 PM
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Re: UK terminology/lingo

Originally Posted by DianneWoollie ->
My late Dad was a cockney but came from a middle class family.
To Minx... being a cockney in truth is born within the sound of Bow Bells..the Church Bells of Bow an area, you just had to be within the distance of hearing them. So how you speak as a cockney is not all the same for sure.

copied and pasted a few for you Minx..
"Apples and pears" (stairs) ...
"Army and navy" (gravy) ...
"Basin of gravy" (baby) ...
"Bees and honey" (money) ...
"Borrow and beg" (egg) ...
"Bottle and stopper" (copper) ...
"Box of toys" (noise) ...
"Can't keep still" (treadmill)
just slang words....

My Husband is from the East End of London, Walthamstow to be exact as were his French and British Ancestors, but he is not a cockney. He is an Ancestor of Huguenots, a strict religious protestant group from France.

He does speak differently from me though. I speak with a South London accent..Not easy is it Minx..same in France...we have locals that actually cannot communicate with each other as there dialect is so so different.
Thank you. They fled persecution and came to SA to settle and the Afrikaans people are their descendants
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18-07-2021, 09:31 PM
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Re: UK terminology/lingo

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Visitor worked in SA for a short period hence the visitor card
Yes, true. But sometimes not so short. I think the first spell was about four months - around 1968 so Apartheid was in force. Forgive my diversion.
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18-07-2021, 09:37 PM
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Re: UK terminology/lingo

Originally Posted by The Artful Todger ->
Boys used to be told, usually by their mum's that if they pulled their plonkers (masturbated) it would affect their eyesight.
I remember my dad telling me not to pay with myself as I'd go blind .

I said. "I'm over here dad"
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18-07-2021, 10:29 PM
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Re: UK terminology/lingo

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Boys used to be told, usually by their mum's that if they pulled their plonkers (masturbated) it would affect their eyesight.
.. .. and don't forget the hairs that could grow in the palms of our hands
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18-07-2021, 10:30 PM
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Re: UK terminology/lingo

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.. .. and don't forget the hairs that could grow in the palms of our hands
What's with the "could"
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18-07-2021, 10:35 PM
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Re: UK terminology/lingo

Originally Posted by Minx ->
Please, do not shoot the messenger. Warning, this is extremely derogatory so are you certain that you want the definition?
Hah!
I know the meaning Minxy !
And l think we can take it !!l
This is the over fifties forum after all ??

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