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#206878 - 08/28/12 06:32 AM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb Commando
Many thanks - "F-Bomb" is not a phrase in use this side of the pond.


So what pond is that? whistle

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#206879 - 08/28/12 06:43 AM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Tromboniator]
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"The Herring Pond" - a humourous reference to (some of) the inhabitants of the Altlantic Ocean
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#206893 - 08/28/12 09:06 PM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Jackie]
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How did you manage to retrieve my original post?!? I tried hitting Quote AND Edit, but got nada. Anyway, if you scroll down in what Rhuby so miraculously found, you can see the link to other words that have made it into dictionaries this year.

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#206899 - 08/29/12 12:44 PM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Jackie]
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Hitting "Quote" worked for me. There is definitely something rum going on!
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#208630 - 01/01/13 03:19 PM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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> side of the pond

I'd have to disagree there, Rhuby - my kids (in their 20s) use the phrase "F-bomb" and more specifically "C-bomb" as a natural part of their lexicon. I suspect this is more a generational thing, given how open the yunguns are to Merkin influence nowadays.

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#208647 - 01/01/13 10:01 PM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: maverick]
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OK, I bow to your more contemporaneous knowledge - my own kids are in their mid-forties, now, and the youngest of my students, these days, is in her late fifties! It's not far short of twenty years since I taught in the prison amongst relatively young - and very street-wise - people. So I'm well uncool about de street buzz, ennit?
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#208648 - 01/01/13 10:31 PM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Jackie]
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But you stay up late just like the young kids! grin
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#208655 - 01/02/13 07:59 AM Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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But I also get up early (ish) - unlike the young kids. wink
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#208664 - 01/02/13 01:13 PM Re: New words--second attempt [Re: Jackie]
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Really early!! grin
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#208666 - 01/02/13 01:47 PM Re: osmotic language change [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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ho hum, just checked with my daughter and she corrected me firmly:

"No Dad, I never use that phrase, it's only Jim who does, and he has picked it up from American TV."

So there we have it, language change on the cusp - the older child doesn't use it, the younger one and all his mates do.

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