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Ralph

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Signposts
« on: 21:07:20, 09/06/18 »
I was wondering if anyone else has heard the name 'Puckering Cosh' to describe a finger post?. I have been told that it may be of Romany or Gypsy origin.Can anyone add more?. Such a great description, one we should use.

Hillhiker1

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Re: Signposts
« Reply #1 on: 22:36:24, 09/06/18 »

Interesting that - No I've never heard that, and if you google the phrase it leads to Romany / Gypsy threads which haven't really helped. I DID find this though which I feel is probably something in the right direction (No pun intended ;D )
Puckering
: Speaking in a manner that is incomprehensible to spectators[/color][/font][/size]


Ralph

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Re: Signposts
« Reply #2 on: 22:49:30, 09/06/18 »
My thought  was that  maybe 'Puckering ' meant pointing and 'Cosh' meant stick.Just trying  to find out more.

Percy

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Re: Signposts
« Reply #3 on: 23:13:10, 09/06/18 »
Look up 'pooker' and 'kosht' in this English Romany dictionary  O0


http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/names/romany-english-words.htm

Ralph

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Re: Signposts
« Reply #4 on: 23:30:26, 09/06/18 »
Thanks for that.Interested in the Romany dictionary,any more details please.

Ralph

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« Reply #5 on: 23:38:24, 09/06/18 »
Sorry, just realised  that you have  given me the  link. It's late!

Hillhiker1

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Re: Signposts
« Reply #6 on: 23:45:25, 09/06/18 »
Nice one Percy! Great link.  O0

BuzyG

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« Reply #7 on: 00:17:34, 12/06/18 »
So it's an asking or telling cross then.  :)