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#112746 - 09/26/03 02:18 AM Another breakdown in transpond communication  
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Anybody on the N. American side recognise the expression "on my tod"?

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#112747 - 09/26/03 02:31 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication  
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It sounds like you're sitting on your drink. In other words, no, I don't recognize it.


#112748 - 09/26/03 08:42 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication  
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Oh dear

And which of our Namerican cousins did you attack with this Bridiom for 'on my own'?

cheer

the sunshine warrior

ps. Haven't a clue what the origins of the expression might be. You?


#112749 - 09/26/03 08:49 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication  
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No idea as to its origin, no.

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#112750 - 09/26/03 09:17 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication  
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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 09:28 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication  
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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 09:33 AM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication  
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dixbey, is that hogwarsh®?




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#112753 - 09/26/03 01:10 PM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication  
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e.g.

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.

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#112754 - 09/27/03 09:33 PM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication  
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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 08:24 PM Re: Another breakdown in transpond communication  
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> being dead an' all?

you mean he's toddled off?


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