Rosalind Mitchell <***@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/04/18 11:07, Btms wrote:
>> Sid Nuncius <***@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
>>> On 01/04/2018 10:43, Jenny M Benson wrote:
>>>> On 31/03/2018 21:14, Penny wrote:
>>>>>>>> What does "lamped" mean please?
>>>>>>> Equivalent to thumped.
>>>>>> Oh dear. Some sort of slang I guess. I wonder what the origins are.
>>>>> Not sure.
>>>>> Cassells says it is early 19thc to beat, to strike, to thrash. Possibly a
>>>>> version of to lam or lamb - lambaste.
>>>>> It doesn't turn up in the Oxford Slang dict in this context at all.
>>>> "Lamming" I know in that context, but to me "lamping" is something you
>>>> do in a field after dark with a couple of long dogs.
>>> I've come across the verbs to lamp and to lump in Rosie's usage. I'm
>>> not sure about this, but ISTR that in Nottingham, Derby and environs
>>> people used to "lump him one", while further north they tended to lamp
>>> rather than lump. (The physical outcome was similar.) However, this
>>> could be complete tosh because my memory is, frankly, rubbish these days.
>> As therat who asked about this may I say I get the possibility of lump
>> transitioning to lump.
>> As I have spent only a short spell North of Watford* I tend to agree it may
>> be Northern in origin with the vowel sounds subject to local custom..
>> I now recall my Mother saying “land him one” with the meaning of landing a
>> punch. Parents came from Kent.
>> *a year or two near Hull. I do realise there is no aitch in ull. 🙂
> Indeed not. It's 'Ull with a hapostrophe. It's near 'Essle (pronounced
> 'Ezzle) and 'Edon, and on the 'Olderness Plain. Other nearby delights
> are With, a decayed seaside town that never was; Driff, a pleasant
> market town which has, or used to have 40 years ago, a rather excellent
> pie shop; Brid, the 'Ub of the Huniverse and land of fleshpots,
> fish'n'chips and kittiwakes.
I knew them all! We lived near With; bit of a culture shock as I had never
come across the sale of jugs of tea for t’ beach. Nor had I seen brown
sea! Also shocked to see females wandering around ‘Ull on a Saturday with
large rollers very nearly covered with a headscarf! Not keen on the smell
of fish around the Land of Green Ginger on warm days.
I think I hated the place but always loved the people. I loved their
straight talking, their humour and their genuine natures. Have recently
been listening “To ‘ull and Back on R4”
Imho it was much much funnier than this show portrays. Marcus Briggstock
got it spot on, when he was “in town” there.
BTMS - Equine Advisor Extraordinaire.