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    Quote Originally Posted by mattcollins171 View Post
    NECKER

    A scarf is the thing that Tom Baker wears.
    Sry Matt but Tom Baker wears a necker
















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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Is a necker! Anyone who thinks its a scarf should get their winter scarf out and compare them.
    Ah, so all those little scraps of delicate multi-coloured silk in my wardrobe that I use to adorn my posh outfits are actually neckers after all?

    Bet Coco Chanel is turning in her grave!

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    Quote Originally Posted by big chris View Post
    scarf... i never hear necker in london or the south east. scarf scarf scarf
    SOrry CHris, but I do use it down here
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    Put your knickers on!!!!

    I had a leader transfer from a Lincolnshire a few years ago and up until then we had always called them scarves.

    One evening I over heard her say to the Cubs "make sure you have your knickers on". My heart went into overdrive as I raced over to find out why they had taken them off in the first place only to find them adjusting their scarves. We were all helpless and even now it still makes us laugh.

    I'm a convert to 'Necker' when with the Cubs but I still talk to parents and other leaders about Scarves. Confused or what!

    It must be a regional thing as to what you call it surely?

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    UMmm, this one made me think, I use both terms and probably equally. I prefer to call it a necker, don't know why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiftypete View Post
    What term do you use for the Uniform item worn around the neck?
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    Locally it's known as a necker, so I had to change to avoid confusion

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    well its official

    NECKERCHIEF

    http://eng.thejamboree.org/takePart/ist/health/#Rules

    Neckerchiefs & Passes: These must be worn at all times during the event. They help everyone to identify each other and prevent outsiders from entering the site.

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    When i was a scout it was scarf in south london but when i moved to northants it is a necker and i do profer necker
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    When I was a Cub, Scout, Venture, and a Leader in Hampshire it was a Neckerchief but when I Moved to London they call it a Scalf and the other leaders correct me every time I ask the Scouts to put on a Neckerchief !!!!!
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    I have alwayed called it a scarf

    guess it is just semiology and semantics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penny E View Post
    Ah, so all those little scraps of delicate multi-coloured silk in my wardrobe that I use to adorn my posh outfits are actually neckers after all?

    Bet Coco Chanel is turning in her grave!
    Well if its the same triangular shape, then its a necker, if its rectangular its a scarf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    Well if its the same triangular shape, then its a necker, if its rectangular its a scarf.
    Keith, please promise me you'll never try to emulate Trinny & Susannah.

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    It's always been a necker for me, but I guess calling it a scarf is easier for the uninitiated to understand when trying to describe it.

    I have also found in Scouting there to be differing terminology for those rectangular things that a few people can sit on together. I call them benches, but I have heard some Southern Scouters calling them 'forms'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    I have also found in Scouting there to be differing terminology for those rectangular things that a few people can sit on together. I call them benches, but I have heard some Southern Scouters calling them 'forms'
    The cubs call them tables, and must think I call them get offs
    Last edited by Daniel; 17-07-2007 at 05:29 PM. Reason: quote repair

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    I agree that 'scarf' is a southern phrase! I grew up in North London and was a Colony Helper and it was always a scarf. But.... have moved to Worcestershire and am now a BSL and its definitely necker around here. Its taken me 4 years to get used to it and now I can't stop saying necker!!!

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