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    Hey everyone- This post is a question for all the UK GitPers out there. Is there a correct spelling of bollox/bollux/bollocks/etc? I've seen it a couple of different ways, so maybe it varies? (It's for dialogue in a book for a character who's Welsh. I knew someone from Wales who, if memory serves, spelled it bollox, but I'm not entirely sure anymore.)

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    I'm not from the UK, but I'd spell it "bollocks".
    LEO agrees with this.
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    I think the phrase rhymes with 'clucking bell'.

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    It is definately Bollocks.

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    Default Re: Bollux/Bollox/Bollocks?

    In before lock *eyeroll*

    What purpose does this thread serve that a Google search wouldn't have answered better?

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    Ah, Wikipedia. One of these days I'll remember that it holds the answers to all life's questions. Thanks! (I might go with "bollox," though, as that's mentioned in there as a useage designed to make it seem less vulgar, as it fits in better with the character.)
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    Agreed.
    The UK also has an incredible number of words both medical, physiological and just slang for testicles. Don't neglect them! ;)
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    In before lock *eyeroll*

    What purpose does this thread serve that a Google search wouldn't have answered better?
    Thanks for the friendly reply. If you figure the thread's a waste of your time, why bother to reply at all?

    The reason I figured I'd ask here is because I'd rather get it from someone who's a part of the culture it comes from rather than look it up on a Google search, especially as I've seen it in multiple variants. (I'd rather look out the window and see the weather directly than look up the weather on Yahoo, for example.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muz View Post
    Ah, Wikipedia. One of these days I'll remember that it holds the answers to all life's questions. Thanks! (I might go with "bollox," though, as that's mentioned in there as a useage designed to make it seem less vulgar, as it fits in better with the character.)
    Now, there we go. Asking US for advice and then not taking it. Back in the old days, they would feed you to the pigs for that!
    I think the phrase rhymes with 'clucking bell'.

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    Well I'm still open to input. My threads usually don't garner much response, so I figured that's all I'd get.
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    It's spelt "bollocks".

    FYI, most anything spelled with an X at the end is probably an informal misspelling of a word that sounds like that.

    And I could say something similar about the U you put there, but actually they are used as weak vowels in some words (though for the sake of spelling something as you hear it, it could be written with almost any vowel).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FdL View Post
    FYI, most anything spelled with an X at the end is probably an informal misspelling of a word that sounds like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom_Violence View Post
    Box! Fox! Mix! This pagex!

    Yeah, but you know what I'm talking about. I didn't formulate it correctly. It would be for plural words mostly.

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    Bollocks. (I'm from South Africa, but we learn the Queen's English here )

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    Quote Originally Posted by FdL View Post
    Yeah, but you know what I'm talking about. I didn't formulate it correctly. It would be for plural words mostly.

    BTW, crossword helper? That's cheap! :p
    Hah, is that what that is? I just Googled 'words ending in x'.

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    BOLLOCKS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCR View Post
    I'm not from the UK, but I'd spell it "bollocks".
    LEO agrees with this.
    Pssht, honestly guys, nevermind the bollocks. *rolls eyes hoping he got that intertexual reference correct*
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    i usually use the -ux because it sounds sooooo cool.

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    Pssht, honestly guys, nevermind the bollocks. *rolls eyes hoping he got that intertexual reference correct*
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    I believe this thread has served it's purpose, we are now all educated in spelling bollocks
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