New words/vocab on these fora

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Mike Sales » 28 Jul 2019, 9:42pm

brynpoeth wrote:Sledging

Trolling on the cricket pitch


Heard the one by Eddoe Brandes, a chicken farmer batting for Zimbabwe?
Glen McGrath the Ozzie fast bowler jeered,
"Why are you so fat Eddoe?"
"Because every time I tup your wife she gives me a biscuit."
He did not say tup.

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 28 Jul 2019, 9:49pm

Dirty jokes thread, -1 :wink:
But is sledging ritualised and harmless?
How does it differ from trolling?
Other words: mobbing, bullying, distracting, tormenting
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Mike Sales » 28 Jul 2019, 9:55pm

brynpoeth wrote:But is sledging ritualised and harmless?
How does it differ from trolling?
Other words: mobbing, bullying, distracting, tormenting


Surely sledging is meant to unsettle the other player. So not harmless.
Sometimes it is downright intimidatory.
Here are some more.
http://www.cricketsledges.com/top-twenty-cricket-sledges/

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 29 Jul 2019, 9:24pm

Looks a bit like banter, quick-thinking a suitable answer, a bit of fun
Fear it can be nasty too, but both sides can do it. Silence, ignoring might work too

Learnt something new again, +1
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby mercalia » 30 Jul 2019, 9:28am

FLASHMOB as used in this article

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... -a-hammock


ie a group who get together for an impromptu protest

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Aug 2019, 5:58am

Real cycle

Machine propelled solely by muscles (and gravity), without electric or other motor assistance

(brynpoeth)
I think a kickbike is a real cycle :wink:
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 2 Aug 2019, 6:01am

mercalia wrote:what the thoyle does "thoyle" mean?

'I have enough cash to buy it, but I cannae justify it'
I, for example, cannae thoyle buying an e-bike :?
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby bogmyrtle » 2 Aug 2019, 7:53am

brynpoeth wrote:Sledging

Trolling on the cricket pitch


It's skiting down a hill covered in snow.
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Re: New words/vocab learnt on these fora

Postby Audax67 » 2 Aug 2019, 10:25am

brynpoeth wrote:
mercalia wrote:what the thoyle does "thoyle" mean?

'I have enough cash to buy it, but I cannae justify it'
I, for example, cannae thoyle buying an e-bike :?


Looks like a regional form of thole, meaning to endure or tolerate.
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 3 Aug 2019, 9:48am

B****s bike

Please to use this instead of 'Boris Bike' :?
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 11 Aug 2019, 2:44pm

Englandshire

Seen a couple of references to this queer place, couldnae find it on the map
Does it actually consist of several counties, like the lower 48 or the 26 counties of Ireland?
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby Cugel » 11 Aug 2019, 6:01pm

brynpoeth wrote:Englandshire

Seen a couple of references to this queer place, couldnae find it on the map
Does it actually consist of several counties, like the lower 48 or the 26 counties of Ireland?


It might be the latest version of this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home_counties

I always wondered what the other counties of England were? The homeless counties?

But these days Englandshire is more a metaphysical place than a real one. It's composed of a sticky mix of artificial nostalgia (not made of real past events but plastic ones) with a large dollop of rabid jingoism, some patriotism that's gone-orf, all mixed up into a soggy pudding topped with vitriolic-intolerance icing. The recipe has been popular amongst victims of The Daily Hate Mail, The Torygraph and The Daily Frightener.

Cugel, beyond Offa's Dyke, which should now be reinforced.

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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 15 Aug 2019, 5:29am

bmw: the german art of car making

bwm: bike without motor, real cycle
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 15 Aug 2019, 5:31am

Levorg: car by subaru [grovel backwards :?]
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Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Postby brynpoeth » 17 Aug 2019, 9:18am

Nincompoop is a nice queer word, I wykecheched it
Might be derived from 'non compos mentis'

Plan to use it oftener in future, I plan to use' thoyle' more too because there are many things one cannae thoyle, seems to me the word should be used a lot as many of us have too much money
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