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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:42 pm 
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glaikit - [Scottish] stew-pid looking (get that glakit look aff yer fizzog) .


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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:14 pm 
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schmutter

: clothing; garments.

..synonyms:
clothes · clothing · garments · attire · costume · outfit · ensemble · garb · turnout · finery · regalia · gear · get-up · togs · glad rags · schmutter · clobber · kit · rig-out · threads · apparel

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1950s: from Yiddish schmatte 'rag'... :arrow: 'rag-trade' (clothing/fashion industry)... :arrow: slang for general clothing and attire..."He's wearing some tasty schmutter tonight".. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:54 pm 
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Tourist in Wonderland wrote:
schmutter

: clothing; garments.

..synonyms:
clothes · clothing · garments · attire · costume · outfit · ensemble · garb · turnout · finery · regalia · gear · get-up · togs · glad rags · schmutter · clobber · kit · rig-out · threads · apparel

Origin
1950s: from Yiddish schmatte 'rag'... :arrow: 'rag-trade' (clothing/fashion industry)... :arrow: slang for general clothing and attire..."He's wearing some tasty schmutter tonight".. 8)


Reminds me of this for some reason ...

https://youtu.be/UBVvy33m2do


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alec wrote:
Reminds me of this for some reason
...https://youtu.be/UBVvy33m2do



Another 'bygone-era' alec, the era of the rag and bone man and horse and cart. I remember them quite clearly from the mid-60s, right through the '70s and we would see them regularly....That video with the Madness song is clearly the 1970's and shows what a different world it was back then...and that lovely horse, you could see how proud it was (and maybe slightly relieved :wink: ) trotting back to the yard :) ...probably one of the reasons I love 'Steptoe and Son' so much.

Yeah, that geezers wearing some really pukka threads..cushty!

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...and watching that video alec, made me think of this song, especially the lyrics, one of their very best and a fave band of mine from that era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U_StmOgGX0

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alec wrote:
Reminds me of this for some reason
...https://youtu.be/UBVvy33m2do



Another 'bygone-era' alec, the era of the rag and bone man and horse and cart. I remember them quite clearly from the mid-60s, right through the '70s and we would see them regularly....That video with the Madness song is clearly the 1970's and shows what a different world it was back then...and that lovely horse, you could see how proud it was (and maybe slightly relieved :wink: ) trotting back to the yard :) ...probably one of the reasons I love 'Steptoe and Son' so much.

Yeah, that geezers wearing some really pukka threads..cushty!


What you've laid out here goes well with the lyrics, just found 'em ... with a bit of explanatory info ...

A brown fedora on the side of his head
And interesting metals brass, copper and lead
Colombian cigar, always on the go
He scoured the streets, high and low

Pushing his cart sometimes 15 mile a day
Round Kentish Town up Highgate way
Woah Woah he calls, ringing an old school bell
But the words he’s shouting, nobody can tell

Lucky his terrier, like a figurehead
Up the front of the cart, red hanky round her head
As Alf sails his ship of precious goods,
Up hill and dale through your neighbourhood

Anything unwanted, almost anything will do
But if it’s a nice piece, you might get a cigar too.
Woah woah, ding ding, he’s coming up your road
The cart loaded with everything from chairs to an old commode

With a nice bit of spode

A radiator ascot, he’ll take the awkward things.
A bucket, an easel, a set of gas rings
Rusty lawnmower, a pair of bulls horns,
Then he’s off down the scrap yard to make a bit of corn

He knows all your business
Everything you do
Who’s going where
And who’s seeing who

Who’s not well
Everyone’s afflictions
He knows more than the council about the parking restrictions

Spends ever day pounding the street
In the freezing cold and the baking heat
The only time off, he ever sees,
Is when he’s down at Newmarket betting on the GG’s

He looked like an OX,
Skipped like a flea
He pushed that old cart like a busy bumble bee

But now he’s gone
I swear I still can.
Hear the ghost of the last rag and bone man

But now he’s gone
I swear I still can.
Hear the ghost of the last rag and bone man

The last rag and bone man
The very last rag and bone man


*Spode is a type of English pottery.

Camden Rag and Bond Man Passes Away (From MIS 430 – 2007)
During his ‘Disappearing London’ show, Suggs highlighted the small number of rag and bone men still left in London, and he spoke at the time with local Camden character Alf, about his life and the job.
Sadly, this week Alf lost his recent battle with cancer.

Source: https://tinyurl.com/y52fl4ms

And with "pukka" and 'cushty' I know I've heard them before. The first time that I remember looking up the word or that I heard or read 'pukka' was in Keith Richards' book, from a few years back.

Keith was describing driving around West Wittering looking for a particular home he wanted until, after taking the wrong turn, he came upon the house he fell in love with, Redlands. The owner was quite friendly and, as Keith put it, quite 'pukka.'

With 'custy' I figured it was something from India, a Hindi or Urdu word or a Pakistani word but, no, it is a Romani word and, of course, many Romani words come from India anyway.

From the Wikipedia entry ...

Bar - 'stone' in Romani, but colloquially used to mean a pound coin

Chav - a member of a youth subculture (from cha = "child")[1]

Chor - to steal, from the Romani word meaning the same

Cosh - a weapon, truncheon, baton (from the Romani word cosht = "stick")

Cove (from the Romani word kova or cova, meaning "that person") - British-English colloquial term meaning a person or chap

Cushty - good (from the Romani word kusht or kushti)

Cushy - easy, good, fine (from the Romani word kusht or kushti)

Dinlo - idiot (either from the Romani word dilo meaning "fool", or dinilo meaning "crazy")

drag - to wear clothing carrying symbolic significance commonly associated with the opposite gender (possibly from indraka = "dress")

drag - a car, to race a car as in drag racing

Gadge - man or bloke, sometimes a dodgy, unpleasant or suspicious man. (Often Scottish slang.) From the Romani word "Gadjo" meaning non-Romani.

Gadjo or Gadjie - a non-Romani

Jell - to go, from the Romani word jall

Lollipop - a type of candy, from the Romani "loli phabai", meaning red apple

Moosh - colloquial meaning a man, a bloke, from Romani moosh meaning man.

Mullered - colloquial, from the Romani muller meaning dead or killed.

Nark - a police informer (from nāk, nose)

Pal - a friend, from the Romani word phral, meaning "brother"

Ratley - a female, from the Romani word "rakli" meaning the same

Romanipen - the spirit of being Romani, "Romani-ness"

Shiv - an improvised knife or similar weapon (possibly from chivomengro = "knife")

Skip (waste-collecting container like on building sites) - from Romani word skip meaning basket

Togs - clothes (colloquial) from the Romani word togs meaning clothes


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 Post subject: Re: Word of the day
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:01 pm 
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Tourist in Wonderland wrote:
...and watching that video alec, made me think of this song, especially the lyrics, one of their very best and a fave band of mine from that era.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U_StmOgGX0


Nice lyrics and piano . I like the way everything else kicks in as well. That sort of production on the drums when they first kick in I associate with George Martin’s production of Ringo Starr’s drums, like on The Beatles track Flying.

Creative arrangement.

Am reminded somewhat of the sensibilities of Roy Wood, here and there, particularly in the arrangement, of Supertramp, for two notes and of John Lennon for the word ‘time’ and the words that rhyme with ‘time’ during that part.


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