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bemahan
625080.  Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:40 am Reply with quote

Doffcocker n.
One who digresses. Particularly one who goes off thread on a forum web-site.

 
Spud McLaren
625081.  Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:41 am Reply with quote

bemahan wrote:
Celebaelin wrote:
[Hollinknoll n.
The inability of manufacturers to come up with a functional strip on which to tear clingfilm or aluminium foil neatly to the desired length.

Not wanting to go off-thread but this defies the hollinknoll


On commission, bemahan?

;-)

 
bemahan
625083.  Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:45 am Reply with quote

Whoops! Didn't mean to spam, but we have one and it's a joy to use. We didn't get ours from that link though!

Anyway, I mustn't be a doffcocker. On with the list.

 
samivel
625100.  Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:05 am Reply with quote

bemahan wrote:
Celebaelin wrote:
[Hollinknoll n.
The inability of manufacturers to come up with a functional strip on which to tear clingfilm or aluminium foil neatly to the desired length.

Not wanting to go off-thread but this defies the hollinknoll


Have they deliberately misspelled that product in some woeful attempt to cash in on Diana, Princess of Wales?

 
suze
625148.  Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:40 am Reply with quote

Probably ...

In fact, Google suggests that about 1% of all users of that word do spell it "dispencer". Slightly to my surprise, it's more common than "dispensor".

 
Spud McLaren
625308.  Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:16 pm Reply with quote

We're still doffcocking!

That's not a complaint - I just wanted SO MUCH to use the word...

 
Beas
625474.  Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:30 am Reply with quote

Diggle n

That strong urge you get to use a newly learned word as much as possible for several days after it's initial discovery.

Esh Winning adj

The barely justifiable, questionable or innapropriate use or overuse of a newly learned word just because you've got a diggle for it.

 
monzac
625485.  Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:56 am Reply with quote

Celebaelin wrote:
Glapwell n.

A very large and usually completely bald man, often with a neatly trimmed beard of the variety that makes him look like he has his head on upside down, who makes an effort to be softly spoken and not to make any sudden moves in the mistaken belief that this will render him less frightening.

Grafton n.

A scraggy bearded man of the genus, glapwell (q.v.), usually adorned by a coating of bike leathers

 
Celebaelin
625512.  Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:40 am Reply with quote

bemahan wrote:
Celebaelin wrote:
[Hollinknoll n.
The inability of manufacturers to come up with a functional strip on which to tear clingfilm or aluminium foil neatly to the desired length.

Not wanting to go off-thread but this defies the hollinknoll

I was trying to be succinct and ended up being vague - the word refers specifically to the strips provided on the containers and not to specialised dispensers (even Di Spencer's) purchased separately to address the obviously widespread social ill that is hollinknoll. For the sake of clarity I will amend the definition to this effect immediately.

 
Celebaelin
625537.  Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:42 am Reply with quote

Coombeheyes n.

The correct word to describe ladies tights which have been recycled as the stuffing in home made soft toys or scatter cushions.

Lurley adj.

The sinister and disquieting nature of girls' china dolls, especially when not actually in the hands of a little girl.

Cruwys Morchard v.

To negotiate a maze nervously due to a persistent fear that just around the next corner lies either a) Jack Nicholson or b) a minotaur.

Hudgery v.

The practice of crossing the road by leaping dramatically from the street to the pavement over large puddles and overflowing gutters as if to imply that Gene Kelly was a prat.

Broadnymett v.

To post 'whacky' home video of yourself on YouTube in the belief that it will make you famous anywhere other than in your own mind.

Morchard Bishop n.

One who Cruwys Morchards (q.v.) through a maze except that the person in question leaps round every corner brandishing a cross and shouting "Back Dracula, you fiend!"

 
Celebaelin
625835.  Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:21 pm Reply with quote

Colerne v.

To remove your fingerprints by vapourising the skin when briefly touching something that was much, much hotter than you wanted or expected whilst, as a random example and apropos of nothing in particular, cooking boiled eggs in the small hours.

Gurney Slade n.

A moss or slime covered garden path that has fallen into disuse, initially because it rarely caught the sun but latterly due to its obvious potential as a deathtrap.

Dinder v.

To delay approaching an attractive member of the opposite sex* for a date because of fear of rejection.

* or indeed the same sex.

Hemyock n.

Any largely fluid mass expelled from the mouth that is more than two thirds phlegm.

Uffculme v.

The breathing pattern of a gentleman who has been deliberately or accidentally struck on what cricket commentators were once pleased to call the 'upper thigh'. It usually consists of one sizeable sudden exhalation followed by a period of short and shallow tentative gulps of air taken while the afflicted individual attempts to determine whether continued breathing will cause his goolies to fall off.

Chudleigh Knighton n. and v.

A measure of the attractiveness of a young lady in jeans which rates the amount of daylight visible between her legs when she is standing with her knees together; also the act of making such assessments.

Carzantic adj.

A woman who is not only willing but in fact enthusiastic about getting sexually intimate on lovers lane.

 
Beas
625857.  Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:48 am Reply with quote

Quote:
Dinder v.

To delay approaching an attractive member of the opposite sex* for a date because of fear of rejection.

* or indeed the same sex.


I'm dindering right now, girl across the office is rather pretty.[/quote]

 
Spud McLaren
626192.  Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:18 pm Reply with quote

Crich (the "i" is pronounced long, as in "bike") - An exclamation meant to convey both surprise and sympathy for the plight of another. Etym. uncertain, but thought to be the only contraction/concatenation of "Christ!" and "Ouch!" that didn't sound ineffectual, or whose meaning wasn't already taken.

 
Spud McLaren
626198.  Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:37 pm Reply with quote

mikeyfone wrote:
Pett Bottom

I don't think I need to define this one.


Flash Bottom
- definition deemed unnecessary.

(N.B. the geographical Flash Bottom is just along the road from a topological feature named Cheeks Hill.)


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Spud McLaren
626339.  Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:16 am Reply with quote

Dobcross (n) - the marking on a donkey's back.

 

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