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Thread #162422   Message #3865437
Posted By: punkfolkrocker
10-Jul-17 - 11:16 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: thatcher's language (roofing)
Subject: RE: Folklore: thatcher's language
Iains - Can't recall if I've ever heard that one before, learnt something new today...


If I can remember correctly [some miracle these days], the most common phrase I heard in my childhood

was "cider walloper"

as in "Look at the time, your dad is still down the top house with all those old cider wallopers, the fish and chips will be stone cold by the time he comes home.."

Down here in Scrumpyshire there are many words for drinkers of our fabled old trad apple juice+..
oddly enough, mostly negative and insulting [though in an affectionate piss taking kind of way..]

Family legend has it that my grandad had 12 gallons week delivered to his house by the local door to door cider man..

He was blind by the time I was born...????

My Dad started weaning me on it, first a few sips,
then one glass bottomed pewter tankard a week on thursday evenings when my mum went out to the Co-op women's Guild..
I'd have been about 6..???

Gotta respect our traditional regional customs... 😎