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Re: Boys shouldn't squander....

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 Ireland.
: "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"
: Cheers
: Allie

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.