DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

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Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Post by Tizer » 11 Aug 2019, 13:22

A new word for Tripps's list - plandid. `Influencers' use this word for photos which are planned but appear candid. I saw it in a news report about how British lavender farms have been plagued by influencers wanting to take their photos in the fields of blue. Farmers were appalled by finding their lavender trampled, sat upon and laid upon, and sometimes patches removed. Now the more wily farmers have found that they can control it and charge the influencers for access. This has led to ordinary folk (`non-influencers'?) seeing the pictures and coming to see the beautiful fields and more income for the farmers! :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 12 Aug 2019, 02:12

Never come across that one but I too heard something about lavender fields but didn't take it in.
I heard a woman in a radio interview complaining that she had been described as Hench. I had to look it up....
"London slang. nouns: 1) someone strong- looking, or muscular. Specifically appearance DO NOT get confused with if they be strong, but don't look it."
Language moves very fast these days, old farts can get left behind. Perhaps that is what is intended!
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Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Post by Stanley » 13 Aug 2019, 04:01

I heard a news reader yesterday use the phrase 'from the get go'. Why does this depress me?
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Post by plaques » 13 Aug 2019, 07:19

I'm familiar with Vox populi, and Vox dei, but I draw the line at Vox Mogg.

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Post by Stanley » 14 Aug 2019, 03:41

:good: :good:
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Post by Bodger » 15 Aug 2019, 12:52

Dobroyd Mill - Jackson Bridge,, a term i hadn't heard before from a write up of Hepworth Village on Facebook
" He was an avid collector of trongers (wool weights)"

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Post by Stanley » 16 Aug 2019, 02:13

Not heard that one Bodger but it doesn't surprise me because lots of words are specific to the wool trade. Burlers puzzled me for a while.....
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Post by Stanley » 18 Aug 2019, 05:50

Just heard an essential piece of information on Farming Today. A Gamekeeper in Wensleydale saying that the origin of the bird name Wheatear is White Arse because they have one.
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Post by Stanley » 21 Aug 2019, 04:15

I had occasion to check a collective noun this morning and came across this for crows:- "murder, horde or wake (when feeding)" I have never come across the last one.
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Post by Cathy » 21 Aug 2019, 12:46

The collective name for Hippos is a bloat.

In the Middle Ages, elephants were nicknamed carry-castles.
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Post by Tripps » 21 Aug 2019, 12:52

There's an area in London called 'Elephant and Castle'.

I'd always been led to believe it was a corruption of a pub name 'Infanta di Castile

Might have to have a Stewards' Enquiry into that now. :smile:
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Post by Tizer » 21 Aug 2019, 15:20

A bit like the Royal Navy sailors corrupting the name of their impressive battleship, Bellerophon, into Billy Ruffian.

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Post by Stanley » 22 Aug 2019, 02:35

Great war Tommies and Wipers......
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Post by Stanley » 26 Aug 2019, 04:09

I propose Sue's 'pike' as a description of quantity as a good word.
It fits nicely actually because pike can also mean a large haycock in old fashioned haymaking. So already a word for a mass of soft material.
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Post by Wendyf » 26 Aug 2019, 05:57

Very similar to poke, the Scottish word for a bag.

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:good:
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Post by Tizer » 26 Aug 2019, 11:19

Mrs Tiz's Scottish mum called the cornet you put ice cream into a poke.

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Post by Stanley » 27 Aug 2019, 03:49

I've heard that as well Tiz but only in Scotland.
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Post by Wendyf » 27 Aug 2019, 06:20

If you bought a poke of sweeties it would be in a triangular shaped bag that looked like a cornet. I'm sure I've heard poke used with reference to a ladies handbag too.

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Post by Tizer » 27 Aug 2019, 08:45

Yes, Wendy, Mrs Tiz now tells me her mum also used poke to mean the conical bags for sweets.

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Post by Stanley » 28 Aug 2019, 04:23

As I remember it the word was used for any kind of small bag. I think it was only used for flexible containers like bags.
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Post by Whyperion » 28 Aug 2019, 22:40

Stanley wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 04:23
As I remember it the word was used for any kind of small bag. I think it was only used for flexible containers like bags.
Pig-In-A-Poke (a bad bargain)
Hokey Pokey ( Sugar bases crunchy confectionery- often sold in paper bags and some times coated with a chocolate flavour finish)

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Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Post by plaques » 09 Sep 2019, 11:46

Now we are in danger of having a general election we will probable hear the word Psephology being used.

Psephology is from the Greek word psēphos, meaning "pebble." (One relative ofpsephology is psephomancy, meaning "divination by pebbles.") Psephology merited election as the name for the work of analysts of elections, or psephologists, because pebbles were used by the ancient Greeks in voting.

I wonder if Tizer could tell us what kind of pebbles were used?

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Post by Stanley » 10 Sep 2019, 03:20

Small round ones......
Do you remember the hyperactive bloke with the Swingometer? I wonder who came up with that addition to the language....
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Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Post by Tizer » 10 Sep 2019, 09:30

Plaques, perhaps they used these pebbles called `lalaria'...but they'd be in trouble now if they took them away to vote! :smile: LINK

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