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Re: Lovely...

Posted by David FG on May 17, 2005

In Reply to: Lovely... posted by JingTin on May 17, 2005

: An English said to me "Lovely Jobly". Yes, I know he meant "nice". But what is "Jobly" anyway. I don't even know how to spell it.

'Lovely jubbley' is a phrase made famous (if not invented) by the very popular television comedy in the UK called 'Only Fools and Horses'. It was set in South London, and one of the central characters would use this as a term of praise. It doesn't mean anything, but the word 'jubbley' is merely an intensifier, put there because it rhymes (well, nearly). This is quite common in English - 'teeny weeny', 'hanky panky', and others are similar examples.

DFG