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bumpkin
143081.  Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:05 am Reply with quote

I was thinking about words like easy-peasy (sad life - don't ask)
and came up with a few examples- well it was originally a few until the QI family got going! Your lives must be as sad as mine! Don't you have homes to go to?

Dare I ask: Any more?



01 simple : easy-peasy

02 furiously fast : helter-skelter

03 very quick : pell mell

04 reckless : harum - scarum

05 artistically pretentious : arty-farty

06 nonsense : mumbo-jumbo

07 nonsense : clap-trap

08 obscenely rich capitalist : fat cat

09 police station (slang) : cop shop

10 to prune flowers : dead-head

11 dubious goings-on : hocus-pocus

12 billing and cooing : lovey-dovey

13 exuberant religious service : happy-clappy

14 female of questionable reputation : shady lady

15 sly fellow : tricky dicky

16 wonderful : super-duper

17 boiling : hubble-bubble

18 random : willy-nilly

19 random collection : hotch-potch

20 chaotic : higgledy-piggledy

21 in confusion : hugger-mugger

22 affirmative : okey-dokey

23 details : nitty-gritty

24 a stupid person : silly-billy

25 flower : bizzie-lizzie

26 conflict : argy-bargy

27 vague : airy-fairy

28 rush and confusion : hurly-burly

29 misbehaviour : hanky-panky

30 ineffectual : namby-pamby

31 haughty : hoity-toity

32 exiguous : itsy-bitsy

33 tiny : teeny-weeny

34 fat : roly-poly

35 associate with : hob-nob

36 stew : hot pot (thanks remy)

37 recipes : cookbook

38 carrying case : backpack

39 industrial action : go-slow

40 act obsequiously : kowtow

41 sexual misbehaviour : rumpy-pumpy (thanks 96aelw)

42 everyday : humdrum (thanks half-daft)

43 young male lover : toy boy (thanks tas)

44 communication device: walkie-talkie (thanks samivel)

45 whiz kid : hot shot (thanks samivel)

46 old fashioned : fuddy-duddy (thanks again to samivel)

47 air hostess : trolley-dolly

48 charity foot race : fun-run

49 penalty in rugby league : sin-bin

50 strange person : odd bod

51 the masses : hoi polloi (thanks half-daft).

52 Sudanese warrior (C19th army slang) : fuzzy-wuzzy (thanks Izzardesque)

53 musical genre : boogie woogie (thanks samivel)

54 weapon : stun-gun

55 v.i.p. : big-wig (thanks Fudgie)

56 conservative : true-blue (thanks Fudgie)

57 magician's mantra : izzy-whizzy (thanks Costean)

58 affected or prim : niminy-piminy (thanks King of Quok)

59 expression of fear or surprise : jeepers-creepers (thanks Fudgie)

60 unintelligent person : nit-wit (thanks Fudgie)

61 person of unconventional appearance : gender-bender (thanks Samivel )

62 car accident (American slang) : fender-bender (thanks King of Quok)

63 waste paper basket (Oxford slang) : wagger pagger bagger (thanks K. of Q.)

64 rugby enthusiast (derogatory term) : rugger-bugger (thanks Izzardesque)

65 unsavoury sexual activity (very reluctant to include this) : gangbang

66 garment : crop-top

67 emigration by an intellectual elite : brain-drain

68 retracing one's steps : back-track

69 dog's sound : bow-wow (thanks Costean)

70 random collection : rag-bag

71 violent, forceful : wham-bam (thanks King of Quok)

72 tent : teepee

73 recriminations : blame-game

74 gymnastic position : handstand (thanks Costean)

75 stage : bandstand (thanks Costean)

76 card game : blackjack (thanks Costean)

77 card game : fantan (thanks Costean)

78 a dumpling : wonton (thanks Costean)

79 musical instrument : hurdy-gurdy (thanks Costean)

80 finest, best : bees-knees (thanks Costean)

81 ill-gotten gains : swag-bag (thanks Fudgie)

82 inn food : pub-grub (thanks Costean)

83 prosthetic limb : peg-leg (thanks Costean)

84 maximum audience period : prime-time

85 distress call : mayday (thanks Costean)

86 simple drawing or symbol : wing-ding

87 city centre : down town

88 call attention : yoo-hoo (thanks Not-a-number)

89 England cricket fans : barmy army

90 faeces remover : poop scoop

91 faeces remover : pooper scooper

92 attempt : pot-shot (thanks samivel)

93 outdoor meal : picnic (thanks samivel)

94 small or dim bedroom lamp : nightlight

95 wireless or radio : hi-fi

96 spectator accommodation : grandstand (thanks Fudgie)

97 negotiation : pow-wow (thanks Costean)

98 impossible : no-go (thanks Costean)

99 glitz : razzle-dazzle (thanks Samivel)

100 amateur performance : am-dram (thanks Fudgie)

101 wild fellow (obs) : roister-doister (thanks Costean)

102 social climbing : fame game (thanks Samivel)

103 politically unsettled region : hotspot (thanks Izzardesque).

