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  • #31
    Originally posted by Gary Barnett View Post
    David Hughes Kelly was a clerk/accountant at the ‘British Works’ and lived in Abersychan, so presumably he was the ‘gaffer’ who authorised Jeremiah Leary’s dismissal.

    Sounds quite a well-to-do cove.
    Married Ann Gorrell in 1856. One child, George Vinson(?) born 1859, died 1869.

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    • #32
      And now I will do what Robert would do in the midst of all this new information.

      This explains the "Company Sto'". "You owe your soul to the company sto'.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRh0QiXyZSk
      The wickedness of the world is the dream of the plague.~~Voynich Manuscript

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Anna Morris View Post
        And now I will do what Robert would do in the midst of all this new information.

        This explains the "Company Sto'". "You owe your soul to the company sto'.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRh0QiXyZSk
        I know the song well, Anna, but I had no idea we had something similar over here.

        We’ve also got our own Ernie.

        https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8e1xvyTdBZI

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Gary Barnett View Post
          I know the song well, Anna, but I had no idea we had something similar over here.
          The "Truck" system played a big part in fuelling the Merthyr Uprising of 1831: http://www.hiraeth.wales/bara-neu-wa...d-over-merthyr
          Kind regards, Sam Flynn

          "Suche Nullen"
          (F. Nietzsche)

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Gary Barnett View Post
            I know the song well, Anna, but I had no idea we had something similar over here.

            We’ve also got our own Ernie.

            https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8e1xvyTdBZI
            Looks like that would be Benny Hill. Video not available in U.S. Benny was so cute and cuddly.
            The wickedness of the world is the dream of the plague.~~Voynich Manuscript

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post
              The "Truck" system played a big part in fuelling the Merthyr Uprising of 1831: http://www.hiraeth.wales/bara-neu-wa...d-over-merthyr
              Interesting. Now I better understand a slang usage for "truck".

              Interestingly "caws", apparently Welsh for cheese, is one of those words that has similar sound/spelling in many other languages. "Milk" is one of those words, more or less similar around the world so I suppose cheese would follow right along.
              The wickedness of the world is the dream of the plague.~~Voynich Manuscript

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              • #37
                Hence why the UK Parliamentary Acts which, until relatively recently, (1986 I believe), guaranteed that all employees could elect to be paid in cash, were known as the Truck Acts...

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Anna Morris View Post
                  Interestingly "caws", apparently Welsh for cheese, is one of those words that has similar sound/spelling in many other languages.
                  In case anyone's wondering, the similarity of "caws" with "cows" is purely coincidental. Their etymology and pronunciation are very different!
                  Kind regards, Sam Flynn

                  "Suche Nullen"
                  (F. Nietzsche)

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Sam Flynn View Post
                    In case anyone's wondering, the similarity of "caws" with "cows" is purely coincidental. Their etymology and pronunciation are very different!
                    That’s a moot point.

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