Friday, 6 November 2015

Keeping Your Mimsy Clean


It's going to be a mixed bag kinda blog today....
Anyway first things first.
Thanks to a Trelawnyd resident Nev Lancelotte for allowing me to link in a video he made of Trelawnyd over two decades ago. I have placed it on Going Gently's sister blog " Trelawnyd Voices from the past"



I found the video somewhat of a bittersweet one as all but four of the characters shown have now passed on. ( If you look closely you can see Auntie Gladys complete with her Arthur Askey specs on)
But it is a wonderful little bit of social history.

Secondly
The light was fading and the quality of the " snap" is somewhat poor but have a look at this

George and Mary 

And compare it to this



George and Meg nine years ago

What goes around comes around


And finally......I'll leave you with this thought


I have never heard of the word "Mimsy" before
But I think it's a cracking word.
Perhaps a good name for a dog?
  Aka Mrs Slocombe 
" My Mimsy got a dreadful soaking this morning out in the rain
I had to stand her in front of the fire to dry off" 

Oh yes! Hours of fun








70 comments:

  1. "Clacksy" is my personal fave. :)

    Mary has such a cheeky grin in that pic! Love them both!

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    1. Clacksy

      Another first! I feel I am to embark on a huge learning curve

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    2. One we fell will not lead to practical research -)

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  2. A decade of digital photography on and the photo is worse than the earlier one. My though, what a great photo of George and Meg. That ad can't be true. Nevertheless, I love the word Mimsy. I am going to open the windows wide to the fresh breeze in the morning and give my Mimsy a good airing.

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    1. See hours of double entendre fun to be had

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  3. Shockingly, The Urban Dictionary defines "mimsy" quite bluntly as "female genitalia"...Oh now I see that the "Lux" ad is a modern spoof! I was wondering how the word "kebab" got in there. Do you think that "mimsy" could take off as a new swear word - replacing the "c" word?

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    1. I think the single syllable and the hard 'c' will always give the "c word" greater impact. Doesn't matter much to me as I never swear.

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    2. You can't do away with the 'c' word. What else can we use for Audi drivers?

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    3. Good point Dave... and Philip are you perchance a vicar?

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    4. I've always known the word as meaning 'a bit off colour'; as in "I'm feeling a bit mimsy today". In future I'll have to watch what I say.

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    5. I guess it's better to feel a bit mimsy than a bit of A mimsy! Interestingly the word is rather like "mumsy". It might cause some awkwardness if the words get confused down at the parent and toddler club.

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    6. Its a surreal kinda world me thinks

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  4. I love that poster! (But then again, I would, wouldn't I?)

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  5. Mimsy is new to me, we always referred to that area as an alice but our female dog has a whizzer so maybe alice is only for female humans. Life is so complicated.

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  6. I prefer to ask Peter rather than the doctor, he has a much gentler touch.

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  7. "Freshen up your flaps"! Hahah!
    Is there a soap ad out there for the men?

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    1. Yeah, the brand is "Weiner".

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  8. Great video slide show - cute doggies - always important to keep parts from smelling like old kippers.

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  9. OMB! that soap ad! what do the guys use?

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  10. Never heard the word "Mimsy" before except in Lear's poem, "All mimsy were the borrogroves and the mome wraths outgrabe" from The Hunting of the Jabberwocky. I think I'll stick to this version.

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    1. That's Lewis Carroll, not Edward Lear!

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    2. Arrrgh - sorry, my brain is having a week off!

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  11. I worked with a nurse who called it a Sniffer. ....

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  12. You just couldn't resist could you ..... ;-)

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  13. Love the "freshen up your flaps"...

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  14. Surely it's 'The Fluffy' :-) And as for Kebab soap?????????????

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  15. I will NOT be telling my sister, Mim, about this new word as our grandmother used to call her Mimsy!!

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  16. my flaps could use a bit of freshening.

