Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 07, 2005 11:54PM
There's a new game out that mentions "Blaggers".
What's the definition? (Or translation?)
Posted by: pulse [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 08, 2005 01:35AM
To blag something is usually to steal it.. that said, if you "blag some concert tickets" means you've got them for free.

Generally slang for getting stuff for free, but back in the day it was theft.
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 08, 2005 04:29PM
Posted by: simon [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 08, 2005 07:13PM
pulse is talking out of his arse to blag is to charm something for free.
To get backstage at a show or be treated as a VIP get all the sexy girls in your street to clean your car whuile you watch with mates drinking beer. That my US buddie is blaging
Posted by: pulse [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 08, 2005 09:52PM
That's .. pretty much what I said.
Posted by: GAK67 [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 08, 2005 10:41PM
simon, pulse is not from the US!
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 08, 2005 11:01PM
From the same commercial: "Fancy a Butcher? or Butcher's?"
What's the translation for that?
Posted by: GAK67 [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 09, 2005 03:22AM
11710, 'Butchers' comes from cockney rhyming slang. 'Butchers hook' rhymes with look. To have a butchers is therefore to have a look. Another example would be to tell somebody their trouble is on the dog. 'Trouble and strife' rhymes with wife (and equates to it in a lot of cases) and 'Dog and bone' rhymes with phone, so to tell somebody their trouble is on the dog, means that their wife is calling them on the phone.
Posted by: TenderBranson [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 09, 2005 10:21AM
The only people who use 'ryhming slang' are Berkely Hunts.
Posted by: DiscoPants [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 09, 2005 04:15PM
hahaha @ berkley hunts

it should be mentioned that cockney slang, dog n bone etc, are southern/london things, the rest of the country can talk almost properly winking smiley
Posted by: GAK67 [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 09, 2005 08:55PM
DiscoPants, I am glad you put the 'almost' in there. From an outsiders point of view, Liverpudlians and Geordies seem to be the hardest to understand, unless you are talking about the entire UK, and then Glaswegians are the most incoherent.

Rhyming slang is not limited to England though, some Sydney (Australia) residents also use it.
Posted by: Tiw [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 09, 2005 09:03PM
This style of slang was invented by the criminal element in certain area's of London to confuse the police of the time. The ose use it properly only use the part of the phrase that doesn't rhyme so while dog and bone means phone they would say dog.
Posted by: gruff [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 23, 2005 03:11AM
I thought a blagger was one of those idiots who write little online daily journals full of their cretinous opinions.
Posted by: stussy_demon [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 23, 2005 10:43AM
Pulse is right it meens to steal or con your way into something...period
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 26, 2005 10:28PM
One last phrase from the same commercial: "and a little bit of how's your father's" (showing a woman undressing) Does that quote make sense? And if it does, what's the translation? Thanks.
Posted by: gruff [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 27, 2005 01:28AM
"how's your father" = sex
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 27, 2005 07:45PM
How did they get to that conclusion? (History lesson please.)
Posted by: KimJongILLnkoreacom [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 28, 2005 04:55AM
"How's your father" is like saying "who's your daddy".Thats what cockneys used to say when committing incest.
Posted by: John_Bull [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: February 28, 2005 11:14PM
In all my years of incestuous relationships within my very large family in the East End, I never heard it described as that! Daddy was usually the milkman or rent man, anyway.
Posted by: lyric101 [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: March 12, 2005 12:24PM
cockney rhyming slang is for white van driving, jellied eel scoffing, sun reading cunts.
blag is a proper word however, it means to get what you want for nothing, usually by exercising the gift of the gab, bare faced lies and a winning smile. Blagging is a high art form - cockney rhyming slang is for neanderthals. the only thing worse than listening to some bloated cockney fuck dribbling on about apples and pears is to hear an ignorant cunt from anywhere else trying to copy them...

As to "how's your father" - look here for the official version:
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: March 12, 2005 04:02PM
Who says it's the official version, lyric? ....and, if you look up 'blag' in the Oxford Dictionary, yours is the secondary definition. The primary definition is 'a violent robbery or raid'
Posted by: Mrs_Malaprop [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: March 12, 2005 04:53PM
Making disparaging (and arrogant, not to mention ill-informed) remarks about cockneys does little to support your claim to etymological expertise. Who is this Michael Kelly, anyway? Sounds Irish to me - so what makes him an expert on colloquial English?
Posted by: dub_kingdom [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: March 12, 2005 08:46PM
So, how is your father?
Posted by: Rogerio_is_a_FAG [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: March 12, 2005 11:33PM
43152 I have often asked that question myself, Brits what IS a toothbrush to you?
Posted by: Republic_of_Dorset [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: March 13, 2005 09:40AM
According to Americans, it's something we all have but don't use enough. The American equivalent of a toothbrush is a brain.
Posted by: Bob [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: March 14, 2005 04:14PM
how very true Dorset.
Posted by: Rogerio [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: March 17, 2005 06:33PM
Bob was Dorset where you first got raped by a gay man? That's the only reason I can think why you are so retardedly attracted to the fucking place
Posted by: Anonymous [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: April 14, 2005 02:45PM
^ tooshay! not.
Posted by: Principality_of_Cornwal [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: April 14, 2005 04:23PM
and now every time he gets done from the back he says "do me in the Dorset!"
Posted by: Pedantic_Monarchist [x] - (152.163.100.---)
Date: April 14, 2005 05:20PM
Cornwall is a duchy, not a principality. Wales is a principality.
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