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Old 2nd May 2019, 12:32   #1911 (permalink)
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Are all Gammon faces pots for rags ? yalimart

I dont understand this question, it doesn't make sense. What are 'pots for rags.'?
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Old 2nd May 2019, 13:35   #1913 (permalink)
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It could be that it was a street cry meaning, quite literally, that the trader would give small items of pottery for rags. The rag man, with a hand cart or a horse drawn one, was still a common sight when I was growing up in the 1950s & 1960s. No matter where you lived, the rag man's cry was almost always incomprehensible but you could usually work out that the last word was 'rags'. The link attached is a memoir by someone who heard 'pots for rags'. In my day you wouldn't have got what we now think of as a pot. At best you'd get a cheap cup or saucer but usually it would be something to entice children, like a balloon or a toffee bar. My father remembers getting things that would now be very un-PC such as a goldfish in a plastic bag or a day-old chick.

I came across a completely different explanation in my search, though. It seems some people use the phrase to describe someone who's not very astute and would 'swap pots for rags' I presume the pots in this case are the more valuable kind, such as cooking pots. There was even a suggestion that this might be the derivation of 'potty'. I'm not convinced, but it's not completely unbelievable.

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Re: Another UKIP gaffe!!!

If you had any doubts this should dispell them,UKIP, the reborn National front, start rehearsing your sieg heils

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Re: Another UKIP gaffe!!!

Another racist UKIP thug.

https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/ne...ZSrgQIXpBOR_K8

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