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Thread #104308   Message #2145206
Posted By: Mr Happy
10-Sep-07 - 04:37 AM
Thread Name: BS: I have passed
Subject: RE: BS: I have passed
......................& it'd be so useful for everyone in very noisy situations or if you needed to communicate with someone in sight but a long way off.

The factory workers in the Lancashire cotton mills developed a system of mouth-signing, perhaps called 'mawking'?

I may've misremembered this term.

Anyone know it?