I recall the incident in question, which was a setup. We smuggled a 'Hamburg Roast' out of dining hall for the sole purpose of giving Bogwasher Bill heart failure, and were in the adjacent stall when he found it. Stifling laughs was painful... A Hamburg Roast was a sausagemeat-based dish, 2 of which fed a whole table, so you can guess the length and girth, and it looked exactly like a gynormous richard. Suffice it to say the lid wouldn't close. Credit where credit is due - the evil genius behind this was one Chris 'Derek' Baker, I think...Richard Ruck wrote: ↑Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:49 pmapologies in advance to those of a sensitive nature -
The bocker whose job it was to clean the bogs in Mid.B. had a habit of regaling anyone who would listen to him about his latest discoveries therein :
"Gawd, it was THAT big, buggered if I can shift it, can't get it round the bend, wot 'ave you lot bin eating?" etc. etc.
Real perpetrators were generically called Submarine Jim, Polaris Pete, or Minelayer Mike (floaters...)
Spell it backwards...Mid A 15 wrote: ↑Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:39 pmFor some unknown reason the word 'drut' recently came into my head so I thought I should post while I remembered!
Whether it was a word peculiar to Maine A in the mid sixties or a more general term of CH slang I don't recall at this distance.
It was a derisory term for somebody considered wet and pathetic who needed to 'man up' to use the modern vernacular.
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This reminded me of an argument between our antipodean cousins plus UK contingent versus the USA gang.
Americans use the word "drug" where we use "dragged" (as in we dragged the body out of the ditch). To them "dragged" is totally wrong, unacceptable....
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