The saying " he's tailed it" meaning he's died, where did it originate anyone?

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Postby zip55 » Sun 02 Mar, 2014 12:53 am

Jogon wrote:
Shuffled off, another Dissapointed


From Hamlet "shuffled off this mortal coil".
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Postby j.c.d. » Mon 03 Mar, 2014 11:22 am

"Snuffed it" years ago when extinguishing a candle.
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Postby jonleeds » Mon 03 Mar, 2014 1:13 pm

What about Cheyne-Stoking? As seen in the excellent 'Dead Mans Shoes' where it is a somewhat cryptic warning to the films characters that they are indeed breathing their last breaths.
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Postby jim » Mon 03 Mar, 2014 1:34 pm

Chain stokers are devices for automatic firing of coal-fired industrial boilers, which run continually at pre-determined rates using small coal. Possibly the connection?

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Postby Steve Jones » Mon 03 Mar, 2014 1:51 pm

jim wrote:
Chain stokers are devices for automatic firing of coal-fired industrial boilers, which run continually at pre-determined rates using small coal. Possibly the connection?

No,it is the Cheyne Stokes pattern of breathing:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cheyne%E2%80%93Stokes_respiration

which apart from associated with sleep apnoea can also be the taking the final breath,see my earlier post on croaking as well.    
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Postby jonleeds » Mon 03 Mar, 2014 3:38 pm

From what I can ascertain the pattern of breathing related to Cheyne-Stokes is characterised by the affected person taking rapid smaller breaths rising to slightly larger breaths then descending back to smaller breaths with a sustained pause inbetween before the cycle repeats again.
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Postby jim » Mon 03 Mar, 2014 5:25 pm

Steve Jones wrote:
jim wrote:
Chain stokers are devices for automatic firing of coal-fired industrial boilers, which run continually at pre-determined rates using small coal. Possibly the connection?

No,it is the Cheyne Stokes pattern of breathing.    


I bow to your and jonleeds' superior knowledge Steve. Shame though, I could envision images to nearly match the repeated shots of railway coal wagons heading north in "The Ladykillers"!.
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Postby Lilysmum » Mon 03 Mar, 2014 8:46 pm

"Carked it" ?    

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Postby stutterdog » Tue 04 Mar, 2014 3:30 pm

Lilysmum wrote:
"Carked it" ?    

I last heard this term "Tailed it" when I was in my teens around 1957-60. Unfortunately it was not very nice and referred in a boastful way of "having had sex with"! I have never heard it in any other context. Quite a few people I worked with at that time used this term.
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