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  • Link These Names, Question 15

    You get the full list on this one, along with the clue that you'd think I'd have gotten it but didn't have the vaguest.

    Clue 2 is that i believe that one of the answers is a bit wrong! (Hey, I said I was presenting these as they were given to me)

    chesterbed, chippy, chuck, goaler, silly-sider

  • #2
    I'm going to guess that they're terms for "moves" in the sport of Curling!

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    • #3
      Field positions in Cricket!!

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      • #4
        I believe the first clue is supposed to be chesterfield, not chesterbed

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        • #5
          Re: Link These Names, Question 15

          A chesterfield is a kind of coat. A chippy is a loose women in the Roaring 20s. A silly-sider is a left-hander. A goaler is presumably someone who scores for team. Right track?

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          • #6
            A chesterfield is a couch.

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            • #7
              Re: Link These Names, Question 15

              Originally posted by tafnut
              A chesterfield is a kind of coat. A chippy is a loose women in the Roaring 20s. A silly-sider is a left-hander. A goaler is presumably someone who scores for team. Right track?
              Providing definitions does nothing to link the terms (and I have no idea what a goaler or chuck refer to in the context of the question).

              A chippy was a hooker at least as far back as the late 19th century (see McCabe & Mrs. Miller)

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              • #8
                The correct answer MUST have something to do with the fact that these terms are a part of a certain kind of jargon (like a sport's terms). They may or may not be terms that we use different words for, like chippy=prostitute. They may be the ONLY words that describe the particular Thing that's being referenced (like a particular postion in that sport).

                I still think are some arcane sport's terms, but they could relate to a certain kind of job or hobby or a specific place or a subset of slang (like Londoners' rhyming slang). SOMEBODY uses these terms on a semi-regular basis and unless you are privy to that particular 'group', they are meaningless. I haven't a clue.

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                • #9
                  Re: Link These Names, Question 15

                  Originally posted by tafnut
                  A goaler is presumably someone who scores for team.
                  To the contrary, I think I've heard goaler used as a synonym for goalie, but I don't recall where or in which sport.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tafnut
                    The correct answer MUST have something to do with the fact that these terms are a part of a certain kind of jargon.
                    They are Canadian jargon.

                    chesterfield - couch, sofa
                    chippy - aggressive, questionable play.
                    chuck - throw. Huck is another word for throw in Canader
                    goaler - goalie...but I think it could also mean a jail warden.
                    silly-sider - southpaw, left-hander

                    Another Canadianism...skookum. Not sure if gaunche is exclusively Canuckian.

                    edit: chesterbed is a pull-out bed/sofa.

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                    • #11
                      chuck=throw is equally an Americanism; don't think that's the definition that was part of the question. I found a different--and obscure--Canadianistic use.

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                      • #12
                        chuck=throw up?

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                        • #13
                          nope, that's USAnian too

                          (silly joke of the '80s: did you hear that Prince Charles and his wife have decided to call their first kid Up? That way they can be up-chuck and die.)

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cullman
                            They are Canadian jargon.
                            That was the f'real answer??!! Where was mojo and MJD on these?

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                            • #15
                              When I was a Calgary resident in the 60s, "Chesterfield" was a generic name for any sofa or couch, kinda like "Kleenex"

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