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Tradition Of Coxcombing Your Helm Is An Old One!

Started by: dostaf (inactive)

I never knew that before. In't google great.

I should have put:

'The tradition of coxcombing your helm is an old one'

But it's too big to fit in the box.

Started: 19th Oct 2012 at 21:33

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Title went onto two lines anyway.

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 21:35

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

If I was to do it, it'd be a new tradition for me. Dare I ask what it is, Dostaf?!

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 21:37

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I googled frayed cane and looked at pictures.

You'll have seen similar when gongoozling, Jo Anne.

I bet you've seen a few turk's heads on the tiller.

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 21:41

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Pic

From here

Cue the old rope goes into a pub joke.

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 21:43
Last edited by dostaf: 19th Oct 2012 at 21:44:51

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Knotty but nice.

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 21:44

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

The old rope goes into a pub ...

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 21:45

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 21:45

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Brmn refuses to serve him. Says ropes are not allowed.

So he goes outside, ties self into a knot, goes back in.

Barman says "We don't serve drinks to rope"

Rope replies something to do with a frayed knot.

I'm too embarrassed to google it.

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 21:50

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Is there a bar tender, not bar fender, in the old rope joke, Dostaf?

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 21:51

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



I spelled it wrong either way ^^^^

Brmn?

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 21:53

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

I'm perplexed now, Dostaf ... Wouldn't a rope on a night out be wearing his poly boots?

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 22:16

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Now you've got me thinking about a rude one about a man in the nak.

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 22:18

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

That's not his berth day suit?

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 22:20

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Polyresin stringy doings

Will also use elsewhere.

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 22:25

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

I was going to say you'd left us in limb-o with the old rope joke, Dostaf.

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 22:27

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Three pieces of string came up to a bar. There was a sign reading "No String Allowed." The first piece of string decided to go in anyway. The bartender threw him out, yelling, "We don't serve string here!"
The second piece of string tried to get in, but the bartender threw him out, too.
The third piece of string rakishly ruffled up his end fringes and sauntered into the bar. "Hey!" said the bartender. "Aren't you a piece of string?"
"No," the third piece of string said. "I'm a frayed knot."

Nicked off of google.

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 22:29

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Does he leave the other two stranded!

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 22:31

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Me lovely thread.

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 22:32

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

They might have gone home to return with ties on too.

Replied: 19th Oct 2012 at 22:35

Posted by: tonker (23463) 

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Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

I've often travelled past that pub, Tonker. (I think it's possible to pass it enroute from Wigan to Knotty Ash.)

Replied: 20th Oct 2012 at 11:17

Posted by: mache (inactive)

coxcombing sawdust is an art

Replied: 20th Oct 2012 at 11:22

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Does your cockerel do that, Mache?

Replied: 20th Oct 2012 at 11:24

Posted by: mache (inactive)

only his wattles

Replied: 20th Oct 2012 at 11:29

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Wattle?

'2. A fleshy, wrinkled, often brightly coloured fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat, characteristic of certain birds, such as chickens ... '

I 'm sure his appearance is always impeccable.

Replied: 20th Oct 2012 at 11:33
Last edited by jo anne: 20th Oct 2012 at 11:34:14

Posted by: mache (inactive)

A nice dickie bow

Replied: 20th Oct 2012 at 11:35
Last edited by mache: 20th Oct 2012 at 11:35:43

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

And top hat and tails as he struts his stuff, Mache?

Replied: 20th Oct 2012 at 11:51

Posted by: ayrefield (4465)

Will Google survive the share price drop, or will they have to revive Netscape. Wonder if dostaf is worried

Googles shares plummet

Replied: 20th Oct 2012 at 11:52
Last edited by ayrefield: 20th Oct 2012 at 11:55:18

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Nahhhh

Fear not, Ayrefield.

Although I love to google, one always has to have a contingency plan.

If Google went, there's always Darren.

Replied: 20th Oct 2012 at 15:32

Posted by: tonker (23463) 

Jo anne, it's quite possible to pass it enroute from Land's End to John o'Groats, but it's not exactly the easiest way!

Replied: 20th Oct 2012 at 16:24

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Tonker - it's quite possible to pass it enroute from Land's End to John o'Groats

I wouldn't go that far, Tonker ... as I thought Knotty Ash tied in with the topic.

Replied: 21st Oct 2012 at 14:38

Posted by: PeterP (8493)

You can go and get knotted so to speak about this thread

Replied: 23rd Oct 2012 at 07:21

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

The thread is undone, PeterP?!

Replied: 23rd Oct 2012 at 10:52

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



Macrame!

Replied: 23rd Oct 2012 at 14:41

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

And if tiers? tire of macrame ... How about seasonal origami?

Hope noone notices the tandem with my crafty rhyme

Replied: 23rd Oct 2012 at 14:56
Last edited by jo anne: 23rd Oct 2012 at 14:57:25

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

'Free Halloween Origami Club at Leigh Library'

They should have held it here.

Replied: 23rd Oct 2012 at 15:01

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Not for hire, Dostaf.

And if the paper's rent ... that could well have torn it.

Replied: 23rd Oct 2012 at 15:17
Last edited by jo anne: 23rd Oct 2012 at 15:18:22

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

They could have had a double do on halloween at Hag Fold.

Replied: 23rd Oct 2012 at 15:23

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Directions needed, witch way is it? Are you sure glue isn't required for the broomstick?

Replied: 23rd Oct 2012 at 15:31

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

More Atherton, than Leigh [D]

Replied: 23rd Oct 2012 at 15:32

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

The station is on a Wigan train line.

Replied: 23rd Oct 2012 at 15:40

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

The line sort of bisects the estate. There are newer houses on one side of the track.

