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  1. Pastorbottle Mar 16, 2023

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    And I forgot bollocksed, as in “He bollocksed that up” = he made a mess of that.
    As well as, “ I got totally bollocksed last night” = I got really drunk last night.
    Then there is “I’m bollocksed” = I’m tired
     
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  2. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Mar 16, 2023

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    I forgot to mention;-

    Dropped a bollock = made a mistake
     
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  3. Turpinr Mar 17, 2023

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    At least "having balls" is pretty universal.
    It was used at least as far back as August 1937 when the immortal Joe Louis made the first defence of his Heavyweight Title against Tommy Farr.
    Experts had underestimated Farr but i doubt Louis' trainer Jack Blackburn had.
    Louis broke Farr's nose with his very first punch and cut the Welshman's face 4 times but Tommy bach wasn't discouraged.
    At the end of the fight, which went the full 15 rounds an interviewer asked Louis what he thought of Farr.
    "That boy's got big balls" was his answer which the prissy BBC didn't repeat :taunt:
    Louis and Farr became friends after the fight and Farr said when ever he heard the name 'Louis' his nose started bleeding
     
  4. Omegafanman Mar 18, 2023

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    I am at the pub, out on the piss…….
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  5. Turpinr Mar 18, 2023

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    Where abouts is it ?
    Ahhhhhh Dudloy
     
  6. Pastorbottle Mar 18, 2023

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    Here’s the thing, if you’re having a few refreshments, and once suitably refreshed, staggered outside and turned around….that pub would look perfectly straight!
     
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  7. Omegafanman Mar 18, 2023

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    Having been on the piss you might not notice that the pub is on the piss……
     
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  8. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Mar 18, 2023

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    I know it well. Used to drink there in my youth. Also the Tilted Barrel in Tipton Screenshot_20230318-130845_Chrome.jpg
     
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  9. MRC Mar 18, 2023

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    I used to go there with my dad late '60s to early '70s. Another pub I'd go to with him but cannot remember where, same area, had Davenport's on tap. Though mainly known for home delivery of bottled beer draught Davenport's was a good drop. The car rallying club I was in met at the New Swan, Netherton, Prop. Mrs Doris Pardoe http://breweryhistory.com/wiki/index.php?title=Doris_Pardoe,_Old_Swan_Brewery who brewed her own ale. And very good it was too. The other main motor club I competed under, Dudley & District MC, met at the Saracen's Head in Dudley. Hanson's Brewery, another fine brew -- non of your M&B or Grotney's rubbish!
     
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  10. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Mar 18, 2023

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    Saracens head was a great pub back in the day and also the 3 crowns which adjoined the Hansons brewery in Dudley. Happy days
     
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  11. ghce Mar 18, 2023

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    I've been calling my 5 year old daughter a dick lately and she thinks it's completely hilarious, I really enjoy extending her lexicon.
     
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  12. M'Bob Mar 18, 2023

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    :)
     
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  13. MRC Mar 18, 2023

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    Ah yes, the "brewery tap" would always be good. In their later years my mum and dad would take holidays in Southwold. My mum for the Suffolk coast and my dad for the Sole Bay Inn next door to Adnams Brewery. I have not drunk a better pint of Mild than in there. Mild beer being a Black Country (and, I have been told Manchester) speciality.

    I did once ask for a pint of mild in Greene King pub in Cambridge, just within GK territory. The landlord said "Are you sure?" And yes, he was right, it was not good.

    Spreading pubs a little wider, anyone else been to the Tickell Arms in Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire? Extra points if it was during the reign of the late unlamented Squire Tickell :D
     
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  14. M'Bob Mar 18, 2023

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    Another one…we say, “mom,” but of course you know that.
     
  15. MRC Mar 18, 2023

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    In our household one always says "mater", doncha know.
     
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  16. Gav1967 Tend not to fret too much Mar 18, 2023

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    It's mom in the area I grew up too
     
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  17. Omegafanman Apr 3, 2023

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    It can even get the locals in trouble if they don’t know the lingo…
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  18. Turpinr Apr 3, 2023

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    Went to a beltin' pub yesterday and the jackbit was gradely.
     
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  19. M'Bob Apr 3, 2023

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    What’s the “oi” thing - is that like, “hey,” like when you’re trying to get someone’s attention?
     
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  20. p4ul “WATERRROOP” to 50m Apr 3, 2023

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    Yes, but if drawn out and rising could be “wtf are you up to?”
     
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