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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2018, 01:21:11 pm »
 Soppy, Worm, Wormlet, Shag Nasty, Batlake, Torchy, Jimmy Orange,Fluff,
Biro man, Mini man, Rungs, Grotty, Icarus, Dusty, Slimey Youth, Broady,
Ammo, Pyjama Bill, Sulo, Thatch, 3Bad.  Could include other half T   The T-Bag.


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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2018, 07:39:20 pm »
My dad used to know a Yorkshire caver called 'SF', short for shit-face.

The story went that he and his mates had been in the pub one night and some random voice shouted out 'Hey Shitface!', upon which SF dramatically spun his head about to see who'd said it.

Think he might have a Craven member.
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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2018, 10:15:18 am »
"Stick" of the Eldon too (tall and skinny)
Not brown and sticky then...
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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2018, 02:08:20 pm »
Slug from the Bolton Speleo is my favourite.

His long term partner was once asked why the name. Its simple she replied with a chuckle "he is dirty, slimy and horrible and leaves a path of destruction wherever he goes!"

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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2018, 03:17:22 am »
On the Eldon expedition to the PSM in 1973, we all got badly sunburnt, traipsing around the Anialarra lapiaz - except for Wayne Rickett, who appeared to have been bleached - hence the short-lived nickname "Expedition Corpse"
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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2018, 01:33:58 pm »
Two I've come across recently but have no idea of their real names are Hatstand (of Wessex C.C.) and Footleg.

As far as I know all Bailey's are nicknamed "Spud", hence Spud Bailey from the Orpheus.  It's like all White's were nicknamed "Chalky".  I'd always understood these nicknames (and some others like them),  came originally from the army.

Don't know how "Coke" arose but that's the nickname of a guy in Orpheus.

Icarus and Grotty were the two Dave Gill's from Eldon weren't they?  I'd always understood "Wingnut" referred to the size of the chap's ears but I didn't know his real name.

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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2018, 12:17:39 am »
Well this gives me the opportunity - so what is it about Tpot? This is the Cambridge Dictionary definition:
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teapot
noun [C] uk ​ /ˈtiː.pɒt/ us ​ /ˈtiː.pɑːt/
A container for making and serving tea with a handle and a shaped opening for pouring

But what's the real story? Possibly from the horse's mouth? Or spout in this case. I do hope it's a reference to a certain 1970s album trilogy  :halo:

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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2018, 01:41:46 pm »
When Derek was a young lad at the Pegasus, he was very keen and always got up first to go caving. Everybody else was a bit more leisurely, usually after a heavy night on the piss.
"Make yourself useful lad, get a pot of tea on!"

...and the rest is history.

(Having said that I did see him destroy a cheap alarm clock with a lump hammer after it failed to go off, thus refuting the "early riser" legend.)
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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2018, 04:51:22 pm »
Nearly right there Dickie but it's not the whole story.
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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2018, 10:22:39 pm »
.... ?!?!?

I'll have to go and ask you then?

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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2018, 07:21:00 pm »
What about you, GottZone?

Is the GottZone a physical location, or a higher state of consciousness?

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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #36 on: November 02, 2018, 07:21:58 pm »
What about you, GottZone?

Is the GottZone a physical location, or a higher state of consciousness?

A higher state of being

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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2018, 08:44:56 pm »
Nearly right there Dickie but it's not the whole story.
T pot

Short and stout?

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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2018, 04:10:05 am »
Hardly, T was exactly the right size for stuffing into small holes (probably still is, unlike the rest of us fat bastards)
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Re: Caver's Nick Names
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2018, 09:43:15 pm »
What about you, GottZone?

Is the GottZone a physical location, or a higher state of consciousness?

I actually don't know, I think the dictionary's out on that one!

-it was initially a chad(ism) [chad bullivant being one of the more enthusiastic york Uni grads during my time, quietly coming up with names for people along with Laz Abbott in the chemistry department]

-one particular example of where the name came from is the example of Edit noddle [another chadism] it came about as I was reading about caves and came across the noddle end windypits. Much like when I said bellend yard on here, I somehow got the name wrong, despite being corrected several times, I just didn't get what I was doing wrong by calling it "noodle end windypit" seemed like a great name to me!

-the correct chadism for using Gottzone in a sentence is "you've just entered the Gottzone".

Unfortunately, you don't get to pick your nickname or how it's used. Seems like it might be creeping into the cave registry archive too!