Origin of the word Mess?

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  1. I have been asked where the term Mess, as in Officers or Sergeants Mess originated from, any ideas?

  2. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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  3. Thanks Oldbaldy, I just knew someone would have the answer.
  4. mmm, thought it was from spanish, messir / messer, for table - but i can find no reference for this!
  5. In NI they still refer to "messages" meaning, foodstuff.

    Most confused when a woman said she was off to the shop to collect her messages...
  6. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    & Scotland
  7. That's the first I've heard of a verb conjugating like a noun...shouldn't that be miseo?
  8. they still refer to getting their "messages" in the south of Ireland (it was a map reading error - honest!)
  9. Its the state I am in everytime I leave
  10. Because thats what it is after a Regimental dinner night.

    BT. :lol:
  11. Spanish for table is "Mesa".
  12. Plus the state of your head after a levvy night :pissed:
  13. and Liverpool
  14. Sorry mate, wrong,

    Anytime you leave the mess,

    Ah, f*ck, unprofesional, that why I didn't get my Staffy!
  15. Oldbaldy..go collect a prize for the first ever conjugator of the Verb/noun :D