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Re: Slang

Postby volvojack » Wed 29 Nov, 2017 4:37 pm

[quote="iansmithofotley"]Hi Jack,

I'm not surprised that nobody knew the answer to your question, personally I've never heard the expression 'Jowett' before.

I remember Cathy and Johnny being the licensees of the Golden Cock in Kirkgate around 1968. They must have managed more pubs in Leeds than anyone else, ever.

As I only ever heard it said the once I now realise how impossible it was to come up with answer, so once again Sincere Apologies.

Compliments of the Season to you, tilly and family's plus the same to all Secret Leeds members.
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Re: Slang

Postby iansmithofotley » Wed 29 Nov, 2017 9:55 pm

Hi Jack,

With reference to 'Rhyming Slang' it reminds me of working on the public desk, in the front office, of Police Stations in Leeds in the 1960's/70's. On more than one occasion I received a telephone call, or a written report, from another Police Force to the effect that an officer had issued a Form HORT 1 to a driver to produce driving documents at the Leeds Police Station and the 'reply form', called a Form HORT 2, had not been returned after about two weeks. There was a request to check records and see if the driver had in fact produced his driving documents. When asked for the name and address of the driver, on more than one occasion the details given were Mr A.T. Leaf, 2 Gloucester Terrace, Leeds 12.

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Re: Slang

Postby tilly » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 2:35 pm

I bet you got Mr C Lion and Mr G Raffe on some reports.
No matter were i end my days im an Hunslet lad with Hunslet ways.
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Re: Slang

Postby jim » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 4:01 pm

This and a post on another thread remind me of a saying I heard regularly in the early fifties - "Where you going mum?" "Up a nick in Briggate!" - in other words mind your own business.

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Re: Slang

Postby jma » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 4:54 pm

"There and back to see how far it is."
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Re: Slang

Postby Loiner in Cyprus » Thu 30 Nov, 2017 6:31 pm

"To see a man about a dog"

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