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vkhu
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 9:31:54 AM
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‘No, no!’ she said hastily. ‘Only that old friendship, quite simple, no love.’

‘Then why should the fellow take the blame? If he’s had nothing out of you?’

‘Some men are chivalrous and don’t only count what they get out of a woman,’ said Hilda.

One for me, eh? But who’s the johnny?’

What does "one for me" mean here? I tried looking it up but this is a bit generic.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:04:54 AM

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Hello vkhu.
It would be different, depending on whether the second speaker is a man or a woman - and what they are talking about.

I guess that they are both women and they are talking about having sex with someone - a one-night-stand. I guess this is more of Lady Chatterly.

Hilda - ‘No, no! Only that old friendship, quite simple, no love.’

Second woman - ‘Then why should the fellow take the blame? If he’s had nothing out of you?’

Hilda - ‘Some men are chivalrous and don’t only count what they get out of a woman.’

Second woman - ‘One for me, eh? But who’s the johnny?’

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"One for me" seems to mean that the liaison is (from their point of view) just for the woman's pleasure. No responsibilities, no promises made, no concerns about anyone else - just for her.


Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
vkhu
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 10:25:00 AM
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Perhaps I should have elaborate more. The scene is like this: Hilda is the sister of Connie, and is talking to Connie's lover (Mellors).

Connie's: ‘No, no! Only that old friendship, quite simple, no love.’

Mellors: ‘Then why should the fellow take the blame? If he’s had nothing out of you?’

Hilda: ‘Some men are chivalrous and don’t only count what they get out of a woman.’

Mellors: ‘One for me, eh? But who’s the johnny?’
Romany
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 11:39:38 AM
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Sorry, but this time I'm not with Drago at all.

Surely he's saying "Oh. So you're having a go at me, are you?" or "That was intended for me,wasn't it?" "One in the eye for me." "That's aimed at me." or other things along those lines. It's a reference to "‘Some men are chivalrous and don’t only count what they get out of a woman."

In modern parlance it'd be "'Avin' a larf, then?" or "Takin' the piss, are we?"
vkhu
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 11:44:45 AM
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That makes sense. Thank you.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2018 12:12:04 PM

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Romany wrote:
Sorry, but this time I'm not with Drago at all.

Yea - I was wrong . . .Shhh

I got it totally the wrong way around as I thought the second speaker was a second woman.
Of course, to a man, the insult in the third line would appear to be a 'personal dig'.

- ‘Some men are chivalrous and don’t only count what they get out of a woman.’
- "That tells me, doesn't it?"

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