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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 9 May 2019, 5:14am
by brynpoeth
Cugel wrote:
mercalia wrote:not a new word just wonder why it had become popular, emphasising the bodily function that goes on there - EATERY what next start calling loos or toilets shitterys or pisserys?


As I am quite refined, I would prefer "defecatery" and micturatery".

What should we call the hankerchief? "Snotteratery" is too confusing. Is it one or is not one?

Cugel

After learning Welsh you could modernise Esperanto :wink:

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 12 May 2019, 6:45am
by brynpoeth
Council juice: tap water

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 13 May 2019, 8:14am
by gbnz
Quickly reading another thread, I'm not too clear what "breaks" are? I was under the impression that brakes are used to slow / stop a bike?

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 13 May 2019, 8:40am
by brynpoeth
A break is a breakaway group in a massed-start cycle race
Jens Voigt kept breaking away but did not win much, he got lots of awards for "most aggressive rider", aggression was rewarded :wink:
A street was named after him too

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 13 May 2019, 9:23am
by Cugel
gbnz wrote:Quickly reading another thread, I'm not too clear what "breaks" are? I was under the impression that brakes are used to slow / stop a bike?


Breaks are the very poor or non-functioning variety of brakes, so-named as that's what they result in - broken bikes and broken bones. :-)

Cugel

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 21 May 2019, 9:12am
by brynpoeth
Pod-estrians
Meander-thals
..
Smombies
Both used by Stradageek

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 22 May 2019, 2:54pm
by mercalia
folderol

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word means a trifling matter, or a meaningless refrain used in a song.

Jacob Rees-Mogg, says the changes announced by the PM yesterday were "folderol" - a new one on us, but apparently it means they were showy but useless.

yep thats what you are Rees-Mogg

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 22 May 2019, 2:58pm
by Mike Sales
mercalia wrote:folderol

Jacob Rees-Mogg, says the changes announced by the PM yesterday were "folderol" - a new one on us, but apparently it means they were showy but useless.

yep thats what you are Rees-Mogg


Not new, first occurs 1701. Entirely appropriate to Jake Tree-Frog's eighteenth century shtick.

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 22 May 2019, 4:33pm
by Bonefishblues
Cugel wrote:
gbnz wrote:Quickly reading another thread, I'm not too clear what "breaks" are? I was under the impression that brakes are used to slow / stop a bike?


Breaks are the very poor or non-functioning variety of brakes, so-named as that's what they result in - broken bikes and broken bones. :-)

Cugel

And Brakes will deliver you a lovely chicken pie to help your recovery when you discover that you have breaks instead of brakes.

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 22 May 2019, 5:15pm
by mercalia
Mike Sales wrote:
mercalia wrote:folderol

Jacob Rees-Mogg, says the changes announced by the PM yesterday were "folderol" - a new one on us, but apparently it means they were showy but useless.

yep thats what you are Rees-Mogg


Not new, first occurs 1701. Entirely appropriate to Jake Tree-Frog's eighteenth century shtick.


according to this forum title the word is new?

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 22 May 2019, 5:23pm
by Mike Sales
mercalia wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:
mercalia wrote:folderol

Jacob Rees-Mogg, says the changes announced by the PM yesterday were "folderol" - a new one on us, but apparently it means they were showy but useless.

yep thats what you are Rees-Mogg


Not new, first occurs 1701. Entirely appropriate to Jake Tree-Frog's eighteenth century shtick.


according to this forum title the word is new?



I'm not very clear what you are getting at.
Shtick may be new, to this forum anyway.

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 5 Jun 2019, 6:59pm
by brynpoeth
Some people drink 'red bull' to keep them going
..
I prefer Black Bull (coffee) or Brown Bull (tea) :wink:

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 6 Jun 2019, 8:41am
by mercalia
anti-anti-semitism - those against anti-semitism
anti-anti-anti-semitism . identifies those individuals (anti-anti-semites) who use the ascription of anti-semitism for hidden agendas or political gain

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48536402

anti-anti-anti-anti-semitism - the anti-anti-semites regarding the anti-anti-anti-semities as covering up anti-semitism

where does it stop? why this whole matter is confusing

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 6 Jun 2019, 12:20pm
by Cugel
mercalia wrote:anti-anti-semitism - those against anti-semitism
anti-anti-anti-semitism . identifies those individuals (anti-anti-semites) who use the ascription of anti-semitism for hidden agendas or political gain

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-48536402

anti-anti-anti-anti-semitism - the anti-anti-semites regarding the anti-anti-anti-semities as covering up anti-semitism

where does it stop? why this whole matter is confusing


It's worse than that. Paradoxia can spread like shingles, from contemplation of these lexicographical cogitations! For example:

I am anti the antis and can't tolerate the intolerant. Gawd!

Cugel the confused and confounded

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Posted: 30 Jun 2019, 4:15pm
by brynpoeth
Yes-vember
(brynpoeth/hospice seminar person)
11th month, best time for cycling