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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:43 am 
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Hello everyone from Mike. Fairly new to computers, I have tried to type into a quotes site "sixpennarth of fine baccy,dere you are" It is in (some) work by G Orwell. Someone told me off for saying "Baccy" lately and I wanted to respond by saying Orwell used it in the 30's plus I think "baccy" as a word has become "known" for 200 years?
Great site by the way, your Mike.


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"Baccy" was the word Orwell used for tobacco in Down and Out in Paris and London, ch. 26.
http://www.george-orwell.org/Down_and_O ... on/25.html


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Thank you, Phaedrus. :)


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Hi Mike


Your critic must be VERY young not to recognise 'baccy" as a word! My grandad and uncles had baccy pouches - you might like this :)

The Baccy Song Wayne Chaulk. 1987

A few years ago when the times were rough,
Worked like a devil and you had to be tough.
Worked in the garden and you worked in the woods,
And you worked on the windy waves.
Poor Sam Drover worked for two long years,
Chopping down logs he was strong as a bear,
When he got his money and he paid his bills
He was fourteen cents in the hole; said:

(CHORUS)
Don't mind the missus with the hole in her shoes.
Don't mind the cold with me fingers turning blue.
Don't mind the pantry when there's nar bit of grub.
But it's hellish when you got no baccy!

He walked up to the merchant with a grin on his face
Chuckle in his eye and his heart start to race
Mustered up his courage and stoked up his pipe,
And told him just where to stick it; said:

(CHORUS)

There was poor Aunt Martha had thirteen kids,
Only John and Harry they were born in the bed!
All of the others got dropped on the way
From the kitchen out to the clothesline!

(CHORUS)

So don't try to tell me you got hard, hard times,
a dollar ain't a dollar and a dime ain't a dime!
Paying out a fortune just to lose ten pounds
And you're eating five meals a day! Said:

(CHORUS)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:42 am 
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Hello Gumtree, Thanks for the song :D
Well,Im 50 now and my critic is older! I did tell him that Mark Twain said something along the lines of "I dont give a damn for the man who can only spell a word one way" 'Didnt go down too well, as you can imagine. Mike.


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