Singapore Expats Forum

Random thoughts thread

Chats, Flames, Jokes, Junks. Don't know where to post ? You've just found the right place.
User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34262
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 2:52 pm

Why is that random? I though everybody knew that. :???:

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Location: K. Puki Manis

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby 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.
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

User avatar
rajagainstthemachine
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2789
Joined: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
Location: Singapore

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby 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.

To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

User avatar
kaseyma
Chatter
Chatter
Posts: 210
Joined: Sat, 05 Apr 2008
Location: in question

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby kaseyma » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 8:13 pm

JR8 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:
earthfriendly wrote:FDWs = Foreign Dish Washers :-P

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.

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Location: K. Puki Manis

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby JR8 » Fri, 22 Apr 2016 8:42 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15HQc1- ... e=youtu.be
'The purse...
Ladies: ever wonder what us men would like to do when you ask us to hold your purse? This commercial will describe our reaction perfectly. Men: awesome commercial.' 8-) :cool:
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34262
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby 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'.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34262
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby 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?'.

User avatar
nakatago
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8333
Joined: Tue, 01 Sep 2009
Location: Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children
Contact:

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby 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

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Location: K. Puki Manis

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby 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.'


---------------

So my *random* example of a regional and strange (to me) expression streuth is connected to my earlier quoted one blimey 8-[
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

User avatar
rajagainstthemachine
Manager
Manager
Posts: 2789
Joined: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
Location: Singapore

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby 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?
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Location: K. Puki Manis

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby 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.
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

MikeJones
Regular
Regular
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue, 23 Sep 2014

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby 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.'


---------------

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.

Mike

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Location: K. Puki Manis

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby 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

How amazing/learn something new every day.
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard

MikeJones
Regular
Regular
Posts: 105
Joined: Tue, 23 Sep 2014

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby 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.

Mike

User avatar
JR8
Immortal
Immortal
Posts: 16514
Joined: Wed, 24 Mar 2010
Location: K. Puki Manis

Re: Random thoughts thread

Postby 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...]
'Do it or do not do it: You will regret both' - Kierkegaard


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests