Re: RARA-AVIS: Rankin & slang question

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 22 Aug 2002

> > I'd just started Black & Blue when I ran across the phrase
> > "like-your-loafers." Is that how that phrase goes in the UK, or at
> > least Scotland?
> It isn't a phrase that's prevalent in the circles I move in (I should
> in a straight line and then maybe I'll get where I'm going) despite
the fact
> that I live in the same town as Mr Rankin. However, a
> is a homosexual and the phrase is derived from an imagined gay chat-up
> It's probably a modification of an Ancient Greek phrase which roughly
> translates as "like-your-sandals".

No self-respecting Ancient Greek would allow a man in loafers in his tent. I think that's in Aeschylus somewhere.


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