05 Jan '18 14:08>
Originally posted by @suzianneI didn't actually know what a 'tinker' was until I looked it up. It is defined as someone who travels from place to place mending metal utensils.
Could you explain why "tinker" is considered "offensive"?
'If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no need for tinkers.' is an expression I seem to recall from childhood, although I don't have a clue what it means.
'Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man,beggar man, thief.' was another childish saying, maybe used when skipping or something?
Not to give a 'tinkers cuss' was not to care at all about something, and 'you little tinker' was a mild rebuke to a naughty child.
None of which moves anything forward really, but it passed a few minutes...