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Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #206878
08/28/12 10:32 AM
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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

Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Tromboniator] #206879
08/28/12 10:43 AM
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"The Herring Pond" - a humourous reference to (some of) the inhabitants of the Altlantic Ocean


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Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Jackie] #206893
08/29/12 01:06 AM
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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.

Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Jackie] #206899
08/29/12 04:44 PM
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Hitting "Quote" worked for me. There is definitely something rum going on!


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Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #208630
01/01/13 08:19 PM
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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.

Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: maverick] #208647
01/02/13 03:01 AM
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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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Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Jackie] #208648
01/02/13 03:31 AM
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But you stay up late just like the young kids! grin


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Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu] #208655
01/02/13 12:59 PM
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But I also get up early (ish) - unlike the young kids. wink


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Re: New words--second attempt [Re: Jackie] #208664
01/02/13 06:13 PM
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Really early!! grin


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Re: osmotic language change [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #208666
01/02/13 06:47 PM
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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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