In this sentence, the noun hoof 1 refers to a shoe with a thick wooden sole, but the acceptance of the verb pop is unclear. If this hypothesis is to be promised, the phrase can be explained as pawning hooves before death when they are no longer needed – although this explanation seems far-fetched. It has also been suggested that the expression is an elaboration of to pop off, meaning to die. The argument for Yorkshire origin is reinforced by the reasonable assumption that the term originated in an area where people wore clogs, as many did in the north of England in 1914. Having lived in Yorkshire for 50 years, I like the idea that we have an expression to which we can make a good claim. A Parson whoa preyched t`anniversary sarmons at t`Idle Baptist Chapil [Idle is an area of Bradford, Yorkshire] crowned the wi` t`annanncement congregation, summed up as follows: “T`choir `ll no sing; Be afraid. T`Fowk wondered what they shouldn`t be braided on, but they “staggered” as the chorus scattered the anthem “Don`t be afraid.” The same priest said: “If there were no botherin` abaht pilin` brass up, `coss noab`dy could take it with `em, when they blew up hooves; In fact, he said, he “will melt afoar ils gat ta t” on the other side. He must think that rich chickens can enjoy a Wahrm passage as weel hev as a wahrm reception! From 1914 to 1970, that`s enough time to remember a phrase and pass it on, but not to appear in print. However, a second independent currency by a Punch contributor in 1970 with the same meaning as the 1914 use is credulity. Punch popularized “pop your clogs”, but the best choice for a source is Yorkshire in the early 20th century. What “pop” really meant remains a mystery. The middle classes rightly like to think of themselves as a dynasty […].
So let`s look at them from that angle and see what kind of image emerges. We take a middle-class middle-class couple born in 1920 who, according to actuarial tables, will burst their hooves around 1990. They would have married in the mid-forties and might have had three children. These three would have grown up and married again and had three more children each. And so the line continues. It does not appear that “pop one`s clogs” was widely used. According to this example from 1914, it is only found when the humorous magazine Punch picked it up in the 1970s, as in this one from that year`s Pick of Punch: Starting on Boxing Day, “Mr Quilp” 7 (U, ABC-2) plays Anthony Newley and is not an “Oliver”, but by no means as bad as it sounds. In fact, for a movie that`s nearly two hours long, it remains surprisingly entertaining throughout.
Newley, as a nasty joke [sic], Quilp, sings songs that have really funny lines. The other pieces of music are enjoyable without being memorable. As the title suggests, the fat hunchbacked fixer eats the show and leaves Little Nell few spotlights. One drawback to the music format is the lack of a happy ending. There will be few people who don`t know that Nell will “burst” her hooves, although you have to admit that this Nell, played by 12-year-old Sarah Jane Varley, is croaking well. He just snapped his hooves. “I hope he takes off his socks more gently.” Based on the citation evidence, this sounds like a pseudo-archaic form that doesn`t come from the days when workers typically wore clogs to work and often pawned small items every week only to overcome them with lack of cash. But one subscriber told me he clearly remembered it was used in Lincolnshire 50 years ago, so this could be another example of a popular phrase that has been around for generations without being printed. The number one theory is that the pop referred to is synonymous with “peasant”, just as it is theorized as the origin of “pop goes the weasel”. “Popping” has indeed been used since the beginning of the 18th century to mean promise.
However, the meaning seems to be quite tense as the pawn game is the origin, because if someone dies, it would be someone else who pawned/burst the hooves, so “popping the hooves” doesn`t quite make sense. Clogs were the traditional footwear of workers in various occupations in the industrial cities of the Midlands and North of Britain, For women and men, rarely seen today, but once almost an icon of working class life. The sound of worker washroom sidewalks on cobblestone streets at the end of a shift has been compared to thunder. Other, more imaginative explanations have been put forward. One of my correspondents suggested that he was referring to a person`s blockages that flaked after swelling of the feet after death. The reason why a deceased person might be wearing clogs has not been explained. The euphemistic expression “pop your clogs” comes from Great Britain. Unfortunately, whoever coined the term did not specify why it means “to die.” Speaking of Greek tragedy – and who isn`t these days? – what I know on the subject could be engraved on the 3 smallest diamonds of Mrs. Jacqueline Onassis and still leave room for football results.
However, I know a guy named Aeschylus, a man of morbid temperament, who wrote about 72 pieces of suffering before signing for the last time in 456 BC. Only seven of her complete works are still in progress, and as far as your husband can collect, they don`t pose a threat to Coronation Street 4 in terms of popularity. However, the fashion of his death deserves a better fate. Aeschylus, earning his crust from the saddest doodles, slammed his hooves in the most tragic way possible outside of Meaty Python`s Flying Circus 5. He was, believe it or not, walking through Greece one day, probably thinking about how many corpses he would have to scatter in his next room when an eagle passed overhead. This poultry carried in its beak a turtle that it had intended for its dinner. The issue facing the eagle was that turtles come packed in hard shells. But as an educated bird, the eagle knew how to solve this problem. What was needed, the eagle decided, was a hard stone. Well, in this case, old Aeschylus was more naked than a pounded egg, and from above his shiny pie looked like a piece of stone to the whole world.
Mr. Eagle released the turtle, which descended at a rapid speed before colliding with the playwright`s skull, causing a blinding headache, followed closely by a serious death. Bootle, where beetles wear wooden shoes. An allusion to Bootle`s famous but defunct Bug Circus. Sid Knowsley trained his troupe of channel smokers to perform bugs until they could piece together a particular dock strike, a Liverpool-Everton match or a Saturday night report. He was forced to retire in 1933 after a disastrous Catholic Protestant beating under the beetles. He just snapped his hooves. “I hope he takes off his socks more gently.” Definitely enjoy partnering with a popular celebrity, but if that famous person`s hooves burst, consider canceling that planned post.