Ads not shown when logged in
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 22

Thread: Translation required

  1. #11
    Palookaville hondo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    2,998

    Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    Yeah yours was quite funny . In fact no real problem with any post, just trying to get in before the thread goes South (I have no idea what that means, and as I live in the South not sure I should use it).
    a bit like going/gone for a burton
    "Do I know where hell is? hell is in hello"

  2. #12
    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Rochdale
    Posts
    5,163

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    just trying to get in before the thread goes South (I have no idea what that means, and as I live in the South not sure I should use it).
    To get to you it would have to go West as well.

    Another one that I don't know what it really means.

    Although this is allegedly what going for a Burton means which would be appropriate on here.

    It was RAF slang in world war two, and was taken from a series of adverts for Burton Ale - there would always be someone obviously missing from the scene, ie an empty chair or something, and the catch phrase was 'He's gone for a Burton'
    RAF crews used it as a euphemism for people killed or missing in action.

    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

  3. #13
    Old & Bitter oldboots's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    God's Own County
    Posts
    5,445

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    To get to you it would have to go West as well.

    Another one that I don't know what it really means.

    "Going West" allegedly refers to the fact that Tyburn was west of Newgate prison, so those going west went to be hanged.
    Drink drink, whoever you may be,
    we are the drunk and disorderly,
    and we’ll drink more beer wherever we may be,
    and we’ll meet you all in a pub said he.

    Dr Busker

  4. #14
    Fully paid up beer belly Farway's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Horndean, Hants
    Posts
    1,859

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    "Going West" allegedly refers to the fact that Tyburn was west of Newgate prison, so those going west went to be hanged.
    Ah, that ties in nicely with "On the wagon"

    The condemned had to stay "On the wagon" [yep a real horse drawn wagon] as their executioners / warders stopped for a refreshing pint or three on the way to the gallows
    I drink to make others more interesting

  5. #15
    Official PG MILD tester Soup Dragon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Staffs
    Posts
    1,639

    Default

    where does drunk as a skunk come from?

    do skunks even drink?
    MILD:

  6. #16
    This Space For Hire Rex_Rattus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    New Malden
    Posts
    1,298

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Farway View Post
    Ah, that ties in nicely with "On the wagon"

    The condemned had to stay "On the wagon" [yep a real horse drawn wagon] as their executioners / warders stopped for a refreshing pint or three on the way to the gallows
    Actually I think that it was one of the warders that had to stay on the waggon while his colleagues accompanied the condemned for his last bowl of ale in this world. Thus he didn't get to drink and was therefore "on the waggon". Typically it would have been in the "Bowl" pub in St giles (although there were others), where The Angel pub sits today. I read of a case of one poor soul who declined the offer of ale, and thus arrived at Tyburn earlier than otherwise, and was executed before his stay of execution arrived! The moral here of course is never pass up the chance of a beer or two!

  7. #17
    I'll stay on me own Andy Ven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Black Country
    Posts
    719

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup Dragon View Post
    where does drunk as a skunk come from?

    do skunks even drink?
    Have you ever seen a newt worse for wear?
    Waes hael!

  8. #18
    Roving RAT ROBCamra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Rochdale
    Posts
    5,163

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ven View Post
    Have you ever seen a newt worse for wear?
    Or a judge sober?
    A pub is for life not just for Christmas

  9. #19
    This Space For Hire Wittenden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Weald of Kent
    Posts
    1,671

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    Or a judge sober?
    Or a sack pi55ed?
    "At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer" Marquess Curzon of Kedlestone, Viceroy of India.

  10. #20
    Former Pubs Galore Coder
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    5,931

    Default

    I may have to start rating all these. Have to admit this one still makes me smirk.

    Quote Originally Posted by ROBCamra View Post
    To get to you it would have to go West as well.
    Far too smoothly interjected.

Similar Threads

  1. The Pub Curmudgeon - Lost in translation?
    By Blog Tracker in forum Blog Tracker
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-04-2011, 18:20
  2. Removal of old outdated pics required,
    By Beverley Ames in forum That Doesn't Go There!
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 13-01-2011, 15:25
  3. Photo Required - Chester
    By arkroyal in forum Requests
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26-03-2007, 21:52

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •