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Gawd love a duck

 




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Originally posted by Part Time James

We used to get "Do you want your palm read?" and if you stupidly said yes some dick with a paintbrush would paint your palm red.

There was "Do you know Paul?" and if you said "Paul who?" they'd say "Pull tie" and yank your tie so hard you couldn't undo the knot without scissors.

And there was "Do you want to be mooed?" and you'd go "what?" then they'd pin you down and fill your mouth up with grass like a cow. They did that to me on my birthday once and that upset me all the more because until that point I'd assumed people were immune to that sort of thing on their birthdays!

In hindsight, I was probably bullied.

There must be some compensation in this somewhere. Give No Win No Fee But If Win Take 90% a ring.

 

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View Direwolf's Profile Direwolf Flag Lincoln 27 May 17 4.44pm Send a Private Message to Direwolf Add Direwolf as a friend

Originally posted by YT

Indeed there did. A proper old late-Victorian asylum on Dartford Heath. My next-door neighbours back in the day (in Northumberland Heath, Erith) worked there. I played cricket there a few times, and play regularly had to be suspended while the 'guests' took a stroll across the square. I played on Chislehurst Common too, but there were fewer such incidents!

Some of you may know that some of our particularly old terms of abuse such as idiot, cretin, feeble minded and imbecile were actually terms of classification arising from the Mental Deficiency Act of 1913. There was also another category along the lines of Moral Defective by which anyone who offended societal norms could be detained. This resulted, for example, in women who had children out of wedlock ending up in mental institutions.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 27 May 17 4.54pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Never hear "Gonorrhea" or "The clap" any more.
Or "Rubber Johnny".

 

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Campari Girls - after the advert 'anytime, any place, anywhere'.
Dogs breath - not heard that for a while.
Put downs 'f**k off you ugly c**t' - I think I must associate with a nicer class of lady nowadays or have somehow improved my looks.
'sweet' - generally a good thing of some sort. Probably never heard outside of the range of the Bow Bells.

 

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View Michaelawt85's Profile Michaelawt85 Flag Bexley 27 May 17 8.51pm Send a Private Message to Michaelawt85 Add Michaelawt85 as a friend

Jack of all trades , master of none

What's good for the goose is good for the gander


Don't hear the word 'prat' used much as an insult anymore

 


When I was a young girl my Mother said to me.. You listen here kid you're CPFC

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Originally posted by Direwolf

There must be some compensation in this somewhere. Give No Win No Fee But If Win Take 90% a ring.

To be honest, it's my victims that ought to be claiming against my bullies.

 




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View palace_in_frogland's Profile palace_in_frogland Flag In a broken dream 29 May 17 8.30am Send a Private Message to palace_in_frogland Add palace_in_frogland as a friend

'Saucy'.

I think that died along with seaside postcards and Carry On films.

 

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Originally posted by Direwolf

Some of you may know that some of our particularly old terms of abuse such as idiot, cretin, feeble minded and imbecile were actually terms of classification arising from the Mental Deficiency Act of 1913. There was also another category along the lines of Moral Defective by which anyone who offended societal norms could be detained. This resulted, for example, in women who had children out of wedlock ending up in mental institutions.

And of course to go round (or around) the bend referred to the fact that the asylum would tend to be built beyond a settlement and out of sight. As was the case at Bexley.

Edited by YT (29 May 2017 9.45am)

 


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'Dont piss up my back and tell me it's raining'

 

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Originally posted by YT

And of course to go round (or around) the bend referred to the fact that the asylum would tend to be built beyond a settlement and out of sight. As was the case at Bexley.

Edited by YT (29 May 2017 9.45am)

The same as the expression it's bedlam in here meaning chaotic comes from the name of the bethlem hospital. Believe it was in Lambeth originally before moving to the site in monks orchard road

 


When I was a young girl my Mother said to me.. You listen here kid you're CPFC

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Originally posted by Michaelawt85

The same as the expression it's bedlam in here meaning chaotic comes from the name of the bethlem hospital. Believe it was in Lambeth originally before moving to the site in monks orchard road

I believe that historically it started life just outside the old city walls at BIshopsgate (where Liverpool ST Station now stands), then at Moorfields and then to Southwark.

 

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