Re: Ahh colloquial meanings of words.
I was quite surprised when "Married with Children" was airing and Al Bundy, commenting on his wife Peggy, made a proclamation along the lines of; "and that's why I married a wanker". I believe she was said to have hailed from "Wanker County".
It was only some time later that I discovered Wanker is a common American surname, and not as derogatory as it sounded.
And then there's "Ginger Minge".
Just popping outside to get myself a fag and some sticky buns.