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# 1 I have to ask...
04-07-2010, 04:00 PM
what is "the dreaded lurgy"
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# 2
04-07-2010, 04:02 PM
It's where you get a loogie and get some vomit....
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# 3
04-07-2010, 04:03 PM
ewwwwwwwwww.....
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# 4
04-07-2010, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by sacerd View Post
what is "the dreaded lurgy"
A nonce word invented by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes, scriptwriters for a 9 November 1954 programme of The Goon Show, "Lurgi Strikes Britain", in which Ned Seagoon must deal with a national outbreak of a highly dangerous, highly infectious and as it turns out highly fictitious disease known as the Dreaded Lurgi.[1]

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/lurgy

the dreaded lurgy (British & Australian humorous)
an illness that is not serious but passes easily from person to person My throat is sore and my head hurts. I think I've caught the dreaded lurgy.

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/Lurgy

urgi, the lurgi or the dreaded lurgi (also sometimes spelt lurgy) rhymes with Fergie and is a lovely informal BrE word with comedic (and possibly dialectal) origins that can now refer to an annoying (but not serious) illness that hangs around and makes one feel miserable. World Wide Words does a lovely job of recounting its history. Wiktionary has more on its meanings. In addition to meaning, 'flu-like symptoms' it has a playground use that is somewhat equivalent to AmE cooties

http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.bl...ded-lurgi.html
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# 5
04-07-2010, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Capulet View Post
A nonce word invented by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes, scriptwriters for a 9 November 1954 programme of The Goon Show, "Lurgi Strikes Britain", in which Ned Seagoon must deal with a national outbreak of a highly dangerous, highly infectious and as it turns out highly fictitious disease known as the Dreaded Lurgi.[1]

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/lurgy

the dreaded lurgy (British & Australian humorous)
an illness that is not serious but passes easily from person to person My throat is sore and my head hurts. I think I've caught the dreaded lurgy.

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/Lurgy

urgi, the lurgi or the dreaded lurgi (also sometimes spelt lurgy) rhymes with Fergie and is a lovely informal BrE word with comedic (and possibly dialectal) origins that can now refer to an annoying (but not serious) illness that hangs around and makes one feel miserable. World Wide Words does a lovely job of recounting its history. Wiktionary has more on its meanings. In addition to meaning, 'flu-like symptoms' it has a playground use that is somewhat equivalent to AmE cooties

http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.bl...ded-lurgi.html

She's got brains...but can she cook?:p
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# 6
04-07-2010, 04:24 PM
"Lurgy" was often used in my school-days to describe a fictional illness someone would pretend to have to get a day out of school.

"Hey, where's Billy?"
"He's got the Lurgy, man."
"Radical!"

This was quickly replaced by Skiveritis, and nowadays, it's called "Being a lazy git".
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# 7
04-07-2010, 04:24 PM
dunno should we crack an egg on her back and see if it sizzles?
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# 8
04-07-2010, 04:24 PM
So it's the same as "he's got the ick"?
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# 9
04-07-2010, 04:25 PM
I dunno. What's the ick?
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# 10
04-07-2010, 04:25 PM
yummmy ick
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