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Postby Cyril Haearn » 3 Dec 2020, 12:23pm

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:
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Postby mercalia » 3 Dec 2020, 3:16pm

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"

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Postby thirdcrank » 3 Dec 2020, 3:23pm

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.")

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Postby Jdsk » 3 Dec 2020, 5:38pm

That's very neat, eg "Tell that Barnard to test his eyesight before he gets in the car"?

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Postby Oldjohnw » 3 Dec 2020, 6:05pm

Barnard Castle already has a meaning other than the place name:


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

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Postby DaveReading » 3 Dec 2020, 6:43pm

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

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Postby Jdsk » 3 Dec 2020, 6:49pm

Yes, but if there's a cryptolectic intention it works much better without.

(And I prefer it.)

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Postby thirdcrank » 3 Dec 2020, 6:57pm

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?

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Postby Pastychomper » 4 Dec 2020, 10:13am

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.
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Postby paddler » 4 Dec 2020, 12:50pm

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.

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Postby Cyril Haearn » 6 Dec 2020, 7:14am

'do-gooding celebrities' used by pp the home sec, understood as an insult, could be understood as a compliment I think :wink:

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Postby Cyril Haearn » 21 Dec 2020, 8:42am

GNU
Government of National Unity

Time for one now I think :?
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Postby Bonefishblues » 21 Dec 2020, 8:57am

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?

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Postby Oldjohnw » 21 Dec 2020, 8:59am

Could the title of this thread be edited to exclude the made up words?
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Postby Cyril Haearn » 21 Dec 2020, 9:51am

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:
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