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Charley 31 May 2015, 00:48 by John Simpson

Chase me Charley, chase me Charley, chase me Charley do   U 15.2426-7: Perceive. That is his appropriate sun. Nightbird nightsun nighttown. Chase me, Charley! (he blows into Bloom ... me, Charley! (he blows into Bloom’s ear)  Buzz! Virag contributes a contemporary catch-phrase “Chase me, Charley!” to Circe. Don Gifford paraphrases Eric Partridge in calling this “a common ...

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possible 8 Feb 2016, 00:26 by John Simpson

Washing possible is more than possible   U 18.204-6: [...] when I said I washed up and down as far as possible asking me and did you wash possible the ... recently discovered postcard from the time provides independent support for the popularity of the phrase.     Joyce was clearly tickled by the wordplay involved in Molly’s description of washing herself ...

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Dear dirty Dublin 30 Aug 2013, 11:21 by JJON Editors

Lady Morgan and “dear dirty Dublin”   D 8.165-7: I'm deuced glad, I can tell you, to get back to the old country. Does a fellow good, a ... a toll of a teary turty Taubling Current views on the coinage of the phrase “Dear dirty Dublin” is a favourite epithet applied today in sentimental or nostalgic reference to ...

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ducks 4 Jun 2014, 02:35 by John Simpson

Ducks swim?   U 12.756-7 − Could you make a hole in another pint? − Could a swim duck? says I. In its traditional form “Will a duck swim?” this is ... by Charles Clay Doyle provides the necessary background for Joyce’s version of the phrase. 1      The OED informs us that “does (or will, would) a duck swim? is “a ...

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forty 31 May 2015, 02:42 by John Simpson

Fair and forty goes far in a day   U 16.1550-1: the cause of many liaisons between still attractive married women getting on for fair and forty and younger ... Confessions of Harry Lorrequer (a source which also provides the first occurrence of the phrase “ dear dirty Dublin ” in the 1830s). His information builds on Eric Partridge’s entry for ...

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Gimlet 17 Feb 2014, 01:26 by John Simpson

Gimlet sounded like poetry with Hamlet   U  15.3654-5:   ZOE (tragically) Hamlet, I am thy father’s gimlet! Glossators have passed lightly over Zoe’s reply to Stephen in ... s part to degrade Shakespeare, 4 but casting a wider intertextual net for this phrase brings in more than the anticipated Joycean–Shakespearean dyad.      For Zoe’s one-liner is ...

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Albion 16 Nov 2012, 12:53 by John Simpson

Perfide Albion — Perfidious Albion   U 12.1208-9 : And says Lenehan that knows a bit of the lingo: —Conspuez les anglais! Perfide Albion!   U 12.1385-9 : —The French! says ... Europe and they always were.  —Conspuez les français, says Lenehan, nobbling his beer. The phrase “perfidious Albion” (in French “la perfide Albion”) specifically references England’s “alleged treacherous policy towards ...

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coconut 4 Jun 2014, 01:10 by John Simpson

The milk in the coconut – a hairy puzzle   U 12.976-8: Hoho begob says I to myself, says I. That explains the milk in the cocoanut and the absence ... p. 148        In an early draft of the Cyclops episode (V.A. 6) the phrase is used in a different context from the published text: the milk in the coconut ...

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Here's my head 28 Nov 2013, 13:47 by JJON Editors

Head first and everything else behind U 12.836-7:   Walking about with his book and pencil here's my head and my heels are coming. Gifford calls here’s ... of tall people to stoop may be another component in the meaning of the phrase:   The science of Anthropology has divided mankind into two main branches, the Long and the ...

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brass 3 Oct 2016, 01:07 by John Simpson

Brass by gold in your pocket   U 11.1090-1: Gold in your pocket, brass in your face. Bloom uses this phrase in the Sirens episode to explain Boylan’s ...

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