Author Topic: Words  (Read 8371 times)

hellymedic

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Words
« on: November 07, 2015, 01:30:20 pm »
The Welsh call a microwave oven a popty ping.
In Israel they call the @ symbol 'strudel'.
A pingfuckit needs no explanation.

What are your favourites?

Re: Words
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2015, 01:40:54 pm »
Zig and Zag for forward and backward slash. (daughter of BBC presenter).
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Ruthie

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Re: Words
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2015, 01:44:04 pm »
Pelican.

I just like it.
Milk please, no sugar.

Re: Words
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2015, 01:55:41 pm »
The Polaks call @ małpka - little monkey.

αdαmsκι

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Re: Words
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2015, 02:00:09 pm »
Whereas in Dutch the @ is apenstaartje, which means little monkey's tail.
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woollypigs

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Re: Words
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2015, 04:37:50 pm »
Faff.

Faffing.

Get lost.

Leg it.

Just because and they don't really exict in Danish.

Oh and plonker, emporium, ointment.


ian

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Re: Words
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2015, 04:44:27 pm »
susurration

That's my favourite word.
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Re: Words
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2015, 04:47:01 pm »
'Lagom' was my favourite Swedish word and it doesn't translate easily. It means everything is fine or just right, but in a positive sense that the English doesn't convey.

As a cyclist in Budapest, I had much cause to use 'seggfej'. It translates as 'arseface', but means 'arsehole'. Terrible drivers, the Magyars.

'Marvellous' is a word that seems to have fallen out of favour, losing out to the awful 'awesome'. but is my favourite adjective.
Haggerty F, Haggerty R, Tomkins, Noble, Carrick, Robson, Crapper, Dewhurst, Macintyre, Treadmore, Davitt.

IanDG

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Re: Words
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2015, 04:51:40 pm »
Balter

I like that word and I like a good balter :)

Re: Words
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2015, 05:07:36 pm »
Canny it's just so versatile.
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Re: Words
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2015, 05:13:47 pm »
Yclept is up there with the favourites.Thanks (I think) to Mr. Larrington.
I'm just waiting for the opportunity to insert it into a work email.

Grin.
In the context of a light box, where an image is backlit.
If the light source(s) aren't sufficiently diffused, you'll experience bright spots.
These (collectively) are known as grins.
My line manager didn't believe me.
However I did manage to get that one into a work email on Friday.
That made him think.

My challenge for next week, thanks to Wowbagger,  is to make use of 'otiose' in a work email.
Give them something to do....

Mr Larrington

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Re: Words
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2015, 05:23:26 pm »
The Germans, that race of robotically-logical Volk, call a sleeveless jumper a "pullunder".  I do not know why, and nor does Miss von Brandenburg.

"Lollygag" and "Syllabub", particularly when combined in one sentence and uttered by the late Vivian Stanshall, are difficult to beat.
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Pancho

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Re: Words
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2015, 05:24:48 pm »
Zig and Zag for forward and backward slash. (daughter of BBC presenter).

The mad hippies I know who work for the BBC would probably have *named* their daughters Zig and Zag.

T42

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Re: Words
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2015, 05:45:50 pm »
Halitosis
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Basil

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Re: Words
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2015, 05:51:00 pm »
Eclectic.

I just love the way it rattles.
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Re: Words
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2015, 06:14:00 pm »


Oh and plonker, emporium, ointment.

So where is this emporium selling plonker ointment?

hellymedic

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Re: Words
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2015, 06:52:45 pm »
Yclept featured in my much-hated O Level English Literature, in which we thrown the Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.

As often, I probably appreciate it much more now than in 1974.

Re: Words
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2015, 06:56:05 pm »
"mallemaroking"

woollypigs

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Re: Words
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2015, 06:57:59 pm »


Oh and plonker, emporium, ointment.
Now that is my next business venture :)
So where is this emporium selling plonker ointment?

lou boutin

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Re: Words
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2015, 07:06:47 pm »
Discombobulated is a personal favourite.

Re: Words
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2015, 07:08:21 pm »
Ineffable  :)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Words
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2015, 07:23:15 pm »
Serendipity.
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Andrew

Re: Words
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2015, 07:47:32 pm »
kitchen
trousers

TheLurker

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Re: Words
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2015, 07:48:04 pm »
Marmalade
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Andrij

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Re: Words
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2015, 07:57:08 pm »
kitchen
trousers

Do you have trousers specific to other rooms of your home as well?
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