Stage races commonly include road races, time trials, and criteriums. These races are usually scheduled over a period of two or more days. Order of finish is determined by lowest combined elapsed time or combined points depending on the scoring format. In other words, to be excited. This may result in injury, but when it doesn’t, it’s really funny for everyone else. When you race, go to bike shows, help put on events, write bike articles, you are often rewarded with swag. Less commonly, a jump made over a hill that reaches a plateau and goes back down. See also mechanic and wrench. Past techno-fads include Biopace chainrings, and overly complex “thumb-thumb” or “push-push” shifters.
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See Afrikaans “skollie” meaning “smeerlap, straatboef” found in South Dutch as “schoelje” “arme drommel” which is still used today in Dutch, found it in my Kramer meaning “fripouille” in French, so “scoundrel” maybe from French “escouillon” see English scullion — cook’s boy — also from French. Interesting, Greeks in CT understand the term to be Greek. The pronunciation is closer to Greek skolios than to Dutch schoelje which would correspond to an Afrikaans form of “skoelie” which not used.
It might have started out as Dutch schoelje and was then reinterpreted by Greek immigrants with the pronunciation being affected. It is simply a misspelling of the Cockney rhyming slang for “mate” – china plate. This word comes from Zulu, not Afrikaans. It’s just from ‘light’, not Afrikaans. The dictionary spells it lighty also lightie, laaitie originally from ‘light of heart’ By the way, I’m not sure about your usage of Bantu to mean ‘black person’ ie in the Jewish slang.
Got a better term that no one will find offensive? Can’t even use ‘native African’ like the native American model because that would include the San etc. I’ve seen ‘black African’ quite often – what do you think of that? It assumes that there are other types white Africans, Asian-Africans etc and takes the edge off just using black as a noun.
Appendix:Australian English military slang
So I ran up the apples, got straight on the dog to me trouble and said I couldn’t believe me mincers. For example, the word “Aris” is often used to indicate the buttocks. This is the result of a double rhyme, starting with the original rough synonym “arse”, which is rhymed with “bottle and glass”, leading to “bottle”.
What new slang was introduced during the 90s that you can think of? This is a list of all the words that were in popular usage during the 90s.
However, what happens when parents have no clue what their teenager just said? Many slang terms are relatively harmless in and of themselves, but certain terms should instantly put up red flags for parents. Unfortunately, some slang is specifically designed to keep parents in the dark. It gives them a sense of independence and individuality. Some of the more harmless and funny expressions include terms such as: Highly aware of social issues.
Many warning expressions involve dating or interest in new relationships.
Appendix:Australian English military slang
To act obsequiously, to be a sycophant. A lazy or childlike corruption of the word little. To act like a sycophant. To fawn, to be obsequious. A ‘freeloader’, a taker of things that are freely available, especially in the world of show business or music. Of a person, that they are alive but not in touch with reality.
Nov 09, · a rod bent into a curved shape, typically with one end free and the other end secured to a rope or other attachment· a fishhook, a barbed metal hook used for fishing· any of various hook-shaped agricultural implements such as a billhook Alexander Pope like slashing Bentley with his desperate hook , Keats, To Autumn Or on a half-reap’d.
An Idiot Ditch Skip a school day without permission; also, leave someone behind as in “Let’s ditch this guy”. Don’t have a Cow Used when someone was “going ape” or perhaps being a “spaz. So I took your book by mistake, don’t have a cow about it. Ron Stowe comes through again. Dork See Dip Stick Drag To race another car a short distance sometimes one block, sometimes two or three blocks from a standing start at a stoplight when the light turned green. The term originally comes from the phrase “main drag”, a combination of “main” or main street in town, and “drag” which referred to a car that was lowered in the back and dragged the ground if it hit a bump while racing or was just so low that it touched the ground if the street was not perfectly level.
A Drag Someone or something that’s boring or un-enlightening. Ron was really drawing designs on Carolyn at the party last night.
Dictionary of Cockney Rhyming Slang
Flop – To sleep or a place to sleep. To prone the body. Flop house 1 – A cheap lodging house or any hobo hotel. Flop house 2 – American slang for a cheap lodging house, especially one used by tramps. Flop house 3 – A cheap transient hotel where a lot of men sleep in large rooms. Flunkey – Camp waiter.
Definitions of slang. Slang is the use of informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speaker’s dialect or is often to be found in areas of the lexicon that refer to things considered taboo (see euphemism).It is often used to identify with one’s peers and, although it may be common among young people, it is used by people of all ages and social groups.
The terms provided here are all documented as being in common use in base ball in the era we portray — the late s through the s. See Run Amateur Players: In the modern game an appeal is a claim of violation of the rules made by the defense. Slang terms for bat. The most common 19th century term was the bat. The term willow is an anachronism for our era, as it emerged as a term for bat only in the s. A balk or baulk is committed when the pitcher fails to deliver a ball after making any of the preliminary movements to deliver it; if he steps outside the lines of his position, before the ball leaves his hand, when in the act of pitching; or, if he jerks or throws the ball to the batsman.
