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    Was thinking 'bout the teenage slang etc we used to use.
    I remember when I was a little schoolboy there was all these hippies spouting 'Groovy' and 'Chill out' and I so didn't want to grow up into them.

    When I was a teenage lad going pubs'n'clubs there was one expression that caused a lot of arguments ----- 'Stroll on'-----I know it sounds pretty harmless but have actually been in scraps myself over this: -

    " who're you telling to stroll on mate? stroll on yourself instead!"

    Then the pushing / shoving that leads rapidly to blows would start - I still don't know why this was seen as so insulting -- just a part of the culture at the time I suppose

    Ring any bells?

    (if not then stroll on!)

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    My dad used to say 'stroll on' when I was a kid. I think he still uses the expression, but the meaning is more akin to 'You're havin' a laugh'.

    For example:

    "Dad, lets go up to Hamley's and get that toy they're advertising on the tele."

    "Stroll on son!"

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    We used to call sweets 'spice'. In fact I still do ocassionaly. Yes, seems only yesterday I was going down the shop for a bag of spice, lol.

    I also call chewing gum spidgey-gog.

    I think these terms where quite local to my area.
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    When I was at one primary school if anyone wanted to show they didn't believe something they had just been told, they would stroke their chin & say "Chinny Winston" in a silly voice.

    Very annoying, especially if it was something totally true just told them.

    I never heard it anywhere else.

    A few people I knew used used to call sweets toffees, I didn't comment as this was normally led to being wallopped.

    I've heard chewing gum being called chuddy, especially after one of my friends sat in some at Alton Towers.
    Last edited by Richard1978; 10-08-2009 at 18:01.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    When I was at one primary school if anyone wanted to show they didn't believe something they had just been told, they would stroke their chin & say "Chinny Winston" in a silly voice...
    Something similar is described here:

    chinny reckon - Searching... - ODPS - Online Dictionary of Playground Slang

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    For us this was "Itchy Beard"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    When I was at one primary school if anyone wanted to show they didn't believe something they had just been told, they would stroke their chin & say "Chinny Winston" in a silly voice.

    Very annoying, especially if it was something totally true just told them.

    I never heard it anywhere else.

    A few people I knew used used to call sweets toffees, I didn't comment as this was normally led to being wallopped.

    I've heard chewing gum being called chuddy, especially after one of my friends sat in some at Alton Towers.
    Similar to that... If you said something but you were disproved, whether it was true or not, you were 'necked'.

    "I heard you were round the back of the bike sheds with Alison!"

    "Yeah? Well, how could I have been when I was down the tuck shop with Nicky and Jamie, eh? Aaaahhh!!! You're NECKED!!!" Cue obligatory pulling the skin under the chin...
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    Thanks, I've never heard of those expressions before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridski View Post
    Similar to that... If you said something but you were disproved, whether it was true or not, you were 'necked'.

    "I heard you were round the back of the bike sheds with Alison!"

    "Yeah? Well, how could I have been when I was down the tuck shop with Nicky and Jamie, eh? Aaaahhh!!! You're NECKED!!!" Cue obligatory pulling the skin under the chin...
    'necking' was something totally difernet of course


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    We used to do the chin rubbing thing and to prove our disbelief at something we'd just been told, say "oh yeah, Jimmy Hill"

    We also used to refer to each other as "Joey" and do that awful "tongue behind the botom lip thing". This was because there was a poor guy in the 80's called Joey Deacon who had some kind of disability - spina bifida or something. How AWFUL, thinking back! I think he shot to fame on Blue Peter or something.
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