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    I was reading a book called Prisoners of the Japanese this was given to me by a friend of mine it is written by a American a Gavan Daws .It was to me a very interesting book and in one part it says the nick names the POW*S gave to the Japanese and Koreans and it brought back a few memories of the nick names we gave to them .
    so i thought i put a few names we had for them .
    For a start we never a called them Japs or Koreans we called them Nips (Plus a lot of vulgar words)but here is a few names that i can remember ..
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    WEATHER FORCASTS: Used to tell of a nip in the air ?

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    I was just about to give you some of the nick names when i must have pressed the wrong key so here goes .
    No Balls,,, The ice cream man ,the bugler,the bottle man, four eyes ,the cane man,bandy legs ,squint eyes plus a few more unprintable names

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    Lou, yesterday I saw a promo for a movie, 'Unbroken' true story about an Olympic athlete taken prisoner by the Japs, even allowing for poetic licence it appears to be an horrific story.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    Hope it is not a hollywood movie

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    Donít know how far this post went started by Lou Barron , but if stopped here another couple that spring to mind those with certain surnames were always called , Polly Perkins, Buster Crabbe, Taffy Williams, Jimmy Riddle, Hudson Bay, Nobby Clarke, JS
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    Chalky White, Dicky Bird, Dusty Miller, I always knew Jimmy Riddle as cockney slang for "Piddle" , Cheers

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    It was, but also used for someone I knew. JS

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    Quote Originally Posted by j.sabourn View Post
    It was, but also used for someone I knew. JS
    I wasn't contradicting you JS, simply saying that is what I knew it to be.
    Good to see you back onboard, cheers.

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    Don't know if Dicky Bird was his real name but he was an immigration officer in Auckland who knew every single seaman who jumped there, so much so that one bloke went to Aus a a ring bolt on the Monawai, came back six months later and Dicky bird was waiting for him, said to him, I never forget a face.
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