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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    This septuagenarian has never encountered the expression.
    Neither has this octogenarian.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    I'm going to have to find an excuse to use that word (septuagenarian).

    (I have never encountered that phrase before either.)
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    Re: To be full bottle on

    I think it's actually two phrases - 'full bottle' and 'on it', versus one longer phrase. I've never encountered it before either, but a few sources list it as Australian slang, with a definition that seems to fit the context. I also wondered if it might not be Cockney rhyming slang.

    Collins has a rather limited entry on it here. I generally don't put much stock in Urban Dictionary, but the entry here has a similar meaning as the Collins entry. This forum seems to cement its use in AuE and Cockney.

    Presumably the Cockney slang is a rhyme for 'throttle'.
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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Presumably the Cockney slang is a rhyme for 'throttle'.
    If it is indeed from rhyming slang, then yes, that would certainly be the rhyme. Interesting.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    I think it's actually two phrases - 'full bottle' and 'on it', versus one longer phrase. I've never encountered it before either, but a few sources list it as Australian slang, with a definition that seems to fit the context. I also wondered if it might not be Cockney rhyming slang.

    Collins has a rather limited entry on it here. I generally don't put much stock in Urban Dictionary, but the entry here has a similar meaning as the Collins entry. This forum seems to cement its use in AuE and Cockney.

    Presumably the Cockney slang is a rhyme for 'throttle'.
    Interesting.
    Thank you.

    PS I still can't see any 'Thank' button.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Using "full bottle" to express "full throttle" is a somewhat unimpressive, lazy example of Cockney rhyming slang!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    Presumably the Cockney slang is a rhyme for 'throttle'.
    It doesn't sound very like rhyming slang to me when they have kept the first word. Glass/green bottle sound more like rhyming slang to me. It may simply be something that sounded familiar. Classic rhyming slang is both obscure and witty- nice titfer (tit for tat = hat). Changing throttle to bottle doesn't seem to cut the mustard for me.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

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    PS I still can't see any 'Thank' button.
    In a previous thread, I suggested you post in the Support Area about this. You didn't but one of the moderators did it on your behalf. One of the admins responded with the following:

    "The IP resolves to France, which means that the profile is incorrect. The account was made a few years ago, which means that it has been placed in the Dormant category. When they fix their issues, I will update their account to reflect their current status." You can see the relevant thread HERE.

    So, as you can see, until you correct the information in your member profile, you won't have access to the full range of forum facilities.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    In a previous thread, I suggested you post in the Support Area about this. You didn't but one of the moderators did it on your behalf. One of the admins responded with the following:

    "The IP resolves to France, which means that the profile is incorrect. The account was made a few years ago, which means that it has been placed in the Dormant category. When they fix their issues, I will update their account to reflect their current status." You can see the relevant thread HERE.

    So, as you can see, until you correct the information in your member profile, you won't have access to the full range of forum facilities.
    Thank you.
    I've done the rectification.

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    Re: To be full bottle on

    Quote Originally Posted by canadalynx View Post
    Thank you.
    I've done the rectification.
    It doesn't look like that's the case to me. When I click on your member profile, I still get:

    Native language: Chinese
    Home country: Brunei
    Current location: Australia

    We already know that your IP address is in France so you're clearly not in Australia. I also find it unlikely that you grew up in Brunei but your native language is Chinese. Please try again.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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