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Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 3 Dec 2020, 12:23pm
by Cyril Haearn
NUCKLES: Railway service connecting NUneaton, Coventry, Kenilworth, royal LEamington spa and Stratford
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'Barnard Castle' could be the words of the year, one hopes though that the town does not become too famous :wink:

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 3 Dec 2020, 3:16pm
by mercalia
Cyril Haearn wrote:NUCKLES: Railway service connecting NUneaton, Coventry, Kenilworth, royal LEamington spa and Stratford
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'Barnard Castle' could be the words of the year, one hopes though that the town does not become too famous :wink:


it would be "going to Barnards Castle" or "Doing a Cummings"

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 3 Dec 2020, 3:23pm
by thirdcrank
With reference to jdsk's earlier post about butchers' ('ook) for look, I presume it would simply be "Barnard" and the rhyme with "Castle" would be implied (The first syllable being "Ass.")

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 3 Dec 2020, 5:38pm
by Jdsk
That's very neat, eg "Tell that Barnard to test his eyesight before he gets in the car"?

Jonathan

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 3 Dec 2020, 6:05pm
by Oldjohnw
Barnard Castle already has a meaning other than the place name:


https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/no ... c-18310514

Should Mr Cummings read this: if the cap fits.......

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 3 Dec 2020, 6:43pm
by DaveReading
Jdsk wrote:But I don't think that it's amenable to the best property of rhyming slang: the loss of the linking word. As in let me have a butcher's, NOT let me have a butcher's hook.

Of course, many well-known examples of rhyming slang do include the linking word:

apples and pears
Adam and Eve
boat race
Brahms and Liszt
brown bread
dog and bone
etc
etc

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 3 Dec 2020, 6:49pm
by Jdsk
Yes, but if there's a cryptolectic intention it works much better without.

(And I prefer it.)

Jonathan

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 3 Dec 2020, 6:57pm
by thirdcrank
I've always assumed that the expression donkey's years was a bit of an aberration in that I imagine it began as donkey's (ears) = years but instead of just saying something like "It's been like that for donkey's" people felt they had to tack on years. Who knows? Who cares?

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 4 Dec 2020, 10:13am
by Pastychomper
thirdcrank wrote:I've always assumed that the expression donkey's years was a bit of an aberration in that I imagine it began as donkey's (ears) = years but instead of just saying something like "It's been like that for donkey's" people felt they had to tack on years. Who knows? Who cares?

I always assumed it referred to a donkey's long lifespan - you never see a dead donkey, allegedly, so "a donkey's years" is a long time.

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 4 Dec 2020, 12:50pm
by paddler
Pastychomper wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:I've always assumed that the expression donkey's years was a bit of an aberration in that I imagine it began as donkey's (ears) = years but instead of just saying something like "It's been like that for donkey's" people felt they had to tack on years. Who knows? Who cares?

I always assumed it referred to a donkey's long lifespan - you never see a dead donkey, allegedly, so "a donkey's years" is a long time.


I've heard it said as 'Dickies years' around here.

Dave

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 6 Dec 2020, 7:14am
by Cyril Haearn
'do-gooding celebrities' used by pp the home sec, understood as an insult, could be understood as a compliment I think :wink:

'she who has many enemies, has many friends'

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 21 Dec 2020, 8:42am
by Cyril Haearn
GNU
Government of National Unity

Time for one now I think :?

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 21 Dec 2020, 8:57am
by Bonefishblues
Cyril Haearn wrote:GNU
Government of National Unity

Time for one now I think :?

At least Gnus are capable of coordinated movement on migration.

Maybe we should have a Cabinet of Gnus?

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Posted: 21 Dec 2020, 8:59am
by Oldjohnw
Could the title of this thread be edited to exclude the made up words?

Re: New words/vocab on these fora, boards..

Posted: 21 Dec 2020, 9:51am
by Cyril Haearn
Done*
Made up, dreamed up, misused?
Many changes, developments in language occur through 'misuse'

* a compromise I guess. "A compromise is only good when all parties are dissatisfied" :wink: