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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Mar 2018, 12:02pm

Ben@Forest wrote:In this odd mix of sheep and Germany it's worth mentioning that Konrad Adenauer described his own countrymen as 'carnivorous sheep' - a phrase he may or may not have borrowed from Churchill. When living in Germany I heard more than one commentator make this point, and I could understand it, there is tendency to 'conformist behaviour' in Germany.

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Apr 2018, 2:15pm

Glamping
Glamorous camping, I deduce
(What if it rains?)

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby PDQ Mobile » 8 Apr 2018, 2:28pm

brynpoeth wrote:Glamping
Glamorous camping, I deduce
(What if it rains?)


Your make-up goes all streaky!

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 8 Apr 2018, 2:33pm

PDQ Mobile wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:Glamping
Glamorous camping, I deduce
(What if it rains?)


Your make-up goes all streaky!

Cool, then I will look like Alice Cooper! (he is a man) :wink:
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 13 Apr 2018, 3:37am

I do love *trolls*, they are queer tiny (or gigantic) bearded creatures, they must exist for they occur as leprechauns, pixies, little people, garden gnomes &c &c
Ruebezahl is one of my favourites, he sleeps for centuries under the Big Mountain, comes up occasionally to see what the people are up to

It is a shame that *trolling* is a bad business but one may use *trolls* in its true meaning too
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 14 Apr 2018, 6:45pm

Speedophiles

Terrorists, motons, normal drivers?

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Apr 2018, 7:04pm

Lejostics

Logistics for cycling from the bottom of the country to the top, or vice-versa

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Pastychomper » 2 May 2018, 1:15pm

brynpoeth wrote:Lejostics

Logistics for cycling from the bottom of the country to the top, or vice-versa

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I'm now imagining a couple of LeJoGers relaxing on a camp site en route, wreathed in smoke from lejoss-sticks.
Everyone's ghast should get a good flabbering now and then.
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby mercalia » 2 May 2018, 1:21pm

Gutberg - a lycra lout with a fat beer belly

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby Mike Sales » 2 May 2018, 1:51pm

Has "helmeteer" been added here? Or does it count as derogatory, as supporter of brexit does?
Edited to add: I see the robot censor does not red pencil it, unlike the B word.

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 10 May 2018, 1:16pm

.. a sprouting of farcilities..

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby mercalia » 10 May 2018, 2:03pm

some one is a Duke of Wellington for a lordship in the House of Snores who ( is leading the anti Brexit coalition ) benefits from substantial land subidies from the EU for his estate

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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby brynpoeth » 10 May 2018, 2:05pm

mercalia wrote:some one is a Duke of Wellington for a lordship in the House of Snores who ( is leading the anti Brexit coalition ) benefits from substantial land subidies from the EU for his estate

Maybe he is doing the right thing for the wrong reason :wink:
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Re: New words/vocab on these forums

Postby mercalia » 11 May 2018, 1:51pm

Globish

"Even after the shock vote of Brexit, English -- or at least that simplified, beat-up version known as Globish -- is firmly rooted as the lingua franca of the Brussels elite."

https://www.thelocal.fr/20180318/french-language-eyes-le-comeback-as-britain-leaves-europe

le comeback
" Given the realities, no one believes that a push by France could see French return to its prominence during the EU's early days.

"The so-called francophonie is reliving a sweet dream from the past. Much like the British commonwealth, it's a nice idea but unattainable," the lobbyist Massin said."

The British have done their job, now time to move on

maybe the EU should join the British Commonwealth? :) :twisted: :lol:

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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 11 May 2018, 8:14pm

mercalia wrote:Doing a (Mrs) May? has any one coined that yet to mean doing some thing with an effect in mind and getting the opposite? in her case calling an election and getting a wrose result than she had already.

The law of unintended consequences applied
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