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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Jul 24, 2015 09:21 am

chrisboote wrote:We discovered at the Oz convention that one of the Australian fans currently living in the UK has jentaculadactylaphobia
Quite a shock, I can tell you!
er . . .fear of someone eating breakfast with their fingers?
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby chrisboote » Fri Jul 24, 2015 09:38 am

Almost - fear of breakfast buffets 8-)
(breakfast you have to handle yourself)
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby chrisboote » Fri Jul 24, 2015 09:39 am

dactyla - handle, manipulate
dactylia - hands or fingers
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Jul 24, 2015 09:51 am

chrisboote wrote:Almost - fear of breakfast buffets 8-)
(breakfast you have to handle yourself)
that's weirdly specific - I think I would have pursued a line of questioning around why specifically breakfast buffets and not buffets in general and what triggered it . . . was there some sort of scrambled egg and fried tomato trauma at an early age perhaps? Or was it one of Nanny Ogg's favourites, the ballistic sausage to blame ? :lol:
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby chrisboote » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:00 am

Well, we could have investigated, and found the reason that breakfasts were fine, buffets were fine but the combination was not
We could have gently uncovered the long-buried trauma, and given love and support
We could have offered advice, or coping strategies
But she's our friend, and we love her dearly
So instead we mocked her mercilessly
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby phalarope » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:33 am

chrisboote wrote:Well, we could have investigated, and found the reason that breakfasts were fine, buffets were fine but the combination was not
We could have gently uncovered the long-buried trauma, and given love and support
We could have offered advice, or coping strategies
But she's our friend, and we love her dearly
So instead we mocked her mercilessly

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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Jul 24, 2015 01:51 pm

chrisboote wrote:Well, we could have investigated, and found the reason that breakfasts were fine, buffets were fine but the combination was not
We could have gently uncovered the long-buried trauma, and given love and support
We could have offered advice, or coping strategies
But she's our friend, and we love her dearly
So instead we mocked her mercilessly
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Are we talking about a member of the Drummers, whose name begins with 'S'?
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby chrisboote » Fri Jul 24, 2015 04:15 pm

Nope
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby phalarope » Fri Jul 24, 2015 05:35 pm

Feegled from the other forum:

Scurryfunge
(SKUR•ee•funge)
Verb: To rush around cleaning when company is on their way over.
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Jul 24, 2015 06:39 pm

phalarope wrote:Feegled from the other forum:

Scurryfunge
(SKUR•ee•funge)
Verb: To rush around cleaning when company is on their way over.
It's the only sort of cleaning I put any effort in to :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby chrisboote » Fri Jul 24, 2015 09:13 pm

I don't invite the sort of company who would care if the place was tidy or not 8-)
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby steeljam » Sat Jul 25, 2015 07:42 am

I wonder if there is a word for tidying up before your cleaner comes round?
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby chrisboote » Sat Jul 25, 2015 08:06 am

steeljam wrote:I wonder if there is a word for tidying up before your cleaner comes round?

I'm pretty sure in "The Meaning of Liff" that was Spofforth
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Grace Speaker » Sat Jul 25, 2015 09:52 am

chrisboote wrote:
steeljam wrote:I wonder if there is a word for tidying up before your cleaner comes round?

I'm pretty sure in "The Meaning of Liff" that was Spofforth
it is indeed :D and is sometimes necessary in order to avoid being dragged into a 'Clabby' conversation by said cleaner in which the "opening gambit is usually designed to provoke the maximum confusion and therefore the longest possible clabby conversation" which enables them to avoid doing any actual work and may find you feeling completely "Chaling", defined as "trying not to be driven up the wall by the opinions of someone whom circumstances will not allow you to argue with" :wink:
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby chrisboote » Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:16 am

Our cleaners come Thursdays arriving between 11am and 1pm
Never see them 8-)
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