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Originally Posted by barrythebadger Okay okay, seriously now! Apparently, this originated as "taking the piss" ... Stackers' Lounge forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrythebadger
    Okay okay, seriously now!

    Apparently, this originated as "taking the piss" obviously meaning ridicule. In rhyming slang, piss was something like Mickey Bliss, so the phrase became "taking the mickey bliss" then shortened.

    Other terms "taking the michael" "extracting the michael" etc etc.
    Too clericle

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    Morning mate!

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    back at ye Baz

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    Who should we wage war on today?

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    The world is our oyster

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    I hate oysters!

    What about Belgians, pretty dam boring!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrythebadger
    I hate oysters!

    What about Belgians, pretty dam boring!?
    You read my mind Barry !! they dont half waffle on sometimes ! groan

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazar
    You read my mind Barry !! they dont half waffle on sometimes ! groan
    Waffle! Genius!

    They're a bunch of owner operators!

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    Re: Strange Britishisms.........

    Quote Originally Posted by barrythebadger
    Toll! Ich will ein Bier, und eine Wurst, jetzt gleich!



    Taking the Mickey. is something that Spurs fans do to Manc City fans!
    Touched a nerve did I!
    I don't know what I said, but I know what I think,
    and, well, I assume it's what I said.

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    Touched a nerve did I!
    Don't be daft, just hate the scummers, and anyone from anywhere near said scum!

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    I am not anywhere near them. I live in Texas.
    I don't know what I said, but I know what I think,
    and, well, I assume it's what I said.

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    Manc city are!

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    I started following when Claudio Reyna came from Rangers.
    I don't know what I said, but I know what I think,
    and, well, I assume it's what I said.

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    That really is no excuse!

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    Lol!
    I don't know what I said, but I know what I think,
    and, well, I assume it's what I said.

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