Author Topic: Worcestershire new railway station gaff.  (Read 480 times)

Worcestershire new railway station gaff.
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:24:13 am »
Worcestershire Parkway is a new multi million pound railway station opened on Sunday. Worcestershire County Council in conjunction with GWR have sent in the post over 100,000 leaflets telling residents of the news. Only problem the map shows the new station very close to motorway junction 7 but states the motorway is the M4 not the M5.  ;D
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Re: Worcestershire new railway station gaff.
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2020, 09:29:04 am »
Oh the sauce!
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Re: Worcestershire new railway station gaffe.
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2020, 11:20:31 am »
ITYM

gaffe noun:
an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder.

Whereas...

gaff - noun:
1. a stick with a hook or barbed spear, for landing large fish.
2. [sailing] a spar to which the head of a fore-and-aft sail is bent ("a gaff-rigged cutter").
3. [British slang, archaic] a person's home, esp a flat (Also called: penny-gaff a cheap or low-class place of entertainment, especially a cheap theatre or music hall in Victorian England).

verb: seize or impale with a gaff.


As you were...
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Re: Worcestershire new railway station gaffe.
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2020, 12:02:16 pm »
ITYM

gaffe noun:
an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder.

Whereas...

gaff - noun:
1. a stick with a hook or barbed spear, for landing large fish.
2. [sailing] a spar to which the head of a fore-and-aft sail is bent ("a gaff-rigged cutter").
3. [British slang, archaic] a person's home, esp a flat (Also called: penny-gaff a cheap or low-class place of entertainment, especially a cheap theatre or music hall in Victorian England).

verb: seize or impale with a gaff.


As you were...

Ooh get the English teacher.  ;)
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Re: Worcestershire new railway station gaff.
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2020, 12:20:07 pm »
;D
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Re: Worcestershire new railway station gaff.
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2020, 01:21:29 pm »
I do think you'll find the full stop at the end of 'gaff' clearly indicates an abbreviated form.
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Re: Worcestershire new railway station gaff.
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2020, 01:32:07 pm »
It's a gaffe about a gaff, surely?
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Re: Worcestershire new railway station gaff.
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2020, 04:44:46 pm »
I do think you'll find the full stop at the end of 'gaff' clearly indicates an abbreviated form.

Looks like you're hoping to gaff someone who takes the bait.
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And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche