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    Our Dublin correspondent just turned us all onto:

    "Natural exit strategy"

    Hmmmm, I gotta hunch that we shall see this term in the future.
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    A state of euphoria resembling a brainless underwater creature usually caused by drugs, music, alcohol, or some combination of all the above.
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...term=Jellyfish
    'Listen, Mister god!
    Isn't it boring
    to dip your puffy eyes,
    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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    gunite nozzleman

    A perfectly honest profession, it must be said.

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    Knucklebuster
    A car, usually an old American car (1930's-1970's) who seems determined to skin, slice, and slash the hands of every mechanic who touches it, regardless of their skill-level. Resistant to tools, penetrating oils, vice grips, and laws of physics. Any bolt that is in this car will STAY in this car, whether you want it there or not, and if you try to remove it, it WILL break off, and leave you requiring 15 stitches in the process.
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/defi...=Knucklebuster
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    "Nonexpendable individuals"

    A throwaway term in 2061: Odyssey Three, Arthur C. Clarke; but I like the Orwellian connotation.

    "... the sons and daughters of wealth, privilege and political power" .

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    "Play stupid games, win stupid prizes".

    AKA: karma.

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    'Listen, Mister god!
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    to dip your puffy eyes,
    every day, into a jelly of clouds?'

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    "You’d be surprised what we nonexistent beings can do."
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    "Pregnant People"

    Heard today on a radio news report on medical problems they may have. Problem with oppressive gender designation?

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    lariat surcingle - Was reading the Dee Brown novel Action at Beecher Island, based on the 1868 Indian battle / siege.

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    humblebragging
    https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/...e-well/618213/

    I did not know that Engllish can create words like this, it is reminiscent of the German language which typically compounds words to create new ones, such as Schadenfreude, Wanderlust or Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän

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    Thanks, Jacck!
    Humblebragging - what a useful word. It's a common custom.
    Last edited by Ingélou; Mar-06-2021 at 10:01.
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    the German language in times of Covid

    Mindestabstandsregelung - a regulation (Regelung) regulation the minimal (Mindest) distance (Abstand)
    Anderthalbmetergesellschaft - 1,5m dinstance company
    Mundschutzmode - mouth protection fashion
    Coronafußgruß - corona foot greeting
    Maskentrottel - mask idiot
    Impfneid - envy of those who have been vaccinated

    a full list of new German covid words
    https://www.owid.de/docs/neo/listen/corona.jsp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacck View Post
    humblebragging
    https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/...e-well/618213/

    I did not know that Engllish can create words like this, it is reminiscent of the German language which typically compounds words to create new ones, such as Schadenfreude, Wanderlust or Donaudampfschifffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän
    The Germans are second to none on this!

    I remember reading a sign on a beach in German, forbidding swimming in the water sports section. I can't remember the German, but in English it would have been:

    "Swimminginginthisdesignatedareaforwatersportsstri ctlyforbiddenandisillegal".
    Last edited by HenryPenfold; Mar-06-2021 at 12:47.
    My new year's resolution is to buy less new music and listen more to the absolutely STUPID amount of music I already have.

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    From what I understand, they have different, additive principles in the Greenlandish language/dialect, and to an excessive degree. For example, you'll have a word like

    Nalunaarasuartaatilioqateeraliorfinnialikkersaatig inialikkeirsaatilillaranata-goorunarsuarooq.

    meaning
    "Once again they'd try to build a huge radio station, but apparently it was all still just on a preparatory level".

    (it is in one word, but somehow the computer intelligence can't handle a continuous spelling of it in this post)

    (source: https://dk.linkedin.com/pulse/8-gode...ine-lind-krebs )
    Last edited by joen_cph; Mar-06-2021 at 13:11.

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