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It's only words.

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It's only words.

It's only Words as the Bee Gees sang way back whenever, but now we are getting lots of new ones - or at least new interpretations of 'em.

So far we've had 'social distancing', 'flatten the curve', 'support bubble', 'lockdown' and now the latest 'circuit break'. Mind you, as an old sarf Londoner I rather like one I heard earlier which was 'Miley Cyrus' as rhyming slang for Coronavirus.

 

 

 

 


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Re: It's only words.

PS

" ....as an old sarf Londoner I rather like one I heard earlier which was 'Miley Cyrus' as rhyming slang for Coronavirus"

Got into an argument with my friend, he said I wasn't a true Cockney, so I pushed him down the apples and oranges.

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Re: It's only words.

These aren't new words @Minivanman they have all been around from some considerable time. Have a look on oed.com they've got even more. Wink

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Nothing gets past those guys, they even have 'twerk'.

 

 


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Re: It's only words.

We had one guy I had to sit next to at work, me and my sysadmin friend used to have a nickname for him. I'd better not say what it is on here, as the PC Brigade are on top form at the moment and I will get told off. Even though it is not a swear word. However, if anyone wants to know what it is, you can PM me. 😉

A bit of a clue is he used to play with childrens toys at his desk.

Used to make me laugh, took me 3 seconds to say his real name as I had to put a mental block on my brain (or what's left of it).

"*Don't say his nickname Alex*".
"*(Don't say his nickname Alex*".
"*Don't say his nickname Alex*".
"(I say his real name)".
"*Me to myself, well done Alex*".

Hard work and it is a good job I didn't use his nickname as I don't think he would be happy.

Mind you I was out of the office, and my sysadmin friend was a bit worried. Another of his work colleagues called him by it. Good job I wasn't there - if I had a drink of say, even water in my mouth I would have spat it out, and collapsed on the floor in fits of laughter. Sysadmins fault as he made the joke up - at least it wasn't me who said it, but it caught him up in the end 😆

Yes he used to be annoying, now on the phone you usually say:

[Person]: "Hello Alex how are you?".
[Me]: "Fine thank you [Persons Name], fine thank you. How are you?".
[Person]: "Fine thank you Alex".

Then you get on with the call, just a form of phone etiquette. He would say:

[Person answers the phone must do the 'How are you line'].
[Him]: "Still breathing".

Nope it is not funny, and after hearing it say 30 times a day it did get on my nerves.

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Think of all those poor folk who have a surname that some people take the (censored) out of....In particular if it rhymes with something else...

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Fortunately my first name is Alex, and my surname doesn't go too well with the name Michael.

Can't say why as I will definitely get told off. 🤐

I'd have to go straight to the solicitors in the morning if that were my first name, and get that changed. I am not even joking.

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Re: It's only words.

I once read of a Mr and Mrs Peacock who named their son Drew.

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It probably hardened him up for later life, just like this character .  Cheesy

 

EDIT:  It seems there is one person in the UK with that name -

https://www.192.com/atoz/people/peacock/drew/

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@Minivanman wrote:

It's only Words as the Bee Gees sang way back whenever, but now we are getting lots of new ones - or at least new interpretations of 'em.

So far we've had 'social distancing', 'flatten the curve', 'support bubble', 'lockdown' and now the latest 'circuit break'.


I've certainly had enough of hearing the words defund, distance, trace, track, asymptomatic, furlough, quarantine, antibody, frontline and systemic.

I'd just like to hear the word 'normal' without the preceding 'new'.

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Or without the response "what do you mean by normal" or even more of late, what do you mean by 'woman'.

Arghhh!  


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Talking of which @Alex 

A campsite in Italy has gone into lockdown. Sign on the gates says 'tent in quarantino'


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@Minivanman wrote:

Or without the response "what do you mean by normal" or even more of late, what do you mean by 'woman'.

Arghhh!  


Depends whether there's a hidden agender.  😉

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