[lit-ideas] Re: "Geezer" versus "Codger"

  • From: Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 12:10:35 +0100 (BST)

Simon Ward and Robert Paul are right to suggest that in current UK usage
"geezer" lacks any necessary derogatory connotation and may even be positive
('diamond geezer') but it may be used negatively ('dodgy geezer'). It is
equivalent to 'bloke'.

Geezer, like 'bloke', also does not suggest an old person but "codger" does
-the 'old' is kind of implicit.

The Diamond not Dodgy Geezer
Though my loan application has just been turned down by that puffed-up codger
at the Grameen Bank for some reason

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