Posted by LaurenceMonkhouse on April 26, 2007 at 18:36:15 from 220.127.116.11 user Laurence_.
In Reply to: Re: Quotation from S & A Series- posted by Ed Kiser on April 26, 2007 at 14:35:44:
Living locally, I just don't know.
Is it the dreaded Class Distinction? Or was Port talking Ginty language - i.e. a Scots dialect as opposed to Norfolk (Old Bob)/Cockney (the Whittles?
Or did AR simply not do his proof-checking properly?
Certainly "the cock bird" would then and now have been a perfectly normal and ecceptable expression over here.
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