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#112756 - 09/30/03 08:40 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
Capfka Offline
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This mortal coil, yes.


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#112757 - 09/30/03 12:32 PM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
dxb Offline
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Subject: Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication

dixbey, is that hogwarsh®?


Certainly not! Hurrumph-e

http://www.wordreference.com/english/definition.asp?en=tod


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#112758 - 09/30/03 04:23 PM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
Buffalo Shrdlu Offline
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erk. I humbly bow before thee, on my tod.



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#112759 - 10/01/03 12:44 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
hev Offline
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No idea as to its origin, no.

Me neither (just not sure where else to park my response)!! Were I to speak in rhyming slang, I would far more likely use "on my pat" (ie. Pat Malone), never heard of "on my tod".


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#112760 - 10/01/03 02:33 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
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Tod Sloan was the first to race using the "perch up on top" seat on his horses. They laughed about it at first, but he was highly successful and now all jockeys ride that way. I guess it reduces wind resistance and/or distributes the weight more favourably perhaps.


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#112761 - 10/01/03 07:08 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
Jackie Offline
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dxb, you know the neatest things! Yes, it reduces wind resistance, primarily from not having the rider's feet and legs "protruding" into (and thus interrupting) the air flow. Man, I hope that sounded good--I just made it up!

Look what I found:
TOD(D), OUT ON HIS
Construct:
Definition: Incomparable, supreme, splendid.
Use: He was out on his tod(d) as a player.
He was excellent as a player.

Derivation: 'Todd' - one's own, alone. Perhaps rhyming slang - on one's Tod Sloan. (Concise Oxford Dictionary). Alone - to work alone. (Partridge).
From:
http://corkslang.com/term/toddoutonhis/




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#112762 - 10/02/03 02:35 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
stales Offline
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Registered: 11/13/00
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My dad (a cockney) and Aussies in general use "on my pat" as well as "on my todd" .

Pat Malone that is. Though who he was I have no idea (that's a deer without any eyes by the way. Shoot it and it's still no idea).

stales


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#112763 - 10/02/03 06:56 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
AnnaStrophic Offline
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(that's a deer without any eyes by the way. Shoot it and it's still no idea)

Is this a non-rhotic pun or an intrusive R pun?


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#112764 - 10/02/03 09:20 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
Jackie Offline
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Or a Southern one? No ah-deah... Gee, if you had a cold, you could say Do, a deer...


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#112765 - 10/15/03 07:33 PM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication
Zed Offline
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Jackie, you octave known better than that!


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