DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

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Post by Tripps » 05 Dec 2018, 09:50

I never heard of thole except as the thing you put t'wood in.

Isochrone is a bit advanced for me. I have some odd ideas about time. best kept to myself I think, lest people get to thinking I'm odd. Sometimes I convince myself that it doesn't exist at all - we are in a constant 'present' - and sometimes I think its rate of passing varies - going faster as we get older. Tell me about it.

Actually there was some evidence to support that yesterday, from a scientist who had found a brain chemical which triggers the hippocampus less, when we are bored, thus making time seem to slow down. I presume the opposite happens when we are having fun?

Nice to have somewhere to write this nonsense, and have it 'peer reviewed' by a select few friends. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 06 Dec 2018, 04:31

For those of you who didn't look it up: Isochrone. noun. A line, as on a map, connecting all points having some property simultaneously, as in having the same delay in receiving a radio signal from a given source or requiring the same time to be reached by available transportation from a given centre.
It came to my attention when applying for EEC funding for Ellenroad and the ride times turned out to be the best in Europe. We did't get the funding....

It is not nonsense David, or if it is, include me in the club. I have read enough of the science to know that time can be bent by gravity and there are some real puzzles if you read Einstein and Dawkins. I don't really understand it but every time someone mentions the Doppler Effect it gets me going! (Think of the milliseconds shaved off (or added to!) my lifespan by millions of miles on the road. It makes my head hurt. (Then there is the bullet fired on the speeding train... and the fact I once took a flight from Perth to Los Angeles and arrived an hour before I set off the previous day, don't bother explaining it to me!) (And don't attempt the flight either, it's a killer! Do two overnights, one in Sydney and one in Hawaii.)
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Post by Tizer » 06 Dec 2018, 12:19

I've often thought that time doesn't really exist and what we perceive as time is actually movement. Our concept of time developed from the movement of planets and stars and their effects, such as the earth's seasons and tides. Now we can create a concept of `time' by looking at the vibration of atoms - but that's still movement. If all movement in the universe stopped there would be no time. But if we then observed a single particle changed its location from A to B in space dimensions we'd assume it had moved and that `time' must have passed. Remember, `time was created so that everything wouldn't be in the same place at once'. :smile:

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Post by Stanley » 07 Dec 2018, 03:47

Tiz. Stop it! My head is starting to hurt again......
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Post by Tizer » 07 Dec 2018, 10:28

Two days ago I met a word that was new to me in a magazine, then yesterday, guess what, I saw it again in a book. Machicolation.
Wikipedia defines it thus: `A machicolation (French: mâchicoulis) is a floor opening between the supporting corbels of a battlement, through which stones or other material, such as boiling water or boiling cooking oil, could be dropped on attackers at the base of a defensive wall.' LINK

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Post by Stanley » 08 Dec 2018, 03:47

And what is not mentioned in the article is that if not above an entrance it could just as well have been a way of constructing a privy without a weakening shaft in the wall. (Think Blarney Stone.....)
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Post by Tizer » 08 Dec 2018, 12:39

Watching a Alice Roberts TV programme where she visited several archaeological sites. Each time there was a map shown with the name of the town. The one in Wiltshire showed the main town as named `Sailsbury'!

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Post by PanBiker » 08 Dec 2018, 12:56

Have we had glep, to look or observe? " Have a glep" just used it now.
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Post by Tripps » 08 Dec 2018, 21:32

I think you may be on your own with this one Ian. I've never hear it, and I can't find anything on google, and it's not in my Slang Dictionary. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 09 Dec 2018, 02:42

Never heard of it. Sorry.
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Post by PanBiker » 09 Dec 2018, 09:58

Picked up from my Mother in Law Louise and her sisters, Sally uses it of course. That side of the family hail from around Brough so possibly Cumberland, Westmorland or Higher Dales. I had never heard it until I bumped into the Abramic lot courtesy of my good lady. :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 10 Dec 2018, 04:35

When I was a child I always called weighing scales 'nebbins'. Nobody knew where that one came from but I still like it.... Please start using it and help it enter the language!
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