THE BASHER'S KNOWLEDGE

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1. What is a "doss"

2. If you "flail" what are you doing?

3. Is the word "dreadful" a derogatary term or a positive term?

4. If you've "fudged a ride", what have you done?

5. What's a desparate gripper?

6. A bowl out is what exactly?

7. Whats a Syphon?

8. What term was given to DMU's in the 70's/80's?

9. What is a "van"?

10. Whats a "ned"- (it aint good to be one of these!)?

GOOD LUCK- EXPECTIN' SUM THRASHIN' ANWSERS!!!
 
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4. Travelled without a ticket?
6. same as bail out? ie all leave the train?
8. 'bog unit'
10. spotter

And to add to Seth's, the "desperate" part means that they try to argue about tickets and find any excuse not to accept them.
 

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metrocammel said:
2. If you "flail" what are you doing?
Sticking most of your upperpart of the body out of the window, usually drunk

3. Is the word "dreadful" a derogatary term or a positive term?
postive

4. If you've "fudged a ride", what have you done?
free ride

5. What's a desparate gripper?
some bugga determined to stamp your ticket, if you got one

6. A bowl out is what exactly?
when everyone onboard bails together, possibley following the main man

7. Whats a Syphon?
Tracoorr

9. What is a "van"?
Pacer?

10. Whats a "ned"- (it aint good to be one of these!)?
Everyone who is into trains is on of these, so everyone here is a ned.
 

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metrocammel said:
1. What is a "doss"

A Doss is Having a snooze

2. If you "flail" what are you doing?

Waving arms out of train windows

3. Is the word "dreadful" a derogatary term or a positive term?

Positive

4. If you've "fudged a ride", what have you done?

Lied about certain haulage, e.g Getting a 37 between Etruria and hagfold :P

5. What's a desparate gripper?

A ticket inspector who checks tickets more than twice in 1 journey

6. A bowl out is what exactly?

Not getting the loco you wanted, e.g you wanted an 87 between Euston and B'ham but you got a 90.

7. Whats a Syphon?

A 37, or a certain Type of Non-passenger carriage

8. What term was given to DMU's in the 70's/80's?

Bog units

9. What is a "van"?

An 87

10. Whats a "ned"- (it aint good to be one of these!)?

Younger bashers in their teens/20s

GOOD LUCK- EXPECTIN' SUM THRASHIN' ANWSERS!!!
 

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Apparently a "ned" is the same as an "insect" according to dreadful.org, which means "Insects - Derogatory term used by older bashers to describe the hordes of younger enthusiasts that discovered bashing in the mid 1980's. " However someone who discovered bashing in the 1980s would have had to be a teenager then so would be at least 35 or older now? In which case most of us are younger than "neds", but perhaps Dennis is a ned? ;)

But, seriously, it's disgraceful that the older bashers called the younger bashers names. Surely they should encourage a new generation? After all if that generation that was bashing in the 80s wasn't around, would there be any enthusiasts around today other than really old people? :roll:

Ironically the people who used terms like "ned", "insect" and "Fossil" back in the 80s are themselves now fossils (to use their own words!) ;)
 

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1. What is a "doss"
Sleeping on a station
2. If you "flail" what are you doing?
Waving your arms in an amusing manner out of a carriage door window.
3. Is the word "dreadful" a derogatary term or a positive term?
Good. Means brilliant.
4. If you've "fudged a ride", what have you done?
Lied to impress your fellow bashers but been found out.
5. What's a desparate gripper?
Jobsworth on train staff
6. A bowl out is what exactly?
Getting an unwanted piece of traction/missing your required service
7. Whats a Syphon?
Class 40 wasn't it?
8. What term was given to DMU's in the 70's/80's?
either 'heritage' or Bog
9. What is a "van"?
Driving Van Trailer or an AC electric of the variety that came after the 85 Roarers
10. Whats a "ned"- (it aint good to be one of these!)?
Younger basher interested in modern traction (HSTs and so on)
GOOD LUCK- EXPECTIN' SUM THRASHIN' ANWSERS!!!
 

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yorkie said:
Ironically the people who used terms like "ned", "insect" and "Fossil" back in the 80s are themselves now fossils (to use their own words!) ;)
Thanks Yorkie! I already feel like a "fossil" some days without you young "neds" rubbing it in! ;)

yorkie said:
But, seriously, it's disgraceful that the older bashers called the younger bashers names. Surely they should encourage a new generation?
Yes, but then as you point out they had names for older bashers as well as younger ones. It was all just friendly banter with no real offence intended.

Frank
 

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Ive been called a ned once on the Holyhead 47's, by a tw*t known as " Widnes Sprog" who is a complete spoon goon, but he musn't be over 25 himself, and he is always p*ssed on Blue WKD's. It's people like that I'd rather see under the trains rather than on them. - well perhaps thats too harsh, but you know what I mean!! lol

and Yes! , everyone has got the questions right! Well Done, big up to all that answered!!

The biggest "Desparate Gripper" going is the legendary Gordon "Adolf Hitler" Jones, an absolute tard from Liverpool. Thankfully now retired, after making me miss "van"004 on an ecs to Edge Hill, as he called the BTP, as apparently I was "spying" to see if he was coming so people in the front vestibule could film out the window!! What a loser!
 

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Did you say Gordon? Not THE Gordon of uk.railway fame?!?!

Is he also the same one who had a bust-up with the despatcher at Macc?

If so, are you sure he retired? ;)
 

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yorkie said:
Did you say Gordon? Not THE Gordon of uk.railway fame?!?!

Is he also the same one who had a bust-up with the despatcher at Macc?

;)

Er, might I ask who this guy off uk.railway is??!

And no, it's not the guard who had a go at Mark (the platform supervisor) from Macc, as you know it is now mr Adolf Hitler himself, who once "stopped bank robbers", well the police man at Lime St told me he always called the police for the slightest thing, ie if someone was using an out -of -area rover etc- like a "Heart of England" at Liverpool, that's an capital offence! Hung, drawn & quatered!!!

METCAM!!!LMAO!
 

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Is he also the same one who had a bust-up with the despatcher at Macc?

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The guy who had a go at Mark at Macc is called Kevin btw, and apparently, according to the VT complaints dept, he's had a "severe" telling off for both being aggresive to passengers [me!] and being aggressive, telling other members of staff and ordering him to leave a train for no apparent reason [Mark]
 

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I'm now informed that it's a different Gordon who was involved in the Lockerbie ticket fiasco (reported on uk.railway).

So, that Gordon has not retired and is still out there!
 
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