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Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 27 Nov 2018, 09:29
by stevezodiac
It may be another word for slubberdegullion. Which is an insulting term.

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 27 Nov 2018, 10:57
by Adam Eterno
stevezodiac wrote:slubberdegullion.
What a great word! I've never come across that before. Thanks Steve, there's a few mates that will be called this before the week is out! :D

I was thinking Muff as in a mistake ie when you muff something up. I'll read the story and report back.

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 27 Nov 2018, 12:00
by Adam Eterno
Not today but in the last couple of weeks I've managed to buy:

Silver Kid Western #1 - Streamline - 1955
Cracked #1 - Byblos - 1976 - I don't know much about this comic yet
The last remaining Hurricanes that I needed to complete the set. A couple need upgrading but it's another set completed and I'm enjoying the warm feeling that ensues!
2 Commando upgrades
Victor Summer Special 1987 & 1990
2000AD Winter Specials 1993 & 1994 - one more to go
Battle Holiday Special
Tiger Holiday Special 1976
Speed Summer Special 1980
Treasure #1 - Fleetway - 1963
2 Giant War Picture Libraries but these are for a swap deal with a Forum member.
Smash Holiday Special 1969 from another Forum member with the added extra freebie gift (thanks again) of 2 Bullet comics meaning I only need one more for the set (#144 if anyone has it please).

This morning, courtesy of yet another Forum member, I had delivered Fightin' Marines #1, Fightin' Navy #1 - both L Miller 1956, Flying Aces one shot - Streamline 1956, Wham #3 and #7 (#3 is reunited with the free gift I purchased a couple of years ago) and a very kind donation of some 'Famous Beauties of the Day' cards from Blue Bird. Thank you!

A busy time but some great additions and this is before Malcom confirms what I've won in the most recent Compal auction. I'll save that for a separate post.....hopefully.

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 27 Nov 2018, 12:58
by Adam Eterno
Confirmation from Compal means that I'm now the proud owner of:

John Wayne Adventure Comic #1 - WDL - 1950
Blue Bird #1 - DCT - 1922
Mascot #1 - DCT - 1921
Adventure #1 - DCT - 1921
Rover #1 - DCT - 1922
Wizard #1 - DCT - 1922
Red Arrow #1 - DCT - 1932
Big Comic #1 - Henderson - 1914
Sparks #1 - Henderson - 1914
Ally Sloper's Half Holiday #1 - Gilbert Dalziel - 1884

Very Happy!! :D :D :D

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 27 Nov 2018, 16:31
by Phoenix
stevezodiac wrote:It may be another word for slubberdegullion. Which is an insulting term.
Adam Eterno wrote:What a great word! I've never come across that before. Thanks Steve, there's a few mates that will be called this before the week is out!
The word is not in my copy of The New Oxford Dictionary Of English, so I suspect that Steve is having you on, Adam. On the other hand, it could be a newly-minted word by Millwall supporters to describe individual members of their team's current squad! 'Muff', as a noun, on the other hand certainly had a quite specialised meaning in the North West. I suppose it may have a similar meaning down here in Cornwall as well, but as I have not yet heard anyone use it, I cannot confirm that. I might ask around my local area in order to shed some light on the matter. Only kidding. I wouldn't dream of doing so. Might get my face slapped. :)

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 27 Nov 2018, 18:40
by Adam Eterno
Phoenix wrote: I suspect that Steve is having you on, Adam.
https://www.dictionary.com/browse/slubberdegullion

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 27 Nov 2018, 18:46
by colcool007
Well, I paid for my retro purchase today of the Nelson Lee library. A bit of a steal at £3 for a bound set of the first quarter of 1925.

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 27 Nov 2018, 22:21
by SID
tony ingram wrote:Picked up the latest Judge Dredd Megazine, which is bagged with a mini-magazine tribute to Carlos Ezquerra.
Got my copy through the door a few weeks ago. A nice tribute and still find it hard to believe that we won't be seeing any new Carlos Strontium Dog strips anymore. :(

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 28 Nov 2018, 09:53
by stevezodiac
I first came across the word slubberdegullion in Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey/Maturin novels but then shortly after that it was used in parliament by Boris Johnson I think.

Word Origin and History for slubberdegullion. n. "a slobbering or dirty fellow, a worthless sloven," 1610s, from slubber "to daub, smear; behave carelessly or negligently" (1520s), probably from Dutch or Low German (cf. slobber (v.)).

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 28 Nov 2018, 10:35
by Phoenix
Thank you, Adam, for the clarification. I'm considering buying a more comprehensive dictionary the next time I go to Truro. I can't remember the last time I went there. I've been living down here in Hayle for five months, and the longest distance I've travelled in that time is to Camborne, with my ex-wife on the bus. There is a W.H. Smiths in Penzance, and a small bookshop in Fore Street in St Ives, both of which I have visited recently, but I suspect I might need to place an order for a decent dictionary from those shops. I certainly wouldn't choose to go today though as there is a gale raging. Next door's TV aerial is wandering from side to side, threatening to detach itself from his roof.

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 28 Nov 2018, 16:07
by stevezodiac
Does your dictionary have the word Contrafibularities in it? If not you should burn it. :)

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 28 Nov 2018, 16:09
by stevezodiac
All my dictionaries were purchased from charity shops and are of forties or fifties vintage.

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 28 Nov 2018, 22:18
by stevezodiac
Looks like a second home defeat in four days for Millwall. We're goin' dahn.

Aston Villa 4 Notts. Forest 4? Bloomin' Ada. Twenty minutes to go.

Spoke too soon now it's 5-4.

5-5 inevitably. They do have goalies I presume?

Champions League, what's that?

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 28 Nov 2018, 22:41
by starscape
Champions League is my Room 101. It's a mad world where great teams like Sporting Lisbon, Austria Vienna, Rosenberg, Standard Liege, Rangers/Celtic etc wouldn't stand a chance against also-rans like Southampton, just because of TV audience.

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Posted: 28 Nov 2018, 22:53
by stevezodiac
I'll get back on topic and mention my purchase at the ephemera fair on Sunday but I want to post a picture but it's been so overcast I can't get a decent image. Lightbulb light makes it too dim. I did also get an Easter 1938 Puck for £5.00.