Royal Navy skipper whose wee boats ran out of fuel in the middle of a massive Nato exercise faced a real double whammy.
An epidemic of ponged-up dealers, trawling nightclubs, knocking out phials of QMSJ (Queen Mother's Sponge Juice, or Queenies) with a boggle-eyed assurance that "It's pukkah
GOOD: Brill, ace, snazzy, wicked, decent, that was bombs, that was all there, bad, blaster, smart, ming, the lick, rean, rough, pukkah
His father's parents "emigrated to tanganyika territory / as colonizers / parted their india ruled in portuguese / conceived my father as a british protected person / he emigrated before independence / a self-taught pukkah
She's not pukkah
, they're upper middle class, not top-drawer.
Earlier last century, pukkah
came to mean 'of, or appropriate to, high or respectable society', while in the 80s the word was a firm favourite of Del Boy's in the classic TV comedy Only Fools and Horses, when his knock-off gear was anything but genuine, legal or authentic.