Archaic phrases

The Field Marshal

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Drawers.

"Wheres me drawers''?

Underwear, usually female but could be male.

"Up and down like a hewers drawers" indicating rapid movement as in a prostitutes knickers.

Certainly "Victorias Drawers" does not have the same cachet as" Victorias Secret".

Might come from to draw on over the legs.

Long Johns [another one gone]
 


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I wonder if posters would be interested in posting words and expressions that were once common but have fallen into disuse



eg :The Fuzz.





Old dublin word for the cops.
Eg.I got grabbed by the fuzz.

It also meant pubic hair so many double entendres occurred
Nothing particularly Dublin or archaic about that expression at all; it is commonly used in London and 'Caught By the Fuzz' was the name of a Supergrass song in the mid 1990s.
 

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Drawers.

"Wheres me drawers''?

Underwear, usually female but could be male.

"Up and down like a hewers drawers" indicating rapid movement as in a prostitutes knickers.

Certainly "Victorias Drawers" does not have the same cachet as" Victorias Secret".

Might come from to draw on over the legs.

Long Johns [another one gone]

What age are you Field Marshal?
 

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Drawers.

"Wheres me drawers''?

Underwear, usually female but could be male.

"Up and down like a hewers drawers" indicating rapid movement as in a prostitutes knickers.

Certainly "Victorias Drawers" does not have the same cachet as" Victorias Secret".

Might come from to draw on over the legs.

Long Johns [another one gone]
Here Ma, wheres me cacks?
 

The Field Marshal

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Get

Go way ye get ye.

get sometimes pronounced git.

"A bit of a get that fella"

Little get,little git.

Term of opprobrium.

Someone on the make.
Ill begotten?
 
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Monkey bath.

When you're climbing into the bath and the water is borderline too hot and at first contact between water surface and scrotum/flange/buttocks forces a sharp emission of 'oo ooh --aah ahh ah' vocal sounds from the larynx attached to aforementioned bodily parts.

Usage:
Did you have a bath dear?

Yes, a proper monkey bath it was. Red as a radish I was.


Flange... there's another on I haven't heard in a while.
 

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I wonder if posters would be interested in posting words and expressions that were once common but have fallen into disuse
"100% mortgages"

"Seniors! Free up the equity in your home!"

"Hiiiiiiiiiiii, I'm Neville Knott!"

"Don't be left out! Don't miss the Bulgarian Property Expo this weekend at the RDS!"

"I am increasing the top rate tax band by €2,600. I commend the budget to the house"

"We have the best economy in the world"

"Aer Lingus to expand services to Dubai"

"Waiting list at Brown Thomas for €12,000 Hermes handbags"


"Skinny decaf Latte please" (now a 'mug o' tae there luv')

"They were at the back of the plane in economy class"

"We're going by helicopter"

"Diarmuid Gavin cuts our grass"


;)
 

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Monkey bath.

When you're climbing into the bath and the water is borderline too hot and at first contact between water surface and scrotum/flange/buttocks forces a sharp emission of 'oo ooh --aah ahh ah' vocal sounds from the larynx attached to aforementioned bodily parts.

Usage:
Did you have a bath dear?

Yes, a proper monkey bath it was. Red as a radish I was.


Flange... there's another on I haven't heard in a while.
Flange? Whats that mean
 

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"Eenie meenie, Miney mo,
Catch a n*gger by his toe...." We used to sing this in class at school.
Sweet jesus.
 

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"100% mortgages"

"Seniors! Free up the equity in your home!"

"Hiiiiiiiiiiii, I'm Neville Knott!"

"Don't be left out! Don't miss the Bulgarian Property Expo this weekend at the RDS!"

"I am increasing the top rate tax band by €2,600. I commend the budget to the house"

"We have the best economy in the world"

"Aer Lingus to expand services to Dubai"

"Waiting list at Brown Thomas for €12,000 Hermes handbags"


"Skinny decaf Latte please" (now a 'mug o' tae there luv')

"They were at the back of the plane in economy class"

"We're going by helicopter"

"Diarmuid Gavin cuts our grass"


;)
very good.

How bout a cuppa cha?

[original chinese word for tea used in 50,s Dublin , now rarely used]
 

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Another Cavan one;
'clatty' = dirty
'he's a fierce clatty bastard'
could be either he's full of dirty jokes or he has a personal hygiene problem..
Dunno if clatty is uniquely Cavan. There used to be a nightclub in Glasgow called Cleopatra's and everybody called it Clatty Pat's!
 

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Nothing particularly Dublin or archaic about that expression at all; it is commonly used in London and 'Caught By the Fuzz' was the name of a Supergrass song in the mid 1990s.
If i remember correctly the first time I saw/heard of the fuzz was in novel The Outsiders by Susan Hinton which was originally published in the 60's. Its an american based story so I'm sure the origin of this term is in the states.
 

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I believe she was calling you a prostitutes vagina :D
Actually not. A "melt" is (FAIK) a derogotary term - going back to medieveal times I think - for a child born out of wedlock.
 
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Deadly - meaning something really good

Used to confuse the hell out of my country cousins.

Really only hear it now in the all encompassing "Deadly Buzz"
Never really understood how this worked, but "deadly" had the exact same meaning in mid-Wexford. And that really used to confuse the hell out of people - even people who wouldn't have been confused by it if they'd heard it used by a Dub!
 

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Get

Go way ye get ye.

get sometimes pronounced git.

"A bit of a get that fella"

Little get,little git.

Term of opprobrium.

Someone on the make.
Ill begotten?
Like "melt", I think - another word for a b"stard (in the legal sense). Both words very old.
 

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Never really understood how this worked, but "deadly" had the exact same meaning in mid-Wexford. And that really used to confuse the hell out of people - even people who wouldn't have been confused by it if they'd heard it used by a Dub!
Is "deadly" or[ "diddlay" with brogue] archaic though.

Its still common enough is it not?

Not sure it was that common in Dublin. Always regrded it as very much a country expression.
 


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