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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Darren » Thu Jan 19, 2017 09:52 am

Saw a poster pinned to the wall of a customer cube I've been using at work which very much made me smile...

Exhaustipated - The condition of being too tired to give a shit any more.

Although given this was in France, I think exastipated (being too frustrated to give a shit) would probably be more accurate.
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Grace Speaker » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:59 am

“gongoozler”,

A colloquial term, common to Birmingham, for a curious onlooker sitting by a canal, idly observing life going by . . . doesn't sound to bad to me :wink:
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby steeljam » Sun Mar 26, 2017 07:48 am

I came across the word Ultracrepidarian. A person who criticises, judges or give advice outside their area of expertise.
Literal meaning is Above the Sandal.
More modern phrase is "let the cobbler stick to his last", or just load of cobblers!

It is similar to the term used for Trump - Ultracrapidarian.
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:01 am

steeljam wrote:I came across the word Ultracrepidarian. A person who criticises, judges or give advice outside their area of expertise.
Literal meaning is Above the Sandal.
More modern phrase is "let the cobbler stick to his last", or just load of cobblers!

It is similar to the term used for Trump - Ultracrapidarian.
:lol: I think both terms could equally apply to Mr Tiny Hands and his entire administration. The first term also describes about 99.999999% of the perpetually outraged commentators on the internet :wink:
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby phazedout » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:44 am

I'll just leave this here.....
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:16 am

phazedout wrote:I'll just leave this here.....
'Ere, come back here Mister! You can't just plonk that down and scarper, without offering at least one or two of your favourite eye or mind-boggling Finnish words . . . :wink:
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby phazedout » Sun Mar 26, 2017 09:45 pm

Grace Speaker wrote:
phazedout wrote:I'll just leave this here.....
'Ere, come back here Mister! You can't just plonk that down and scarper, without offering at least one or two of your favourite eye or mind-boggling Finnish words . . . :wink:

very well my personal favourite and one anyone who's met me since 2012 knows I no longer do....
Kalsarikännit "the feeling when you are going to get drunk home alone in your underwear — with no intention of going out,”
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Pat » Mon Mar 27, 2017 02:36 pm

Ah, Finnish! The only modern language where the typesetters use shotguns to do the punctuation because it saves time.
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Grace Speaker » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:18 am

Shamelessly pilfered from the elves over on the QI FB page :D

GALEANTHROPY – the belief that you have become a cat.

:meow: :meow: :meow:

Now that's a witches' curse I could get on board with - not sure what my neighbours would think though when they found me burying my poo in their vegetable patch! :lol:
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Basement » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:46 am

Grace Speaker wrote:Shamelessly pilfered from the elves over on the QI FB page :D

GALEANTHROPY – the belief that you have become a cat.

:meow: :meow: :meow:

Now that's a witches' curse I could get on board with - not sure what my neighbours would think though when they found me burying my poo in their vegetable patch! :lol:


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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby Grace Speaker » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:38 am

GYMNOLOGISE (v.) - to debate whilst naked.

Should any members of the Forum indulge in this practice whilst on the Forum itself, please keep this information on a need-to-know basis . . . and remember to close your laptop carefully :wink:
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Re: Dictionary of Eye-Watering Words

Postby phalarope » Sun Jul 09, 2017 09:01 pm

Another reason there is a piece of tape over the camera on my laptop... :shock: :lol:
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