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It wasn’t only Lackey’s bril­liant and de­ter­mined rid­ing which caught the pub­lic eye, the lad had a whole litany of terms al­most in­com­pre­hen­si­bly alien to the UK and Eu­ro­pean scene of more than 45 years ago… Out went ‘press­ing on’ and ‘a chap to watch…’ and in came ‘ WFO’ and ‘check out.’ Martin Christie com­piled this list in 1954 and I’ve shame­lessly pinched it… of course we’re all fa­mil­iar with such terms these days… and there’s much less “cor blimey, mate, are you an Amer­i­can…”

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