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Thread #50284   Message #768955
Posted By: Bob Bolton
21-Aug-02 - 02:43 AM
Thread Name: Come to taw?
Subject: RE: Come to taw?
G'day Turtle Old Man, Katlaughing, Masato Sakurai & Uncle DaveO,

I'm somewhat surprised that so few know "back to taws" and "come to taws" in the sense of the base line in marbles (and, by extension, in other contexts). I certainly grew up with that sense in Australia ... despite not being a keen marbles player. My critical school years for exposure to the term were those of the 1950s, as I started school in 1950, in the southern suburbs of Sydney.


Bob Bolton