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Give a bollocking

Posted by David Lawless on October 25, 2008 at 15:50

"To give a bollocking" - to tell somebody off? Actually heard it is derived from an act of violence! The ballock or bollock dagger (so called because is resembled the said genitalia - google the image)was a common weapon in medieval times, when you stabbed somebody with the knife you "gave them a ballacking/bollocking!". Hope it's true becuase it sounds superb!