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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 20 Jan 2018, 9:54pm

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Cyril Haearn » 23 Jan 2018, 10:41am

MAMIL : lycra lout
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Mistik-ka » 23 Jan 2018, 11:03pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:MAMIL : lycra lout

Surely there is a difference between these? A middle-aged man may not show himself to his best visual advantage when wearing tight lycra, and some may suggest that he's indulging in a bit of self-delusion by dressing in a fashion that meets with more general approval when fitted to a younger body, but that scarcely makes him a lout. (Lout = Rough, crude, or ill-mannered — Oxford English Dictionary.)

A MAMIL might (or might not, depending on my mood) make me smile :roll: ; a lycra lout is more likely to inspire a frown :evil: .

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby thirdcrank » 24 Jan 2018, 10:00am

Without any real knowledge, I'd have assumed that lycra lout was straight from the Daily Wail, but that MAMIL was coined by other, slimmer and perhaps younger riders. :? It's from the same lexicon as "all the gear but no idea." I seem to remember leather-jacket lout from my teens.

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby mercalia » 24 Jan 2018, 3:11pm

thirdcrank wrote:Without any real knowledge, I'd have assumed that lycra lout was straight from the Daily Wail, but that MAMIL was coined by other, slimmer and perhaps younger riders. :? It's from the same lexicon as "all the gear but no idea." I seem to remember leather-jacket lout from my teens.


mamils by lyrca louts who laugh at this preposterous old man trying to ape them?

any way this forums attempts to reinvent are pale by comparison with Davos, the rich mans club?

maybe we can recycle a few of them?

Resilience imperative describes what an audax rider or long distance tourist needs?

Risk interconnections the stations where someone with a bike has to swap trains on an advanced ticket in particular so cant afford to arrive on a train that is late

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42791874

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Jan 2018, 2:44pm

Shedgineering

Anyone not understand what that is? :wink:
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Cyril Haearn » 25 Jan 2018, 8:41pm

Humblebrag

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Jan 2018, 2:28pm

Village
Used to mean a small settlement, a few houses, often no shops
Now it means all shops, no houses (Bicester Village for example)
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby mercalia » 28 Jan 2018, 7:34pm

seems like you are here on your own lol

I have never been to Bi-cester ( Win-Chester) pronounced Bister I wondered where the heck it was when I heard on the train next stop Bister lol I have seen the cute olde worlde uniforms on Marylebone Station, I wondered what that is all about. So its a large shopping Mall then like Bluewater near Dartford?

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby PDQ Mobile » 28 Jan 2018, 7:38pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Shedgineering

Anyone not understand what that is? :wink:

Getting drunk in the garden shed on (ever more popular)Welsh Gin.

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Jan 2018, 8:08pm

mercalia wrote:seems like you are here on your own lol

I have never been to Bi-cester ( Win-Chester) pronounced Bister I wondered where the heck it was when I heard on the train next stop Bister lol I have seen the cute olde worlde uniforms on Marylebone Station, I wondered what that is all about. So its a large shopping Mall then like Bluewater near Dartford?

Bonefishblues can tell us all about it, I have never been there, or rather I probably was there when it was all green fields
Many people commute daily from Bi-chester (double-fort?) to London :(
The train station used to be called 'Bicester Town', it was upgraded to 'Bicester Village', there is a station 'Bicester North' too
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Jan 2018, 8:16pm

Breakout
Used to mean: escaping from prison
Now means: focus group
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby mercalia » 28 Jan 2018, 8:55pm

Bi-Cester

found this -

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/oxfordshire/articles/bicester-village-day-trip-facts/

seems like there are hotels there for shoppers to stay over night to maximise their shopping opporunity :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

"The outlet village’s savings, large and small, are of course well documented: a Gucci dress (security pinned to its hanger) down from £7,570 to £3,790"

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: must get a few of those :lol: :lol: :lol:

ohhhh

"Suave cyclist outfitters Rapha is one of the brands to set up shop at the new end of the street, and is using its Bicester store as a hub for its Oxfordshire branch of the Rapha Cycling Club, allowing members to hire bikes with pre-loaded Sat-Nav routes, meet for a coffee or set off one of its organised group rides."
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Bonefishblues » 28 Jan 2018, 9:02pm

Bister innit. The thing's a phenomenon. And an interesting business model with a gainshare arrangement between the owners and the retailers. It's a brilliantly executed concept, no matter whether one likes the concept itself.

(And a few smoky mirrors too, v-a-v the stock, some of which you'd swear was made for the village :wink: )

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Cyril Haearn » 28 Jan 2018, 9:09pm

Bonefishblues wrote:Bister innit. The thing's a phenomenon. And an interesting business model with a gainshare arrangement between the owners and the retailers. It's a brilliantly executed concept, no matter whether one likes the concept itself.

(And a few smoky mirrors too, v-a-v the stock, some of which you'd swear was made for the village :wink: )

It is a queer thing indeed, not much like Lakeside Thurrock or Merry Hill Dudley
Is the word 'village' still current to describe Brill, for example?
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