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6 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

Self-deprecation is a national trait.

 

Must have imported that from somewhere...........

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1 minute ago, John Mitchell said:

 

I actually don't know the origin of the term "hoser." These guys made it famous. I always figured that it had something to do with drinking too much beer. Yes, I guess it is somewhat insulting to call someone a hoser, but in a humorous kind of way. Self-deprecation is a national trait.

 

I remember those guys!  I just read on Wikipedia that there is no definite origin of hoser but it certainly did not come from the gas shortage, it was around way before.  So I am glad to have that corrected.  Yes, it says it could come from being a drunk as in "being hosed". 

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1 minute ago, spacecadet said:

Must have imported that from somewhere...........

 

That's right, old chap.

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55 minutes ago, Michael Ventura said:

 

I remember those guys!  I just read on Wikipedia that there is no definite origin of hoser but it certainly did not come from the gas shortage, it was around way before.  So I am glad to have that corrected.  Yes, it says it could come from being a drunk as in "being hosed". 

 

Here's what Wikipedia says.

 

P.S. It's basically a 70's term. There is a whole generation (or two) that probably has never heard of it. Same goes for "Take off, eh?" and a lot of other Canadian clichés from those more innocent and less politically correct times. This is a totally different country now.

 

Hmmm... we seem to have run out of coupons. 😄

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, John Mitchell said:

Hey, guys, don't act like hosers. Chill out with a freezie and some Timbits. I mean, Jesus Murphy, life's too short for silly kerfuffles, eh? 🤠

 

 

chalice, host and tabernacle. 

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1 minute ago, meanderingemu said:

 

chalice, host and tabernacle. 

 

Somehow they get lost in translation, but je me souviens...

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The definition of Hoser I heard was related to old US Gas stations* where the fuel was manually syphoned and the chap running the hose was called a hoser. It became derogatory because the continual exposure to petrol fumes addled their wits.

 

*Petrol stations in the old tongue.

 

Had a few minutes fun checking the origin of mind your six. The google ngram viewer was not much help., but you know, google! I always remember "check 6" from Battle of Britain comics, it refered to watching the point directly behind where a baddy could creep up behind you and shoot you down. Are all the little boys on the forum making machine gun noises in their head??

 

Cheers.

 

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On 01/07/2021 at 17:18, John Morrison said:

Fill up at my local petrol station and you can get a free gift: a nodding dog for the dashboard, a car freshener in the shape of a Christmas tree, or my entire portfolio of pictures... 😟

 

 

I remember magic tree fresheners being banned from Alamy?  Gosh the old contract was tough!

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21 hours ago, Mr Standfast said:

 

 

I remember magic tree fresheners being banned from Alamy?  Gosh the old contract was tough!

Not the contract, the manufacturers who are famously litigious.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160823/12030235318/little-tree-air-freshener-company-sues-non-profit-making-tree-shaped-ornaments.shtml

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