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14-11-2014
1210431.  Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:04 am Reply with quote

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Self-evidently, obviously, of course, naturally, take your pick.

I was just wondering what the wrong translation was, hence self-following. Since then Google has confirmed self and follow...

 
Jenny
1210434.  Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:00 am Reply with quote

I really enjoyed this whole show - one of the funniest for ages.

 
Olinguito
1210440.  Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:09 pm Reply with quote

I enjoyed it too – except for Rhod Gilbert: he is not funny at all, and is downright annoying.

 
Ian Dunn
1210754.  Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:32 am Reply with quote

Some relevant news: "hygge" has made into Collins' Words of the Year. Here is their full list.

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Brexit (ˈbrɛɡzɪt) noun: the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union

dude food (ˈduːd ˌfuːd) noun: junk food such as hot dogs, burgers, etc considered particularly appealing to men

hygge (ˈhyɡə) noun: a concept, originating in Denmark, of creating cosy and convivial atmospheres that promote wellbeing

JOMO (ˈdʒəʊməʊ) noun acronym joy of missing out: pleasure gained from enjoying one’s current activities without worrying that other people are having more fun

mic drop (ˈmaɪk ˌdrɒp) noun: a theatrical gesture in which a person drops (or imitates the action of dropping) a hand-held microphone to the ground as the finale to a speech or performance

sharenting (ˈʃɛərəntɪŋ) noun: the habitual use of social media to share news, images, etc of one’s children

snowflake generation (ˈsnəʊfleɪk dʒɛnəˌreɪʃən) noun: the young adults of the 2010s, viewed as being less resilient and more prone to taking offence than previous generations

throw shade (ˌθrəʊ ˈʃeɪd) verb: to make a public show of contempt for someone or something, often in a subtle or non-verbal manner

Trumpism (ˈtrʌmpɪzəm) noun: (1) the policies advocated by the US politician Donald Trump, especially those involving a rejection of the current political establishment and the vigorous pursuit of American national interests (2) a controversial or outrageous statement attributed to Donald Trump

uberization (ˌuːbəraɪˈzeɪʃən) noun: the adoption of a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and supplier, usually via mobile technology


Source: The Bookseller

 
Jaromil
1211188.  Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:29 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
When I went to Copenhagen a few years back, the thing that surprised me about the Mermaid is how small she is - she's scarcely four feet tall. You don't really get that from, for instance, the stock photograph which was used on last night's show.

I'm spending this week in Copenhagen, and just a couple of hours ago I visited the Mermaid. Now, I did know she was supposed to be small, so I had the opposite surprise - I expected something minuscule, like the Mona Lisa, but in fact, the statue looked to me pretty much life-size - especially considering the Mermaid's young age (15?).

 
crissdee
1211209.  Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:54 pm Reply with quote

Ian Dunn wrote:


Brexit
dude food
hygge
JOMO
mic drop
sharenting
snowflake generation
throw shade
Trumpism
uberization


Other than the first and third, I had heard of none of these, but was at least able to relate to the concepts, except "mic drop". I have never seen this done in any performance by anybody.

 
suze
1211212.  Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:05 pm Reply with quote

Barack Obama is probably the person most associated with it.

He did it first on a talk show, apparently channeling Eddie Murphy who also did it on a talk show some years ago. More recently he did it at the end of a political speech, and he's also done it for laughs with Prince Harry in a promotional video for the Invictus Games.

 
'yorz
1211213.  Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:22 pm Reply with quote

suze wrote:
Barack Obama is probably the person most associated with it.

He did it first on a talk show, apparently channeling Eddie Murphy who also did it on a talk show some years ago. More recently he did it at the end of a political speech, and he's also done it for laughs with Prince Harry in a promotional video for the Invictus Games.


https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2016/apr/29/president-obama-sends-invictus-games-challenge-to-the-queen-prince-harry-video

The 'boom' bit was actually done by some background lackeys and Harry.

 
Ian Dunn
1211218.  Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:25 am Reply with quote

crissdee wrote:
Ian Dunn wrote:


Brexit
dude food
hygge
JOMO
mic drop
sharenting
snowflake generation
throw shade
Trumpism
uberization


Other than the first and third, I had heard of none of these, but was at least able to relate to the concepts, except "mic drop". I have never seen this done in any performance by anybody.


I believe the mic drop is most associated with Kanye West and is something he frequently does in his gigs.

 
Celebaelin
1211295.  Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:47 pm Reply with quote

Minions - King Bob

 
crissdee
1211317.  Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:02 am Reply with quote

Ian Dunn wrote:
I believe the mic drop is most associated with Kanye West and is something he frequently does in his gigs.



That would certainly explain my lack of familiarity with it. I doubt I would recognise Mr West if he bit me on the leg.

 
nitwit02
1212130.  Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:48 pm Reply with quote

WAs there an XL version of this episode on Sunday?

 
14-11-2014
1212132.  Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:52 pm Reply with quote

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Bondee
1212199.  Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:13 pm Reply with quote

nitwit02 wrote:
WAs there an XL version of this episode on Sunday?


North Norse, no. That was a few weeks ago. The XL episode of Noble Rot is on this Sunday, 20th November. I'm guessing they held it back to compensate for the lack of a regular episode this week because of Children In Need, or summat.

 
nitwit02
1212235.  Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:53 pm Reply with quote

Thanks very much folks.

 

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