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Re: What is a cordwangle?

From:Michael Adams <michael.adams1@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 10, 2006, 10:37
Cord = a musical cord?
Wrangle = to manipulate or wrangle, like a term for a type of
cowboy, a wrangler?
Oh Wangle, related to Wanker or Wangle? To wangle it up? Wanker
is related in a way to the term "Jerk" namely to Jerk something
of a intimate nature.

Cord of wood?

Wangle, wrangle, dangle are they related words?



----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Bleackley" <Peter.Bleackley@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 2:09 AM
Subject: What is a cordwangle?

> The word "cordwangle" is found frequently in folk songs
collected by the
> famous folklorist and singer Rambling Syd Rumpo, and performed
by him
> during the 1960s on the BBC radio programme "Round the Horne".
It appears
> to have been an implement of some significance in rural
England at some
> point in the past, but the exact meaning of the word is now
lost. However,
> it occurs to me that such an assembly of amateur and
professional linguists
> as we have here might be able to reconstruct the meaning from
known facts.
> These I will document for your edification - > > A cordwangle is usually found in the possession of a
cordwangler, but at
> sea may be found in the possession of a nurker. > A cordangle may be hung upon a line. However, if it is of poor
> this may lead to others sneering at it. > A cordwangle may be masked by the grunge upon one's splod.
> unfortunately, can ruin the cordwangle. > A cordwangle can be bent, but this as inadvisible, as one may
break it in
> this manner. > Young couples are sometimes described as plighting their
> An old man's cordwangle might make an ugly sight. > > What can we deduce from this?* > > Pete >