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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby mercalia » 24 Nov 2019, 4:09pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:NOS
Seen it a few times on these fora, I think it means New Old Stock
Are cycle parts still as good as new after twenty years in a box?


Yes New Old Stock. Why not? I have some spare RSX gear ( STI/changers and chainset) bits some of which I bought 20 years ago and some I bought from Ebay and they look as good as new. I bought them as spares for my Dawes 1-Down. I wonder whether I will ever use them though, but best to be on the safe side as they work really well on that bike, modern bits couldnt be any better.

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Nov 2019, 4:53pm

After years of storage plastic may degrade, lubricant likewise, metals may fuse
..
The Grauniad had a good NOS story a while ago, someone discovered some chutney she had made 30 years before
[plus one, date marking, minus one, stock not rotated]
A laboratory tested the mature product: fit for consumption, and has a very strong distinctive taste :wink:
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby mercalia » 2 Dec 2019, 12:40pm

Freegan

some one who dont buy food but scavenges from eg super market bins


https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=134162

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 14 Dec 2019, 9:58am

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 5 Jan 2020, 4:15pm

Othering, verb: "to other"

Can anyone define or explain?

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 5 Jan 2020, 5:13pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Jockxit

It’s about SNP / Scottish blithering about leaving the U.K. Good luck with that :lol:

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 21 Jan 2020, 3:47pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:BF Black Friday 29.3.2019

Or Independence Day, depending on how one voted? :wink:

BF 31.1.2020 is a Friday too :?
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 30 Jan 2020, 8:48pm

TOIL
Time Off In Lieu
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Mike Sales » 30 Jan 2020, 9:01pm

Have we used "zoonotic" yet?

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby kylecycler » 30 Jan 2020, 9:12pm

Saw a word I'd never seen before on Annemiek van Vleuten's Twitter yesterday - 'ravitaillering'. I thought at first maybe she'd got her languages mixed up (she's Dutch, of course) but it seems to be a French-derived cycling term like randonneuring, etc. It means refuelling, in this case with mangostinos, a Colombian fruit!

https://twitter.com/AvVleuten/status/12 ... 2720890880

Don't know if it will ever catch on enough to fall into everyday use - it's a bit of a mouthful. :wink:

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 30 Jan 2020, 9:47pm

Black Thursday
31.12.2020
According to the Guardian not much changes on 31.1
I wish they would start negotiating now :?
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 30 Jan 2020, 9:49pm

Super Tuesday
03.03.2020
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby 661-Pete » 2 Feb 2020, 9:15am

Not from this forum, but a word I've come to abhor.
"Smart".

Yes we've seen the plague of s****phones erupt, to the dismay of anyone seeking peace and quiet while walking in the street, on the train, etc. All those zombies glued to their devices, totally oblivious to the world about them. It was never such a problem in the days of ordinary mobile phones. Anyway, I absolutely refuse to have a s-phone myself. Mrs P has one, but she needs it for her voluntary work as a Councillor.

And s****-motorways! We have just learned what a fiasco that was - altthough I could have bleated "I told you so!" any time since I first drove along one.

Word processors nowadays insert 's****' punctuation marks wherever they see fit. Fine if they do what I want them to do. But not if I don't....

I admit to coming across the word SMART in a crossword puzzle I did recently. But the setter, with obvious intent to mislead, had applied it in the sense of to 'hurt' or 'sting'. In that sense, I'm happy to use the word.
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby TrevA » 3 Feb 2020, 10:19pm

IIFYM.

If It Fits Your Macros. A way of eating that balances carbs, proteins and fats to certain percentages of total food intake.
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby mercalia » 11 Feb 2020, 10:16pm

Juice Jacking

Is the prevalence of public usb sockets where you can charge your smartphone. BUT it seems there is a risk of so called Juice jacking, since the usb port is also a data conduit


https://blog.malwarebytes.com/explained/2019/11/explained-juice-jacking/