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Izzardesque
149002.  Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:02 pm Reply with quote

Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear, A bear was fuzzy wuzzy. If Fuzzy wuzzy had no hair, he wouldn't be fuzzy wuzzy?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzzy_Wuzzy

 
King of Quok
149008.  Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:17 pm Reply with quote

Oh, I just recalled 'fender-bender', an Americanism for, I think, a prang, that also gave its name to 'Wacky Races' spin-off 'Fender-Bender 500'. Not sure if the OED has it, but Partridge records (in the section on Oxford/Rugby '-er' slang) 'wagger pagger bagger' for a 'waste paper basket'. Tenuous, I know!

 
samivel
149013.  Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:26 pm Reply with quote

Oh, gender bender is another. It doesn't seem to get used much these days, but in the New Romantic period in the early 80s it was often used to describe folk such as Boy George and Marilyn.

 
Izzardesque
149055.  Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:45 pm Reply with quote

rugger bugger = derogatory term for a rugby player or fan.

 
Fudgie
149079.  Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:33 am Reply with quote

How about:

nit-wit
jeepers creepers
heebee-geebee(s)
double bubble

?

 
bumpkin
149103.  Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:37 am Reply with quote

Hello Fudgie,

Many thanks for the additions, but I'm not sure about double bubble I have added hubble-bubble which is what happens in a hot cauldron, but I've never heard of double bubble. Can you (or any of our esteemed contributors) throw any more light on the phrase?

All the best,

 
Fudgie
149180.  Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:08 am Reply with quote

It's something my copper boyfriend says when he talks about getting double pay.

And the same phrase was used in Life on Mars (I was watching the first two episodes on a free DVD last night - top show!)

I accept it may only be limited to money-driven coppers, so I won't feel bad if you don't include it!

 
Fudgie
149182.  Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:13 am Reply with quote

Bumpkin - this is a fabulous thread by the way - it's keeping me amused for hours!

I wonder whether we (the royal "we" that is!!) should start another where we (again...) try to tell a story using all of the phrases that you have gathered so far...

I might start having a think when I'm not supposed to be preparing for work this afternoon!

:-)

 
bumpkin
149249.  Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:11 am Reply with quote

Hello Fudgie,

Many thanks for the appreciative comments.
Do have a go at using all these terms, but I think there may be more to come yet - I've just added three more - and I know the task would be beyond me!

All good wishes,

 
swot
149255.  Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:21 am Reply with quote

Quote:
21 in confusion : hugger-mugger


Isn't that one of David Cameron's policies?

 
bumpkin
149283.  Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:53 am Reply with quote

Quote:

no1 school swot

21 in confusion : hugger-mugger

Isn't that one of David Cameron's policies?


All of them I should have thought.

A rag-bag of ideas.

:-)

 
suze
149297.  Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:23 am Reply with quote

Fudgie wrote:
It's something my copper boyfriend says when he talks about getting double pay.


That gave rise to all manner of unseemly thoughts for a moment or two - mostly along the lines of "surely it would go green" - before I realised that Mr Fudgie is perhaps a police officer.

All the same, my husband confirms that he has heard the phrase "double bubble" used to refer to overtime at double pay.


I suppose "double double" can't really be allowed, but it's a popular way of taking coffee back home in Canada. It's coffee served with two creams and two sugars - a bit sickly to my way of thinking, but many swear by it.

 
Tas
149313.  Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:47 am Reply with quote

Lubbly-Jubblies.

(See also 'lumpy-jumper' in naval slang, although that more accurately relates to 'ladies' as opposed to anatomical parts)

:-)

Tas

 
bumpkin
149323.  Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:57 am Reply with quote

Lubbly Jubblies?

Meaning?

:-~

 
costean
149324.  Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:58 am Reply with quote

Teepee
Fantan
Wonton
Mordor (?)
Blackjack
Backtrack
Bandstand
Handstand
Sweetmeat
Redhead
Bedstead
Broadsword

Not sure if all these fit the rules. But this is something that has been amusing me as well.

 

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