Twisted definitions

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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Wizard of Oz » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:20 am

Edwin said:

...... Cwm-hither : the Welsh Tourist Board
.. Edwin it shows how a bloke can be mistaken .. I'm shattered .. I had always thought, with my extremely limited knowledge of Welsh, that Cwm-hither was the look that Dame Shirley Bassey gave me when she sang Big Spender, just to me, at her concert in Sydney ..

WoZ in his own little dreamworld
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:36 am

I hear that this year's Eisteddfod will conclude with a mass performance of Cwmbaya. This is partly as a result of encouragement from Cwm-hither.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:59 pm

The performances have never been the same since the sad loss of Harry Seacwm.
But of course, to fund them, there have been regular increases in the Welsh Precept (inCwm Tax).
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Mon May 03, 2010 8:17 pm

cwmfort a Welshman's home
Cwmocean Cardigan Bay
cwmport Cardigan

Cwmpadre not a Methodist
cwmpass an A* in Welsh
cwmplain the result of too many tourists in Snowdonia
cwmprize the Welsh Cup
cwmputer fake Welsh silver
cwmposer Welsh analogue of the Irish Question
cwmpress South Wales Echo

cwmrades Welshmen battling to wyn a few seats in Westminster
cwmpact a possible way forward if there is a hung Parliament
incwmmode to make compulsory teaching in Welsh in Welsh schools
encwmber to increase the Welsh precept to cover rising Eisteddfod costs
easy cwm easy go the Welsh Notionalist promise not to introduce border controls

recwmbent heading back to that welcwm in the hillside. on yer beic.

There's a discussion about the state of the Welsh language at http://forums.walesonline.co.uk/viewtop ... 7&start=30 which some may find amusing / interesting / sad.
You can always drown your sorrows at the Lloyd George and Dragon, Bob.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by christinecornwall » Mon May 10, 2010 1:52 am

I know this is reversed, but how about the mini-Cooper---a snub compact car?
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon May 10, 2010 5:39 am

Welcome back to Wordwizard, Christine!
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by christinecornwall » Tue May 11, 2010 2:15 am

A couple of kids later and I finally found my way back. I'm so delighted to see you're still here!
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Post by christinecornwall » Tue May 11, 2010 2:37 am

doussier---: a heavily soaked file containing detailed records on a particular person or subject
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue May 11, 2010 3:38 am

Despire -- Yearning conditioned by grim realism.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by christinecornwall » Tue May 18, 2010 12:45 am

ghettocure- a toenail clipping and polishing on the cheap
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri May 21, 2010 10:20 am

Screamlining -- The process of restructuring an organization by dint of sheer force of personality.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Edwin F Ashworth » Sat May 22, 2010 8:48 pm

milliband : the new politics channel
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by HHHPUZZLES » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:04 pm

What about these?

Smorgasbard = a poet who writes many types of verse

musepaper = a publication about the arts

alibuy = excuse to purchase expensive items

callege = telemarketer school

politick = a type of insect that sucks blood

pictours = vacation slide shows

sootcase = chimney

celebritea = well-known substitute for coffee
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:22 pm

Nice!

Librido -- the characteristic lust of a book collector.
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Re: Twisted definitions

Post by christinecornwall » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:02 am

alibuy = excuse to purchase expensive items

I am so using this one! Pictours all-too-quickly become picbores don't they? Although I must confess to browsing through everybody's facebook albums. ;)
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