dancefloorlandmine: Me pointing at camera (Kitchener)
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 08:38 pm
See the brave hero do battle!

On this page, after an initial explanation of the punctuation splurge that accompanies Donald Trump, Jr.,'s name when it appears in the pages of the New Yorker, there is a video in which that publication's copy-editor makes a brave attempt to turn a couple of Trump speeches into something that might resemble language, without changing the notice. He makes, let us say, a few changes.

Brave, brave, soul.
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dancefloorlandmine: (Words)
Thursday, June 9th, 2011 02:45 pm
Cloud Commuting
1. Working remotely, often from home (with the concomitant likelihood of being in a dressing gown).
2. Drifting along public transport access routes (corridors, platforms, etc) on the way to work, oblivious of the people behind you who may actually want to catch the train/bus/tube.
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dancefloorlandmine: (Sushi)
Monday, September 21st, 2009 02:25 pm
Pseushi (n)
Looks like sushi, but isn't quite the real thing. As often found next to the sandwiches in Boots or TESCO Metro.

(I actually quite like it, but YMMV.)

Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] spellfecker.
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dancefloorlandmine: (Words)
Sunday, April 19th, 2009 09:14 pm
A phrase I was about to use to describe the movement of the afore-mentioned foxes around my garden in their search for the warmest sunbeam ... but which, at the last moment, I rejected ...

furry sundial


Still, at least the word gnomon wasn't entirely relevant.
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dancefloorlandmine: (Words)
Thursday, April 16th, 2009 10:56 am
Photogothy (n)
The practice of taking photos of people in graveyards, draped in cobwebs, wearing lots of hairspray, or generally just the capturing of goths' images/souls on film or pixels. Viewed as tacky by some, and fun by others.

Shortly to be cross-posted to [livejournal.com profile] spellfecker.
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dancefloorlandmine: (Words)
Monday, November 24th, 2008 10:55 am
menander, v. (me-nan-der): to walk in that strange indeterminate directionless manner, common to little old ladies and elderly gentlemen, as well as tourists, which always seems to place them directly in the path of anyone behind them in a hurry, as if they were capable of mind-reading as well as wilful obstruction.

"She was menandering all over the place - it took me ages to get past."

Crossposted to [livejournal.com profile] spellfecker.
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dancefloorlandmine: (Words)
Friday, August 22nd, 2008 09:25 am
Gadding about
Flying from transit lounge to transit lounge, because no country will actually let you leave the airport.
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dancefloorlandmine: (Torch)
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 05:31 pm
I suppose this is the poll which I should have asked instead of this.

Poll is here )
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dancefloorlandmine: (Vendetta)
Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 03:58 pm
Dear Addiscombe, yes, I admit that in my hat and duster, as seen in the icon, I may look a little like some kind of twonk en route to an unpopular fancy dress party. The important bit to me is that I look like a dry kind of twonk, while you all appear to be a touch soggy.

And, following on from previous discussions and reminded by a comment by [livejournal.com profile] littleangel_103, a poll about regional languauge. )
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dancefloorlandmine: (Barcode)
Monday, July 25th, 2005 11:09 am
If sending an e-mail which is going to result in you having to do more work, would it be a case of "Me and my big mouth", or "Me and my big fingers?"
[Poll #539069]I probably shouldn't be allowed to think in public.
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dancefloorlandmine: Me pointing at camera (Default)
Friday, February 18th, 2005 02:13 pm
[Poll #439861]And if you have any strong opinions or references, please cite below ...
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