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Alicat
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0 posted 12-21-2003 02:04 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Would a rapscallion be an inner city leek?


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It wouldn't be in my neck of the woods, as a scallion is a spring onion, not a leek!

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Isnt that like a 17th/18th century Pirate expression? lol or is it a Posh person's funny insult?
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From WordWeb

Noun: rapscallion  rap'skalyun
A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
- rogue, knave, rascal, scalawag, scallywag, varlet

One who is playfully mischievous
- imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, scalawag, scallywag


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4 posted 08-31-2006 02:25 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Once again logic withers in the light of the pun.

*cackle*
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Well I thought it was just darn funny Ali
 
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