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Help with a word?

Started by: xrh59 (inactive)

This is a word that i have used for years
since being a lad,And i got it from my father the word is "Homerdawn"or"Ommerdorn" not sure of spelling it may be an Irish word on the same lines as "eejit" for some one who is daft.Does anybody else use the word or know it's origins i have looked it up but found nothing.

Started: 18th Jan 2007 at 20:47

Posted by: empress (9667) 

aye it means its rainin, gawd knows where it comes from though?!

Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 21:26

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive)

Empress,I know what hommerdown means but i want to know about ommerdorn or homerdawn,You flipping ommerdorn! see what i mean.Thanks

Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 21:38

Posted by: getwom (inactive)

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Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 21:55
Last edited by getwom: 22nd Jul 2010 at 10:19:30

Posted by: kathy (283) 

GetWom
You seem to know where to find the answers to any question raised!
Being a computer novice myself I am impressed!

Replied: 18th Jan 2007 at 22:39

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive)

Thanks very much getwom youv'e made a
omadhaun very happy,no wonder i couldn't find it with the way i was spelling it.
Did you know the spelling of it? and was it a word you knew and used.

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 00:26
Last edited by xrh59: 19th Jan 2007 at 00:35:46

Posted by: getwom (inactive)

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Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 09:01
Last edited by getwom: 22nd Jul 2010 at 10:19:56

Posted by: empress (9667) 

omadhaun............i am laffin my head off here, i thought ya meant hommerdawn hehehe.....well puttin that question in a wigan forum....wot can ya expect

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 09:35

Posted by: billy (26053) 

makes ya wonder just how many languages make up the ENGLISK language.french-german-spanish- and would you believe...indian???

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 09:55

Posted by: kathy (283) 

Empress
You gave me a good laugh with your answer it would probably have been my interpretation of it!
It was soooo funny when the real interpretation was found ha ha!
At least you was trying to be helpful!!!

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 10:34

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive)

Best laugh i have had in ages,Thanks all.

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 12:16

Posted by: empress (9667) 

don't start me off again, christ I almost choked on me coffee yesterday I was laffin that much.

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 12:19

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

Wasn't that the title of a Mike Oldfield Album?

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 12:29

Posted by: rossy (162)

It takes one to know one

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 16:15

Posted by: disco_diva (inactive)

It took me 3 to 4 attempts to work out empress's interpretation of the word and then it clicked.Im daft me.

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 16:25

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive)

Another word was banjacksed meaning broken it or buggerd it up,Empress leave it! i have no more dry pants.

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 17:33

Posted by: xrh59 (inactive)

Wiganyankeeron,Yes your right it was his third album released on the 21st oct 1975,only spelled ommadawn,other spellings are omadhaun and omada`n

Replied: 19th Jan 2007 at 18:28
Last edited by xrh59: 19th Jan 2007 at 20:09:39

Posted by: aussie roy (2574) 

You could be right on the meaning,Empress,because when it rained very hard it was said "hammerdown" and perhaps it was the Irish accent that pronounced it slightly different.Anyway like many words we used when we younger it may have been and missed used over the years.

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 06:07

Posted by: truckerdave (2337) 

Nice one getwom

Replied: 20th Jan 2007 at 19:20

 

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