Old Ladies! - ian (cape town)
What a marvellous story! From today's Telegraph ...

"THE Lotus Elise is one of the world's most desirable sports cars with a top speed of 150mph and staggering acceleration.

But Margaret Molloy, an octogenarian from Southampton who won the £27,000 car in a raffle, found the boot too small for her weekly shopping.

Despite protests from her husband, 87, she has decided the car must go. Mrs Molloy has asked the raffle's organisers to sell it for her and the couple will keep their reliable 15-year-old Volvo."
Re: Old Ladies! - Brill
"Futzak"

(spelling ian?)
Re: Old Ladies! - ian (cape town)
Voetsak.
Re: Old Ladies! - Kevin
ian (cape town) wrote:
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> Voetsak.

Please, please, please. None of that language in here !

(Every dog and annoying fly/insect in SA is called V******).

Regards,
Re: Old Ladies! - Brill
voetsak: exclamation, 'go away'.

(Dictionary of Difficult Words)

... hardly strong language Kevin, or was that >irony = on?
Re: Old Ladies! - Kevin
Brill wrote:
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> voetsak: exclamation, 'go away'.
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> (Dictionary of Difficult Words)
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> ... hardly strong language Kevin, or was that >irony = on?

No, not irony. Voetsek is not exactly polite, especially in its
most common usage.

Regards,
Re: Old Ladies! - Brill
Fair enough.
Re: Old Ladies! - Stuart
I always understood it to mean literally 'feet, go', as in pick up your feet and go. Not a swear word exactly but not something you would say to your Mother either.
Re: Old Ladies! - Brill
Thanks Stuart, I was beginning to feel like a reptile. I notice Ian's keeping quiet.
Re: Old Ladies! - ian (cape town)
Sorry!
I've just logged on for the day.
Brill and Stuart, you are both right, in a way.
Voetsek isn't really that nasty.
Glad to do my bit for language skills!
 

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