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    1. Try a blacksmith's bellows Jaz.

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    2. Pass the bucket.......

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  17. I just do not know where you dig these things up from John. My mimsy does perfectly well without Lux thank you very much - can you still buy Lux by the way?

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    1. I think you can still get Lux through those nostalgia catalogs, like Vermont Country Store Catalog for instance.

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  19. Keep your Mimsy clean that so made me titter. After just coming back from a dear old friends funeral who was 83 and would have loved that advert I so needed to laugh and you made me do that. Thank you.

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    1. You are welcome sue...my work here is done x

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    2. I look at Aunt Gladys and think...
      with that twinkle in her eyes..
      and wonder...
      what does she call it...
      I bet she'd laugh at that advert!!

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  20. You made my morning !
    So many words I have no idea what they are.
    Adore the George and Mary/ Meg photos.
    Gud Dugs make our life so much better.

    cheers, parsnip

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  21. I shall endevour to keep a fresh Mimsy! Love the video - you are right, it's an excellent piece of social history. History is repeating itself in that chair! xxxx

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  22. Oh Lord John Gray what a post, I feel I have to share but cannot lay claim to having invented this word, are you ready ................

    VARAGOONA !!! Now I think that should replace the so called proper/medical names for IT !!!!
    xx

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    1. Varagoona is a small town just outside Sydney

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    2. What about Cunnamulla? A small town in Queensland.

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  23. I've never heard of Mimsy...BUT I LOVE IT!!!! Where in the world did you dig up this advertisement? I'd be interested to know what year this was. It's pretty risqué.

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    1. About 2010-2015 I expect Theresa. There is a lot of faux old poster-making going on in these photoshopping days.

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    2. About 2010-2015 I expect Theresa. There is a lot of faux old poster-making going on in these photoshopping days.

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  24. As I recall Mrs Slocombe used to talk a lot about her Pussy, but I suppose her Pussy cuddled up beside her Mimsy would make sense.

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    1. I have created a monster

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  25. The ultimate insult my mother and her sisters used to each other was kipper fanny! Never heard mimsy before.
    Our elderly neighbour used to tell us girls off for sitting on the door step, she said we'd get chin cough in our widge.

    Lovely photo of your pups.

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  26. I remember when "kebab meat" used to be called "slices of beef". My particular fave is "wizards sleeve". I loves a bit of smut, I does!

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    1. I wish i hadnt of started all of this

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    2. Meat and two veg, anybody?

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    3. 'Wizards sleeve'....haha.....priceless!

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  27. That video is so sweet and melancholy ......

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    1. I thought that too jason......

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  28. I LOVE Mrs. Slocombe! I wonder now, though, if her "carpet matched her drapes." with a pink, green, blue or yellow rinse.

    -invisigal

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  29. At times like this I ask myself 'what would the Queen Mother say?'...so I'm going with 'ladygarden'....

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    1. I think what the Queen Mother would say at pretty much any time was "A gin and Dubonnet please", however I once knew a rather posh girl with distant royal connections who used to talk about her "cocktail shaker" a fair bit, when "squiffy"

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  30. Trust you to find an advert like this, but it gave me a good laugh and once again I had to call Tom to take a look.
    Briony

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  31. John, look up the Camel toe song on u tube. Very funny remake of Beach boys. Snapper, flapper, bearded clam and big taco to name but a few!

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  32. Oh dear I feel the wird Mimsy will now be part of my vocabulary. The flaps bit is a bit unsettling ......

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  33. Not sure anyone should brag about a clean and fresh minsy. What a dull life that must be.

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  34. Well, I'm glad I don't have a mimsy and I don't have to worry about freshening it up. Or smelling like an old kipper.

    Indeed, "mimsy" appears in Lewis Carroll's Through The Looking Glass. The meaning is anyone's guess.

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  35. I call mine my 'beaver.'
    Dolly

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  36. I call mine my 'beaver.'
    Dolly

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