104 malign attitude : ill will (thanks Fudgie)

105 the British press : Fleet Street (thanks Samivel)

106 female inclined towards gay men (coll.) : fag-hag (thanks Samivel)

107 astronautical development : space race (thanks Half Daft)

108 traditional postal service : snail mail

109 Film principally of female interest : chick flick (thanks Samivel)

110 computer programs : shareware (thanks Costean)

111 obese person (coll.[OED]) : jelly-belly (thanks Samivel & Sand)

112 stilt-like pole : pogo

113 badge or mark : logo

114 vagrant : hobo

115 stage lighting accessory : gobo (thanks King of Quok)

116 boxing tournament : fight night (thanks Samivel)

117 electronic gadgets beloved by males : boys toys (thanks Sand)

118 Haitian magic: voodoo (thanks Samivel)

119 a curse or jinx: hoodoo (thanks Samivel)

120 disease of the brain : kuru

121 antelope : kudu

122 magic charm or spell : mojo (thanks samivel / 96aelw)

123 traditional Maori tattoo : moko (thanks 96aelw)

124 science fiction genre : sci-fi (thanks tas)

125 cable-free computer communication : wi-fi (thanks tas)

126 free spirit : wild child (thanks Sand)

127 aeronautics display : fly-by (thanks Sand)

128 hippie movement : flower power (thanks Sand)

129 recherche food : posh nosh (thanks Sand)

130 electronic ablutions : power shower (thanks Sand)

131 style of food and music : texmex (thanks Sand / samivel)

132 slow motion replay : slo-mo (thanks Sand)

133 miscreant : bad lad (thanks Sand)

134 balding pate : chrome dome (thanks Sand / Tas)



Some near misses include:

hunky-dory, shilly-shally, dilly-dally, see-saw, zig-zag, knick-knack, tick-tock, clip-clop, topsy-turvy, chit chat, tip-top, top-dog, flip-flop,
teeter-totter (thanks Frances), splish-splash, tittle-tattle,
slap-dash, wishy-washy, double-bubble (thanks Fudgie) funny-money,
honey-bunny (thanks Samivel) Dehli-belly (thanks Costean), booze-cruise (thanks Samivel), heyday (thanks tas)
pitter-patter, jaw-jaw, dum-dum, yum-yum, lumpy-jumper (thanks tas)
heebee jeebees (thanks Fudgie) and hara kiri (thanks for correction Suze) but these don't quite qualify because they either don't follow the rhyme - for example hunky dory would have to be hunky-dunky or else they start with the same letter e.g. paw-paw.

Also no place names, characters or cartoon names or brand names.


Last edited by bumpkin on Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:01 pm; edited 96 times in total

 
96aelw
143084.  Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:13 am Reply with quote

Hanky panky could be rump pumpy.

 
Half-Daft
143107.  Tue Feb 06, 2007 9:57 am Reply with quote

The great unwashed masses are the Hoi Polloi.

It depends on how strict you're being on two joined words rule on whether you want to count Humdrum

 
Tas
143128.  Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:44 am Reply with quote

Dangerous Ammunition: dum-dum bullets.

Tasty Snack: Yum-yum

Younger Male Lover: Toy Boy (or Boy Toy)

:-)

Tas

 
Heleendje
143145.  Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:15 am Reply with quote

Topsy-turvy ... sounds like something "chaotic" and out of the ordinary, but I'm not sure what it means exactly.

 
Ameena
143150.  Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:22 am Reply with quote

"Topsy-turvy" means "upside-down".

 
Remy
145553.  Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:09 pm Reply with quote

There is also the Chinese stew known as "Hot Pot", and interestingly, the Chinese name for it is "Huo Guo", which also works.

 
jds
145758.  Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:05 am Reply with quote

Shoe-in ….Hillary Clinton’s nomination

 
djgordy
145779.  Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:15 am Reply with quote

96aelw wrote:
Hanky panky could be rump pumpy.


Rump pumpy? Ewww!

 
grimwig
145800.  Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:44 am Reply with quote

A review of the G&S work Princess Ida ran: "W S Gilbert abundantly proves he is still the legitimate monarch of Topsy Turvydom"

Hence the title of the Mike Leigh picture.

But you probably all knew that

 
ikkan
146105.  Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:34 pm Reply with quote

suicide: harry-carry, cockney rhyming slang I believe...

 
Kingbarney
146115.  Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:57 pm Reply with quote

djgordy wrote:
96aelw wrote:
Hanky panky could be rump pumpy.


Rump pumpy? Ewww!

Oi stop flirting!

 
Flash
146146.  Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:03 pm Reply with quote

ikkan wrote:
suicide: harry-carry, cockney rhyming slang I believe...


I don't think so, unless they have cockneys in Japan.

 
gerontius grumpus
146216.  Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:26 pm Reply with quote

How about the game 'wonky donkey'?

 
Izzardesque
146251.  Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:25 pm Reply with quote

Harum scarum

adj.
Lacking a sense of responsibility; reckless.

adv.
With abandon; recklessly.

 

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