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Discussion Topic  RE: Nancy boy and namby-pamby (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Just to confuse things further, here in the NE of England it's "puff"! As in "Yu caalin me a puff?"!...
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Discussion Topic  The long 'f'. (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Why was the long 'f' used sometimes instead of a regular 's' in old documents e.g. "The Bofton Tea ......
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Discussion Topic  Calling Asa! (in Community) by Erik Johansen
Asa, I did try to send you a PM regarding aviation- did you receive it? Erik....
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Discussion Topic  Step.....why? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Hi, me again! I've been rather busy so I've had little chance to post recently. I've just got engage......
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Discussion Topic  Kennel? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
The second of my (possibly) pointless contributions. A mate of mine used the Americanism "In the dog......
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Discussion Topic  Tunnel/funnel? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Because I'm too bone idle to find the eymology of these words I'll ask you fine people instead! I wa......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Lint (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
Placenames? How about "Crackpot" in Yorkshire? Or "Pity Me" or "No Place"- good real ale pub there R......
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Discussion Topic  Ironics (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
Keith Waterhouse in the Daily Mail: "The poet Roger McGough has run foul of the Clerk to the House o......
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Discussion Topic  Arachibutyrophobia. (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
So,I must admit I've never looked up this word in the dictionary. I came across it in the Modesty Bl......
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Discussion Topic  Aye, it's a bit femma! (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
The above quote includes a local word - 'femma' which seems to be unknown outside a 2-3 mile radius ......
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Discussion Topic  New "Dambusters". (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
Sir David Frost now owns the film rights to "The Dambusters" about 617 Squadron's (RAF) raid on the ......
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Discussion Topic  Burg or boro? (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
What thing that does puzzle me a little about US place names is the pronunciation of Pittsburgh- i.e......
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Discussion Topic  Och Aye the Woof! (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
In the paper on Monday was an article which had it been on April 1st I would have taken with a (larg......
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Discussion Topic  Collective Terms. (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
There's various collective terms for things e.g. a troop of monkeys, a murder of crows, etc. Anyone ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Old-fashioned Euphemisms (in Wordplay) by Erik Johansen
More euphenisms for going to the bog: "I'm off to check the plumbing" "I'm gonna go and splash my bo......
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Discussion Topic  Why oh Y? (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
Why do we tend to add y or ie to names e.g.Johnny, Freddie, etc. or to slang terms for things- wheel......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Marine vs. Maritime (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Erik Johansen
I think the US Marine Corps and the Royal Marines would object to being called 'wildlife'!(Maybe not......
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Discussion Topic  Old Dialects. (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
About 28 years ago when I first started drinking there was still a few of the old miners around. Now......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Hey Realbeer Folk! (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
I'll really like to whizz down for a few but as it is I'm taking the weekend of the 28th-30th off fo......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Noah (in Potpourri) by Erik Johansen
There's an Irish pub in North Shields which has both "whiskey" and "whisky" produced by Irish distil......
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