gootnbewg has looked up 141 words, created 6 lists, listed 21 words, written 7 comments, added 7 tags, and loved 5 words.

Comments by gootnbewg

  • Used by George Orwell and Gracie Fields. Common in 19th century middle class England. Oh! It's a plant!

    September 8, 2011

  • Reform - without a doubt my pick for the most abused word in the world of politics. Politicians from all sides use the word "reform" deceptively to convey change for something good. But rarely do you see it used that way. For example, I live in Australia and when you read about a party introducing reform legislation, it usually means to take away, reduce, or make life much harder for people. In America, it is used incorrectly by those generally on the conservative side of politics. A reform is an improvement in order to make things better and not a kick in the guts! Cheers, gootnbewg.

    August 12, 2011

  • Yeah, I think using a bit of imagination it could be an angry word, When I was younger it was occasionly used to describe a "dickhead".

    March 18, 2011

  • What the bloody hell does it mean?

    March 18, 2011

  • Definitely OZ slang for angry, shitty, pissed off, e.g. "Jeez, when he found out his sheila was cheating on him he was bloody ropeable".

    February 10, 2011

  • For many years I spelt it "obstroporous". The curse of strine.

    January 8, 2011

  • He's a windbag and a pedagogue!

    January 8, 2011

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