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Initial post: 2 Feb 2013 13:42:06 GMT
Brian says:
We've got a chat thread so we might as well have a chit thread, as chit's don't like being left out, they go all chitterish, when neglected, which is not a pretty site! Anyway, what is a chit BTW, please? Does anyone know?

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 13:43:34 GMT
Isn't a chitty something vulgar? (or maybe I just have a dirty mind - I dunno)

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 14:10:31 GMT
Brian says:
dunno jill, I've not heard of it used in a vulgar way. Iactually don't k ow that it has a meaning apart from chit chat, and something to do with money, when people have bought something with a chit.

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 14:11:58 GMT
I remember - something to do with Ian Fleming and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang film. A chitty was something given to a sailor for shore leave - who then went ashore and (well, need I say more ...)

I'm off to Google it now.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 14:13:33 GMT
Brian says:
Oh , I missed that bit in the film then, jill.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 14:13:57 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 14:14:18 GMT
nephran says:
It's a document pertaining to work being carried out.

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 14:15:00 GMT
nephran says:
It could be a chinese nit

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 14:15:15 GMT
Here you go:

"Although in the film the name "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" came from the noise the car made for the real cars it actually comes from the words to a World War I bawdy soldiers song about Officers based in France. Officers would obtain a weekend pass or "chit" so they could go to Paris to "enjoy the favours of the ladies". Hence "Chitty Bang Bang"."

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 14:42:56 GMT
Handybird says:
A 'chit' I was always led to believe is a little shoot that grows from the eyes of seed potatoes. A month or so before planting you leave the seed potatoes in an old orange box or the like (I line mine with newspaper) in a warm light place and the 'chits' sprout out of the spuds. I tend to break a few of the weaker ones off before planting.
So, you can leave your potatoes to chit but I really don't know if they chat too.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 14:46:36 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 14:51:11 GMT
nephran says:
Get stuck in Suzy Baxter...Get stuck in...

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 14:52:38 GMT
Robin Chun says:
Chit= concerning, honest, intelligent, talk.. I hope that's cleared that up!

Robin

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 14:57:00 GMT
nephran says:
or this..

Can be used in place of "Shy it"; usually is pronounced this way by someone who is old, and of The Angry Geriatric Kind--the Geriatric Kind that, perhaps, has regained mobility thanks to The Scooter Store

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 14:59:35 GMT
Scarlet Lady says:
Have heard a mere chit of a lad before

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 15:01:18 GMT
No - that's "slip of a thing" isn't it?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 15:04:47 GMT
I've heard that Scarly.."A mere chit of a lad":)

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 15:06:51 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 15:09:47 GMT
nephran says:
If my teeth chitter for 7 days straight the government gives me 25...

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 15:09:54 GMT
Typo Stan says:
The word was commonly used in the army, for a note certifying that a soldier was excused from a particular duty, or from wearing a part of his uniform ("Excused boots")
In the film Carry on Sergeant, one character was notorious for having them, giving rise to the line "Cor! You're just a heap of chits!"

A rather old-fashioned meaning was describing a pert, or impertinent young girl.
In those days, any young person was expected to be 'seen and not heard'.

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 15:12:41 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 15:22:39 GMT
Are these posts to be known as Chitterlings then, J. W. W.?.....
I used to really love eating those at my Nan's house? - until I found out exactly what they really were!
I still find them quite tasty now, but I kinda lost my appetite for a while!

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 15:26:41 GMT
Bookie says:
A chit's also a kind of savings scheme in India where members put in an amount and the sum is raffled off to one 'winner'.

Which reminds me of a tontine, a mutual benefit savings scheme....and just for Rab, that takes me to Greenock and my favourite hotel there being The Tontine.

In New York, there's a plaque on Wall Street to commemorate the Tontine Coffee Club. I can't remember the story now but it's something to do with it being the origins of the NY stock exchange.

Some interesting stuff here! Never knew the Chitty Chitty Bang thing!

Posted on 2 Feb 2013 15:29:26 GMT
nephran says:
Troops visiting french whores,slimey child snatchers...Was there some kind of sublimenal message in that film?

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Feb 2013 15:32:30 GMT
Never get into a car with a life of it's own? ;o>
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