From canine behaviour:
    Anyone who thinks this must be barking. (Daily Telegraph, 19 October 2000 — the British Rail operator was asked by government simultaneously to increase traffic density, to eliminate delays, and to operate a zero defect safety policy)
   A cockney may in similar fashion describe another as East Ham, which is one stop before Barking on the London tube railway network.

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  • Barking — Barking …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Barking — steht für Barking, einen Stadtteil von London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Barking ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Heribert Barking (1912–1992), deutscher Unternehmer Diese Seite ist eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Barking — Barking, Stadt in der engl. Grafschaft Essex, 6 km östlich von London (s. Karte »Umgebung von London«), am Barking Creek, mit Ruinen einer Benediktinerabtei (von 670) und (1901) 21,547 Einw. An der Mündung des Barking Creek in die Themse (3 km… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Barking! — is a British children s TV series shown on CITV. It stars Katy McGowan as Jezza, a teenage girl with a talking dog named Georgie, voiced by Will Mellor. Other major characters in the show include Jezza s mother, Pippa (Robin Weaver), her… …   Wikipedia

  • Barking —   [ bɑːkɪȖ], ehemalige selbstständige Stadt in England, bildet seit 1965 mit Dagenham den östlichen Londoner Stadtbezirk (London Borough) Barking and Dagenham, 143 700 Einwohner …   Universal-Lexikon

  • barking — mad UK [ˌbɑː(r)kɪŋ ˈmæd] / US [ˌbɑrkɪŋ ˈmæd] or barking UK [ˈbɑː(r)kɪŋ] / US [ˈbɑrkɪŋ] adjective British informal completely crazy …   English dictionary

  • Barking — [bär′kiŋ] former municipal borough of SE England: now, with Dagenham, constituting a borough (Barking and Dagenham) of Greater London: pop. 144,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Barking — Barking, Marktflecken links am Roding in der englischen Grafschaft Essex; Fischerei: 3000 Ew. 870 von den Dänen zerstört …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • barking — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ completely mad …   English terms dictionary

  • Barking — infobox UK place official name= Barking london borough= Barking Dagenham region= London country= England constituency westminster= Barking post town= BARKING postcode area= IG postcode district= IG11 dial code= 020 os grid reference= TQ440840… …   Wikipedia

  • Barking F.C. — Infobox Football club clubname = Barking fullname = Barking Football Club nickname = The Blues founded = c.1865 (as Barking Woodville) (merged with East Ham 2001, reformed 2006) ground = Mayesbook Park, Lodge Avenue, Dagenham capacity = chairman …   Wikipedia