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A local council in Wales has added 140 words to the Welsh language as native speakers struggle to adapt to new terminology coined during the pandemic. The list includes ‘cwarantin’ (quarantine),

The coronavirus self-employment income support scheme is translated as

‘Y Cynllun Cymorth Incwm i’r Hunangyflogedig drwy gyfnod Coronafeirws’.

What a wonderful word is Hunangyflogedig'. I do hope the 'Hunan' bit doesn't refer to Hunan province in China. the 'woke will surely deem it racist.

I'll go and do something vaguely useful now. :smile:
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How the hell did you find that one?
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It looks like it means .Self-employed.

Llinell gymorth coronafeirws (COVID-19) ar gyfer busnesau a’r hunangyflogedig
Coronavirus helpline (COVID-19) for businesses and the self-employed
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In Welsh hunag = alone so I guess it covers self too.
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Stanley wrote: 25 Jul 2020, 02:01 How the hell did you find that one?
I once spent a week in Richmond N.Yorks measuring radio field strengths for a research project. It involved a big white van and a pump up extendable antenna system. I recall a lady coming up to us ( in Frenchgate actually,) saying -what's going on here " I'm troubled wi' me nose "

I have the same condition. :laugh5:
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"Thart reight, thart reight again. Bugger a chap that's always right!"
Old Sid Demaine in a conversation many years ago.
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From the article I linked in the covid thread today...
A healthcare assistant in a Bradford hospital, who doesn't want to be named, and has seen Covid patients on the ward - but she still believes many of the conspiracy theories online. She doesn't watch any mainstream media reports:
"I follow people who I believe know what they are talking about... I don't need to check them out, I get a gut feeling - I think more than
anything that there's a big lie in the world. At the moment everything seems to be a big lie. Nobody knows what's true and what's not."
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She may be wrong in her conclusion but she has put her finger on one of the most disturbing aspects of public 'explanation' of scientific matters. BBC have started a good series on R4 at dinner time on misinformation. Think Oil companies and climate research, the tobacco industry and smoking and then go and read 'Magic Mineral or Killer Dust' the story of Turner Brothers and their promotion of asbestos for years when they knew all the dangers.
Current manifestation in the news is 'anti-vaccination'. Just the latest in an oft used ploy.
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Sometimes I sits and thinks. Sometimes I just sits. (Winnie the Pooh)
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That Radio 4 series seems intended for the younger generations who are less aware than us oldies about what's gone on in the past. But I'm glad they're doing it, the more exposure the topics get, the better. A few years ago there was an excellent one-off 30 minute programme on Radio 4 about how the big oil and coal companies knew from their own research, even as early as the 1930s, that their activities would lead to serious climate change. They carried on doing such research, `keeping a watching brief', but kept the information to themselves. The programme followed the story up to the 1990s when climate change became more of a public matter. A few weeks later I decided to look up the programme and download a podcast or get it on the Iplayer. No matter how much searching I did I could never find that programme again. Mrs Tiz suggested the companies had managed to suppress it.
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A statement will be made tomorrow. I doubt it will be good news.

"The dance begins with each Nutter cocking a hand to his ear to listen to something we human folk can’t catch. They then wag a finger at each other, and they’re off, stamping and circling, occasionally holding bent wands covered with red, white and blue rosettes that they weave into simple patterns. It’s not pretty and it’s not clever. It is, simply, awe-inspiringly, astonishingly other. Morris men from southern troupes come and watch in slack-jawed silence. Nothing in the civilised world is quite as elementally bizarre and awkwardly compelling as the Coco-nutters of Bacup.2
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I agree David....
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In response to Robert Jenricks announcement that a "permission in principle" will be given to developments on land designated "for renewal" to speed-up building James Jamieson, the chairman of the Local Government Association, said the idea that planning was a barrier to house building was "a myth". "Nine in ten planning applications are approved by councils, while more than a million homes given planning permission in the last decade have not yet been built," he said. LINK

What he should have added is that those houses, when they do eventually get started, will be built to standards pertaining at the time permission was given, not the latest standards. An old trick of the developers.
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Tripps wrote: 29 Jul 2020, 17:34 It is, simply, awe-inspiringly, astonishingly other.
Great phrase - especially as it contains a word from my list of irritating words. Something like my good self, I'd venture to say - and rapidly getting 'otherer' . :laugh5:
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I haven't got to grips with 'other' yet. What the hell do they mean?
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I suppose other in that quote was another (and shorter) way of saying `out of this world'. It's often now used to mean exotic or, in cultural terms, to mean anyone different from yourself.
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Stanley wrote: 03 Aug 2020, 02:44 I haven't got to grips with 'other' yet. What the hell do they mean?
Oh do keep up. :laugh5:

view or treat (a person or group of people) as intrinsically different from and alien to oneself.
"a critique of the ways in which the elderly are othered by society"



critique is on my list too. . .
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In that case I am all in favour of being other. Different, or even eccentric to some...
Another word for it is individualism.
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Heard this morning from an anonymous health official.
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From Uncle Bob's offering today -

" those not debilitated by delusions of grammatical purity "

Thinking a bit about it - why are they delusions - and why should it debilitate me? :laugh5:
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I think David, that like many other things, grammatical purity can be taken to excess. Split infinitives have never been a problem for me or for that matter Winston Churchill. He is reported as having said:-
"Up with this, I shall not put!"
However, read THIS excellent article that makes sense to me about the 'true' origin.
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If we didn't have split infinitives we couldn't have Yoda. :extrawink:
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So years ago you pay £50 for a grammar book then argue with it? :laugh5:

It's fairly safe, whenever some one says 'Churchill said', to reply 'no he didn't' - You'll be right more often than wrong. Same for Einstein. :smile:
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Tripps wrote: 20 Aug 2020, 09:09 It's fairly safe, whenever some one says 'Churchill said', to reply 'no he didn't' - You'll be right more often than wrong. Same for Einstein.
also Gene Kranz and Jim Lovell. :extrawink:
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PanBiker wrote: 20 Aug 2020, 09:19 also Gene Kranz and Jim Lovell
Who? :laugh5:
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