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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 2:52 pm

Why is that random? I though everybody knew that. :???:
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by JR8 » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 3:30 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Why is that random? I though everybody knew that. :???:
Well I dunno, I just realised it was one of those expressions and don't [in my case at least :)] have the origin in mind. Perhaps how people might say 'blimey!' or the Anglo version 'Cor blimey!' and maybe not know it derives from 'God blind me'.

So it being Friday n'all :) whatdya reckon say the Aussie 'streuth' derives from? - something logical but truncated I expect.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 4:41 pm

haha Blimey! i know who used to say that, it was that nepali Ali Nadeem guy in mind your language.
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Post by kaseyma » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 8:13 pm

JR8 wrote:
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Touche'
Random thought: I wonder if the expression 'touche' comes from the sport of fencing, where you hit a target and score a point.
Yes, it is from fencing.
It is French for touch, which is what you must do to your opponent to score.

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by JR8 » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 8:42 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15HQc1- ... e=youtu.be
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 7:55 pm

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Why is that random? I though everybody knew that. :???:
Well I dunno, I just realised it was one of those expressions and don't [in my case at least :)] have the origin in mind. Perhaps how people might say 'blimey!' or the Anglo version 'Cor blimey!' and maybe not know it derives from 'God blind me'.

So it being Friday n'all :) whatdya reckon say the Aussie 'streuth' derives from? - something logical but truncated I expect.
'streuth? I worked in Aus for around 6 months and the way I understand it (or told to me by my agent down (up?) in Darwin), it is a truncated 'it's the truth'.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 7:56 pm

JR8 wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote:Why is that random? I though everybody knew that. :???:
Well I dunno, I just realised it was one of those expressions and don't [in my case at least :)] have the origin in mind. Perhaps how people might say 'blimey!' or the Anglo version 'Cor blimey!' and maybe not know it derives from 'God blind me'.

So it being Friday n'all :) whatdya reckon say the Aussie 'streuth' derives from? - something logical but truncated I expect.
'streuth? I worked in Aus for around 6 months and the way I understand it (or told to me by my agent down (up?) in Darwin), it is a truncated 'it's the truth?'.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by nakatago » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 9:16 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:'streuth? I worked in Aus for around 6 months and the way I understand it (or told to me by my agent down (up?) in Darwin), it is a truncated 'it's the truth?'.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/strewth

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=strewth
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by JR8 » Sat, 23 Apr 2016 10:08 pm

Ok, cue music from the 'Twilight zone' because this is pretty funky.

That first link includes -
'Etymology: Corruption of God′s truth.
Compare: zounds, blimey.'


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So my *random* example of a regional and strange (to me) expression streuth is connected to my earlier quoted one blimey 8-[
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 25 Apr 2016 2:24 pm

All i want to do is smoke pot and lie on the beach all day watching music videos, reading books and drinking beer, what else should i accomplish in life before I need to get to this stage?
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by JR8 » Mon, 25 Apr 2016 3:03 pm

rajagainstthemachine wrote:All i want to do is smoke pot and lie on the beach all day watching music videos, reading books and drinking beer, what else should i accomplish in life before I need to get to this stage?
You might seek fulfilment before indulging in the vices (or you might not :wink: :lol: ). I'm coming to the conclusion happiness for a man in part comes from a constant sense of challenge and achievement. Doesn't seem to matter what is is so much, big or small. But IMO concluding you've arrived and kicking back long-term, doesn't bring fulfilment.

... ps. Maybe this is why you meet retirees who claim they've 'never been busier'. Certainly applies to my parents. IMO it's because they have a need to be, it is fulfilment in itself.
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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by MikeJones » Mon, 25 Apr 2016 8:04 pm

JR8 wrote:Ok, cue music from the 'Twilight zone' because this is pretty funky.

That first link includes -
'Etymology: Corruption of God′s truth.
Compare: zounds, blimey.'


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So my *random* example of a regional and strange (to me) expression streuth is connected to my earlier quoted one blimey 8-[
And these types of words and phrases are known as minced oaths, which is completely irrelevant but a rather lovely phrase.

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by JR8 » Mon, 25 Apr 2016 8:09 pm

I thought you were TTP there but nope! :lol:

'A minced oath is a euphemistic expression formed by misspelling, mispronouncing, or replacing a part of a profane, blasphemous, or taboo term to reduce the original term's objectionable characteristics. Some examples include gosh, darn, dang, fudge and heck.
Minced oath - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minced_oath

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by MikeJones » Mon, 25 Apr 2016 8:12 pm

I'd love to take credit but I think I picked that up off QI (BBC panel show) where I learn a lot of irrelevant but interesting facts.

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Re: Random thoughts thread

Post by JR8 » Mon, 25 Apr 2016 8:21 pm

It is a veeery QI kind of thing, you can imagine the likes of Stephen Fry absolutely relishing that one.

[Would have worked on the earlier/similarish TV series Call My Bluff too...]
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