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Lady Penelope

master brummie
We've always used it as 'rubbish' when someone had said something unbelievable or stupid. My dad used to call beer 'a pint of wallop' but what that has to do with cod I don't know.
However, I googled it and apparently it appeared on Hancock's Half Hour in the 1950's and generally seems to have appeared then. Wiki seems to think it's 'cod' as in imitation and beer - so mock beer. It was originally one word - codswallop.
 

sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
Pedro,

If wallop is beer then cod's wallop must be water? I queried the word "woke" the other day in the comments of a national newspaper, other than as the past participle of the word "wake", and got at least four different definitions. Slang, it most definitely is, and even dictionaries on the internet had different definitions. I prefer to steer clear of some of this slang as it can mean different things of different people!

Maurice :cool:
 

mw0njm.

brummie dude
Pedro,

If wallop is beer then cod's wallop must be water? I queried the word "woke" the other day in the comments of a national newspaper, other than as the past participle of the word "wake", and got at least four different definitions. Slang, it most definitely is, and even dictionaries on the internet had different definitions. I prefer to steer clear of some of this slang as it can mean different things of different people!

Maurice :cool:
magic our Maurice:)
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmy
Pedro,

If wallop is beer then cod's wallop must be water? I queried the word "woke" the other day in the comments of a national newspaper, other than as the past participle of the word "wake", and got at least four different definitions. Slang, it most definitely is, and even dictionaries on the internet had different definitions. I prefer to steer clear of some of this slang as it can mean different things of different people!

Maurice :cool:
There are quite a few references to wallop as a pint of beer. But maybe I should stick with King Lear, or for more modern times a pint of Nelson Mandela.
 

Robert Ensor (bob)

master brummie
So when I was told I was going to get a WALLOPING for being naughty my folks were going to give me a beer ?
How about a WALLOP brush a large paint brush used for wallpaper paste and for painting white wash on the inside of the out house.
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmy
Brewer's Phrase and Fable.

Wallop, to thrash.

Sir John Wallop, in the reign of Henry VIII was sent to Normandy to make reprisals, because the French fleet had burned Brighton. Sir John burned 21 towns and villages, demolished several harbours, and "walloped" the foe to his heart's content.
 

Nico

master brummie
I met some girls once in Spain, from Nottingham. When they did something they thought was funny they shouted wallop! wallop! a bit like nudge nudge wink wink. I have never heard it like that before or since.
 

Nico

master brummie
I just retorted under my breath "you can stick that up your pipe and smoke it," another of my Nan's sayings. I tend to use them of late I don't know why they just come out and my partner says whaaat? Not heard that since. like most of her sayings.
Though we had a very rude version at school. referring to the other end of you and flatulence. We must have been a lot of secretly foul mouthed little kids, most of us knew not to say anything in a teacher's ear shot. Or at home which I found out to my cost. "I don't know who you have been mixing with our Nico but if I hear anymore I am coming up that school with you."
 

mw0njm.

brummie dude
you are really getting on my wick... and up my nose
.. You're lookin' a bit down in the mouth, Mr Barrowclough, anything the ... Godber: You've really got up my goat these past two weeks. Fletcher : Wrong Godber. I *get* your goat. I don't get up your goat. I get up your nose or on your wick.
 
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