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#112746 - 09/25/03 10:18 PM Another breakdown in transpond communication
Anybody on the N. American side recognise the expression "on my tod"?
#112747 - 09/25/03 10:31 PM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
It sounds like you're sitting on your drink. In other words, no, I don't recognize it.
#112748 - 09/26/03 04:42 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
Loc: London, UK
And which of our Namerican cousins did you attack with this Bridiom for 'on my own'?
the sunshine warrior
ps. Haven't a clue what the origins of the expression might be. You?
#112749 - 09/26/03 04:49 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
No idea as to its origin, no.
#112750 - 09/26/03 05:17 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
never heard it before, but would it come from "on my death"? as in, a "by my life" sort of thing...
just a too early in the morning thought._________________________
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#112751 - 09/26/03 05:28 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
Rhyming slang from Tod Sloan, the name of a famous American jockey. He was married to Julia Sanderson (1887-1975) an actress and singer. There is no particular logic to rhyming slang, Tod Sloane would simply have been a name that was well known in the rhyming slang forming community at the time.
#112752 - 09/26/03 05:33 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
dixbey, is that hogwarsh®?_________________________
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#112753 - 09/26/03 09:10 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
on the phone: Do you wanna go out for dinner? Candi's away and I'm all on my tod.
Teacher: Did someone help you with this?
Pupil: No, honest. I did it all on my tod.
#112754 - 09/27/03 05:33 PM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
Loc: Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
I wouldn't expect to hear "all on my tod", just "on my tod". I can't say it's wrong, but it's not something I've heard. And I thought it came, somehow, from Sweeney Todd, a kind of latterday Cockney conservation of expression, using both parts of the name in different places. But I have never confirmed it.
Speaking of which, I saw what passes for the Sweeney these days in action in central London last night. Cars and coppers appeared from nowhere and the Bill broke into a house off Soho Square with very little - no, let me rephrase that, no ceremony. John Thaw wasn't there, though. Well, he wouldn't be would he, being dead an' all?
#112755 - 09/28/03 04:24 PM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
> being dead an' all?
you mean he's toddled off?
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