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Yes, a very good diary. I missed it last time around, I'm glad Mig brought it back.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 19th, 2010 at 10:58:21 AM EST
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I dredge up tosh for a living...

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Aug 19th, 2010 at 11:04:55 AM EST
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Tosheroon « What Ladder?
A tosheroon, "as any fule know, chiz chiz" is the gold piece that sometimes turns up in the sewer.


"The future is already here -- it's just not very evenly distributed" William Gibson
by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Thu Aug 19th, 2010 at 11:25:44 AM EST
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Sometimes!?

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Aug 19th, 2010 at 11:34:29 AM EST
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It's also slang for half a crown.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Aug 19th, 2010 at 11:47:37 AM EST
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Tosher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
There is another similar sounding term from the same period : tosheroon which has been applied to a tosher in error but it in fact it originally denotes a piece of pre-decimal British currency: the half-crown. Whether the two words are related is not known.


By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Aug 19th, 2010 at 11:54:09 AM EST
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Wonder if there was a dialect where the fricative "p" was confused with the explosive "t."

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Aug 19th, 2010 at 12:03:58 PM EST
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so that "posh" -> "tosh"

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Aug 19th, 2010 at 12:12:12 PM EST
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Not that it has anything to do with Jerome's diary.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Aug 19th, 2010 at 12:12:48 PM EST
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