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Re: Old Sayings and Modern Counterparts
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 13 January 15 13:56 GMT (UK) »
I think it is a shame that no nicknames have been given to the decimal coinage, just that one the tiddler which is now gone, the decimal coins are rubbish anyhow no character design like the L S D.
See how many nicknames you can list on here for the good old s d, we have a Tanner to start.

Joey, Bob, Florin, half-a-dollar, quid, Ton, Monkey   .... by no means comprehensive !

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« Reply #19 on: Tuesday 13 January 15 13:56 GMT (UK) »
Ah Yes  -- thank you Malky  remembering :)
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Re: Old Sayings and Modern Counterparts
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 13 January 15 14:10 GMT (UK) »
I think it is a shame that no nicknames have been given to the decimal coinage, just that one the tiddler which is now gone, the decimal coins are rubbish anyhow no character design like the L S D.
See how many nicknames you can list on here for the good old s d, we have a Tanner to start.

I disagree! ;D
Here, on the Isle of Man, we get new designs on a regular basis!
The 5p design with golfer has almost disappeared?! - Taken by many golfers as markers ;D

And I quite liked the recent designs that made up the Royal Coat of Arms!
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Re: Old Sayings and Modern Counterparts
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 13 January 15 15:08 GMT (UK) »
I think it is a shame that no nicknames have been given to the decimal coinage, just that one the tiddler which is now gone, the decimal coins are rubbish anyhow no character design like the L S D.
See how many nicknames you can list on here for the good old s d, we have a Tanner to start.

Joey, Bob, Florin, half-a-dollar, quid, Ton, Monkey   .... by no means comprehensive !

On the other hand, people still say "not the full shilling" rather than "not the full 5p"  ???
And you still only get a penny for your thoughts, although I believe from reading other threads that tooth fairy inflation is rampant..  :)
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Re: Old Sayings and Modern Counterparts
« Reply #22 on: Tuesday 13 January 15 15:18 GMT (UK) »
I remember chanting Keynsham and then spelling it out along with the radio and it became a mantra.
 How about....Pot calling kettle black....modern equivalent....Pot noodle calling Kettle chips junk  :D
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I like your new saying Carol and could see it catching on  ;D

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Re: Old Sayings and Modern Counterparts
« Reply #23 on: Tuesday 13 January 15 15:29 GMT (UK) »
Xinia,I think "doolallytap" is something to do with the seaport from which British soldiers in India were sent back to Blighty if they had "gone mad" in the heat.
Some,not surprisingly, used to feign illness to get sent home.
As regards old sayings, "handsome is,as handsome does" used to puzzle me when young.Now, I think it's very true.

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« Reply #24 on: Tuesday 13 January 15 16:05 GMT (UK) »
Bykerlads has nearly got it.  The Wikipedia entry on Deolali has an explanation of the army corruption into "doolally tap" or just "doolally".

Jim1 has a point when he says that most sayings are catch phrases, most
of which seem to come from TV advertisements (simples, does what it says on the tin) which is surely (and don't call me surely) not much different from them coming from radio programmes back in the day as most of Jim1's examples?

Another thought - we were initially talking about the present generation being stumped by things the older folks say - works the other way too!  Can't understand much of my teenage grandchildren's language!

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« Reply #25 on: Tuesday 13 January 15 16:27 GMT (UK) »
eee by gum, getting there with these -  lovely -

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Re: Old Sayings and Modern Counterparts
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday 13 January 15 16:38 GMT (UK) »
Every time I hear the William Tell overture , I want to join in with "The  Looan   Ranger"
I remember Horace Bachelor too, in K-E-Y-N-S-H-A-M.

When I was at work, we were waiting for some material to work on. I happened to say we were "stuck for bobbins"   Total incomprehension....  in a  former weaving area!