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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 30 December 15 10:24 GMT (UK) »
Barryd, you are right about the rhyming slang, also Flattyb., we lived in Warwickshire, and my uncle came from Coventry.
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HIGGS - N. Warwicks
DEEMING - N.Warwicks
LEWIS - N.Warwicks

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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 30 December 15 13:10 GMT (UK) »
I too have never heard of Wag for Charlie and I'm in England

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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 30 December 15 14:11 GMT (UK) »
For the Australian language hopefully enough that  if I landed at Charles Kingsford Smith Airport I could ask directions and get on my way.
Oh I am sure someone will tell you where to go
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But hopefully, in a nice way  :P  :P  :P   Are you thinking of flying your own plane here?  ::)  ::)  ::)
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Re: Nicknames
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 30 December 15 17:31 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone for your input - looks as if we're all in the dark about "Wag".  Charles 1 looks as if he's the winner at the moment (but not for long). :
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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 30 December 15 23:12 GMT (UK) »
I live in England (East Anglia) and have never ever heard of "Wag" as a nickname for Charles.
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« Reply #14 on: Thursday 31 December 15 14:29 GMT (UK) »
We're in the North of England, and never ever heard of "Wag" for Charles!
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« Reply #15 on: Thursday 31 December 15 14:54 GMT (UK) »
Hello wisteria16,
     Found an article about Charlie Bennett, winner of the 3 & 5 mile motorcycle races at Tunbridge Wells in 1904. The article mentions Charlie "with his Cockney nickname, Wag Bennett".
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« Reply #17 on: Sunday 12 November 17 10:39 GMT (UK) »
'Wag' an ancient term for Ruffian or Truant, often given to Charles of that disposition I believe.