By , it was also a balk if the pitcher had either foot off the ground at the time of delivering the pitch. This was removed from the rules in Balk rules were instilled in the original Knickerbocker rules to allow runners a fair opportunity to steal bases. The period term is the ball. The terms Apple, Pill, Onion, and Horsehide are all 20th century slang.
The period term is ball.
The London Slang Dictionary Project
Wikipedia The following are some examples of the slang of the United States Navy , you will also see references to the United States Marine Corps as well because of their use of naval terminology sometimes also referred to as NAVSpeak. Note that in the Navy, many ships and units have nicknames; these are listed separately, in Appendix: A slang term for any time between midnight and daylight. Used to convey that the time is when people are usually asleep.
A slang term that is used to describe that the commencement time of an operation or exercise is after midnight and before daylight; most typically when people would be deep asleep. It is not a reference to any particular time.
The largest, most comprehensive cycling glossary on the Internet. words of wisdom. aero adj. abbreviation for aerodynamically efficient. aero-bars n. handlebar extension which rests the hands close together over the front hub, which is a very aero tuck. air n. space between the tires and the ground. (Both tires must be off the ground or it isn’t “air”.).
Don’t just stand there – use your loaf. Head fellatio She likes to give blood. Thanks to Joe Lovick for the slang and the references] Hill The store is up the jack. House Went ’round to his cat to wake him up. House Mickey Mouse I’m taking my missus to the mickey tonight. Jail ‘e’s doing time in the ginger.
Slang is often to be found in areas of the lexicon that refer to things considered taboo see euphemism. It is often used to identify with one’s peers and, although it may be common among young people, it is used by people of all ages and social groups. Collins English Dictionary 3rd edition defines slang as “Vocabulary, idiom etc that is not appropriate to the standard form of a language or to formal contexts, may be restricted as to social status or distribution, and is characteristically more metaphorical and transitory than standard language”.
Slang, more than any other language, remains spoken and resists being recorded on paper or for that matter any other medium. By the time slang has been written down, it has been in use some time and has, in some cases, become almost mainstream. The Caveat contained stories of vagabond life, a description of their society and techniques, a taxonomy of rogues, and a short canting dictionary which was later reproduced in other works.
Chatting up in a flirtatious manner to advance towards a sexual or romantic relationship.
I remembered that you was sentenced to six months on it; and I’d calkilated days and weeks right enough. Wot news since I see you last? You know that Cranky Jem is nabbed. He and the Resurrection Man did a pannie 3 up Soho way. They got off safe with the swag; and the Resurrection Man went on to the Mint. Jem took to the Old House in Chick Lane 4 and let me in for my reglars 5.
But after a week or ten days the Resurrection Man nosed 6 upon him, and will turn King’s Evidence afore the beaks. So Jem was handed over to the dubsman 7 and this time he’ll get lagged for life. He has been twice to the floating academy.
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Prison Slang Glossary All Day: A life sentence All Day and a Night: Life without parole Back Door Parole: To die in prison Bats: The opening in the cell door where food is delivered.
Golf slang is a colorful part of the game, and golf slang terms can be universally used or be specific to a very small region. Small groups of golfers might even develop their own terms, unique to their rounds.
The film adaptation of the novel also contains this line. Following Fight Club, the terminology “special snowflake” and ” special snowflake syndrome ” was applied to individuals who behaved as if they were very special. It’s the stuff of self-help books and inspirational posters and elementary school assurances. The imagery before negation is lovely; we are each unique snowflakes, each worth treasuring because each is uniquely beautiful.
Palahniuk’s denial of the individual’s snowflake status struck a chord. The confrontation arose between university students and faculty Head of College, Nicholas Christakis. The confrontation, which was recorded and uploaded to YouTube, shows university students arguing with Christakis over a disagreement regarding Halloween costumes and the degree to which Yale university should intervene regarding student costumes which may be perceived as cultural appropriation.
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How many of these 17 definitions of hook do you know? Did you understand all 5? You can check your answers below the numbers below correspond with the footnotes above. Here are the 16 most common ways to use hook in English! Hook — Curved Metal to Catch Fish n, vb The most literal definition of the word hook as a noun is the curved piece of metal used to catch and hold onto fish or other items i.
On the hook definition, a curved or angular piece of metal or other hard substance for catching, pulling, holding, or suspending something. See more.
Being the 2ic, Tech. After fives – Refers to the plain black spit polished dress shoe worn by soldiers either with their pollies or after dinner to give their feet a rest from their boots. Rarely heard these days. A Jay – Army Jerk. A derogatory term often used by civilians, RAAF and Navy personnel in reference to soldiers in townships with large concentrations of soldiers particularly Darwin and Townsville. Also often used by soldiers in reference to other soldiers behaving badly in public, for example “He was being a real AJ” or “They were acting like a bunch of real AJ’s and giving the rest of us a bad name”.