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Can someone please explain the word 'Choys'


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Hi

I've come across a couple of references to the word 'Choys', at least that what it seems to be

Cs for a Colonel who cant stand a noise,

So silence for once is imposed on the Choys.

and

G stands for Grand where, Im told by a few,

The Choys often go. I dont think so, do you?

Does anyone know what 'Choys' is

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When you say 'that's what it seems to be" is that because it is handwritten? Could it be Boys?

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Choice - used to mean a 'fashionable' crowd. The writer is maybe trying to mimic the fashionable drawl of what would later be called the Chelsea set or the Sloane Rangers (or perhaps they cannot spell).. The crowd at Ascot was sometime referred to as the choice.

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Hi

I've come across a couple of references to the word 'Choys', at least that what it seems to be

Cs for a Colonel who cant stand a noise,

So silence for once is imposed on the Choys.

and

G stands for Grand where, Im told by a few,

The Choys often go. I dont think so, do you?

Does anyone know what 'Choys' is

What's the date of this text, and what is it? Obviously a jokey ABC, but in what publication? This would help.

Liz

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Choy is a type of Chinese cabbage, so perhaps instead of a Sloane Ranger reference, it was meant as an insulting description of 'others'.

Bob

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Sorry guys & gals, I don't have any other details; by your comments its obviously not a military term so I think it best we toss this one in the bin.

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My guess is that the word is almost certainly "Bhoys" - a popular word, at the time, meaning the same as today's "the Lads".

Tom

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