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Postby BooHooHoo » 19 Dec 2018, 08:45

'great' is timeless, classless, multi-purpose - but maybe because of that, we're often looking for something else...

I've seen Baron and hatz use 'swell' recently - I thought it was pretty much dead language in 2018.

I'm sure I heard 'excellent' used a lot more wheb I was a kid/teen (wasn't it a Wayne's World thing?)

'marvellous' and 'fabulous' sound just the tiniest bit affected, don't you think? and 'brilliant' is WAY overused in the UK today (often it's used just to express agreement!)

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Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Dec 2018, 08:52

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Postby BooHooHoo » 19 Dec 2018, 09:06

do the Irish still say 'deadly'?

Scousers, 'sound'?

anyone for 'smashing'?
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Postby caramba » 19 Dec 2018, 09:24

Amazing thread, JC, truly amazing.

The A word has become so devalued by the likes of S Cowell and his ilk that it now effectively means normal.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Dec 2018, 09:25

"Belting" is used a lot around these parts, but it's one of those words that's also muttered sarcastically just as often as it's used positively.

For scousers, "boss" is the one that annoys the crap out of me.

And lets not forget the welsh for "tidy".
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Postby Deebank » 19 Dec 2018, 09:34

Darkness_Fish wrote:"Belting" is used a lot around these parts, but it's one of those words that's also muttered sarcastically just as often as it's used positively.

For scousers, "boss" is the one that annoys the crap out of me.

And lets not forget the welsh for "tidy".


I seem to remember that the welsh for tidy is twt, but having checked I find it is actually daclus.. I hope this helps.
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Postby The Red Heifer » 19 Dec 2018, 09:51

Sumptuous.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Dec 2018, 10:13

Deebank wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:"Belting" is used a lot around these parts, but it's one of those words that's also muttered sarcastically just as often as it's used positively.

For scousers, "boss" is the one that annoys the crap out of me.

And lets not forget the welsh for "tidy".


I seem to remember that the welsh for tidy is twt, but having checked I find it is actually daclus.. I hope this helps.

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Postby Jeemo » 19 Dec 2018, 10:17

We used fantastic with the wee girl when she does well as you can put a lot of expression into it to show approval, so that it becomes a desired outcome or her.
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Postby mission » 19 Dec 2018, 12:24

Older Aboriginal Australians use deadly as well. So much so that the Aboriginal Music Awards are known as the Deadlys.

Younger Aboriginals, especially Nyungars from WA, use “dardy”. This will filter into the general younger Australian population.

We used to say things were “mint”.

My own smaller peer group tried to popularise “six-stitching” - coming from the idea that real cricket balls, too expensive and unattainable when you were a kid, were constructed with six rows of stitching.

My poor children use it, thinking it perfectly normal to do so.
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Postby Phenomenal Cat » 19 Dec 2018, 13:03

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Postby Fonz » 19 Dec 2018, 13:17

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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 19 Dec 2018, 13:31

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Postby Jimbo » 19 Dec 2018, 13:38

SAIKO! (pronounced like psycho) means fantastic in Japanese.
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Postby Penk! » 19 Dec 2018, 13:41

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Postby Count Machuki » 19 Dec 2018, 15:31

You hear "killer" a lot here, speaking of "deadly."

I'm really hoping to drop "funky fresh" into a meeting some time, but I'll need to be patient.

Big fan of TERRIFIC, here, too. In your head you can say it like Andy Warhol but it doesn't sound weird when you write it or say it out loud.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 19 Dec 2018, 15:34

I'm a fan of fantastic.
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