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Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were  
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

I've tried to Google some info on a King Crimson lyric from "The Great Deceiver," to no avail. The line in question is: "likes to comb his hair with a dipper ride." WTF is a dipper ride, especially in this context?

Ta.



Oh geez, sorry, obviously this was posted before:  Yeah sure

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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

Actually I think it simply refers to allowing his hair to blow free in the wind created by the thrill of riding a fairground Big Dipper.

Just my  twocents 

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 1):
Big Dipper.

Which is a roller coaster.

Mark


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
Which is a roller coaster.

Thats the word! Big grin Memory isn't too good when I first get up in the morning!

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4757 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 3):
Memory isn't too good when I first get up in the morning!

And during the whole morning... and noon... and in the afternoon... and when you go to sleep...  duck 



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 4):
and when you go to sleep...

I think he tries to avoid that part. Finds it a bit risky...  Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineFemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 1):
Actually I think it simply refers to allowing his hair to blow free in the wind created by the thrill of riding a fairground Big Dipper.

Yup I think Andy is right, I was thinking that too - Cant think what else it could be..........

 Smile


User currently offlineLinco22 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1380 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Ah good ole slang. You should come to Northern Ireland, or infact Ireland to get some of the best and most bizzarre slang around!

Regards
Colin  Smile


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 4):
And during the whole morning... and noon... and in the afternoon... and when you go to sleep...



Quoting Banco (Reply 5):
I think he tries to avoid that part. Finds it a bit risky...

Oi you two!! Ain't you never heard of respect for your elders and betters!!!  grumpy 

And I AM having trouble sleeping, so stop being horrible and be nice!  cry 

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 4):
And during the whole morning... and noon... and in the afternoon... and when you go to sleep...

Since when are you one of the ....

Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
UK Friends

 Wink

Robert  bouncy 



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8705 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 9):
Since when are you one of the ....

Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
UK Friends

Says the English guy living in exile...  Silly



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4757 posts, RR: 30
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 8):
And I AM having trouble sleeping, so stop being horrible and be nice!

Mind if we change places? It's 2:30 am here, I've been awake for more than 20 hours straight, I need to finish this work and I AM having trouble staying awake. And to think I have to get up for work at 5:45 am...  tired 

... And before you point out I should be working instead of posting here, I have found I can concentrate better by taking a break and switching to a.net every once in a while. Big grin

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 9):
Since when are you one of the ....

Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
UK Friends

Errm... since I work for a company owned by an Englishman?  Silly



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 1):
Actually I think it simply refers to allowing his hair to blow free in the wind created by the thrill of riding a fairground Big Dipper.

I do believe you're spot on, especially in the context of the whole lyric. Much thanks, Andy. BTW, the song came out in 1974; I figured I'd have to rely on an old git like you to help. Wink

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 2):
Which is a roller coaster.

Thanks Mark, for translating from the English.


User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Thread starter):
Oh geez, sorry, obviously this was posted before:

CO Airport Closest To Bradford (UK)? by JoseMEX 2006-09-28 00:48:43
Do You See Friends Outside Of Work/school? by Jamesbuk 2006-09-30 14:14:28
UK Ex-minister Urged Aljazeera Bombing by Cedars747 2006-10-12 20:00:39
Just Listening To Classic FM (UK) And by 53Sqdn 2006-10-09 16:34:06

I'm not sure I understand why these topics have any relevance to your OP  Yeah sure

Adam


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 13):
I'm not sure I understand why these topics have any relevance to your OP

Its the noxious substances he had to consume to listen to King Crimson with wot done it!! Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 14):
Its the noxious substances

It's, my sub-continental friend, it's!  biggrin 

Just take it as a tit-for-tat response!  chat 

Cheers  wave 
Bernhard



Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1691 times:

Quoting BA757 (Reply 13):
I'm not sure I understand why these topics have any relevance to your OP

Which was my very point.

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 14):
Its the noxious substances he had to consume to listen to King Crimson with wot done it!!

Listen, you cheeky bugger...


User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

Quoting StrasserB (Reply 15):
It's, my sub-continental friend, it's!

Just take it as a tit-for-tat response!

Nobody likes a smartarse!!  devil 

And anyway, I was in a hurry. So there!  tongue 

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 17):
Quoting StrasserB (Reply 15):
It's, my sub-continental friend, it's!

Just take it as a tit-for-tat response!

Nobody likes a smartarse!!

And anyway, I was in a hurry. So there!

Andy, Andy...  Yeah sure

The customary response to uppity continentals is that it's our bloody language and we can do what we like with it. They have to follow the rules; we don't.  snooty   Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 18):
The customary response to uppity continentals is that it's our bloody language and we can do what we like with it. They have to follow the rules; we don't.

Ah, thank you for reminding me dear boy. Good job he didn't notice the "wot done it" then innit! Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 14):
to listen to King Crimson with wot done it



Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 19):
he didn't notice

You're right:
... to listen to King Crimson with "wide-open throttle" does it !!

Thanx,
Bernhard
 bouncy 



Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

Quoting StrasserB (Reply 20):
to listen to King Crimson with "wide-open throttle" does it !!

  
As a matter fact, I was also listening to "Red" last evening:


[Edited 2006-10-13 20:33:13]

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