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« on: 11/07/2011 13:30:18 »
Take a word, any word, and give it an updated meaning.


For example:

Icicle = Small bike made by Apple.

Bouffant = To scare a type face.

Dinosaur = Stomach pains after overeating.

Toyota = Not a real ota.
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« Reply #1 on: 11/07/2011 15:05:40 »
Don_1 = Famous spanish lover (or knowing your proclivity for puns was that the idea all along?)
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« Reply #2 on: 11/07/2011 16:31:45 »
Don, you've been listening to "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue". The icicle definition was on last week's episode. I think Bouffant was too but I can't remember exactly.

Anyway, a good idea. We could sell scripts to the BBC.

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« Reply #3 on: 11/07/2011 16:41:59 »
Don, you've been listening to "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue". The icicle definition was on last week's episode. I think Bouffant was too but I can't remember exactly.

Anyway, a good idea. We could sell scripts to the BBC.
This.

A couple that stick in my mind...

Carpentry - door for fish
Fajitas - what they use gas for in Newcastle
Endear - this is where it stops
Champagne - to fake an injury
Silicon - a stupid hoax


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« Reply #4 on: 11/07/2011 16:45:49 »
Mazurka - Someone who annoys many (mass irker) .  Many apologies in advance  [;D]
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« Reply #5 on: 12/07/2011 03:40:18 »

Mazurka - Someone who annoys many (mass irker).


I'd be careful about casting too many nasturtiums if I were you I'm a Tfal. Could be considered a case of the the
black anodised pot calling the kettle....


I'm a little T-Fal, short and stout.
Here's my handle. Here's my spout.
When the kettle's boiling here me shout,
"Tip me up, and pour me out!"

Is it true that, during the winter, nasturtiums are in a state of nasturnation?
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« Reply #6 on: 12/07/2011 09:40:00 »
Don, you've been listening to "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue". The icicle definition was on last week's episode. I think Bouffant was too but I can't remember exactly.

Anyway, a good idea. We could sell scripts to the BBC.

Yes indeed, that was my source of this idea and bouffant was, I think, from Tim Brooke-Taylor.

Here's some more from my very own bonce:

Duvet - Yes they do
Window - prize in a bakery competition
Freezer - release a captured woman
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« Reply #7 on: 12/07/2011 12:25:17 »
Don, you should take up mind reading. When I first read this thread, I thought I would throw in a few suggestions but then had to work instead :-( However, I actually thought of "window" with exactly the same description as you gave. Amazing!

Jacketed - What John, the cannibal did to his friend
Politics - What the clockwork parrot does
Studied - A randy bloke whose taken a lot of illegal stimulants
Fantasy - A welsh person showing someone a fizzy drink

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« Reply #8 on: 12/07/2011 17:35:49 »
We could sell scripts to the BBC.

I hear the rustle of great wads of dosh even now.

So here's a few more quids worth;

Mustang – guilty verdict for murder

Zebra – Look at women’s underwear

Spider – when the Bishop looked through the actress’s bathroom keyhole

Duchess – Female from Holland

Stringent – man speaking in Aussie slang

Toupée – bald man reciting Shakespeare (for the benefit of Americans, who pronounce this word toop, in the Queen’s English, it is pronounced to – pay)



And names too: (racking up the dosh now)


Stuart – cooked painting

Horace – 100m sprint for prostitutes

Ophelia – Back row of the cinema
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« Reply #9 on: 12/07/2011 17:50:42 »
Nicholas - missing undergarments
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« Reply #10 on: 12/07/2011 18:11:58 »
Graham - rancid pork

David - what you watch on da VHS player

Cesium - command to a police dog chasing a criminal
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« Reply #11 on: 12/07/2011 18:41:17 »
Ahead - what you put under a hat.

Idaho? - No! You da ho.

Massage - she can't really be that old?

Paganini - the one after page eight.

Coup de grâce - French lawnmower
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« Reply #13 on: 13/07/2011 01:19:25 »
Simonized?

(and if you don't know, you'll have to send me a PM)
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« Reply #14 on: 13/07/2011 02:02:16 »
Space - The small areas one cannot fit into.

Closet - When the nearest shop to you is closed.

Hammer - Someone who looks after pigs.

Flutterbye - Much better definition of Butterfly!
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« Reply #15 on: 13/07/2011 17:03:23 »
Beehive - stop messing about.

Toaster - act of agitating a liquid with a circular motion.

Parabolic - abnormal activity of the male genitalia
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« Reply #16 on: 14/07/2011 09:35:29 »
Serial killer - I could murder a bowl of corn flakes

Dresden - what you are wearing

Washington - commercial laundry
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« Reply #17 on: 14/07/2011 18:13:55 »
Particles - what they feel like when the water's too cold.

Elbow - for shooting el arrow.

Solder - what Don_1 did with his missus.
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« Reply #18 on: 16/07/2011 20:57:02 »
Beehive - stop messing about.

Toaster - act of agitating a liquid with a circular motion.

Parabolic - abnormal activity of the male genitalia

Here is another for:

Toaster - One who is either "into" Toes, replaces toes, or simply, specializes in toes!

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« Reply #19 on: 17/07/2011 19:55:41 »
cannibal - the ability to eat tiny amounts slowly
groupies - former vegetable producers
demur - de present given to de baby Jesus
chartered - the map was wrong

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« Reply #20 on: 19/07/2011 08:39:22 »
I just thought that if Apple ever made a robot they probably could not use I-Robot as a name without infringing Arthur C Clarke's copyright.

