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Thread #170180   Message #4117957
Posted By: Doug Chadwick
26-Aug-21 - 05:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: regional uk slang
Subject: RE: BS: regional uk slang
I believe a "Meggie" was a bus/tram ticket from Cleethorpes to Grimsby.

Well, that is another explanation to be added to the list of possibilities that I have heard.

... how exactly does one go "Eggin' back o'Doigs" ??

With difficulty, it would seem, as there aren't many trees in a shipyard. It would seem to be the equivalent of 'going to see a man about a dog' as giving an evasive answer to a question.

It's not a phrase that I have ever heard used but, since Doig's closed almost 20 years before I arrived in in Grimsby, that's not too surprising.