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14 hours ago, GeorgeH said:

"Cod" is British slang for “fake, phony, mock.”

I understood what Martin meant by this given the way it was used in the sentence, but I have to say I have never come across this term before. I presume this is an age group thing.

 

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1 hour ago, Shelbow said:

I understood what Martin meant by this given the way it was used in the sentence, but I have to say I have never come across this term before. I presume this is an age group thing.

 

It's been around a long time. Since the cod piece at least.

 

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1 hour ago, Shelbow said:

I understood what Martin meant by this given the way it was used in the sentence, but I have to say I have never come across this term before. I presume this is an age group thing.

 

His use of the word “cod” is familiar to me, and I’m 61 years old. Are you a lot older?:)

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7 minutes ago, jacobsaunders said:

His use of the word “cod” is familiar to me, and I’m 61 years old. Are you a lot older?:)

8 minutes ago, sospiri said:

It's been around a long time. Since the cod piece at least.

 

I don't think this has filtered down to the younger generation then, or at least not in the circles I grew up in.

I'll add it to the list of things I have learnt today.

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13 minutes ago, Shelbow said:

I don't think this has filtered down to the younger generation then, or at least not in the circles I grew up in.

For your enlightenment, put the words "cod piece" into google images.

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1 minute ago, sospiri said:

For your enlightenment, put the words "cod piece" into google images.

I understand what a cod piece is but I had not heard it used as that kind of slang reference before.

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15 hours ago, GeorgeH said:

"Cod" is British slang for “fake, phony, mock.”

17 minutes ago, sospiri said:

It's been around a long time. Since the cod piece at least.

:ph34r:

Hmm...so does that mean when a man wore a cod piece he was advertising it was all fake? 

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3 minutes ago, Rue said:

Hmm...so does that mean when a man wore a cod piece he was advertising it was all fake? 

Not necessarily. It could go either way, I guess?

I think Henry Vlll had other issues.

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35 minutes ago, Rue said:

Hmm...so does that mean when a man wore a cod piece he was advertising it was all fake? 

Perhaps only in England.  :ph34r:  :D

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5 minutes ago, plasterercaster said:

so basically the label is a load of old bollocks

Yup.  Ten points for beating Jacob to something like this.  :lol:

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This thread is quickly  descending into a load of old "codswallop" !

Did @Martin Swan start this with his reference to "cod French" ?

I took that remark of his  to be a sideswipe at the Brexit cod war with the French and nothing to do with a slang use of the word "cod". I was born and raised in the south of England and have never heard this word used as slang other than joined to "swallop".

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