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He said he would show me the world...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Maz, 21 Feb 2008.

  1. Maz

    Maz Guru

    I've just bought a box of raisin Poppets from the vending machine. There's a quote on the back of it:

    "He said he would show me the world...but all I got was a backy and a Mr.Whippy"

    Is that a famous quote or something? From a film maybe?

    The answer's not even given on the box! How very dare they leave me in suspense!
     
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    What's a 'backy'?
     
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Oh dear, you really have been living under a stone Maz!!
     
  4. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen

    Maz, this translates as, "You've not been living as depraved a life as I have." :evil:
     
  5. Maz

    Maz Guru

    You don't know either. That makes 2 of us.
     
  6. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    :smile::laugh::biggrin::laugh::laugh:

    You got me sussed! :evil:
     
  7. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Location:
    Netherlands
    The same question is asked here.
     
  8. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Location:
    Llangollen
    You mean it's not a reference to some disgusting sexual practice? :ohmy:
     
  9. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Looks like they're as stumped as I am.
     
  10. Cyclista

    Cyclista New Member

    Location:
    Ryde
    When I was a nipper growing up in Scotland a 'Backy' was giving one of your mates a lift on the back of your bike, feet on the stays, holding on to your shoulders. :evil:
     
  11. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Whjen I was a young man I had fantasies about Mrs Scroggins, feet on my shoulders, me holding onto her stays... :smile:
     
  12. iacula

    iacula Senior Member

    Location:
    Southampton
    I was brought up in Glasgow, I confirm the suggested meaning of "backy", by Cyclista there from the 1960's. Also was Mr Whippy a Scottish Ice Cream van outfit or does everybody recognise it?
     
  13. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Yeah Mr Whippy was round our way (I was a southerner in them days). We also called it a backy, the thing on the bike. Perhaps my parents were lying, and really we lived in Scotland.. I always wondered why there were so many ginger people around, and half the men wore skirts... :evil::smile:
     
  14. iacula

    iacula Senior Member

    Location:
    Southampton
    I guess ginger people like Scotsmen get everywhere.
     
  15. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    And Mr Whippy too! :evil: