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The Name Keef
Posted by: Damon ()
Date: November 4, 2010 05:46

I noticed on another board that when people called Keith Keef they would get irate

how do people feel about the name here ?

Keith refers to himself as Keef in his book...

just sayn... loving the book.

damon

Re: The Name Keef
Posted by: adotulipson ()
Date: November 4, 2010 09:42

As far as I know it's just an affectionate name for Keith Richards.
I don't know of it being used for any other Keith, so if someone says Keef I know they are referring to the one and only Keef Richards.

Re: The Name Keef
Posted by: ab ()
Date: November 4, 2010 13:45

People have referred to him as Keef since the late '60s, e.g., Keef Riffhard.

Re: The Name Keef
Date: November 4, 2010 14:43

The man says it himself on Main Offender: KEFF RIFF HARD

Re: The Name Keef
Posted by: jbgoode ()
Date: November 4, 2010 14:53


Re: The Name Keef
Posted by: Father Ted ()
Date: November 4, 2010 14:56

Keef is just an Estuary English mispronounciation of Keith e.g. instead of "I thought about going Thetford", an Estuary speaker says "I fawt abaht goin' tu fetford". It's really just the bollox talk of the ignorant English underclass these days!

"An ingenious and entertaining assemblage of nonsense" - James A. Van Allen

Re: The Name Keef
Posted by: LieB ()
Date: November 4, 2010 15:01

Quote
Father Ted
Keef is just an Estuary English mispronounciation of Keith e.g. instead of "I thought about going Thetford", an Estuary speaker says "I fawt abaht goin' tu fetford". It's really just the bollox talk of the ignorant English underclass these days!

grinning smiley

Re: The Name Keef
Posted by: mockingbird3 ()
Date: November 4, 2010 15:09

That ignorant underclass just full of bollocks talk if you ask me. BOLLOCKS BOLLOCKS BOLLOCKS. Uncouth. If they know their place, it's not devoid of a certain kind of low class ignorant ruffian charm...but how many of them do these days? Quite agree old chap. Quite.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2010-11-04 15:14 by mockingbird3.

Re: The Name Keef
Posted by: Rolling Hansie ()
Date: November 4, 2010 15:19

Quote
Father Ted
"I fawt abaht goin' tu fetford".

You mean something like this ??? spinning smiley sticking its tongue out



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Keep On Rolling smoking smiley

Re: The Name Keef
Posted by: Claire_M ()
Date: November 4, 2010 16:24

Quote
Father Ted
Keef is just an Estuary English mispronounciation of Keith e.g. instead of "I thought about going Thetford", an Estuary speaker says "I fawt abaht goin' tu fetford". It's really just the bollox talk of the ignorant English underclass these days!

Yes, I always assumed "Keef" was a playful echoing by the fans of the way Mick seems to pronounce Keith's name, at least onstage and on record ("hey Keef, wot you doing"). I've heard the accent referred to as Mockney.

Re: The Name Keef
Posted by: LeonidP ()
Date: November 4, 2010 16:56

Keef says in the book that as a youth he had a nickname with 'beef' in the title - it was earlier in the book so i forget the entire nickname -- but at Stones beginning (early 60s), he wrote his Aunt a letter (which he now has) and he signs it 'Keef', which he says was the next progression from 'beef', and he says this dispels the rumor that fans gave him this nickname in the late 60s.

Re: The Name Keef
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: November 4, 2010 18:42

I thought it came from the Moroccan variant that's somewhere between pot and hash called keef.



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