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brackett
10755.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:42 pm Reply with quote

Beehivecheck this site out to see a picture of an Chinese boyscout from long ago.

Its a website all about their uniform.

http://histclo.hispeed.com/youth/youth/org/sco/country/chi/scoutchi.htm

 
JumpingJack
10756.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:42 pm Reply with quote

Come along, brackett, stop mooching around down memory lane, and let's have this tantalising body armour nuggetoid...

 
brackett
10757.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:42 pm Reply with quote

All right all right let me get my sources together.

 
JumpingJack
10758.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:46 pm Reply with quote

Toga is poetic Latin slang for a prostitute.

Women of loose character were not allowed to wear the proper female garment (the stola) so hung around on street corners draped in togas instead.

s: Oxford Latin Dictionary

 
JumpingJack
10759.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:48 pm Reply with quote

Rule 3

Sorry, it's the nanny talkboard

Please attach a source for the information.

 
JumpingJack
10761.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:50 pm Reply with quote

On this occasion onlybrackett, should we ever get to your 'paper armour' fact, I will allow 'Man I Met In Shop' as a source for the infomation...

 
brackett
10762.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:50 pm Reply with quote

Well theres me out then.

 
Beehive
10763.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:50 pm Reply with quote

Yes, but that website also appears to say Chinese Scouts were abolished in 1948, so unless you look remarkably young for your age...
I think I have an explanation, if anyone is still interested- in the Guides there is an organisation called British Guides In Foreign Countries which runs British-syle units in other countries which do not necessarily have a Guide or Scout movement themselves. Perhaps you were the Scout equivalent of that.

 
brackett
10765.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:53 pm Reply with quote

Ah there you go. Well done.

 
JumpingJack
10766.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:54 pm Reply with quote

I'm waiting, brackett...

 
brackett
10767.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:55 pm Reply with quote

Shit

 
JumpingJack
10768.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:57 pm Reply with quote

The word 'quip' comes from the Latin quippe, 'forsooth'.

(As in an ironical 'you don't say?')

 
JumpingJack
10770.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:58 pm Reply with quote

You don't have to look anything up, brackett.

Or use minuscule profanities, either.

JUST TELL US WHAT THE MAN IN THE SHOP TOLD YOU.

 
JumpingJack
10771.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:59 pm Reply with quote

Sources for quip/quippe:

Oxford Latin Dictionary/Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

 
JumpingJack
10772.  Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:03 pm Reply with quote

The Latin verb radio means 'to equip with spokes', hence (in the passive only) 'to emit beams'.

s:OLD

 

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