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(Telegraph)   If you're confused by all of this weird language your relatives keep using, you might benefit from the new diary of granny slang   ( telegraph.co.uk) divider line
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2009-02-19 10:52:57 AM  
idk my bff rose
 
2009-02-19 11:05:22 AM  
"No longer will the word mint, used by young people to denote approval, be confused with a request for a hard-boiled, peppermint-flavoured sweet,"

Has this been a common misunderstanding?
 
2009-02-19 11:45:40 AM  

Sybarite: "No longer will the word mint, used by young people to denote approval, be confused with a request for a hard-boiled, peppermint-flavoured sweet,"

Has this been a common misunderstanding?


Mint comment, mate, mint!
 
2009-02-19 11:52:34 AM  

Sybarite: "No longer will the word mint, used by young people to denote approval, be confused with a request for a hard-boiled, peppermint-flavoured sweet,"

Has this been a common misunderstanding?


how about confusing it with the place they make coins?
 
2009-02-19 11:54:01 AM  
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approves
 
2009-02-19 12:50:02 PM  
I think those "translators" need a refresher course.
 
2009-02-19 12:51:35 PM  
The regulation will require new or expanding CAFOs to submit a plan to the state from a certified odor-management specialist

Is it me, or does that sound like a complete bullshiat government job that achieves absolutely nothing? How does one go about procuring such a position? Smelling armpits and ass all day?.....Oh wait.....
 
2009-02-19 12:52:31 PM  

beerrun: approves


Beat me to it.

/Leg 'er down 'n smack 'em yak 'em
 
2009-02-19 12:52:40 PM  
My grandparents are a bit slow on the uptake with things like language, and thus I get this once a week:

"When are we meeting you tonight for dinner?"

"We already had dinner this afternoon...do you mean supper?"

Although I do still call occasionally porn "blue movies" and use breadboxes as measurement, so an impression was made.
 
2009-02-19 12:52:46 PM  
In other news, for people who are too stupid to conextualize various terms and too stupid to use google, there's a website for you.
 
2009-02-19 12:53:23 PM  
A diary? Call me silly, but I think a dictionary might be more helpful.
 
2009-02-19 12:54:03 PM  
My grandpa can't believe a colored man is now president.
 
2009-02-19 12:54:08 PM  
"telegram" is considered slang?
 
2009-02-19 12:55:49 PM  
23 skiddoo!
 
2009-02-19 12:56:10 PM  
"You there, fill it up with petroleum distillates and revulcanize my tires, posthaste!"

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2009-02-19 12:56:55 PM  
FTFA "No longer will the word mint, used by young people to denote approval, be confused with a request for a hard-boiled, peppermint-flavoured sweet," Mr Hare-Scott added.

Um yeah....if by "young people" you meant "young people from 1960". WTF?
 
2009-02-19 12:57:00 PM  
Oh nonsense - all that poppycock and hullaballo on my proper english. By ye gads, This is nothing but the Salesmen selling their snake oil and onion belts for their two-bits.

I remember when flowergirls and matchbox orphans really knew hard work and talkies were all the rage - that was the golden days.

Now, Get your whippersnappers out of my lawn and I won't prefer the billyboys to come.
 
2009-02-19 12:57:37 PM  
WTF they don't even give you the site or the link. How am I supposed to understand my gran if I don't even get a link. What a bunch of poppycock.
 
2009-02-19 12:57:54 PM  

onebadgungan: beerrun: approves

Beat me to it.

/Leg 'er down 'n smack 'em yak 'em


Cool gotta be. Shiat.
 
2009-02-19 01:01:48 PM  

fanbladesaresharp: The regulation will require new or expanding CAFOs to submit a plan to the state from a certified odor-management specialist

Is it me, or does that sound like a complete bullshiat government job that achieves absolutely nothing? How does one go about procuring such a position? Smelling armpits and ass all day?.....Oh wait.....


A pig in the parlour, not in the barn....
 
2009-02-19 01:02:37 PM  
Oh, applesauce! I'll have to check this later.
 
2009-02-19 01:02:45 PM  

Small Hands Make It Look Bigger: fanbladesaresharp: The regulation will require new or expanding CAFOs to submit a plan to the state from a certified odor-management specialist

Is it me, or does that sound like a complete bullshiat government job that achieves absolutely nothing? How does one go about procuring such a position? Smelling armpits and ass all day?.....Oh wait.....

A pig in the parlour, not in the barn....


Good sirs, I do believe you are in the wrong thread.
 
2009-02-19 01:03:19 PM  

H_is_for_Heretic: My grandparents are a bit slow on the uptake with things like language, and thus I get this once a week:

"When are we meeting you tonight for dinner?"

"We already had dinner this afternoon...do you mean supper?"

