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New words--second attempt #206842
08/27/12 12:46 AM
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Re: New words--second attempt [Re: Jackie] #206843
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GAH! I am trying to post about it making the news that F-bomb and other words are now in the dictionary/ies. Maybe not putting a quote or a link will help...

Re: New words--second attempt [Re: Jackie] #206845
08/27/12 01:28 AM
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Problem is still on this link, however.


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My attempt to relay the post [Re: LukeJavan8] #206853
08/27/12 11:23 AM
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Here is what Jackie posted:-

Originally Posted By: Jackie
[crossthreading to the current Hogwash thread e] I'm surprised no one posted about this. I was very busy for quite a while after my trip; sorry to be away from this place so long, and thanks, Candy, for giving me the nudge I needed. Anyway--this was in the news, and I thought surely somebody here would have posted it, but a Search revealed 0 results. A partial quote, then the link:
F-bomb makes it into mainstream dictionary
By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press Aug 13, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) It's about freakin' time.

The term "F-bomb" surfaced in newspapers more than 20 years ago but will land Tuesday for the first time in the mainstream Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, along with sexting, flexitarian, obesogenic, energy drink and life coach.

In all, the company picks about 100 additions for the 114-year-old dictionary's annual update, gathering evidence of usage over several years in everything from media to the labels of beer bottles and boxes of frozen food.


words accepted into the dictionary


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Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #206854
08/27/12 11:25 AM
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So - what IS an F-Bomb, please?


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Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #206856
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Shame on you Rhuby....are you trying to get Jackie to swear in public forum?

Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Candy] #206861
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shocked Certainly not!

But it is an expression which is new to me, and I like to think the best of everyone and everything - Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense and all that - and wordsbeginning with "F" fill several pages of my dictinary.


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Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #206863
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see PM.


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Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #206864
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So - what IS an F-Bomb, please?

It's a euphemism for the word fuck.


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Re: My attempt to relay the post [Re: zmjezhd] #206866
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Many thanks - "F-Bomb" is not a phrase in use this side of the pond.


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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Really early!! grin


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Re: osmotic language change [Re: Rhubarb Commando] #208666
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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.

Re: osmotic language change [Re: Jackie] #208902
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Not one I've heard either, Mav.


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