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Started by: dostaf (inactive)

Is that an American thing, or were 'ours' also stagecoaches?

Google time.

Started: 14th Nov 2012 at 16:06

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 16:09

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Originally jock cutthroat operators

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 16:14

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

November explanation.

I saw the term used somewhere on Wiki yesterday, with reference to a place in England.

Possibly on this page.

I wondered at the time if the term was technically accurate.

I suspect, maybe wrongly, that a stagecoach is an American doings. Wells Fargo and Doris Day and all that, isn't it?

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 16:23

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Waggon & Horses or Coaches & Horses again ?

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 16:29

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Behave!

I'm trying to find where I saw it.

I'm also in a Dickensian mood.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 16:32

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Familiar images of the stagecoach in Great Britain are that of a Royal Mail coach passing through a turnpike gate, a Dickensian passenger coach covered in snow pulling up at a coaching inn, and a highwayman demanding a coach to "stand and deliver". The yard of ale drinking glass is associated by legend with stagecoach drivers, though was mainly used for drinking feats and special toasts.[3][4]



In't Wiki daft?

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 16:44

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Dickens cider jokes abound.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 17:02

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Enough!

This thread is brought to you by the number twelvety and my new wotd for today; thoroughbrace.

That sounds like a good name for some Dickensian sort.

Miss Thoroughbrace.

I like that.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 17:05

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Will hockey sticks be employed?

Jolly good!

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 17:33

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Miss Thoroughbrace and her corsets are my fantasy, so sod off.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 17:33

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Passengers crowded into coaches caused conditions that prompted Wells Fargo to post these rules in each coach for passenger behavior:

Abstinence from liquor is requested, but if you must drink share the bottle. To do otherwise makes you appear selfish and unneighborly.

If ladies are present, gentlemen are urged to forego smoking cigars and pipes as the odor of same is repugnant to the gentler sex. Chewing tobacco is permitted, but spit with the wind, not against it.

Gentlemen must refrain from the use of rough language in the presence of ladies and children.

Buffalo robes are provided for your comfort in cold weather. Hogging robes will not be tolerated and the offender will be made to ride with the driver.

Don't snore loudly while sleeping or use your fellow passenger's shoulder for a pillow; he or she may not understand and friction may result.

Firearms may be kept on your person for use in emergencies. Do not fire them for pleasure or shoot at wild animals as the sound riles the horses.

In the event of runaway horses remain calm. Leaping from the coach in panic will leave you injured, at the mercy of the elements, hostile Indians and hungry coyotes.

Forbidden topics of conversation are: stagecoach robberies and Indian uprisings.

Gents guilty of unchivalrous behavior toward lady passengers will be put off the stage. It's a long walk back. A word to the wise is sufficient.[12]



Wiki

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 17:37

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

You'd be doing some walking!

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 17:44

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Aye straight to the nearest bordello to see Miss Thoroughbrace.

She's not like that really. She's a Pastor's daughter.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 17:45

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Phew...Had to check my spelling on that last post.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:02

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

You should worry. I've had some quiet reflection and decided where my naughty thoughts originate.

The Duchess And The Dirtwater Fox.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:07

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Used to think the girl who played Private Benjamin on the TV series was stunning, never much of a been a fan of Miss Hawn. (She played the same character in the movie of the same name)


Just had me one of them there Googles, and iscovered her name is Lorna Patterson





What I didn't know is she is the singer/guitarist on Airplane the Movie, she kept knocking the drip out of the young man's arm.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:10
Last edited by Mac: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:14:21

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

See 17:33

Then find an example of an English stagecoach. If such a doings existed.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:16

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

You already have!

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:18
Last edited by Mac: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:18:41

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Yes, yes, yes. We can all do that.

Has the word become a generic term?

Would a coach driver in 1784 know what you were talking about if you asked about a stagecoach.?

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:20

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Yes, he wouldn't know what a double decker Dennis was though.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:22

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:24

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Just you wait 'til Mache sees that.

And on my thread too.

Is it a misnomer when used to describe an english mail coach?

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:27
Last edited by dostaf: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:28:19

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Info

His Majesty's Coach was called a'Forgon'.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:33

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Do you thnk Victoria Coren would accept that from you?

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:37

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

What a conclusion!

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:38

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

I seem to have managed to pulll some wool over your eyes with my last post...Or did I?

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:39

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Conclusion?

They could just be being retrospectively described as stagecoaches.

That's an website, not a proper first hand handbill or a very early copy of the Yellow Pages.

Find me something more sbstantial.

I can't find owt.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:42

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

It's also from Canada.

His Majesty's Coach was called a'Forgon'.

Conclusion.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:43

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

BOTTOM!

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 18:44

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

See them Dalmatians?

They're called 'coach dogs' over here. (Not stagecoach dogs)

Yet in Americaland, they're callled fire house dogs.

Replied: 14th Nov 2012 at 20:38

Posted by: bentlegs (4619)

We call um currant cake dogs,

Replied: 18th Nov 2012 at 20:16

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

As long as you don't start calling them Stagecoach Dogs, you'll do for me, Bentlegs.

Replied: 18th Nov 2012 at 20:20

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Saw a load of Stagecoach dogs on Telly not long ago, just over a Hundred of them there were.

Replied: 19th Nov 2012 at 10:53

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Them was greyhound buses.

Replied: 19th Nov 2012 at 14:03

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

farsands of them.

Replied: 19th Nov 2012 at 14:04

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Not seen the Deadwood Stage for a while.

Replied: 19th Nov 2012 at 14:07

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

A wheel will have come off it. Be in the (stagecoach) hospital being (temporarily) mended

Replied: 19th Nov 2012 at 14:08

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I had hoped for a medical quip regarding potency.

But never mind.

Replied: 19th Nov 2012 at 14:15

Posted by: mache (inactive)

Ask Darren

Replied: 19th Nov 2012 at 14:16

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

I said/typed 'quip', Mache.

Replied: 19th Nov 2012 at 14:18

Posted by: mache (inactive)

It was a rushed comment whilst I await the K.G.B.

Replied: 19th Nov 2012 at 14:21

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

You've more chance of getting the DFC and bar.

Or the KFC on Ince Bar.

Replied: 19th Nov 2012 at 14:27

Posted by: mache (inactive)

I've had a warning from deputy dawg I am told

Replied: 19th Nov 2012 at 14:29

Posted by: dostaf (inactive)

Can muskrats write?

Replied: 19th Nov 2012 at 14:30

 

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