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Started by airynothing on Aug 16, 2021 9:00:42 AM
Lost One of Those Things

Post your whimsy-laden thoughts here.

Antimatter - 10 Sep 2021 11:17:12 (#1981 of 2017)

Sooo dark here, and plummeting rain. Still too warm for socks though.

helenskywalker - 10 Sep 2021 14:52:50 (#1982 of 2017)

I have been wrapping birthday gifts and noted that Laurie's new duvet set (I know, lucky lad) has a label saying SIZE ARE APPORXMATE.

I think we can all agree with that one.

Dubris - 10 Sep 2021 14:01:29 (#1983 of 2017)

What is the fashionable North London teenspeak for "Oh mother, you shouldn't have!"?

helenskywalker - 10 Sep 2021 15:23:44 (#1984 of 2017)

It will start with either "fam" or "my brudda".

slicey - 10 Sep 2021 14:47:13 (#1985 of 2017)

I believe the youth say 'based' all the time to indicate approval of a STRONG (but laudable) OPINION. For example:

L: I am living my best life and love my new duvet set.

Jedi: Based.

Although I got this slang usage off a pansexual Marxist youtuber so it might either not work with North London youth or make one sound hideously out of date.

LippyPongstocking - 10 Sep 2021 15:51:05 (#1986 of 2017)

I might start using "APPORX, MATE" as an expression - said in an Eastenders-style accent, obvs.

I've just been offered a booster third (3rd!) Covid jab, which seems very sudden. I didn't think they'd even decided yet whether to go ahead with them or not...

helenskywalker - 10 Sep 2021 16:02:08 (#1987 of 2017)

Shaun Keaveney has just made us cry.

slicey - 10 Sep 2021 15:08:33 (#1988 of 2017)

The youth have also solved the irony problem by adopting the convention of always assuming irony/sarcasm unless the statement is prefixed by 'unironically'.

E.g. "Lippy's new East End tradesman style persona is totally convincing" vs "Unironically, Lippy's new East End tradesman style persona is totally convincing".

I think this is mostly to help Americans navigate online conversations.

MysteryDate - 10 Sep 2021 16:25:47 (#1989 of 2017)

Shaun Keaveney has just made us cry.

I had a bit of a chin-wobble too.

Lagopus - 10 Sep 2021 16:34:39 (#1990 of 2017)

Yo dude, my bro, that is so BASED fam! It's so bad it's SICK.

slicey - 10 Sep 2021 15:44:36 (#1991 of 2017)

Unironically, well done.

nemo75 - 10 Sep 2021 16:45:58 (#1992 of 2017)

Best wishes in any case.

SorrellA - 10 Sep 2021 17:18:45 (#1993 of 2017)

Is 'based' the new 'mood' then? I'd only just worked out what that meant, damn.

Antimatter - 10 Sep 2021 17:18:55 (#1994 of 2017)

It has been monsoon season conditions for most of the day today, except we don't have a monsoon season. Maybe this will be the new normal?

There are some very wet raccoons on the deck.

limegreen - 10 Sep 2021 17:35:46 (#1995 of 2017)

The youth have also solved the irony problem by adopting the convention of always assuming irony/sarcasm unless the statement is prefixed by 'unironically'.

I have to do this if I say anything nice about someone.

My colleague was telling me how he had invested in new 'garms' for his holiday. The formality of garment combined with the informality of abbreviation was odd.

Avonlea - 10 Sep 2021 16:50:54 (#1996 of 2017)

I also had a small blub at Shaun W. Keaveny. #onions

airynothing - 10 Sep 2021 18:05:43 (#1997 of 2017)

What has Mr Keaveney been up to, plzthx?

Lagopus - 10 Sep 2021 18:08:41 (#1998 of 2017)

He kicked Helensky on the shins.

limegreen - 10 Sep 2021 18:09:48 (#1999 of 2017)

He left his show on 6 Music

staticgirl - 10 Sep 2021 17:34:55 (#2000 of 2017)

Furthermore he appears to have left his job with nothing lined up. I fear he has been treated shabbily as I don't know if it was of his own volition

I hated his show when he took over that slot but did a complete 180 turnaround during Covid because he cheered me up.

I also wobbled at the end when he played the Beach Boys.

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