Pre match scran plummeting from bad to worse!

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Re: Pre match scran plummeting from bad to worse!

Post by shamalicious » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:27 pm

Definitely think scran is a cultchie thing. Friend from the Big Smoke never heard of it either.
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Post by Royster » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:58 pm

Think it is an old Navy term but it was often used in the Liverpool based series 'Brookside',probably because of the strong Liverpool/Navy connections.

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Post by Snipe Watson » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:07 pm

Used to be known as Scra down our way.
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Post by Rooster » Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:38 pm

Royster wrote:Think it is an old Navy term but it was often used in the Liverpool based series 'Brookside',probably because of the strong Liverpool/Navy connections.
We are a long way from both liverpool and anywhere the navy could dock a boat either, been wet but not that wet :shock:
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Post by Cornerfleg » Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:21 am

browner wrote:Am i the only one who when first reading the title of this thread didn't know what "scran" was? I'd never heard of it.
Obvious after reading the post,but still...is it a common word nowadays?
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Post by Rooster » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:20 am

Fleg, you could always bring yer piece with you
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Post by Cornerfleg » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:12 pm

A nice wee piece an a flask full of scaul ... sticken out!
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Post by BR » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:40 pm

Once made the mistake of answering 'Just me piece' when asked what was in my bag while stopped by an army patrol (ye mind the days?) Oh how we laughed when we realised the mix-up and the safeties went back on.

Perhaps our South African muckers would understand the term 'scran' - I believe it may originate from the dutch for a decent feed.
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Post by Cornerfleg » Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:50 pm

Aye ... King Billy loved his scran!
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Post by pwrmoore » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:12 pm

BR wrote:Once made the mistake of answering 'Just me piece' when asked what was in my bag while stopped by an army patrol (ye mind the days?) Oh how we laughed when we realised the mix-up and the safeties went back on.
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Post by AyeYerMa » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:58 pm

BR wrote: Perhaps our South African muckers would understand the term 'scran' - I believe it may originate from the dutch for a decent feed.

Interesting.

Scran has been mentioned and attributed to the Dutch, Geordies, Mariners & and the odd Irish man.

I've heard exactly the same about "Craic".
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Post by backawaygoonahead » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:55 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:Used to be known as Scra down our way.
Always my understanding too though I have heard scrawe foreby. Of course I'm an educated townie who has worked the length & breadth of this sceptic wee pravince where many don't know their Brennan from a hole in the ground & others the price of everything & the value of nuthin'.

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Post by Jackie Brown » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:56 pm

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Post by Tenyarder » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:54 pm

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Post by BR » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:31 pm

backawaygoonahead wrote:Always my understanding too though I have heard scrawe foreby. Of course I'm an educated townie who has worked the length & breadth of this sceptic wee pravince where many don't know their ar$e from a hole in the ground & others the price of everything & the value of nuthin'.

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BR wrote: Interesting.

Scran has been mentioned and attributed to the Dutch, Geordies, Mariners & and the odd Irish man.

I've heard exactly the same about "Craic".

Could it beyond the realms of possibility that the word was introduced to sailors by the Dutch who then spread it around various port locations (personally I would have associated its common usage to scouse) and from there to the hinterland.

Don't get me started on 'Craic' :twisted: - I have seen no evidence to counter my claim that it was invented (by a joint venture between Guinness and Bord Failte ;) ) in the 1970s. Up to that point everyone seemed happy enough to use the Scots word 'crack' for a similar meaning.
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