Thats the Badger

#1
Didnt know if this is the right place to post this but after doing my trade course in November 2005 & hering this say ing "thats the badger" & now my PSI has come out with it at the TAC wondered where it had come from cause it makes me chuckle when i here it
 
#2
Not too sure where from, but it's been a colloquialism for a couple of years now. Remember (now ex) Mrs Guru No2 coming out with "That's the Otter" once by mistake, which then superceded Badger in the troop.
 
#4
This was in very common use in the Skins in 1990 when I joined. Another popular expression expressing approval was "Spotty Dog". A Geordie PSI in my first TA Unit found the latter most amusing and would always greet me with "Why aye, Spottit Dog Mr Plume".
 
#5
some good ones coming thrugh i have heard a few like that

Muts nuts for dogs bo**ox
& the new one a heard the other day was badgers nadgers

i think its quite good to here all these dififerent sayings
 
#6
Quite funny that Guru. Bit like Arthur Daley's " the worlds your lobster my son" quote.

I have a good mate who on his first leave home said to his (civvy) pals, " I need to get some food, Im Hank Marvin." Next time he comes home a few weeks later, one of his mates obviously slightly impressed with the army patois tries to join in and says, " I could do with some scoff, Im Marvin Gaye"!!
Cue laughter
 
#9
watto135 said:
Didnt know if this is the right place to post this but after doing my trade course in November 2005 & hering this say ing "thats the badger" & now my PSI has come out with it at the TAC wondered where it had come from cause it makes me chuckle when i here it
Word stealers.
 
#11
watto135 said:
Didnt know if this is the right place to post this but after doing my trade course in November 2005 & hering this say ing "thats the badger" & now my PSI has come out with it at the TAC wondered where it had come from cause it makes me chuckle when i here it
This could be your answer:

Clickety here
 
#13
I've been using this one for years -- it really confuses the natives
 
#14
naguere said:
This could be your answer:

Clickety here
Why rougher than "a badger's ARRSE"? How is it rougher than, say, a possum's or porcupine's ARRSE? Who measures these things?
 
#16
Have used it and heard the phrase in forces circles for years. When I was back in the UK for Christmas, BBC Wales was using it as a tag-line for some ad campaign- Digital TV I think. Would love to know where they picked it up.

In Crab Air, "Badger" is the call made to your companions when you have just let one off.
 
#18
My daughter was at school and a teacher asked them to draw something,as she was walking round,the little `un god bless her, piped up with the immortal phrase:
"hey miss have a look at these badgers"
The teacher didn`t have a clue what she was on about,fair made my day when she told me :D
 

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