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    Quote Originally Posted by alfat33 View Post
    Maybe from cwtch, a Welsh cuddle?
    Mental note - never cuddle a Welsh person!!

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    If anything was odd or daft it was “a bit Irish” and if you got cheated out of something you “got Jewed”


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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    Was there? Maybe I am over 60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Open to interpretation I guess, certainly where the Olds in my household were concerned, casual racism was never far away. And they're not expressions I'd use outside of quotes nowadays!
    Yeah, I guess.

    We always said 'blue in the face', rather than black, so I guess there's no interpretation there (until we encounter a blue alien race...)

    Not sure saying that a starving African would appreciate the food your wasting could ever be construed as racist, though...

    A starving Welshman or anyone else would appreciate it just as much!

    'Love Thy Neighbour' is an interesting one - People always leap onto the racist slurs which would never be acceptable these days (and rightly so), but the real message in that programme was that the men were ignorant idiots and their wives were the only reasonable people.

    Sexism that still seems quite acceptable judging from a lot of TV ads, but would be totally unacceptable if reversed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Leeds View Post
    38 but I thought he might have heard of the film as I think there may have been a remake.

    I've just googled it and yes there was, in 2016.
    Talking of remakes...I bet you would have been flummoxed if he'd asked you to name the Seven Samurai. I know that I would...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PickleB View Post
    Talking of remakes...I bet you would have been flummoxed if he'd asked you to name the Seven Samurai. I know that I would...

    Haha, I couldn't tell you the seven dwarfs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENES View Post
    A Noddy Tap - punishment dished out in class by a teacher (or fellow student), using a clenched fist with protruding knuckle which was whacked down hard on the top of your head!

    Blue Goldfish - a legendary punishment dished out by older kids (bullies), where your head was pushed into the wc pan & the toilet flushed!
    Not sure why it was a blue goldfish - yellow or brown would probably have been more appropriate!

    was called a bog wash at my school lol

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    Is nothing sacred? What will they remake next? War of the Worlds? A Star is Born?

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    Quote Originally Posted by E_2_Right-Force View Post
    Gordon Bennett.......!! Used by my mother as a mild form of cursing during a spell of exasperation.
    Anyone else heard that one - who was this fabled Gordon Bennett?
    He was apparently some famous playboy/daredevil who oftne got into troube and once drove a plane on the ground into a barn.
    and someone shouted gordon bennet at him. Rather like your mum did with your own name when you did something bad as a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Leeds View Post
    Haha, I couldn't tell you the seven dwarfs.
    Down to just six now, Sneezy is in isolation.

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    Was Kiss, Cuddle or Torture a thing elsewhere?


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    Quote Originally Posted by ENES View Post
    Mental note - never cuddle a Welsh person!!
    Dont worry, we're not queuing to give you a cwtch any time soon .

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneyloon View Post
    Was Kiss, Cuddle or Torture a thing elsewhere?


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    Yes, but given that Arbroath isn’t that far from Stonehaven, I’m not sure it represents a global trend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowman View Post
    Yeah, I guess.

    We always said 'blue in the face', rather than black, so I guess there's no interpretation there (until we encounter a blue alien race...)

    Not sure saying that a starving African would appreciate the food your wasting could ever be construed as racist, though...

    A starving Welshman or anyone else would appreciate it just as much!

    'Love Thy Neighbour' is an interesting one - People always leap onto the racist slurs which would never be acceptable these days (and rightly so), but the real message in that programme was that the men were ignorant idiots and their wives were the only reasonable people.

    Sexism that still seems quite acceptable judging from a lot of TV ads, but would be totally unacceptable if reversed...

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    Well, we live in a World incapable of coping with nuance or indeed anything other than absolutes. I would say that everything's either black or white... but... well...!
    The more volatile virtue-signallers of this World can, and do, find fault merely with discussing one's bemusement with the sweeping social changes that have rattled through the lifetimes of us older geezers! We can't change the past, we can only learn from it. Hopefully...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneyloon View Post
    Was Kiss, Cuddle or Torture a thing elsewhere?


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    Seem to remember ‘Benny’ being an insult early ‘80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vortgern View Post
    Seem to remember ‘Benny’ being an insult early ‘80s.
    Oh yes, You Benny! - I had forgotten that one.
    Think it was in reference to the character from Crossroads.

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