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I don´t go out on the pull in manky old combats

 

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Old October 31, 2009, 01:30 PM
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Lightbulb I don´t go out on the pull in manky old combats

On the pull in manky . In Spanish?
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Old October 31, 2009, 01:46 PM
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Hi robin - wow, that's a new one on me - what does it mean in English?

Is it perhaps British slang?

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Hi robin - wow, that's a new one on me - what does it mean in English?

Is it perhaps British slang?

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No it isn't. Perhaps Robin should translate into English before asking for the Spanish.
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Holy cow, Robin! Where do you pick up all these weird sayings?

So..........."in manky old combats" ...... does that mean .......old, worthless combat boots?

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I think here, manky means bars/clubs ??
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To go on the pull: salir para ligar
manky: asqueroso
combats: pantalones militares

Pace Perikles it is British slang, but only a couple of decades old.
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To go on the pull: salir para ligar
manky: asqueroso
combats: pantalones militares

Pace Perikles it is British slang, but only a couple of decades old.
Ha ha - I got the 'on the pull' bit, but couldn't work out the rest of it, not realising that 'combats' were trousers (of sorts).
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so fine pjt33 - got to love these puzzlers, eh?

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so fine pjt33 - got to love these puzzlers, eh?
Not a puzzler for me at all. I can't say that I actually use any of those words myself but they're perfectly common among British and Irish* youth.

* I was so astonished that no-one else had a clue that I posted it on a non-language related discussion forum to see who understood it. Three responses so far:
USian: "Not me."
Brit: " I do, of course."
Irishman: "It actually seems like something that would have come from Ireland."
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