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Old Friday 6th October 2017, 16:37   #101
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Fugl, I assume that you meant 'novice', this is a different word here and is used to describe a sex offender!


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? ? ? I find a different meaning in my online dictionary:
"for the nonce" = for the moment (or something along those lines)

I presume we are not looking for slang wording, though the "for the nonce" saying is apparently also a bit out of line as it's outdated according to my dictionary. Nevertheless, I just learned two new things. :-)
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. . . Nevertheless, I just learned two new things. :-)
Me too—
1. The British slang meaning
2. That it was outdated in its original meaning (none of the dictionaries I just consulted label it as such—at least for the nonce ).

Boy, are we drifting OT here. . ..
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? ? ? I find a different meaning in my online dictionary:
"for the nonce" = for the moment (or something along those lines)

I presume we are not looking for slang wording, though the "for the nonce" saying is apparently also a bit out of line as it's outdated according to my dictionary. Nevertheless, I just learned two new things. :-)
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Nonce first came into widespread use in UK prisons, where it is primarily used by prisoners to refer to convicted sex offenders, especially abusers of children. "Nonces" are traditionally targets of physical abuse from their fellow prison inmates, and so usually go on to Rule 45 (formerly Rule 43),[1] the rule that enables the segregation of vulnerable prisoners from the other prisoners for their own safety.

Not pleasant but now you know....


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Nonce first came into widespread use in UK prisons, where it is primarily used by prisoners to refer to convicted sex offenders, especially abusers of children. "Nonces" are traditionally targets of physical abuse from their fellow prison inmates, and so usually go on to Rule 45 (formerly Rule 43),[1] the rule that enables the segregation of vulnerable prisoners from the other prisoners for their own safety.
Interesting. I wonder if there’s a connection with “nance”, British slang (?still current) for a male homosexual?
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Interesting. I wonder if there’s a connection with “nance”, British slang (?still current) for a male homosexual?
Nance I assume, is just an abbreviation of Nancy Boy which means the same thing and I think we have the prize for tangent of the week!


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. . .and I think we have the prize for tangent of the week!
On that at least we can agree. . ..
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