A Conversation for The Subtle Art of Sulking

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Post 1

TheMyriadWhoIsALordOfTheRingsFanatic

Just a bit of slang for you.

We call sulking and pouting "getting a strop on". Don't know the derivation but hey, nobody's perfect.

Myriad.


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Post 2

Inkwash

Ah, the strop!
smiley - smiley
Not a word I'm unfamiliar with, but I thought other readers might be.
Where in the English-speaking world are you from then?


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Post 3

TheMyriadWhoIsALordOfTheRingsFanatic

Well - I'm from London but living in Bristol, UK.



Myriad.


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Post 4

braindead_geordie

i used to think 'stroppy' was specific to the north east. guess i'm wrong.


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Post 5

Inkwash

We used it in the Midlands too.


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Post 6

BobTheFarmer

Well, i assumed it was one of those nation wide colloquialisms(if thats how you spell it) Where in Bristol do you live Myriad, i live and am from knowle, though im not your average knowle resident...


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Post 7

Teasswill

I'm roughly a Londoner - we say getting in a strop, but not the same as sulking. Sulking is quiet but stroppiness is more banging things about like a child's tantrum. Apparently I bang things about when I'm cross........to get someone to ask what the matter is.
I wonder if it's anything to do with the action of using a leather strop for sharpening tools?


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Post 8

Saavik2

I'm a Bristol resident, too - wonder what it is that's attracting us all to this particular page?

Reason for MY presence in this thread is to register what I believe is West Country vernacular to describe a person in a sulky mood, viz: "S/he's got a cob on."

Do people in Knowle get cobs on, Bob? Or is just us mardy beggars in Westbury Park?!


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Post 9

Saavik2

I'm a Bristol resident, too - wonder what it is that's attracting us all to this particular page?

Reason for MY presence in this thread is to register what I believe is West Country vernacular to describe a person in a sulky mood, viz: "S/he's got a cob on." (Though I can't be sure, being an ex-Londoner myself.)

Do people in Knowle get cobs on, Bob? Or is just us mardy beggars in Westbury Park?!


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Post 10

Saavik2

Ack! Sorry, folks. My wheel-mouse is in an obstreporous mood tonight - making me post stuff before I've finished editing it.

And speaking of obstreperousness - I read somewhere that the term 'stroppy' was a bastardisation of obstreperous. Wish I could provide a proper reference, but my memory isn't what it was...


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Post 11

BobTheFarmer

Cant say i've ever used or heard the word cob used (apart from a type of bread roll). That must be for Posh westcountrionians who live up in westbury...


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Post 12

Researcher 209252

And imagine,I thought that ,all that strop meant was that piece of leather strip, for honing razor blades.Okay!so english is not my mother tongue.
Resident of the Indus valley civilization


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Post 13

spunkymanker

My wife has a 'strop on' for what she calls her ' special times' with our next door niehgbour, she keeps it hidden in her knicker droor.


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