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1335659.  Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:21 pm Reply with quote

Wangford (n.)

That particular sort of vehicle intended for commercial use which has had the carrying space customised to include eg leopard print velour upholstery, faux fur carpets or possibly more convenient 'wipe clean' surfaces; flat screens and upgraded speakers may also feature.

1335858.  Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:53 pm Reply with quote

Greys Thurrock (n.)

The salt encrusted timbers (interior or exterior) of a boat or ship that has not been near the sea for a long time. Also the waters whose evaporation leads to the above; it is seldom used these days as it shares the ambiguity of covering both actual and metaphorical bilge.

Suffering from a rampant case of greys thurrock.

1336893.  Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:52 am Reply with quote


A very thorough body search.

1336923.  Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:47 pm Reply with quote

Celebaelin wrote:
Hoyle (n.)

The over-fervent patriotism evinced by an individual towards their adoptive country.

You've met my aunt?



1336935.  Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:15 am Reply with quote

Quote: Welsh [hwyl] more often refers to a complex and intangible quality of passion and sense of belonging that isnít easy to translate but which has been said to sum up Welshness in a word.

1337076.  Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:20 am Reply with quote

Windley (n.)

One of those small sticks with brightly coloured plastic windmill blades pinned to the top.

Blymhill (n.)

A sufficiently large number of themed, similar or identical small objects placed together such that the mere existence of the collection is in and of itself impressive.

Blymhill Lawn (n.)

1. Any Blymhill that is usually or occasionally put on display against a turfed background eg garden gnomes, rabbits or windleys.

2. A modestly sized but immaculately kept area of grass.

1337674.  Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:26 pm Reply with quote

Quarndon (n.)

An unrepentant lapsed vegetarian.

Tarporley (adj.)

Inappropriately not waterproof and/or unexpectedly perforated.

Biddulph (n.)

In an auction the disparity between the winning bid and the next highest, particularly when the difference is relatively large.

Knypersley (adj.)

Dressed or behaving in the manner of a camp follower at a medieval fayre.

Snaith (vb.)

To fawn in an insincere and unctuous manner in the hope of misleading someone and gaining an advantage that can be exploited at a later date or in other company.

Tundra Carrots
1337675.  Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:55 am Reply with quote

Goveton (n.)

Any name that, when preceded or followed by an insult, is more insulting to the insult itself.

1337676.  Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:29 am Reply with quote

Maybe it's just me, but I'm having difficulty grasping that concept. Care to provide examples?

Tundra Carrots
1337677.  Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:48 am Reply with quote

crissdee wrote:
Maybe it's just me, but I'm having difficulty grasping that concept. Care to provide examples?

'Boris Johnson is a steaming pile of dog shit' is more of an insult to steaming piles of dog shit than it is to Mr Johnson.

1337694.  Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:42 am Reply with quote

Ahhh, see what you're getting at now! Thx.

1337748.  Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:55 pm Reply with quote

Love it! Excellent concept. Welcome to you, Tundra Carrots (sounds like two thirds of a what3words address...)

1337880.  Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:02 pm Reply with quote

Aha! As in

Firefly wrote:
Warrick Harrow: I know him, and I think he's a psychotic lowlife.

Mal: And I think calling him that is an insult to the psychotic lowlife community.

Ep. 4 Shindig

Big Martin
1337940.  Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:47 pm Reply with quote

Strangely, the relative of mine who dresses as a camp follower in a medieval re-enactment society hails from Biddulph!

1339378.  Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:29 pm Reply with quote

One going around social media about Australia's PM Scott Morrison. (based on our traditional abbreviating of names)


A person in charge who leaves things to others when a difficult situation or crisis arises.

Example: Things were going off at work so I Scomo'd off for some rest/recreation and let someone else sort it out.


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