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wot no .......
« on: June 12, 2014, 04:59:43 PM »
for those who are not familiar with "chads" my house has one in the attic put there by the builders in the render when building the house in 1929 . it used to be a saying at our house WOT NO ....... tell me i am not the only one  ;)

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilroy_was_here
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Re: wot no .......
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2014, 05:13:59 PM »
We had Chad Valley toys. Any common ground there? Never was into these but I remember the folks talking of them. Quite a big craze in its day.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2014, 06:30:25 PM »
What.....No Invacars?

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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2014, 06:34:43 PM »
 :D
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2014, 06:55:26 PM »
Wot no on tow
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 07:39:12 AM »
There was an article about them on the BBC news site, to do with D Day. It stated that Chads originated in US shipyards during the later stages of the Vera Lynne War when, thanks to British money under Lend lease,  the yards were stepping up production hugely for D Day. A lot of the work was rushed and shoddy, so an Inspector had to walk around all the vessels and mark them with chalk once he had passed them. The workers soon got their own pieces of chalk and made fake marks!

 So, according to BBC, the Inspectors invented Chads to warn the workers that they were being watched.

So If Richard's Chad is definitely from 1929 this proves that it did not originate there and then, I suggest you contact the Beeb and put them right!
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2014, 09:08:48 AM »
One theory is that it started as this.

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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2014, 09:19:12 AM »
^  Wot, no Complete Circuit?
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2014, 09:55:25 AM »
I always though Kilroy was a Civil Engineer inspector in the Indian Raj. Chad, invented by a newspaper?
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