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Re: New verb

Postby tim-b » 18 Aug 2019, 6:58am

Hi
" . . . . segway into . . . . . "

..."segue" from the Italian segue, an instruction in music "now follows". If you've seen it in that context then it's accurate, but no less irritating when mangled by radio announcers :D

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Re: New verb

Postby tim-b » 18 Aug 2019, 7:10am

Hi
The Oxford English Dictionary added the noun "e-bike" in March, it won't be too long before "I e-bike..." takes hold :D
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Re: New verb

Postby tim-b » 18 Aug 2019, 7:43am

Hi
Has anyone ever eaten a pringle?

Very tasty, and they burn well too (youtube link), unlike buckled bicycle wheels
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Re: New verb

Postby brynpoeth » 18 Aug 2019, 7:48am

Some words and things disappear, one hopes this happens to segwaiys
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Re: New verb

Postby Bmblbzzz » 18 Aug 2019, 11:28am

It's a long time since I saw a Segway. I guess they're a bit impractical compared to electric skateboards and those self-balancing electric monowheels.

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Re: New verb

Postby nez » 18 Aug 2019, 11:45am

tim-b wrote:Hi
The Oxford English Dictionary added the noun "e-bike" in March, it won't be too long before "I e-bike..." takes hold :D
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then they'll back form gerundives from it. Oh dear...

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Re: New verb

Postby reohn2 » 18 Aug 2019, 12:03pm

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Re: New verb

Postby simonhill » 18 Aug 2019, 12:21pm

brynpoeth wrote:Some words and things disappear, one hopes this happens to segwaiys


A number of countries use Segways in airports for police. Thailand is one and you often see fully armed and armoured police on them.

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Re: New verb

Postby fausto copy » 18 Aug 2019, 3:23pm

Somewhere up-thread someone mentioned records (as in vinyl) but I thought the term for them was "warped".

And thinking about it, how does the term "buckled" really describe a pringled wheel?

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brynpoeth wrote: How do they taste?

Personally, I think they taste horrible. Yet strangely, whenever I eat one, I find myself wanting another. And another. And another. That's a genius piece of product design.


I wouldn't say they taste horrible, otherwise one wouldn't eat them, but there's something in them that makes you want to eat the whole damn tube, even knowing they're no good for you.
Could it be that old MSG hidden in there somewhere?

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Re: New verb

Postby Oldjohnw » 18 Aug 2019, 4:47pm

I do hate it when people verbify nouns.
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Re: New verb

Postby flat tyre » 18 Aug 2019, 8:54pm

Surely its segue?

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Re: New verb

Postby Bmblbzzz » 19 Aug 2019, 12:35pm

fausto copy wrote:Somewhere up-thread someone mentioned records (as in vinyl) but I thought the term for them was "warped".

Warped would be the more common term in that context but pringled describes the same resultant shape.

And thinking about it, how does the term "buckled" really describe a pringled wheel?

Not sure how it wouldn't. I suppose strictly speaking buckled should only be used to describe the result of buckling whereas pringled describes the shape however caused, but in practice is not a pringled wheel usually caused by buckling? There might be something I'm overlooking here and I'd like to know what it is. Please explain!

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Re: New verb

Postby bovlomov » 19 Aug 2019, 1:53pm

The London Olympic velodrome is informally named 'The Pringle' on account of its roof (which is Pringle shaped). Was it some sort of in-joke by the architects, thinking of buckled bicycle wheels?

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Re: New verb

Postby Mick F » 19 Aug 2019, 2:44pm

tim-b wrote:Hi
Has anyone ever eaten a pringle?

Very tasty, and they burn well too (youtube link)
Are Pringles cheaper than fire lighters?

I reckon they probably are!
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Re: New verb

Postby fausto copy » 19 Aug 2019, 3:37pm

Bmblbzzz wrote:
fausto copy wrote:Somewhere up-thread someone mentioned records (as in vinyl) but I thought the term for them was "warped".

Warped would be the more common term in that context but pringled describes the same resultant shape.

And thinking about it, how does the term "buckled" really describe a pringled wheel?

Not sure how it wouldn't. I suppose strictly speaking buckled should only be used to describe the result of buckling whereas pringled describes the shape however caused, but in practice is not a pringled wheel usually caused by buckling? There might be something I'm overlooking here and I'd like to know what it is. Please explain!


I was merely asking where the term buckle comes from, in relation to a mangled wheel.

To me buckles tend to mean fastenings; as on shoes, belts or saddlebags. :?