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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby thirdcrank » 24 Dec 2017, 10:55am

661-Pete wrote:... In the days of the Ordinary, the only competing road transport was horse-and-cart. And the main danger was that of falling off from a height! ...


Bearing in mind that the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, merely consolidated existing statutes, it's worth bearing in mind s35

35. Whosoever, having the Charge of any Carriage or Vehicle, shall, by wanton or furious Driving or Racing, or other wilful Misconduct, or by wilful Neglect, do or cause to be done any bodily Harm to any Person whatsoever, shall be guilty of a Misdemeanor, and being convicted thereof shall be liable, at the Discretion of the Court, to be imprisoned for any Term not exceeding Two Years, with or without Hard Labour.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/186 ... 100_en.pdf

And it does seem that Dr Johnson enjoyed charging about in a post-chaise.

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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Dec 2017, 6:12pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
661-Pete wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:UpWrong: not a bent
Bent = DownRight

I complained once about that word. Surely both are 'right'?


It's humour - clearly the rover safety bicycle is an acceptable form of transport, but if getting lower (than an ordinary) was a safety improvement, then how much more is getting lower still ;)


Somewhere on these fora I read about encounters on narrow roads
A bent rider reported how he met a combine harvester. The driver switched it off completely and invited the bentrider to go underneath
How low can one get? :wink:
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby 661-Pete » 24 Dec 2017, 7:56pm

thirdcrank wrote:And it does seem that Dr Johnson enjoyed charging about in a post-chaise.
The Prince Regent was able to top that....
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For the record, I tried once or twice cycling up Keere Street. I failed. Pavé is like smooth tarmac compared to it. But I've seen other cyclists manage it....
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Dec 2017, 9:32pm

Skog, skoggy mess
Filthy thick grimy oily encrusted organic matter found on roads especially in winter especially in the gutter

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Diolch yn fawr iawn
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Dec 2017, 3:56pm

brexit

An ugly word for a bad idea
May have first been used on 15-5-2012 according to wikipedia
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 26 Dec 2017, 8:35pm

Whiner
Electric bus

Just dreamed it up :wink:
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 31 Dec 2017, 7:42am

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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 1 Jan 2018, 7:29pm

Parkhaus (German)

Much better than "multi-story-car-park" I think
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 3 Jan 2018, 3:14pm

Chutney = skog

Used by HeltorChasca, diolch
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 4 Jan 2018, 3:39pm

To *unbeeching*, to reopen a railway line (Cyril Haearn)

Dr Beeching was posthumously brought before a tribunal, he was found guilty (of what?) and sent to wait for the next train to call at Riccarton Junction
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 8 Jan 2018, 4:01pm

SWMBO
She Who Must Be Obeyed
I
I puzzled that out, hope I am right :D
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 8 Jan 2018, 4:05pm

TROTUK: the rest of the UK

trumpland: ameeerica!
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 9 Jan 2018, 1:58pm

Paraforumedic

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Re: New words/vocab encountered on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 15 Jan 2018, 7:40pm

Scroat [yorks]

Nasty animal, lives in Queensbury tunnel and elsewhere in the Top of England

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Cyril Haearn » 17 Jan 2018, 8:58pm

SMIDSY
Sorry mate I did not see you
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