[Ads-l] go for a "Burton"--a 1944 etymology guess

Peter Morris peter_morris_1 at BLUEYONDER.CO.UK
Wed Aug 19 20:39:18 UTC 2015


This is my first posting. I hope it attaches to the thread correctly.
Apologies if not.


Here's  a different early (1943) suggested etymology: 
http://tinyurl.com/pt3emtn

"The Cockney has taken his rhyming slang with him into the
Services. "Cape of Good Hope" is still -as it was in the last 
war- "soap"; and "gone for a Burton" is "Gone for certain."

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