Robust language... (9)

Sep 10, 2018 5:50 PM CSTRobust language...
Arthur_Sixpence
Arthur_SixpenceArthur_SixpenceEnnis, Clare Ireland55 Threads 4 Polls 1,121 Posts

Robust language...(Vote Below)

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The 'f' word
6
50%
The 'c' word
1
8%
The 'p' word
1
8%
Goodness gracious
0
0%
Oh my giddy aunt
0
0%
Heavens to betsy
0
0%
Great googly moogly
1
8%
Oh bugger
0
0%
Flippin eck
0
0%
Dammit
3
25%
Total Votes
12
Oh the joy of English, (and other tongues)...
Shakespearean English cuss words are a joy to the ear, and if you've the time, satirist Chris Morris was a pioneer in reshaping the way we swore without vulgarity...
I try my best to put color into everyday parlance, and that includes some of the examples I've put in the poll, but believe me, there's nothing to beat the perplexed look on a ruffians face once you've sworn at him in medieval English...
Sep 10, 2018 5:53 PM CST Robust language...
Jeebus H Krist......professor
Sep 10, 2018 6:33 PM CST Robust language...
Gordon Bennett.
Sep 10, 2018 6:43 PM CST Robust language...
Arthur_Sixpence
Arthur_SixpenceArthur_SixpenceEnnis, Clare Ireland55 Threads 4 Polls 1,121 Posts
jac_the_gripper: Gordon Bennett.
Ah Jac, you've made an old man smile, that was one of my mum's favorites... Gordon Bennett, I had to Google him years later, and if my memory serves me well, he was a playboy socialite who liked driving racing cars (a bit like Sterling Moss)...
And if I remember well, when you said "Gordon Bennett" you had to use a certain vocal inflection which suggested exasperation...
Great days indeed...
Sep 10, 2018 7:04 PM CST Robust language...
TE11X
TE11XTE11X#####, Cork Ireland6 Threads 176 Posts
Arthur_Sixpence: Ah Jac, you've made an old man smile, that was one of my mum's favorites... Gordon Bennett, I had to Google him years later, and if my memory serves me well, he was a playboy socialite who liked driving racing cars (a bit like Sterling Moss)...
And if I remember well, when you said "Gordon Bennett" you had to use a certain vocal inflection which suggested exasperation...
Great days indeed...
I might be wrong about this but did one of the characters in Only Fools and Horses say Gordon Bennett maybe some other show on TV I don't know
Sep 11, 2018 12:43 AM CST Robust language...
I grew up in Hampshire where the colloquial language is heavily influenced by the London/Cockney patter. It may well have been Only Fools and Horses where you heard the expression being used.

My understanding was that Gordon Bennett was a benefactor, the original expression coming from, "Where did you get that?" answered with "Gordon Bennett!"

I think it became a euphemism for stolen property before becoming an expression of exasperation.
Sep 11, 2018 1:10 AM CST Robust language...
ChesneyChrist
ChesneyChristChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK4,449 Posts
Sep 11, 2018 2:56 AM CST Robust language...
I got bitten once by a great googly moogly. The bite took ages to heal. The great googly moogly died from food (me) poisoning. conversing
Sep 11, 2018 3:32 AM CST Robust language...
Well Mr TANNER
FMOSB = f*ck My old Sea Boots laugh
PUTLJ IAFP = Pull up the ladder Jack I am Fireproof laugh
Sep 11, 2018 6:06 AM CST Robust language...
how about the S word?

Thanks f*ck

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