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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Talking of English slang, this was one of my questions today in the quiz......."Give it a lash means which of the following ?"
    I have never heard of 'the lash' in that context, has any of the other Brits on here ?

    The supposedly correct answer ? Try Something ?

    Also in the quiz, frequently was spelled frecuently..........doesn't give you much trust in the quiz adjudicators does it ?
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Talking of English slang, this was one of my questions today in the quiz......."Give it a lash means which of the following ?"
    I have never heard of 'the lash' in that context, has any of the other Brits on here ?

    The supposedly correct answer ? Try Something ?

    Also in the quiz, frequently was spelled frecuently..........doesn't give you much trust in the quiz adjudicators does it ?
    You have evidently found a typo - it should have related to "give it a bash".

    Maybe the question was set by an American.
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    you may have to get detention if you keep bunking off (Thats English for repeated unofficial absence)
    Good lord is that what it means? My old housemaster would be spinning in his grave if he heard you use such an expression.

    It is obvious that our social spheres have been widely different. One does not "bunk off", one applies for an exeat in advance or, should an emergency have arisen, retrospectively.

    I note from the BBC that medics have reported a number of cases where patients have developed tingly, numb thighs from wearing figure-hugging low-cut denim trousers. In light of this disturbing news I may have to rethink my wardrobe.
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Talking of English slang, this was one of my questions today in the quiz......."Give it a lash means which of the following ?"
    I have never heard of 'the lash' in that context, has any of the other Brits on here ?

    The supposedly correct answer ? Try Something ?

    Also in the quiz, frequently was spelled frecuently..........doesn't give you much trust in the quiz adjudicators does it ?
    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    You have evidently found a typo - it should have related to "give it a bash".

    Maybe the question was set by an American.


    Never heard of it in the States.
    A quick google suggests it came from Ireland, though the only real supporting info seems to stem from a musical fan of the Irish Football team.
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    A quick google suggests it came from Ireland, though the only real supporting info seems to stem from a musical fan of the Irish Football team.
    Ah. That makes sense. Back when education was predominantly the domain of nuns, Irish boys were always being reminded to respect the senior clergy. Bishop-bashing was a mortal sin if you were Catholic.


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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    You have evidently found a typo - it should have related to "give it a bash".

    Maybe the question was set by an American.
    The question was set by an American, don't be coy.
    Or it could have been totally mixed up and been the more widely English usage of the word lash, as in 'going on the lash'.
    But then as we don't mix in the same circles you might never have come across that use.
    But what about the frecuently, yet another typo in the same quiz ?
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    But what about the frecuently, yet another typo in the same quiz ?
    It occurs so often, I'd say it was more an alternate spelling than a mistake. Google will show you 550 instances if you ask it nicely, some in reference to "Sequrity".
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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    I seem to remember the origin of Bunking Off referred to "Running Away To Sea" (as in a Cabin Bunk).

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    Re: The observation and asides thread

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Good lord is that what it means? My old housemaster would be spinning in his grave if he heard you use such an expression.

    It is obvious that our social spheres have been widely different. One does not "bunk off", one applies for an exeat in advance or, should an emergency have arisen, retrospectively.

    I note from the BBC that medics have reported a number of cases where patients have developed tingly, numb thighs from wearing figure-hugging low-cut denim trousers. In light of this disturbing news I may have to rethink my wardrobe.
    We bunked or skived off school, one would NEVER apply for an exeat in advance nor retrospectively. You just did it and never offered any explanation to anyone.

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    Re: The observation and asides thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betty Boop View Post
    We bunked or skived off school, one would NEVER apply for an exeat in advance nor retrospectively. You just did it and never offered any explanation to anyone.
    Looks like we are from similar social spheres Betty.
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