Although I do still call occasionally porn "blue movies" and use breadboxes as measurement, so an impression was made.


Are you around a lot of french people? I noticed that was only a problem when I was in Quebec for 4 months at basic training.

"YOU WILL HAVE 3 MEALS A DAY: BREAKFAST, DINNER, AND SUPPER!"
 
2009-02-19 01:04:46 PM  
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2009-02-19 01:05:44 PM  
Marvy. Fab. Far out.
 
2009-02-19 01:07:11 PM  
Icebox
 
2009-02-19 01:07:38 PM  
I think it's pretty groovy that they finally came out with something like this. Now if there was just a way to get to that FARKING website.
 
2009-02-19 01:08:53 PM  
Oh gag me with a spoon, sicko! Back in my day, our slang was pretty decent.

/off to find my 'Dep' gel and teal coloured sweater...
 
2009-02-19 01:09:11 PM  

JonnyBGoode: Small Hands Make It Look Bigger: fanbladesaresharp: The regulation will require new or expanding CAFOs to submit a plan to the state from a certified odor-management specialist

Is it me, or does that sound like a complete bullshiat government job that achieves absolutely nothing? How does one go about procuring such a position? Smelling armpits and ass all day?.....Oh wait.....

A pig in the parlor, not in the barn....

Good sirs, I do believe you are in the wrong thread.


A nuisance may be merely a right thing in
the wrong place, like a pig in the parlor instead of the barnyard.
 
2009-02-19 01:09:18 PM  

OneHungoverCryogenicist: "You there, fill it up with petroleum distillates and revulcanize my tires, posthaste!"


Now you're on the trolley.
 
2009-02-19 01:09:42 PM  
Fook the English and their colloquiums
 
2009-02-19 01:09:58 PM  
Are we having walking bird for supper?
 
2009-02-19 01:10:00 PM  

Slaxl: Sybarite: "No longer will the word mint, used by young people to denote approval, be confused with a request for a hard-boiled, peppermint-flavoured sweet,"

Has this been a common misunderstanding?

Mint comment, mate, mint!


Mint comment mate, mint? Oh go on, don't worry I'm minted.
 
2009-02-19 01:10:02 PM  
"Grunge Speak" from the New York Times...

Link
 
2009-02-19 01:10:06 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Marvy. Fab. Far out.


Groovy, man. Like way out, boss, totally biatchin, with the scene.
 
2009-02-19 01:10:36 PM  
Hullaballoo, Caneck! Caneck!

/gig 'em
 
2009-02-19 01:11:43 PM  
panicoontil
 
2009-02-19 01:15:04 PM  
Ne⋅gro
/ˈnigroʊ/ [nee-groh]
noun, plural -groes


1. STOP saying this.
2. Because it makes black people angry.
3. No, you can't make them get out of their seat.
4. Yes, he is president.
5. Alright, fine. Just don't use it in public.
 
2009-02-19 01:16:43 PM  
Chicanery
 
2009-02-19 01:18:50 PM  

OneHungoverCryogenicist: "You there, fill it up with petroleum distillates and revulcanize my tires, posthaste!"


Would you also like me to send your letter to the Prussian consulate in Siam by aeromail?
 
2009-02-19 01:23:15 PM  
I'm 82!
 
2009-02-19 01:23:33 PM  
This thread is the bees knees.
 
2009-02-19 01:25:24 PM  
The dictionary is missing Cripes! and Har! so it is useless for deciphering John Dvorak.
 
2009-02-19 01:29:32 PM  
TELEGRAM?

*sigh*

Now I feel all stabby...
 
2009-02-19 01:31:23 PM  
Approves. (new window)
 
2009-02-19 01:32:23 PM  
I think that all of these comments are just the bees knees!
 
2009-02-19 01:32:50 PM  

Sybarite: OneHungoverCryogenicist: "You there, fill it up with petroleum distillates and revulcanize my tires, posthaste!"

Would you also like me to send your letter to the Prussian consulate in Siam by aeromail?


What about the 3:15 Autogyro?
 
2009-02-19 01:34:26 PM  
In a San Francisco bakery a few years ago, I asked my customer (who gave no evidence of not being a native English speaker) if she would like a sack. She claimed not to understand what a sack is. After the initial WTF interchange, she concluded the word must be "olde English or something..."
 
2009-02-19 01:35:30 PM  
Groovy !
 
2009-02-19 01:38:13 PM  

Szech: Ne⋅gro
/ˈnigroʊ/ [nee-groh]
noun, plural -groes


1. STOP saying this.
2. Because it makes black people angry.
3. No, you can't make them get out of their seat.
4. Yes, he is president.
5. Alright, fine. Just don't use it in public.


Can I still use the ever popular "dark complexioned chap"?
 
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