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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Bonefishblues » 28 Jan 2018, 9:19pm

brynpoeth wrote:
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?

Them's Buckenamshire them are. Hushed tones, for there be dragons, we are sure. Interesting place in itself actually, with an industrial heritage all of its own, a tramway, and much else. Still a funny bunch mind :D

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby mercalia » 28 Jan 2018, 9:26pm

I looked at my map and there is acually a real town there also? well I saw icons for churches and schools? so how much of the place is not real but Disney Land for shoppers?
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Bonefishblues » 28 Jan 2018, 9:39pm

The village is actually quite small and bounded by railway, A41, and a stream. Now they have park and rides in all directions it's no problem for local residents. The centre of the town has also been extensively regenerated and is thriving. Not sure how much was planned and how much serendipity was involved, but all in all quite a good effort!

ETA
Also an eco town (proving to be quite a difficult sell aiui) and a massive self-build development on the former Graven Hill military depot site.

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby mercalia » 28 Jan 2018, 10:12pm

Busycling - using a combination of bus and cycle

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Jan 2018, 7:12pm

Popty ping!
Microwave oven
(Welsh)
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Feb 2018, 10:29pm

Crapita - financial services company

Cashcow - chelsea tractor

Ackerschnacker - mobile phone (German)
Acker: field, schnacker: talker, gossiper
'Handy' [from hand telephone] is the usual term
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Feb 2018, 4:39pm

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Feb 2018, 4:39pm

WHS: World Heritage Site (e.g. Stonehenge)

Had to puzzle that out, thought for a moment it was a newsagent
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Mike Sales » 23 Feb 2018, 6:15pm

brynpoeth wrote:Popty ping!
Microwave oven
(Welsh)


I heard that Pesda (Bethesda) Welsh for adjustable spanner is "goriad all sizes".

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 24 Feb 2018, 9:52am

If you're a Tiger it doesn't matter how old you are
You're still a Tiger

Signature used by 'landsurfer'

+1!
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 25 Feb 2018, 7:46pm

Trickle-up effect

Quoted by ChrisButch, the new CC of South Wales Police plans to cycle to work
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Mar 2018, 7:34pm

Staudenfreude, another German word I dreamed up
A Stau is a traffic jam, Staudenfreude is the Schadenfreude one enjoys at home hearing on the radio where the jams are :wink:

Fremdschaemen is a new word I did not dream up, it means to be ashamed on behalf of others, used in connection with jungle camp on tv for example
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Mar 2018, 7:58pm

My wife is a Tealoader. That is, someone who does not stand her round when it comes to tea making.

I think it's mine, thought up a few days ago, unless someone has heard it before?

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Mar 2018, 8:06pm

Bonefishblues wrote:My wife is a Tealoader. That is, someone who does not stand her round when it comes to tea making.

I think it's mine, thought up a few days ago, unless someone has heard it before?

Tealoader from freeloader? Brand new to me :wink:
Does the ausgleichende Ungerechtigkeit (compensating unfairness) apply? That means she gets her desserts, she makes no tea and you make no Christmas dinner, +/-1
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby mercalia » 2 Mar 2018, 8:24pm

bikelash - those who are against the cycle super highways

https://lcc.org.uk/articles/big-win-60-percent-support-for-cs9-at-public-consultation