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MikeAlx



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:42 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

When I was about 12 or 13 there was a joke going round something like: "Did you hear about the Irishman who thought oral sex meant just talking about it?". Maybe a dictionary definition is needed after all.  Wink



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it was something to do with ears until I saw it written down.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked

Must be that musical background!


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You must be right. Afterwards I could never look at Mrs Chesterfield in quite the same way when she said it was time to test my aural skills.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Melony wrote:
 It's incredible that the dictionary was banned, but really, is a definition of oral sex really needed in a dictionary?  


Yes, Melony, I wondered that too, as my experience of dictionaries is that they function much as Caro describes above, taking you all round the houses (of ill repute, if that's what you're looking for Wink) without quite getting to the - ooh dear - nub of things.   In fact, a sort of book form of "You'll know when you're older, dear".

Embarassed It's imposible to reply to this without falling over a double-entendre.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caro, I think I know what a brothel is, but you've baffled me altogether with your, 'The hostel kids walked in crocodile'


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha! Maybe the expression hasn't made it to Canada yet. The OED defines this sense of 'crocodile' as:

colloq. (orig. humorous).    a. A girls' school walking two and two in a long file. Also of a boys' school, etc.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange (to me at least) that it is defined primarily as a girls' school practice - I would just have said it was children (ie of either sex) walking in pairs in a line (often hand in hand - so sweet!!).  'Two and two' is a lovely phrase.


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Caro



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We didn't walk hand in hand - we walked in time, like soldiers.  The lead girls (it was an all-girls' school) had to start with 'left, left, left, right, left'. And getting out of time was frowned upon - we were in public, after all, putting our best feet forward!

My children were absolutely amazed when we went that way once and saw the kids still doing it - they couldn't believe that I would have had to do this.  I think we quite enjoyed it.  We walked in crocodile to school and home for lunch and then home at the end of the day.  But we just made our own way back after lunch.  

Mike, when I was 12 I wouldn't have known what sex was, let alone oral sex!

Cheers, Caro.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caro

As a grandmother I am not completely sure if I do even now!

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