Posted by Bookworm on February 04, 2003
In Reply to: Phrases posted by Allie Peterson on February 04, 2003
: Does anyone know
what these phrases / sentences mean ? I found them in a novel set in Northern
: "Don't be such a slitherum dick"
: "you're a big man but a wee coat fits you"
: "there is nothing to it since Vatican Two"
: "boys shouldn't squander their meagre resources by hazarding them on the comparative velocities of canine or equine quadrupeds" (supposed to be a joke)
: "the boys sang Republican songs"
I don't know about the others, but this one just sounds like a highbrow way of saying boys shouldn't waste their money betting it on horse or dog races. I have to admit, I don't see the joke in that, but the wording is amusing.