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Raven

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Gollywogs.
« on: Feb 13, 2020, 01:34:30 PM »

Do you know the history of Golly's? I didn't until I came across this wee item......INTERESTING, I thought. ;D



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« Reply #1 on: Feb 13, 2020, 01:37:37 PM »
For your bonus point what is the connection with jam?
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Re: Gollywogs.
« Reply #2 on: Feb 13, 2020, 01:45:15 PM »

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Re: Gollywogs.
« Reply #3 on: Feb 13, 2020, 01:48:33 PM »
The Egyptian origin is one theory, the one I know is that he was invented as a character by Florence Upton who wrote children's books, and his appearance was based on minstrels.   
http://www.historyofdolls.com/history-of-famous-dolls/history-of-golliwog/


Such a pity that part of the word became a widely used derogative term for anyone with dark skin.  So the golly is now persona non grata.
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 13, 2020, 01:51:17 PM »
How about that.
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 13, 2020, 02:12:48 PM »
What a lot of interesting information has been jammed into this thread.
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 13, 2020, 02:34:56 PM »
 Careful, the PC brigade will come around. Hide your gollies! 😁

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« Reply #7 on: Feb 13, 2020, 05:01:57 PM »
What a lot of interesting information has been jammed into this thread.


Boom boom!  ;D
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Re: Gollywogs.
« Reply #8 on: Feb 13, 2020, 05:21:55 PM »
I always keep my goolies well hidden.
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« Reply #9 on: Feb 13, 2020, 05:43:46 PM »
I always keep my goolies well hidden.


Ashy are you dyslexic? ;D ;D ;D

Ashy

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« Reply #10 on: Feb 13, 2020, 05:58:50 PM »
I used to do a lot of cycling.
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« Reply #11 on: Feb 13, 2020, 06:09:10 PM »
I used to do a lot of cycling.


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« Reply #12 on: Feb 13, 2020, 07:49:25 PM »
I remember about 50 years ago my cousin was collecting Robertson gollywogs.  She had a big collection and I asked her today if she still has them and she has.
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Re: Gollywogs.
« Reply #13 on: Feb 13, 2020, 08:04:07 PM »
Do you know the history of Golly's? I didn't until I came across this wee item......INTERESTING, I thought. ;D




There is absolutely no evidence for this according to the OED, it's a well worn myth apparently.

Wogg may have been derived from GOLLIWOGG which was first used in a book by Florence Kate Upton called "The Adventures Of Two Dutch Dolls And A Golliwogg" published in 1895.

It is better not to believe anything you read on the Internet without spending some time looking for corroborative evidence.  :)

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« Reply #14 on: Feb 13, 2020, 09:12:10 PM »
very true GOF , hence I am not very often on the P. forum  ;D
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