I wouldn't like to say which part is on 'the wrong side of the tracks'.

Replied: 23rd Oct 2012 at 15:44

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 23rd Oct 2012 at 15:46

Posted by: tonker (23463) 

Speaking of Hag Fold, I was there last week. And there's a house nearby that has some strange garden ornaments, including a rock that looks like a dogs head!
Put these co-ordinates 53.535737,-2.492527 into google maps and take a look!

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 00:11

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

FILTH! HE IS NAKED...MY EYES. MY EYES!

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 07:34

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Not sure how to put the coordinates into Google maps, Tonker?

There's a Geology thread here.

Is Hag Fold known for its witch craft?

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 13:24

Posted by: tonker (23463) 

Get 'google', click on 'maps', copy the co-ordinates and paste them into the search bar. Click on 'search'.

There you have it!

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 14:25

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Or just c&p them and bung em in your searcbox.

Nice anvils.

Esp the double beaked one. (Forget the technical term) There was one, maybe two at Orrell Rugby club.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 14:27

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Thanks, Tonker. Which one looks like the dog?

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 14:31

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Oh, sorry, Jo Anne. I forgot to add the thing about supping Special Brew on my 14:27.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 14:40

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 14:45

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

A physicist - not easy to say after experimenting with all these cans of special brew.

It was Mole Day yesterday - celebrated by chemists.

(Anyone know a good one, I'm starting to feel a bit rough ... or was that the bark of the rock dog? )

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:08
Last edited by jo anne: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:09:32

Posted by: mache (inactive)

No irning brew then

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:11

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Rum buggers, them scientists.

Can we not swap the wavey snots for ones that roll their eyes.

(A nice trick if you can do it)

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:11
Last edited by dostaf: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:18:08

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:14

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Help! I'm having a funny turn!

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:18

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:19

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:22

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Oi, you lot! After my thirst aid I need help. This might help you in your role.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:26
Last edited by jo anne: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:26:32

Posted by: mache (inactive)

roll us your cap

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:26

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Or have a lie down and watch the room spin, then roll off the bed and it will soon be over. All over actually. The floor, the walls etc.

It did me when the ceiling slowly spun one way, then changed direction.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:28

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Ugh! I've only ever been tipsy, never really drunk. I get disorientated enough when sober.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:32

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:34

Posted by: mache (inactive)

and a glass of raw eggs

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:36

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Not the hair of the dog, Mache?

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:42

Posted by: mache (inactive)

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Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:45

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Mache's right - it's fresh air not hair I need.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:52

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Right !......acknowledgement at last

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:54

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

yes, Mache, Dostaf often says you're not reet ... how is Oleg, by the way?

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:57

Posted by: mache (inactive)

ok, he has 8 legs to stand on

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 15:58

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

'Dostaf often says you're not reet'

No, Jo Anne, I often say he IS a notreet. I wouldn't criticise the fellow.

Notreet - noun

An wazzock.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 16:01

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

IMPORTANT

Please trust me on that ^^^^^^.

Don't go puttting 'notreet' in your searchboxes.

You have been warned, Mache!

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 16:06

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

noTREEt ... I can't see the word for the tree. Is it an 'elm?

Sorry about that, I've dropped an aitch ... and being a letter lout is out of character for me.

8 legs to stand on

Oleg's got a low centre of gravity, too - Has the gravity of Weatherwax's spider's situation effected him ... made him feel even lower, Mache.


h

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 16:22
Last edited by jo anne: 24th Oct 2012 at 16:23:55

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I was led to foreign stuff.

Hence the warning.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 18:23

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

I'm an Incer, but the term's foreign to me anyway, Dostaf.

Where I live has got a claim to fame though - a very well-known spider was named after it.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 18:29

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Ah, but was the spider higher or lower?

Could lead to serious battlikng on Ince Green Lane.

The wars of the viadocks (sic) come to mind.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 18:33

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Higher and then Lower, Dostaf.

I defected from Higher to Lower Ince, Dostaf.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 18:36
Last edited by jo anne: 24th Oct 2012 at 18:37:04

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

But which is better?

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 18:39

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

Do I have to level with Wiganworld .............?

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 18:53

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)



Keep it private. Until the next time you imbibe, Jo Anne.

We'll see if Tonker will join in with the boundary issues.

Mind you, he doesn't need Special Brew to get into all that.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 18:59

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

I'm never drinking again, Dostaf. No Brews is good news.

I like both Higher and Lower Ince.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 19:07

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Curate's egg.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 19:09

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

'n something that has both good and bad parts' As with most areas, Dostaf.

[derived from a cartoon in Punch (November, 1895) in which a timid curate, who has been served a bad egg while breakfasting with his bishop, says that parts of the egg are excellent]

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 19:19

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

As soon as I posted, I realised that the analogy din't really work.

I need an equivalent to illustrate your diplomatic response to which is better, Jo Anne.

Probably something involving a very large spoon.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 19:24

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

My diplomatic response wasn't incisive enough?

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 19:28

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Good people have fought and died on the 'Chemic', Jo Anne.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 19:33

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

The 'Chemic', Dostaf?

Seriously - both Higher Ince and Lower Ince are good in their own ways - it's the way they Makerfield.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 19:43

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

'Chemic' was an area of Ince near the canal. Formerly a chemical works/storage place.

According to WW.

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 19:45

Posted by: jo anne (33520) 

WW is your mole!

Replied: 24th Oct 2012 at 19:53

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Replied: 29th Oct 2012 at 00:29

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

'Kimmick' appears to be the better spelling.

Replied: 29th Oct 2012 at 14:14

 

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