British Slang Phrases

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  1. Holly Saunders

    Holly Saunders Veteran Member
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    Believe me ''Nonce'' is still very much in use, used to describe child sex abusers... ....... :eek:
     
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    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
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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