Teddiesall

mO_ok

Senior Member
Lithuanian
Hello,

I have a query regarding 'Gently by the Shore' by Alan Hunter. Here cockney officer Dutt sums up his and Gently's stay in Starmouth:

‘We comes here on the Friday night to meet a stiff what nobody don’t know about and by Tuesday tea-time we got the two geezers what done it, busted up a lot of
bolshies and run in a sample of ponces and Teddiesall in a long weekend, you might say.’

I suspect this might be a reference to the Teddy boy suits some charcters were wearing but just want to make sure. What do you think?
 
  • mO_ok

    Senior Member
    Lithuanian
    As always, I have copy-pasted it from the original pdf...

    Well, it wouldn't be the first typo in this text... Thank you very much for figuring this out!^_^
     
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    mO_ok

    Senior Member
    Lithuanian
    I have copy-pasted it from a pdf version provided for me by the publisher, who, I believe, has a copyright for the text to be translated.
     

    Barque

    Banned
    Tamil
    Just a guess but perhaps it's meant to be a pun on "That is all". Unlikely I suppose, considering "all in a long weekend" itself seems to be a play on "all in a day's work".
     
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