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:blink: You learn something new everyday :rolleyes:

 

For a short time in the 17th century, Newcastle exported large quantities of urine down the coast to Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, to be used in the production of alum (a dye fixative) for the textile industry [1]. The urine was collected from public urinals or barrels in the city and it has been suggested that this may be the origin of the popular (though mildly offensive) English phrase "taking the piss"

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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... ok I'll do it

 

 

"That originated here?... are you taking the micky?"

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