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Wednesday 22nd October 2014
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Where Does 'Fanny Fanackapan' Come From?

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Where does the expression 'fanny fanackapan' come from?
Leslie, Hampton

 

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**definitive**
Name: James
Qualification: Asked his aunt who used to say it
Answer: Comes from Gracie Fields - she used to use it a lot. That's why older people use it. One of her characters used it in her shows


Name: Phil, Lincolnshire
Qualification: Spike Milligan wrote a poem using it so he wrote to him to ask about it and Spike replied
Answer: A 'fanackapan' is a Lincolnshire term meaning 'little dear' - it is a term of endearment from a mother to a daughter.

 

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