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Re: tipyn bech mae'n bwrw glew

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:10 am
by Cer
Thanks, Huw! :D

Getting a lot of hits about substandard wool. Due to a shortage during the 1800s, textile manufacturers began collecting old bits of wool and pressing them into fabric, creating a piece of material that looked fine, but which began to fall apart after a few weeks. This caused problems with Union uniforms during the ACW. Soldiers began to use the term to refer to things of poor quality. One of many links. Scroll down. Note: this link only discusses how one term became a pejorative, not the actual etymology of the word.

I'd take into account the 'scaddy' - there was a shift in usage where the 'c' switched to a softer form, so 'sc' became 'sh'. Scattered stones, torn up and re-used fabric, why not?

Re: tipyn bech mae'n bwrw glew

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:12 pm
by llanfairfach
Very interesting to see that sayings I know so well are also in use in the USA. Although I just can't imagine Arnold Schwarzenegger saying "I'll be back in two shakes of a lamb's tail."

Re: tipyn bech mae'n bwrw glew

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:27 pm
by Aran
No, at the very least you'd expect him to go for 'I'll be back in two shakes of a lamb!', wouldn't you?...:wink:

Re: tipyn bech mae'n bwrw glew

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:54 pm
by jstetson
Cer wrote:One of many links. Scroll down.

From this link:

"Fleece: The fibrous outer covering of a sheep."

Dear heavens! makes them sound like coconuts!

Re: tipyn bech mae'n bwrw glew

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:40 pm
by Cer
"I've got a lovely flock of coconuts..." :faint:

Re: tipyn bech mae'n bwrw glew

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:27 pm
by llanfairfach
Aran wrote:No, at the very least you'd expect him to go for 'I'll be back in two shakes of a lamb!', wouldn't you?...:wink:


Oh dear... :wow: :wow: :faint: :faint: :faint: :faint:

Re: tipyn bech mae'n bwrw glew

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:56 pm
by RamblingJohn
Aran wrote:No, at the very least you'd expect him to go for 'I'll be back in two shakes of a lamb!', wouldn't you?...:wink:


Is he trying to silence them, or have i mis understood.

Cheers J.P.

Re: tipyn bech mae'n bwrw glew

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:49 pm
by llanfairfach
RamblingJohn wrote:
Aran wrote:No, at the very least you'd expect him to go for 'I'll be back in two shakes of a lamb!', wouldn't you?...:wink:


Is he trying to silence them, or have i mis understood.

Cheers J.P.


No silly, he's trying to make feta.

Re: tipyn bech mae'n bwrw glew

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:57 pm
by Sionned
llanfairfach wrote:No silly, he's trying to make feta.

But isn't that goats?? :harhar:

Re: tipyn bech mae'n bwrw glew

PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:03 pm
by llanfairfach
Sionned wrote:
llanfairfach wrote:No silly, he's trying to make feta.

But isn't that goats?? :harhar:


It can also be ewe's... Dwin Meddwl... just checked COED... yep, can be ewe's... phew!