Insults you just don't hear anymore.

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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby Odessa on Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:06 pm

“Couldn’t knock the skin of a rice pudding “

An insult for someone lacking prowess in fighting.

Also see

“All mouth and no trousers”

I’m aware that’s not correct pedants but that’s how it was said in the 70s.
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby Westcliffspur on Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:22 pm

The Romany gipsy word for a fool - dinlow was once used more widely. I still use and hear it, but not outside the Romany gipsy circles. A good few Romany words were once used more widely particular in the London markets and in Essex and Kent.
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby WestHamByTheSea on Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:44 am

Couple of phrases, don't know if they qualify as insults per se, but I miss them.

Hop it.

Gertcha.

And down here in Dorset, some proper colloquialisms...

Dawdy-cacker-mush

Jit-rack

Dinlo (I know that does get used elsewhere but it's best heard in Dorset)

(I should qualify the above as being still used in my little corner of Dorset but they don't travel well, apparently).


And I know it isn't PC, but 'bender' and 'Joey Deacon' are still mourned a bit.
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby Odessa on Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:12 pm

“Go and get stuffed”
“Boil your head”
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby Samba on Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:55 pm

When you were riding your bike as a kid: "Get off & milk it!", someone would shout.
Wtf was that all about? The most stupidest insult there's ever been.
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby Eggs'n'nuts on Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:48 am

Go and take a long walk off of a short pier.

Go and play on the railway lines.

Bumbaclaart.
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby ironsonthebrain on Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:54 pm

Samba wrote:When you were riding your bike as a kid: "Get off & milk it!", someone would shout.
Wtf was that all about? The most stupidest insult there's ever been.



I remember that too! Never knew why it was shouted at anyone on a bike.
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby Algarve Hammer on Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:23 pm

Samba wrote:When you were riding your bike as a kid: "Get off & milk it!", someone would shout.



My response to that was always: 'I can't, it lays eggs!' Such dazzling repartee for such a young lad.
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby w4hammer on Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:13 pm

my wife's old man was a cracking down to earth paddy- always had a great turn of phrase

" a bit of a claw hammer" ie. two ears and nothing in between was one of his favourites

" as black as the hole of calcutta " my grandad barely got through a day without this one
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby -DL- on Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:23 pm

Eggs'n'nuts wrote:
Go and play on the railway lines.



I remember one summer holiday, a boys mum I was mates with said this to him. Obviously she never meant it, but we buggered off and went to play. We were only about 7 or 8 at the time. Anyway, I had to go home for my dinner and the little gang buggered off - and they did go and play on the railway line - and the boy whose mum said that to him got hit by a train.

He survived, minus half an arm and a leg.

It must have ruined her.
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby Eggs'n'nuts on Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:34 pm

-DL- wrote:I remember one summer holiday, a boys mum I was mates with said this to him. Obviously she never meant it, but we buggered off and went to play. We were only about 7 or 8 at the time. Anyway, I had to go home for my dinner and the little gang buggered off - and they did go and play on the railway line - and the boy whose mum said that to him got hit by a train.

He survived, minus half an arm and a leg.

It must have ruined her.


:shock:
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby sendô on Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:59 am

Slattern.
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby DasNutNock on Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:16 am

I seem to remember shithead was a popular playground insult when I was at junior school. No idea why, it was one of them imported American ones that doesn't really work over here (see also "motherf*cker" and "dickwad").
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby delbert on Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:40 am

Samba wrote:When you were riding your bike as a kid: "Get off & milk it!", someone would shout.
Wtf was that all about? The most stupidest insult there's ever been.


It was a twist on a John Wayne quote. In one film he says "get off your horse and drink your milk". Youngsters over here tend to have pushbikes instead of milk producing horses so it got bastardised beyond sense........
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby Tenbury on Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:20 pm

I haven't heard anyone say: " Well f*ck my old boots" for a few years now.
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby sendô on Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:16 pm

Tenbury wrote:I haven't heard anyone say: " Well f*ck my old boots" for a few years now.

I say this on an almost daily basis. See also "**** me sideways".
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby vietnammer on Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:31 pm

sendô wrote: See also "**** me sideways".


same here. It also puts the Neil Diamond song 'Rock Me Gently' in mind.

Also, F@ckin Ada. Not an insult, nor made up by Ian Dury. Can recall old relatives saying that.
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby Samba on Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:50 am

vietnammer wrote:Also, F@ckin Ada. Not an insult, nor made up by Ian Dury. Can recall old relatives saying that.

Interchangeable with Nora, I believe..
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:45 am

"$h!t in your hat"
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Re: Insults you just don't hear anymore.

Postby vietnammer on Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:58 am

Odessa wrote:“Couldn’t knock the skin of a rice pudding “


Put some milk on it and let the cat lick it off to a youngster trying to grow a beard.

(think it's in D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers so never actually heard it)
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