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Old 12-28-2005, 04:37 PM
diebitter diebitter is offline
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Default Re: Brits - Slang question: how do you say arrogant??

Fudge nudger is great.

I still don't get how "iron" came to mean gay. Iron hook? Huh?

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Fudge nudger isn't that common, and it certainly would draw attention cos it's just rarely used.

iron = iron hoof (here hoof isn't said like horse's hoof, but to rhyme with poof or woof). I have no idea what an iron hoof is, but I think it's something to do with railway tracks. I'm pretty sure the term comes from Victorian or possibly very early 20th century times though (my great grandpa used to use it, and he was a soldier in the boer war and first world war, so it's a pretty old expression).
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