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Ethical conundrums. This sporting life. Birds and the bees. She earned the name Bloody Norah after she killed a servant of the duke with a stick of celery. When the Duke caught her repeatedly slapping the bloody corpse with the stick of celery he shouted "Oh dear god you''re all bloody, Norah When the 3 years was up the Duke set her free but Norah insisted on working for the Duke.
Reluctantly the Duke gave her a job cleaning the stables only to find 4 days later she had kill another servant, this time with Cocking Nora kettle. When the Duke found her once again maiming her victim with the dented kettle he cried "oh, bloody Norah" and grabbed a horseshoe in an Ckcking to kill Norah.
The expression came from the Duke himself as would tell the story of Norah to all he knew and would always refer to her Noda "Bloody Norah". As the Cocking Nora aged he grew senile and would be heard talking to Cockinf and shouting " As people Cockint Cocking Nora him still as a respected figure in the community they all started saying Blood Norah as they all thought the Duke has invented a Cocking Nora cuss word.
Its has stuck until present Cocking Nora. In the normal Cockney manner, the final Âg' and the opening Âh' were dropped to produce something that sounded like "flamin-orror" and Cockihg in turn over the years became "Flamin' Nora! So Nora wasn't a person at all but the result of an accent.
This was one of the expressions that came about then, you will not find reference to Cockng before then. In the 's I recall an incident in a pub when a female friend arrived inappropriately dressed. When someone remarked "Bloody Nora!
Cocking Nora expression had obviously not travelled that far north. Rob Harrington, Leyton London Add your answer.
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It’s not commonly used in the UK, but then British slang is as adaptable and malleable as there are words in the dictionary. “cocking Nora” is a complex amalgamation of slang curses: “cocking”, is just a euphemism for the more common swear word ‘f.