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Offline Yvonne Donnellon

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1840's Occupation
« on: Saturday 10 April 21 13:17 BST (UK) »
Hi

does anyone know what a cast owner was?

Thank you.

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Re: 1840's Occupation
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 10 April 21 13:19 BST (UK) »
Are you 100% that's what it says?

Where does the reference come from?
Can you provide a URL?

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Re: 1840's Occupation
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 10 April 21 13:39 BST (UK) »
Apologies, just gone back to it with fresh eyes and now see it says Cart owner!

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« Reply #3 on: Saturday 10 April 21 13:52 BST (UK) »
Yvonne -- that is SO funny. I had just written a reply - but yours arrived first.

I had looked on the Index of Old Occupations site
https://rmhh.co.uk/occup/c.htm

and found the following;

Caster / Castorer    Made small bottles for sprinkling salt, pepper, sugar etc. (never heard of that one, so learnt something.)

Hence I had wondered if it might be Castorer with the word split up by the enumerator. Clearly not.
(You never know when you may get that one in a quiz!)
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Re: 1840's Occupation
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 10 April 21 15:32 BST (UK) »
Yvonne -- that is SO funny. I had just written a reply - but yours arrived first.

I had looked on the Index of Old Occupations site
https://rmhh.co.uk/occup/c.htm

and found the following;

Caster / Castorer    Made small bottles for sprinkling salt, pepper, sugar etc. (never heard of that one, so learnt something.)

Hence I had wondered if it might be Castorer with the word split up by the enumerator. Clearly not.
(You never know when you may get that one in a quiz!)

Lol!  Every day's a school day!  Thank you for your efforts! x

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Re: 1840's Occupation
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 11 April 21 11:42 BST (UK) »
Does "caster" explain the name of caster sugar - sugar fine enough for sprinkling through a vessel with small holes?  Interesting.  What a pity he was just an everyday carter, after all. :)
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Re: 1840's Occupation
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 11 April 21 18:02 BST (UK) »
Gill -- I have never given any thought as to why caster sugar was so called.

For that matter I have never known that people who MADE salt and pepper pots had a particular job title. Being simple minded I would have just thought they were called salt and pepper pot makers!
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Re: 1840's Occupation
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 11 April 21 18:46 BST (UK) »
On the subject of sugar and casting it over things my Dad who was from the Midlands used to say
‘shither (rhyming with wither) some sugar on my strawberries’ or ‘shither some soil over those seeds’

I used the expression once to a friend, who coincidentally was English but we both live in Scotland, and she had no idea what I meant.

I tried to look it up in a dictionary but couldn’t find it. Searching online gave me some questionable answers due to the spelling at the beginning so I gave up.

How common is this word and is is local to the Midlands ?


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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 11 April 21 18:53 BST (UK) »
I am from the North West and I have never heard of it. However I do love these local variations of words (and dialects).

Wonder if that word would be said as 'sliver' elsewhere?

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