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pooksahib

25th February 2009, 19:00
Thanks, JimC, for 'graffitti' and 'grim'. Two more:
"Control speed governing toboggan's turn" = 'regulate'. I've used 'rule' and 'g' for 'govern' but still can't see what's happening here...
"Yarmulke loads brought back to cover posh students" = 'skullcap'. Just checking I've done this right: 'loads' = 'packs', 'students' = 'll' and 'posh' = 'u' (as in U and non-U? Never did understand that...)
Many thanks
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terry

25th February 2009, 19:13
1st one. The answer means control. R(EGUL)ATE.
Rate = speed. Egul = luge (backwards), a type of toboggan.

2nd one. I think you are right.
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trevor

25th February 2009, 20:09
pooksahib
I have come to notice that "posh" can often = "u". I still don't see why. Upper class maybe?
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terry

25th February 2009, 20:30
Trevor,
It is a class thing. U is upper class and non-u is everything ese, particularly those who are middle class with pretentions. Basically common words are said to be u or Non-u. Which word you use decides which class you are. Examples:

U Non-u

lavatory toilet
rich wealthy
writing paper notepaper
napkin serviette

The list goes on and on.

Incidently the term POSH stands for Port Out Starboard Home. The side of the ship rich people booked on passage to India at the time of the Raj, so they would have shade.
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trevor

26th February 2009, 03:05
Ta terry
Cheers, old boy!
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