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#1 2017-12-07 04:47:26

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 989

'brand spangling new' for 'brand spanking new'

Spangle and its variants are rarely used, except for the starry banner of course, so I was surprised to find it supplanting spanking in this phrase, although the sense of spanking here is probably even more obscure. (There was a make of boiled sweets called Spangles, which unaccountably disappeared in the 1980s; the colours of the Old English variety were particularly entrancing. Utterly irrelevant of course, but many of us miss them still.)

Yep, it’s up in a brand spangling new ‘Drains’ section.

And just like that, a few months after the closing of St John Hotel, a brand spangling new phoenix rises from the yet-to-settled ashes, and what a fine beautiful bird this turned out to be.

And while other reviews spoke about things becoming worn & taddier, yes, they aren’t brand spangling new, but they appear well cared for.

Hi Folks My brand spangling new KLR 650 was rolled out of my garage by some thieving F**kers the night before last.

The batteries in both basses are brand spangling new and the pedal itself is running off a 9vDC power adapter (which i’ve also crosschecked with other adapters).

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#2 Today 05:55:20

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 989

Re: 'brand spangling new' for 'brand spanking new'

There’s the glitter of the newly-minted in this simbling too.

If a brand sparkling new home appeals, look no further.

She has a new name, a new look, and a brand-sparkling new reputation.

A brand-sparkling-new adaptation of Shakespeare’s whimsical classic about fairies, love potions and talking donkeys.

The locker rooms are brand sparkling new and very clean, in fact the whole place is immaculate.

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