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Post by Tim_MaA_MidB » Sat Jun 03, 2006 10:58 pm

graham wrote:I just remembered (randomly!) the term 'bog-mag' used for a gentleman's art pamphlet. I don't think I've ever heard that one outside of CH
I remember that one... can't think why!

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Post by englishangel » Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:56 am

Tim_MaA_MidB wrote:
graham wrote:I just remembered (randomly!) the term 'bog-mag' used for a gentleman's art pamphlet. I don't think I've ever heard that one outside of CH
I remember that one... can't think why!
That is the Sunday Paper (for the crossword) in our house.

Our bog books are more of the Mammoth Book of Jokes variety. (Said book is actually on the desk right now)

The ones you are referring to are under the mattresses in the boys bedrooms.
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Post by J.R. » Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:19 pm

englishangel wrote:
Tim_MaA_MidB wrote:
graham wrote:I just remembered (randomly!) the term 'bog-mag' used for a gentleman's art pamphlet. I don't think I've ever heard that one outside of CH
I remember that one... can't think why!
That is the Sunday Paper (for the crossword) in our house.

Our bog books are more of the Mammoth Book of Jokes variety. (Said book is actually on the desk right now)

The ones you are referring to are under the mattresses in the boys bedrooms.
Funny you should mention that, Mary.

Not an expression used at CH, but MATTRESS is used locally, especially in our watering-hole, to describe a woman of very easy virtue !!
John Rutley. Prep B & Coleridge B. 1958-1963.

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Post by J.R. » Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:20 pm

englishangel wrote:
Tim_MaA_MidB wrote:
graham wrote:I just remembered (randomly!) the term 'bog-mag' used for a gentleman's art pamphlet. I don't think I've ever heard that one outside of CH
I remember that one... can't think why!
That is the Sunday Paper (for the crossword) in our house.

Our bog books are more of the Mammoth Book of Jokes variety. (Said book is actually on the desk right now)

The ones you are referring to are under the mattresses in the boys bedrooms.
Funny you should mention that, Mary.

Not an expression used at CH, but MATTRESS is used locally, especially in our watering-hole, to describe a woman of very easy virtue !!

Hence the expressions used by some of the local lads......

'Mattress bouncing............' and 'Mattress testing' !
John Rutley. Prep B & Coleridge B. 1958-1963.

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Post by Tim_MaA_MidB » Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:52 pm

By the side of each bed, there was a metal box with a wooden lid for putting clothes and other items into... I don't know if it was a "slang" word as such, but weren't thay called settles?

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Post by englishangel » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:20 am

A settle is a wooden seat with storage underneath, like a wooden ottoman I suppose, so not a slang word.

Oftne found in hallways to sit ona and put on/take off your shoes.
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Post by DavebytheSea » Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:00 pm

Tim_MaA_MidB wrote:By the side of each bed, there was a metal box with a wooden lid for putting clothes and other items into... I don't know if it was a "slang" word as such, but weren't thay called settles?
I am trying to get hold of one as I have never got out of the habit of dropping my clothes down by the side of my bed and my wife has now given up:

a) trying to re-train me and
b) picking up dirty underclothes off the floor.

I heard there were some in the scout hut ...... ??
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Post by Tim_MaA_MidB » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:23 pm

J.R. wrote:Funny you should mention that, Mary.

Not an expression used at CH, but
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...in Brazil, the slang for the somewhat brief bikinis that are worn is "filo dental" which translates to dental floss. :)

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Post by englishangel » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:44 pm

And the beauty parlour hair removal waxing required to wear such a 'garment' is called a 'Brazilian' if you didn't know.
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Post by DavebytheSea » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:45 pm

It is so very educational, this forum.
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Post by englishangel » Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:56 pm

Everything off is called a Hollywood.
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Post by DavebytheSea » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:17 pm

I felt like having a Hollywood in the garden today - lovely hot sunshine.
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Post by J.R. » Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:40 pm

Tim_MaA_MidB wrote:
J.R. wrote:Funny you should mention that, Mary.

Not an expression used at CH, but
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...in Brazil, the slang for the somewhat brief bikinis that are worn is "filo dental" which translates to dental floss. :)
Is that with the teeth in, or out ??

(I'll fetch me coat !)
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Post by Tim_MaA_MidB » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:49 am

DavebytheSea wrote:I felt like having a Hollywood in the garden today - lovely hot sunshine.
Not sure you have grasped(?) the gist ... !!!

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Post by DavebytheSea » Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:51 am

lol
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