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On 27 Nov 2013 at 1:09pm Cheeky Monkey wrote:
OK you well read and travelled people of Lewes, help me out with this one could you?
Define this word and its origin if you can:
Sounds like it's spelt something like "Garroty".
Is used in the following context.
"After he found his missus in bed with some geezer from the football club, he went f**kin garroty"
 
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On 27 Nov 2013 at 3:46pm Kettle wrote:
I thought it was garratty and that it meant bonkers, and for some reason I think it's got Irish origins.
Why?
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On 27 Nov 2013 at 4:03pm AVOR wrote:
I thought it was spelt Garatty and that it means uppity or argumentative.
Thats what I get called in our house anyway.
 
 
On 27 Nov 2013 at 5:02pm Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Kettle: No particular reason, just curious, I heard it more when I lived around South London and heard it again recently from a Sussex lad, born and bred in Lewes.
Irish certainly sounds plausible.
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On 27 Nov 2013 at 5:15pm Hyena wrote:
I think it's Garrity (Irish) the expression emerged in the Sixties and is possibly related to the on stage behaviour of Freddie Garrity of Freddy and the Dreamers.
 
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On 28 Nov 2013 at 5:54am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
That's what I've always understood, too, Hyena.
It's an expression I first came across in south London in the 80's. I've a few Irish friends, and it's not something I've noticed them saying. Mind you, they're mostly from the rural west, so a bit behind the times!
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On 28 Nov 2013 at 10:01am Mme B wrote:
ACT: 5.54 am! Blimey, don't you ever sleep?!
 
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On 28 Nov 2013 at 1:30pm Belladonna wrote:
Cassells dictionary of slang says its idiotic or stupid, origins 1980's, SE.
 
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On 28 Nov 2013 at 3:10pm The Tooth Fairy wrote:
A certain oik once called me a 'Berkely Hunt'. Well, the cheek of it.
 
 
On 28 Nov 2013 at 4:57pm Cheeky Monkey wrote:
One of my favorites from the marvellous Viz.
"He's a proper bacta".
As in, back to front.
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On 28 Nov 2013 at 5:52pm Fred wrote:
I've always liked this one :
Eccles cake
n. A casually discarded Eartha. Named after local newspaper hack (name removed following legal advice) of the Sussex Express who, after a night on the strong cider, shat himself in the pub and shook it out of his trousers before ordering another pint of Biddenden's 9-percenter.
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On 28 Nov 2013 at 6:19pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Lol, Fred, that is excellent!


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