The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156653   Message #3692598
Posted By: Steve Gardham
09-Mar-15 - 10:14 AM
Thread Name: A song dilemma
Subject: RE: A song dilemma
Perhaps he had 'hoary' in mind, but then you might have to explain the difference between 'hoary' and 'whory'!

I had a similar problem when demonstrating 'knacker bones' to kids at school. I actually revelled in it as did the kids, but I always explained where the term 'knackered' really came from afterwards. This might not mean anything in the States but it does over here.