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'yorz
710374.  Mon May 17, 2010 8:23 pm Reply with quote

From the Meaning of Liff-thread:

Quote:
Youlgreave v - the act of reading something that vaguely resembles what is actually written. Example: 'he was breastfeeding' in stead of 'he was breakfasting'.


Ergo:

Basket Case wrote:
".... because Scary Dave is very impressed with my progress and would love to have me on the course.
So, yay, I have a place in college next year".



... which I read as:
"...and would love to have intercourse with me".

TFB, methinks.


*Edited to include my original Youlgreave-entry in TMOL-thread.


Last edited by 'yorz on Tue May 18, 2010 8:42 am; edited 1 time in total

 
Moosh
710404.  Tue May 18, 2010 2:41 am Reply with quote

Might be missing the point here 'yorz, but what does Youlgreave have to do with it? The only thing I can find that that word refers to is a village in Derbyshire.

 
Sadurian Mike
710432.  Tue May 18, 2010 5:13 am Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
Basket Case wrote:
".... because Scary Dave is very impressed with my progress and would love to have me on the course.
So, yay, I have a place in college next year".



... which I read as:
"...and would love to have intercourse with me".

TFB, methinks.

"Would love to have intercourse with me whilst playing golf"?

 
'yorz
710538.  Tue May 18, 2010 9:43 am Reply with quote

It's always a hallelujah-moment when someone can hit the T-spot!

 
Jenny
710595.  Tue May 18, 2010 2:13 pm Reply with quote

Moosh - scan through the 'Meaning of Liff' thread in QI Lists.

 
Basket Case
711166.  Thu May 20, 2010 8:55 am Reply with quote

Hate to say this, 'cause it'll make me sound like a miserable spoilsport, but... Would you mind ever so terribly not twisting my post into something majorly creepy. I mean dude's like fifty or something.

 
Sadurian Mike
711181.  Thu May 20, 2010 9:59 am Reply with quote

<A-HEM>

(Says the 43-year-old).

 
'yorz
711184.  Thu May 20, 2010 10:04 am Reply with quote

It's a youlgreave*, Basket Case! It's the twisted mind of the reader, not the writer!


* read top for explanation

 
'yorz
716455.  Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:37 am Reply with quote

Read my own Dead Peasants Insurance thread as Dead Poets Society. :(

This is getting worrisome.

 
monzac
716457.  Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:58 am Reply with quote

Don't take up proofreading :S
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I don't need to youlgreave. Sometimes I spend twenty minutes or so, trying to work out what on earth something is meant to be. It's like they've written the youlgreave and I have to turn it back into the original. That's a liff waiting to be named.

Reverse-youlgreave: They can't get their licence, little own buy a car.

 
'yorz
716461.  Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:13 am Reply with quote

let alone?

 
Spud McLaren
716477.  Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:49 am Reply with quote

If we were to insist that a connected definition should have a connected Liff, I'd suggest that the phenomenon of which you speak be called an over haddon (which is the next village) or a conksbury (which would have been the next village had it not been abandoned in the Middle Ages).

I'd prefer over haddon as it has connotations of excess.

 
'yorz
716481.  Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:53 am Reply with quote

I vote for Conksbury. Very nice name. Good reason to resurrect it.

 
monzac
716547.  Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:49 am Reply with quote

'yorz wrote:
let alone?

Got it in one.

Conksbury sounds just the term to me. I just about conk out trying to get my head round these eccentricities of language and vagaries of spelling without doing a severe injury to my conk in the process.

I even have to bury my conk in despair at the effort.

<conk/desk>

 
'yorz
716550.  Sun Jun 06, 2010 7:03 am Reply with quote

Time for time-out. You have to refuel. Make yourself a big steaming conk of whatever.

 

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