our modem is down. it decided to stop working on sunday, hence the reason the bombastic bagman has been rather muted on your blogs as well as on my own. i’m having to write this post in between little breaks at work.
i’ve tried all sorts of things to fix it and my only choices left to me are to get a new one or to ring our isp. the thing is, i don’t even know if its broken, ‘cause the power light is still on and it passes many of the checks. and even if i do get a new one, it still might be something to do with the isp… so i guess i’ve got to contact them first.
however, i’m very reluctant to ring our isp, as they’re a prize bunch of idiots. each time we’ve rung them its been a saga and its taken up whole nights trying to work out the problem with them. what’s most infuriating is that the morons don’t make a record of each call i make and so each time i have to explain everything from the beginning. i try to tell them what’s been done before but they just ignore me. it doesn’t even bear thinking about …
good news is that my role has recently changed at oup. i’ve now started inserting quotations on the actual dictionary! i wouldn’t say that i’ve graduated up to a grunt, i’d say i’m halfway there. perhaps a punt or a greon…?
at the moment i’m having quite some fun checking the celtic glossaries. i absolutely love the words that different dialects come up with! 😀 unfortunately, because i’m working on so many word ranges i’m working on new words every day and so forgetting those that i discovered the day before…
so, in order to stop these words from slipping me by and escaping my memory i’ll be posting them here. i hope you find them as interesting and fun as i do!
in case this isn’t your cup of tea, don’t worry, i’ll be posting about other stuff too… until i get my modem sorted, though, it won’t be as frequent…
“a schoolkids’ name for anyone who has a squint, obviously having an element of rhyming slang about it (clint-squint): ‘miss, kin ah sit nearer the blackboard? ah’m clint eastwood.’”
“ah’m clint eastwood”! haha
i can imagine it’d work very well as an insult too “he’s clint eastwood!” or “yuir clint eastwood!” haha 🙂
“one contemptuous way of referring to a no-scoring draw in a football match is to say ‘nae brains each.’”
“a child’s term of address to an older girl or young woman. ‘hey, big lassie, you goat the right time?’”
bigger liar than tom pepper
“an outrageous teller of untruths.”
“a worthless fellow, a scamp, also a naughty child”
the definitions of these two just make me laugh! “an outrageous teller of untruths”!! haha! and a “scamp”! 😀 that’s just brilliant.
the oul’ boy; the oul’ man
i love that kind of personification of the devil!
the boy with the peg in his hat
death. “there’s one boy that none of us can juke an that’s the boy wi’ the peg in his hat!”
hahaha! that’s brilliant! the boy with the peg in his hat! love it.
and whats he doing with a peg in his hat? is this a normal kind of peg? where is it in his hat…? (any idea, fence?) whatever the explanation, its still funny.