New words/vocab on these fora

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby cyclop » 30 Jul 2018, 8:04am

cyclop.....one eyed person who cycles.....such as myself.

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 30 Jul 2018, 12:48pm

Eisteddfod
Festival of Welsh culture, poetry, music
The Eisteddfod Cenedlaethol, national Eisteddfod, is peripatetic, this year in Caerdydd, first week in August

Little-known fact: several Eisteddfoddau were held in England :wink:
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 31 Jul 2018, 7:20pm

Hoppocalypse
(from apocalypse?)

A plague of kangaroos in Canberra, they are short of food cos there is a drought (is it summer down there too? :wink:) In town they find plenty of juicy vegetation on sports fields and in gardens
The authorities issued some tips: keep dogs on leads
When driving, take a passenger if possible and instruct them to look out for roos :?

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 1 Aug 2018, 6:30pm

Stoppie: emergency brake application
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 4 Aug 2018, 12:57pm

Denaliist*

Person who insists on using "original" or local names, for example
Denali for Mount Mckinley
Chomolungma for Mt Everest
Eryri for Snowdon
Caerdydd for Cardiff
Moel Bryn for Malvern
Manceinon for Manchester
&c &c

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(alternative facts welcome)
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Aug 2018, 5:15pm

OCD: Ordre des cols during, cycloclimbing club (ccc)

OCD: obsessive compulsive disorder
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby 661-Pete » 10 Aug 2018, 8:20pm

brynpoeth wrote:Denaliist*

Person who insists on using "original" or local names, for example
Denali for Mount Mckinley
Chomolungma for Mt Everest
Eryri for Snowdon
Caerdydd for Cardiff
Moel Bryn for Malvern
Manceinon for Manchester
&c &c

* not to be confused with denialist
(alternative facts welcome)
There are plenty of others, all over the world - some of them better known than others.

I remember being a bit mesmerised, some 30 years ago, when "Peking" became "Beijing". Few people would dare to use the old spelling now, except when referring to Peking Duck perhaps. And I know that "Beijing" more accurately reflects the Mandarin ("Putonghua"?) pronunciation, than the old Wade-Giles romanisation which was extremely confusing for non-academics! Perhaps this isn't really an example of 'denaliism' seeing as it's just an attempt to rationalise the pronunciation.

But there are many other well-known examples where a local name has been officially substituted: e.g. Myanmar for Burma, Mumbai for Bombay, Uluru for Ayers Rock. Once again, since these are officially sanctioned, I think calling it 'denaliism' is unfair.

It took me years before I learnt how to pronounce Baile Átha Cliath correctly. In fact I've probably still not got it right..... :oops:
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 10 Aug 2018, 8:29pm

Often both are right or valid, some places have three or more names, maybe the "real name" should be put first

Prize question: which two names apply to "Stroke City"?
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 21 Aug 2018, 10:13am

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Sep 2018, 11:15am

TSO Trike-shaped object
BST Bike-shaped trike
TSB Trike-shaped bike
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby ambodach » 2 Sep 2018, 4:04pm

I was supposed to get some title deeds for a house back from Santander. They cannot send them back to me as they have been dematerialised. Mebbe a Spanish thing?

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Bonefishblues » 2 Sep 2018, 4:16pm

I think that's immaterial, tbh.

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Marcus Aurelius » 2 Sep 2018, 4:32pm

Cartzi. Someone who cuts you up on purpose.

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 16 Sep 2018, 8:23pm

GUASTP
Get up and smell the pizza

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Cugel » 16 Sep 2018, 10:32pm

brynpoeth wrote:Stoppie: emergency brake application

That is a croppie, as such an application of the brake results in what I now call "doing a brucey".

This is not after Brucey's own style (his brakes work poorly to avoid the skid and similar) but rather after his description of the procedure whereby good brakes stop far too well for the good of the cyclist applying them, so they fall off in an undignified fashion as the tyre loses grip. the balance goes and the road bites (if you're lucky - car-bite is also a possibility).

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