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Started by: priscus (7267) Report abuse
Came across a new word yesterday.

'Maggies' = pound coins

Because it is two-faced, brassy, and thinks it is a sovereign!

Posted by: cordyline (4894)   Report abuse

Posted by: mindar (1275) Report abuse
Maggie = MargaretThatcher.

Posted by: peter g (2216)  Report abuse
As described above by priscus mindar

Posted by: daveŠ (3483) Report abuse
We used to use that word as a general term for Magpies.

Posted by: priscus (7267) Report abuse
We sure did.

Whenever I see one, I still need to check my impulse to search for another, and have to remind myself, I am NOT superstitious!

Insidious remnants of stuff exposed to as a child.

Posted by: ann-spam (3381)  Report abuse
One for sorrow Two for joy .

Posted by: irene (2896)  Report abuse
priscus, I always say Good morning or Good afternoon to a single magpie and ask how his wife is! (Bad luck not to ask how Mrs Magpie is!). If there are more than one, I count them.....one for sorrow, two for joy etc. And I always say "White Rabbits" on the first of May before I say anything else. If people think that's daft, I would like it to be known that I couldn't care less!

Posted by: priscus (7267) Report abuse
How do you know that it is not Mrs that you are speaking to?

Posted by: irene (2896)  Report abuse
I don't but I don't risk the bad luck! xx.

Posted by: kathpressey (4876)  Report abuse
if you see one magpie , how do you know it's a male?

Posted by: priscus (7267) Report abuse
Do you remember the magpie in Clockwork Orange?

For longy tomps, been a Rossini fan!


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