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« Reply #21 on: 19/07/2011 09:46:00 »
I just thought that if Apple ever made a robot they probably could not use I-Robot as a name without infringing Arthur C Clarke's copyright.

Just as Arthur C Clarke would have been infringing Isaac Asimov's   [;D]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Robot
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« Reply #22 on: 19/07/2011 11:12:45 »
Eiffel - Dropped my I-Pad

Aye Aye - Stereo I-Pad

Isle - Island owned by Apple

Gaffer - Boris Johnson
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« Reply #23 on: 19/07/2011 13:13:15 »
I just thought that if Apple ever made a robot they probably could not use I-Robot as a name without infringing Arthur C Clarke's copyright.

Just as Arthur C Clarke would have been infringing Isaac Asimov's   [;D]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Robot

Oops, yes, of course. Must check my facts as my memory is somewhat fallible.

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« Reply #24 on: 19/07/2011 14:25:08 »
LIQUIDATE... a date and diner in the pool or a  a very wet date!  OOOOH It could also be a date with the exchange of bodily fluids! LOL... That could be very misconstrued if you have a DESIRE or THIRST
to do so!
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« Reply #25 on: 19/07/2011 15:58:51 »
Mazurka - Someone who annoys many (mass irker) .  Many apologies in advance  [;D]
No apologies needed  [;D]- I should apologise for visting infrequently... [:0]


Anyway...
Homicide - the wall connecting the front and back of my house
Irony - a bit like Iron
Insurance - Animals of of family Formicidae living in waste-water pipes
Circle - proper title when Cle has been knighted
Partnership - Items essential for nautical activities (such as hull, engine, rudder etc)

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« Reply #26 on: 19/07/2011 17:28:59 »
Calculator - what a boat builder says when he has to stop plugging the gaps between the planks on a boat because his wife tells him to come and get his dinner.

Locomotive - Insanity defense (in Spain).
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« Reply #27 on: 21/07/2011 16:50:59 »
Newton - a condition sometimes associated with inebriated amphibians.
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« Reply #28 on: 21/07/2011 17:06:47 »
Berate = Marks out of 10 for bearing pollen.

Pantechnicon - Underwear worn by a photographic engineer.

Hailstone - JimBob or Bass
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« Reply #29 on: 21/07/2011 17:59:33 »
Waterlogged - the record Don_1's missus kept of his business mileage for his tax return.
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« Reply #30 on: 22/07/2011 17:05:24 »
Demografx - Feline Egyptian Sun God breaks eggs.

Geezer - Forum member given to spouting off.
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« Reply #31 on: 22/07/2011 18:29:02 »
Ostracize - extremely large eggs.
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« Reply #32 on: 22/07/2011 21:13:50 »
Steamboat Willie - goes like a train.
Puffin - Having a cigar
Freon - A hippy's idea of property
Realtor - No fake pulpit
Priest - A really high vicar

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« Reply #33 on: 23/07/2011 17:31:53 »
Hurricane - Fast food in a tin

Alarm - Mr Gore's upper limb

Tortoise - Wot thay duned two uz in skowl (Be fair, it had to come)

Terrapin - Device to secure a nappy (US = Diaper) (So did that)
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« Reply #34 on: 25/07/2011 16:32:37 »
I was recently reminded of my favorite alternative definition.  Sadly, although it involves no rude words, it is proabbly a little bit too offensive for a nice place like here. 
(anyone intrigued by this can PM me!)

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« Reply #35 on: 25/07/2011 17:18:58 »
I was recently reminded of my favorite alternative definition.  Sadly, although it involves no rude words, it is proabbly a little bit too offensive for a nice place like here. 
(anyone intrigued by this can PM me!)

Intrigued, outrigued, uptrigued, downtrigued....... I'm every direction of trigued imaginable..... pray, do tell..... I'm all ears
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« Reply #36 on: 25/07/2011 21:10:39 »
Constable - where the prisoners eat their lunch.

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« Reply #37 on: 25/07/2011 23:59:45 »
Current account - that's a'how we a'counta the currants.
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« Reply #38 on: 26/07/2011 09:46:40 »
Constable - where the prisoners eat their lunch.

If you read that as most native englishmen would it almost needs moderation for rude language!
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« Reply #39 on: 26/07/2011 10:07:18 »
Constable - where the prisoners eat their lunch.

If you read that as most native englishmen would it almost needs moderation for rude language!

Being forever the innocent, I'm sure I don't know what you mean.
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« Reply #40 on: 26/07/2011 10:14:01 »
Bisexual - kerbcrawler

December - ten ashes

Station - to remain spurned
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« Reply #41 on: 26/07/2011 10:53:43 »
Station - to remain spurned

'Stationed', surely? [:)]

(I know, I know.  Don't call me Shirley!)

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« Reply #42 on: 26/07/2011 12:09:47 »
Station - to remain spurned

'Stationed', surely? [:)]

(I know, I know.  Don't call me Shirley!)

I see the FOG has not lifted yet.
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« Reply #43 on: 26/07/2011 16:45:07 »

If you read that as most native englishmen would it almost needs moderation for rude language!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1VgcxE9Lpw
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