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Thread #11353 Message #84562
Posted By: Steve Parkes
07-Jun-99 - 08:07 AM
Thread Name: I give up. What's a HOGEYE?
Subject: RE: I give up. What's a HOGEYE?
There's a version of "Whip [Whup] Jamboree" with "come and get your oats, my son" in the chorus, (instead of "Jenny get your oat cakes done", which smacks (oops!) of Bowdlerism to me). Just in case you don't say that in your country, "getting one's oats" = "having carnival knowledge"; a useful expression you won't find in the phrase boks!