Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Evolution of Language' started by Hal Pollner, Jun 26, 2018.
Believe me ''Nonce'' is still very much in use, used to describe child sex abusers... .......
Then of course theres the word Ponce.
Which described a Lady of the night minder in my younger days.
Nowadays used by parents about their teenage children when they want money
Not just parents of teens, Tom... but used to describe anyone who is constantly on the cadge ... ( i never knew that ''ponce'' was once used to describe a Lady of the night )...I learn somethin' new every day...
Sounds like the new/re-purposed version. The old one was used like 'for the nonce' (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/for_the_nonce) and was often said by my Granny.
Yep. One reason I prefer forums where you don't have to self-censure every word, and go skating on thin ice, and also why I don't give a crap about getting banned anymore....those sorta forums I can easily live without.