CastleIsland
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Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:49 am

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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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:58 pm

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 

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:12 pm

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 1):
Big Dipper.

Which is a roller coaster.

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 4:54 pm

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!

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:05 pm

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 
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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:20 pm

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

I think he tries to avoid that part. Finds it a bit risky...  Wink
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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:22 pm

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..........

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:22 pm

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

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:22 pm

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 

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:22 pm

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

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:38 pm

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
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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:40 pm

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
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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Fri Oct 13, 2006 11:50 pm

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.
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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:12 am

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

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:21 am

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

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:33 am

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 

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:33 am

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...
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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Sat Oct 14, 2006 1:38 am

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 

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:01 am

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

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:13 am

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

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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Sat Oct 14, 2006 2:32 am

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,
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RE: Help From Our UK Friends - Slang, As It Were

Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:31 am

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:


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