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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 11 May 2018, 8:25pm

mercalia wrote: Globish

"Even after the shock vote of Brexit, English -- or at least that simplified, beat-up version known as Globish -- is firmly rooted as the lingua franca of the Brussels elite."

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180318/french-language-eyes-le-comeback-as-britain-leaves-europe

le comeback
" Given the realities, no one believes that a push by France could see French return to its prominence during the EU's early days.

"The so-called francophonie is reliving a sweet dream from the past. Much like the British commonwealth, it's a nice idea but unattainable," the lobbyist Massin said."

The British have done their job, now time to move on

maybe the EU should join the British Commonwealth? :) :twisted: :lol:

Dengleutsch, German and English mixed

German will be, or already is, the biggest language in the EU, right? About 100m people speak it

Deutschland neben alles!
Germany beside everything!
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby mercalia » 11 May 2018, 8:32pm

brynpoeth wrote:
mercalia wrote: Globish

"Even after the shock vote of Brexit, English -- or at least that simplified, beat-up version known as Globish -- is firmly rooted as the lingua franca of the Brussels elite."

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180318/french-language-eyes-le-comeback-as-britain-leaves-europe

le comeback
" Given the realities, no one believes that a push by France could see French return to its prominence during the EU's early days.

"The so-called francophonie is reliving a sweet dream from the past. Much like the British commonwealth, it's a nice idea but unattainable," the lobbyist Massin said."

The British have done their job, now time to move on

maybe the EU should join the British Commonwealth? :) :twisted: :lol:

Dengleutsch, German and English mixed

German will be, or already is, the biggest language in the EU, right? About 100m people speak it

Deutschland neben alles!
Germany beside everything!


but who speaks German other than them?

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby mercalia » 15 May 2018, 7:55pm

this word is only for Windows 10 users

what should they call the inbuilt apps ? craps as that's what they are. who really wants them?

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby mercalia » 23 Jun 2018, 7:49pm

"doing a Merkel" some one tell me what this might mean?

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Jun 2018, 8:14pm

mercalia wrote:"doing a Merkel" some one tell me what this might mean?

To surprise people who had underestimated one, she did that many times after Helmut Kohl took her into his team, and after Edmund Stoiber had her for breakfast
Or waiting to see what happens

The "Merkel Raute", the way she holds her fingers together to form a diamond, will be her lasting legacy

Interesting fact about Frau M
Her dad was a pastor, he moved the family to the DDR when more people were going they other way, +1!
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Jun 2018, 8:16pm

I try to avoid using the word "supermarket", there is nothing super about one
"Food store" is correct use IMHO :wink:
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Bonefishblues » 23 Jun 2018, 8:42pm

"Winkitis" A term for certain posters' proclivity to use a certain emoticon in every post :wink:

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 23 Jun 2018, 8:49pm

Bonefishblues wrote:"Winkitis" A term for certain posters' proclivity to use a certain emoticon in every post :wink:

Plus One for observation, but it is not in every single one :?
I would use a heart in most posts, were it available
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Bonefishblues » 23 Jun 2018, 8:50pm

brynpoeth wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:"Winkitis" A term for certain posters' proclivity to use a certain emoticon in every post :wink:

Plus One for observation, but it is not in every single one :?
I would use a heart in most posts, were it available

Who might this be? :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

:D

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Jul 2018, 8:03pm

Bike-shaped object
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Grarea » 14 Jul 2018, 8:20pm

brynpoeth wrote:Bike-shaped object

I love this term.
I thank the cycling community for it.

It translates to so many items in life.
You get tomato shaped objects in the supermarket.
Shoe shaped objects that self destruct shortly after purchase.

Any cheap tool works the same way as they fall apart straight away if they are a screwdriver shaped object.
Someone even gave me some screw shaped objects.

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 14 Jul 2018, 8:28pm

Hi,
Today on Wimbletown, Nadal is serving and at the right moment Castle says it crunch time.................. :lol:
Thought I misheard for a moment.
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 18 Jul 2018, 5:33pm

Brino
B**x*t in name only

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 18 Jul 2018, 5:41pm

brynpoeth wrote:Brino
B**x*t in name only

BoJo

Whatever it is called, the UK will move from being half in the EU to being half out

Maybe nothing will change much at all really

Who will be the next inmate of Number Ten?
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Jul 2018, 5:13pm

NMU: non-motorised user: PoB, cyclist, PoF, horse+rider, skater, jogger, runner, wheelchair user (&c?)
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