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Thread #93092   Message #1789529
Posted By: Bob Bolton
21-Jul-06 - 08:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Tie My Pecker to My Leg
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Tie my pecker to my leg
G'day Charley,

My Dad told me that many US troops, wandering about Sydney (Australia) during the WW II period, were totally baffled by posters advertising tea ... with the slogan: "Robur Tea Keeps Your Pecker Up"!

Robur was an English brand, so the same posters were, presumably, common in Britain, where the meaning of "pecker" (by my Concise Oxford Dictionary) is: "colloq. courage, spirit" so "keep your pecker up" is: "colloq. remain cheerful". Coincidentally, with Robur, we come back to trees ... the English Oak species name is "quercus robur!

Regard(les)s,

Bob