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What does "Porgies" mean?

 
 
Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 04:49 am
What does "Porgies" mean in this sentence?e.g We tied a pair of pogies over the handlebars.
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jespah
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 06:26 am
@avalipeng,
It's a kind of fish.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 06:31 am
@avalipeng,
Pogies

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They are handlebar mitts used in rowing/sculling and bicycling.

http://www.icebike.org/Clothing/handprotection.htm

http://www.commutebybike.com/2008/01/18/pogies/
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 06:44 am
@ehBeth,
Ha, I didn't realize there was another meaning. I guess we need more context, then.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 07:19 am
@jespah,
tying pogies over the handlebars was a pretty good clue Very Happy

I knew them for rowing - it wasn't too far to make the connection to biking

porgies are the fish (which is the thread title - but seems to be a typo from the original sentence fragment)
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 07:37 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

It's a kind of fish.

It may be wrong, but I like your answer instead. Kind of surreal to see two fish dangling and flying in the wind as the bicyclist speeds his or her way down the street. Especially if a few seagulls and pigeons are chasing in tow....
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 07:44 am
@tsarstepan,
Well, I just figured if someone had biked over to the fishing hole, they'd have to tie their catch somewhere when it was time to go home.
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McTag
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 07:53 am

I love you, Porgy.
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wayne
 
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Reply Wed 31 Aug, 2011 11:38 am
@tsarstepan,
I've done that before, it was all well and fine until the tails went through the spokes.
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avalipeng
 
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Reply Sat 10 Sep, 2011 03:24 am
@ehBeth,
Thanks a lot, that is exactly what I am looking for.
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