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Postby eberntson » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:58 pm

Stupid person, oaf.

English slang…

16th century roots.
EBERNTSON
Fear less, hope more;
eat less, chew more;
whine less, breathe more;
talk less, say more,
and all good things will be yours.
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Re: pillock

Postby call_copse » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:07 am

Bit regional this one, I am somewhat fond of it though. My understanding was always that it referred to a male equipped with a single testicle, though I am not sure where that came from.

In general though you may use this to describe someone who commits a minor folly.
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Re: pillock

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:58 pm

Doesn't this word also have a use as a verb?
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Re: pillock

Postby Slava » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:23 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:Doesn't this word also have a use as a verb?

Would that perhaps be "pillory?"
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