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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Strum » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:10 pm

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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Zirco » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:38 am

Rough,Dough, Cough, Plough....all have 'ough' but all are pronounced differently.
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Gerald » Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:59 am

The RTE sports panels are very good at coming up with names for sports persons who are nowhere to be seen on the fields of play: John Giles, Eamon Dunphy, George hook come to mind in particular. George referred to French rugby player, Harinordoquy (pron. arinord-a-kee) as Harry ord a nee kee and was quite chuffed with himself for knowing the "correct" pronunciation. Ciaran Fitzgerald referred to Damien Traille (try) as Trolley. There must be dozens I can't remember.

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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Zirco » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:34 am

Gerald wrote:The RTE sports panels are very good at coming up with names for sports persons who are nowhere to be seen on the fields of play: John Giles, Eamon Dunphy, George hook come to mind in particular. George referred to French rugby player, Harinordoquy (pron. arinord-a-kee) as Harry ord a nee kee and was quite chuffed with himself for knowing the "correct" pronunciation. Ciaran Fitzgerald referred to Damien Traille (try) as Trolley. There must be dozens I can't remember.
Gerald, you've struck a rich vein there HA HA!!! :D :D wuu wuu

Gilesie is hopeless with remembering names, pronouncing names etc ( we love him anyway :D ).
Hmmmm, having trouble myself now.....
Ronnie Whelan and others: BoatAng for Boateng ( who knows, maybe they are correct dontknow dontknow ).

Aside: How do you pronounce AJAX......is it as spelt..A-JAX or as the Dutch pronounce it...AY-AX? Both ok? dontknow dontknow
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Zirco » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:03 pm

There is a marvellous book " THE MEANING OF LIFF" by Douglas Adams... He uses placenames for very precise situations or conditions etc. The book is sorted alphabetically, like a dictionary, so it's a book you dip into now and then. :D
A few examples below....

AINDERBY STEEPLE (n.)
One who asks you a question with the apparent motive of wanting to hear your answer, but who cuts short your opening sentence by leaning forward and saying 'and I'll tell you why I ask...' and then talking solidly for the next hour.

AINSWORTH (n.)
The length of time it takes to get served in a camera shop. Hence, also, how long we will have to wait for the abolition of income tax or the Second Coming.

AITH (n.)
The single bristle that sticks out sideways on a cheap paintbrush

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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Zirco » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:01 pm

Here's a link to extracts from Douglas Adams' (Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy) The Meaning of Liff.

http://liff.hivemind.net/#P

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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Strum » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:45 pm

I got a liff home last night.

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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Zirco » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:06 pm

:D :D :lol: :lol:

Plumgarths (pl.n.): The corrugations on the ankles caused by wearing tight socks.

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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Zirco » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:15 pm

More, luv it.. :D :lol:


Hobarris (n.): (Medical) A sperm which carries a high risk of becoming a bank manager.
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by grammer » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:38 am

Very last century :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Kinda like Black Adder or Only Fools and Horses-
Great for an odd snigger -but dated now dontknow dontknow dontknow dontknow
Have to say tho' there has been nothing to replace this kind of wit. :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Zirco » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:48 am

grammer wrote:Very last century :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Kinda like Black Adder or Only Fools and Horses-
Great for an odd snigger -but dated now dontknow dontknow dontknow dontknow
Have to say tho' there has been nothing to replace this kind of wit. :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Benny Hill face!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by grammer » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:02 am

sent from my PC and typed on a keyboard (old fashioned black colour) using three fingers

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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Zirco » Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:11 am

HA HA HA HAAAAAA !!!! wuu wuu wuu
Grammer, you're a star......you've got my vote!!! wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Zirco » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:49 pm

You know that saying " Don't sweat the small stuff" .......don't worry about trifles ( no, not the dessert type :D )
I've agreed with this saying all my life and tried (mainly unsuccessfully to follow it).
I read an article recently which refutes this.......it's ok to sweat the small stuff.
The jist of the article was something along these lines.....

If you actively "sweat the small stuff" in general terms it's an indicator you are in a good place.
People do this because there is nothing profoundly bad going on in their lives, like bereavement, grave illness or major financial issues. For example,If you have a short time left to live, you do not sweat the small stuff, you make the most of the time left, create memories, good memories hopefully, for your family etc.
So, it's ok to sweat the small stuff and if you are doing this.....good on ya mate...that's what I say. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Strum » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:30 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:




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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Zirco » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:14 pm

:lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: :D :lol:
Soller (vb.): To break something in two while testing if you glued it together properly.

Sompting (n.): The practice of dribbling involuntarily into one's own pillow.

Spreakley (adj.): Irritatingly cheerful in the morning.

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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by bugrock » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:30 pm

Oh Gawd! How many pages has a dictionary? dontknow
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Post by Strum » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:41 am

bugrock wrote:Oh Gawd! How many pages has a dictionary? dontknow

OED: 6400.

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Post by bugrock » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:13 am

BLIX!!!!
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Post by Strum » Thu Oct 29, 2015 1:25 am

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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Rocker » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:54 pm

bugrock wrote:
BLIX!!!!
wuu wuu wuu dnc2
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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by keeper » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:17 pm

Now I know I am a " speakley " person after " sompting " all night :lol: :lol: happy daze :shock:

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Post by Gulliver » Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:25 pm

My favourite one (which I practice regularly) is Assal Horizontology (lying down) -
I think it might have originated with Homer Simpson
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Post by Sinead » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:21 pm

Tautology is one of my favourite words.

Pet hate:- newsreaders saying 'guns were recovered'
incorrect, they were not lost, they were found and
thereby 'seized'.

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Re: Weird English Language +++

Post by Micheál » Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:00 pm

We had a sofa here that never got found, or even lost; but it got recovered. :shock:

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