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gootnbewg commented on the word aspidistra
Used by George Orwell and Gracie Fields. Common in 19th century middle class England. Oh! It's a plant!
September 8, 2011
gootnbewg commented on the word reform
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
gootnbewg commented on the word crud
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
gootnbewg commented on the word gamification
What the bloody hell does it mean?
gootnbewg commented on the word ropeable
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
gootnbewg commented on the word obstreperous
For many years I spelt it "obstroporous". The curse of strine.
January 8, 2011
gootnbewg commented on the word pedagogue
He's a windbag and a pedagogue!
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