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Leodian
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Re: Slang

Postby Leodian » Sat 14 Jul, 2018 11:45 am

Plonk. I've not heard it said in ages but I'm not sure if it is slang or an accepted word in its use to sit down rather heavily, such as "Plonk yourself down". It came to my mind the other day when someone loaded with shopping sat down next to me on a bus with a heavy sigh of relief at sitting down! Interestingly plonk is used for cheap wine and playing a piano badly. Plonker means a stupid person but I don't know if that is derived from plonk.
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volvojack
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Re: Slang

Postby volvojack » Mon 16 Jul, 2018 10:30 am

In the Heady days long ago when everyone seemed to be in employment and Workers were reasonably to pick and choose especially if they were a Tradesperson. Slang words for being sacked were used quite frequently. Expressions such as "Marching Orders"..."Tin Tac"...." "The Boot"...."The Pedlar".....The Bullet"
One i Never got Understood was "He has got his "Bladders"....
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dogduke
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Re: Slang

Postby dogduke » Mon 16 Jul, 2018 1:05 pm

Re Jack's post.
An old guy I knew. Used to call it DCM, don't
come Monday.
A twist in cdm which was Cadbury Dairy Milk
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