Established by: Retro21 and Savdog
Original members: Throweck, akaRenton, AdyBrooke, blocknroll, duruk, lemf, Splattman
Staff: Jenkins Grimson Johnny Archibald Crispin Winona
• Try to ensure you and your opponent leave the game happy to play one another again
• No excessive moaning
• No psychological warfare, e.g. "Oh you're going to win it now, I've got no chance" etc.
• Basically no poor form!
• No women members (under review)
• Any current member of the Club can put forward a new prospective member.
• Nominations for new members can be made in the Club Membership thread.
• To gain entry a Prospective member must have a second nomination from an existing member
• After the Prospective member is seconded there will be a 24 hour period before the new member is admitted into the league.
• Existing coaches who have not nominated or seconded the Prospective coach may use this 24 hour period to review the Prospective coach.
• If an existing coach has any reservations towards the Prospective coach joining the Gentleman’s Club they may issue a veto that prevents the Prospective coach from joining the league
• The Veto should be in the form of a PM to either Retro21 or Savdog.
• Vetoes are private and will not be shared with the rest of the league.
• If after 24 hours there are no vetoes issued the new coach will be invite to join the league by Retro21, Savdog or Throweck.
Blighter: scoundrel; enemy. 'Poor Blighter' = 'Poor Devil' or nowadays 'Poor Bastard'.
Bad Show: Usually an upper-class character will utter this when they witness something going wrong. Its also used, or given as "Bad Form" when someone does something intentionally wrong.
Cheerio: Goodbye. Somewhat archaic these days, mostly used by posh folk.
Chocks away!: "Here we go!"; dates back to the early days of aviation when an aircraft was prevented from rolling forwards while its engine was running by "chocks" (wedges of wood) under the wheels, to be pulled away by ropes before takeoff. Only used in a joking sense in modern times. (Pilots now use the phrase "off the blocks")
Flibbertigibbet: Quite the archaic phrase it refers to a silly, scatterbrained and ultimately irresponsible person the word derives from a name for an imp or fiend.
I say! (Or the full version, "I say, old chap, that's just not cricket"): "I say" might be an exclamation of surprise or agreement. Generally restricted to posh/old fashioned accents. "That's not cricket" means something is unfair or unbalanced/being done wrongly.
Kerfuffle: A disturbance or commotion. Often used derisively, in the same sense as "fuss". Originally a Scots word, "curfuffle", derived from the Gaelic "cior thual", meaning "confusion, disorder".
Match: Instead of saying "game" as Americans do. As in "I've got to get home to watch the match."
Old Bean, Old Fruit, Old Sausage, Old Crumpet, Old Cake, Old Egg, Old Brick: Deliberately silly alternatives to 'Old Chap'.
Pip pip, cheerio and all that rot: "Cheerio" or "Cheers" is still used to mean "goodbye". Cheers is also a minor version of "Thanks", for instance if somebody holds the door if you're walking through it behind them.
Poppycock: means 'Nonesense!' or 'rubbish!'
Right ho: okay then (also "Righty oh", "rightio").
Snuff: powdered tobacco that is sniffed up the nostril rather than smoked: "a pinch of snuff".
Steady on, old chap: "Go easy", the "old chap" may be omitted.
Tally-ho!: "Let's get this show on the road", especially if this show is a hunt of some sort. Also stereotypically used by more upper-class fighter pilots in the second world war. This is because "Tally-ho" is an actual hunting-with-dogs term, meaning the quarry has been sighted. The aviation usage is that an enemy plane has been sighted and the pilot is moving to engage. Has been explained as 'til es hault' or somesuch in French as used by the Norman overclass way back. 'He is halted'; meaning the prey hunted has stopped to fight or in exhaustion.
Tickity-Boo: running like a well-oiled machine.
Toodle-pip: goodbye. Almost never used in modern times. Deliberately quaint mangling of 'Toodle-oo' and 'Pip-pip'.