thig uh ma jig

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  1. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    from Lewis Carol's
    "Thing-um-a-jig!"?
    (the hunting of the snark)
     
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  3. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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  5. Bells Staff Member

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    Is there an actual point you wish to discuss?
     
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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Me? no

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  11. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 70 years old Valued Senior Member

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    And I'm double lucky

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  12. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    yes,
    of course
    it had/has to do with how meaning and pronunciation change
    if, indeed thig uh ma jig====thiguhmajig (which now refers to an object whose name is unknown or has been forgotten)
    actually derived from Lewis Carol's
    "Thing-um-a-jig!" (referring to a man whose name was unknown/forgotten)
    ?
     
  13. foghorn Registered Senior Member

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    From some carol...
    Of all the trees that are in the wood,
    The holly bears the crown
    Your turn.
     
  14. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    of thorns?
     
  15. foghorn Registered Senior Member

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    So, it wasn't the Romans, it was a tree?
     
  16. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    The carol is "The Holly and the Ivy".
     
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  17. foghorn Registered Senior Member

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    You know, for years I always sung ''of all the trees in the ''green'' wood. It's only now I find it's just wood. I like green wood better though.
     

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