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Folklore: School words for asking for food

Floksnog 06 Apr 11 - 02:00 PM
GUEST,Eliza 06 Apr 11 - 02:58 PM
Floksnog 06 Apr 11 - 06:11 PM
Geoff the Duck 07 Apr 11 - 04:57 AM
GUEST,buspassed 07 Apr 11 - 05:41 AM
Floksnog 07 Apr 11 - 04:26 PM
Gibb Sahib 08 Apr 11 - 02:07 AM
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Subject: Folklore: School words for asking for food
From: Floksnog
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 02:00 PM

After the popularity of the list of truanting words from school I thought a slightly more obscure one might be interesting -

The word used at school for asking for food, or those who asked for food.

We had "scabbing" and a "scab" in 1990's Bristol, and I am told it was the same in Coventry at the same time.

Another friend told me that in the 1980's in Torquay it was "Scavving"

I thought it was jus in Bristol but it seems wider spread...


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Subject: RE: Folklore: School words for asking for food
From: GUEST,Eliza
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 02:58 PM

I've never heard these before, maybe they're local to the area. But I DO remember the dinner ladies yelling out "Anybody want secs?" and we duly queued up innocently for second helpings. Ah, those unsophisticated days...


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Subject: RE: Folklore: School words for asking for food
From: Floksnog
Date: 06 Apr 11 - 06:11 PM

To clarify - this was asking for food from each others lunchboxes or plates...


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Subject: RE: Folklore: School words for asking for food
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 04:57 AM

No recollection of any word for what you describe.
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: School words for asking for food
From: GUEST,buspassed
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 05:41 AM

Seem to remember as a first former at grammar school phrases such as
"you don't want that pudding/those chips/that sausage do you?" being used by bigger kids during school dinners, surprised we ever made it to the 2nd. year but we did and of course then used the same script. By the time I left the less subtle "Give us yer dinner money! was the favourite.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: School words for asking for food
From: Floksnog
Date: 07 Apr 11 - 04:26 PM

Really just refreshing this - but surprised - mostly because a friend thought they might have used it in Coventry, yet no-one here has heard of it... Maybe it is a westcountry thing mainly, there are not too many westcountry mudcatters I think.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: School words for asking for food
From: Gibb Sahib
Date: 08 Apr 11 - 02:07 AM

grubbing


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