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Audax Dictionary Help
« on: March 08, 2020, 09:28:36 am »
Having read the words ‘Grandee’ and ‘Ancien’ recently, I confess they are new audax words to me despite having learned french and having lived there for 4 months.

In terms of audax, what do they mean please?


LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Audax Dictionary Help
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2020, 10:14:18 am »
An ancien/ ancienne du PBP is a PBP finisher. More generally, a ‘been there, done that’, experienced, long-term audaxer.
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Re: Audax Dictionary Help
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2020, 12:22:56 pm »
Thank you. Anyone know what ‘grandee’ means?


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Re: Audax Dictionary Help
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 12:39:40 pm »
I don't think it means anything in Audax terminology.  It's a Spanish/Portugese term for someone aristocratic or high up the pecking order.

Re: Audax Dictionary Help
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 12:45:56 pm »
Grandee is a term from politics rather an audax. It's normally used for older, influential politicians within a party (e.g. "Tory grandee"), especially those that don't hold a *formal* powerful political post.

Re: Audax Dictionary Help
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 12:47:54 pm »
I think AUK should avoid hierarchical terminology.  We're just riding bikes over tediously long distances.

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: Audax Dictionary Help
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 12:52:30 pm »
But I’ve got nothing else to boost my poor, fragile ego, particularly since I’ve been on the audax treadmill for a while now and have become correspondingly slower.
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Re: Audax Dictionary Help
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2020, 02:57:40 pm »
All bonkers


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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2020, 03:43:31 pm »
Veteran would cover both words.
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citoyen

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Re: Audax Dictionary Help
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2020, 04:17:57 pm »
Veteran would cover both words.

Well, veteran is how ‘ancien’ is normally translated in other contexts, eg ancien combattant, so that makes sense.

But I’d have thought ‘grandee’ had more of a sense of ‘high rank’. I’ve never heard it used in French though.

citoyen

  • Cat 6 Racer
Re: Audax Dictionary Help
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2020, 04:19:13 pm »
I think AUK should avoid hierarchical terminology.  We're just riding bikes over tediously long distances.

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« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2020, 10:58:05 am »
But I’ve got nothing else to boost my poor, fragile ego, particularly since I’ve been on the audax treadmill for a while now and have become correspondingly slower.

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« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2020, 10:59:57 am »
Veteran would cover both words.

Well, veteran is how ‘ancien’ is normally translated in other contexts, eg ancien combattant, so that makes sense.

But I’d have thought ‘grandee’ had more of a sense of ‘high rank’. I’ve never heard it used in French though.

Yeah, I was an Ancien before I became a veteran.

Re: Audax Dictionary Help
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2020, 04:25:53 pm »
But I’ve got nothing else to boost my poor, fragile ego, particularly since I’ve been on the audax treadmill for a while now and have become correspondingly slower.

You might like to qualify as a venerable (although I have never heard it used in an audax context; it's used more by my children I would like to think as a sign of respect for great age and wisdom - although I may be missing their drift a little bit  ??? )

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Audax Dictionary Help
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2020, 04:55:22 pm »
If I need great age or wisdom to become venerable, I fail on both criteria.
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