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Deja vu

Postby bilbo » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:19 pm

The standard of topics for discussion on here is starting to resemble 'anither place'...... :oops:

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Postby Silkie » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:23 pm

Wash your mouth out with soap young man.

You know the standard response to such a post, of course..
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Postby bilbo » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:16 pm

Aye, ah dae that!

It's "Eff aff off, ya nyaff!"

:lol:


Now, about the extended contract for the provision of winter-grade toilet paper in the cludgies on Oban Pier.....

:o

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Postby chakalo » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:16 pm

I don't think this is too far away from the topic of pubs and free use of the heads but..
My ship was lying in Princes Dock and having reached the giddy heights of Junior Ordinary Seaman from Deck boy I ventured into Betty's Bar.

There had been "trouble" before I arrived but peace had returned, and I sat by the door when the "Trouble" returned.. a large lady,' a working girl' who was rat-arsed and worryingly, waving one of the metal stakes that are used to support the safety tape at road works. I sat like a terror stricken rabbit, while said lady attacked the juke box in it's customary wire cage which was bolted to the wall. Luckily the curly bit at the top of the stake got caught in the wire mesh and delayed the wild swings long enough for Betty to come from behind the bar,grab the stake wielder and head-butt her into submission...I slipped quietly out of the bar...

After that I was a regular at the up-town coffee bars...(about 1964!!) :D :D

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Postby sahona » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:30 pm

Ah, that would have been Big Aggie, she'd fallen out with her Martian boyfriend the week before... seriously , last time I was there it was quiet and a bit boring, but we were - sort of - alert...
As for the local yoofs in the coffee bars - they didn't throw sugar lumps at you did they? could get very serious.
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Postby chakalo » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:42 pm

Safe all the time my accent wasn't detected. :D :D

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Postby sahona » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:31 pm

Nothing to do with accents as such, but lisps and saggy wrists were mercilessly bombarded in the place that began with a "K" Not that I'm suggesting anything other than you may have got caught in the crossfire.
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Postby chakalo » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:12 pm

:rotfl: Saggy wrists were reserved for ships stewards.
(Re: bars and heads) That dancehall..the Lacarno or similar in Sauchiehall St: or Renfrew St:? can't remember too long ago they even had a 'bouncer' at the door to the heads in there.. :D :D

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Postby Silkie » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:27 pm

The Locarno Ballroom, Sauchiehall Street later the Electric Gardens, the Mayfair and the Garage IIRC.
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Postby chakalo » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:50 pm

Ha! 40 years plus, thank you Silkie that's the one.

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Ur ye dauncin'....?

Postby bilbo » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:36 pm

It's pleasing to see that my earlier gentle observation has been noted, and more recent posts seem to be focussing on 'Glasgow - City of Culture'.....


:lol:

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Postby Silkie » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:47 pm

Are ye askin'?
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Postby lady_stormrider » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:23 pm

Should you have ventured south of the Border in a time called 'The 80's', Preston Dock had an establishment called 'The Manxman', a floating nightclub based in the old Manx Packet Steamer.

Us gels from the local Girl's Grammar School would sneak out at weekends and turn our lacrosse shin pads into shoulder pads. We'd dance the night away - with each other of course as the bouncers would never allow any blokes up the gang plank.

Happy days, especially when pulling the bodies out of the dock a couple of days later. :party:
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Postby little boy blue » Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:27 pm

Silkie wrote:Are ye askin'?


ur ye dauncin ?

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Naw . . .

Postby Nick » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:40 pm

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ur ye dauncin ?

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