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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2007, 18:56 PM »
Greetings All,
As self-appointed Keeper of the Bloopers, am pleased to give you this update on  iberianatureforumers' inadvertant contributions to the language of nature:

femail - Sue's great term for non-male Red–veined darter dragonfly, and which, like 80% of all other words in the English language, has at least one other possible meaning:
an email received by a female member of our species.

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Technopat
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« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2007, 22:25 PM »
Greetings All,
Latest addition to bloopers:
SueMac's
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warok out a few things
as in what she needs to do before taking a decision ...

Keep-on-bloopin' regs.
Technopat
« Last Edit: May 28, 2008, 00:53 AM by Technopat »
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« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2007, 22:34 PM »
and Tp has a to to or even a tu-tu!SueMac
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« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2007, 22:40 PM »
What a to-do!

Or as someone once put it rather neatly:
Much ado 'bout nuffin' (or words to that effect) :dancing:
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« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2008, 13:35 PM »
Greetings All,
Our first iberianatureforum jargoon of the year:
Nick's great thruch, which Lucy has kindly translated for us as follows (can't get the insert quote icon to work):
“Thruching” – it sounds like a mixture of different kinds of walking: lurching, tramping, rushing. Maybe also thrashing, when in the more overgrown parts.

So, pending Nick's confirmation or aclaración as to the exact meaning, thruching it is ...

Treading-warily regs.,
Technopat
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« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2008, 13:49 PM »
That'd be it. But not an invention. My father and his friends use it.
Though I never knew it was resricted to North West LOG

http://www.bizbuzzmedia.com/blogs/big_lorry_blog/archive/2005/12/14/895.aspx

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THRUTCH: "One of the best all-purpose Lanky words. A personal favourite of mine...It means to strain excessively on the lavatory. As in "I were thrutchin' fer ages but nowt happened." Or, as in "Give it a bit of a thrutch." A push, a knock, a bang...Or, as in "Thrutch up". Move up..."

Likewise I have received the following posting from BLB reader who goes by the name of George which also advises me of its derivation (albeit of a somewhat less scatalogical nature):

THRUTCH: "A good old northern expression (not just the wrong side of the Pennines). We used to thrutch when rock climbing and you were heaving and pushing to clear the next problem rather than being delicately balanced and in control of the situation. Hope that helps."
Nick
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« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2008, 14:45 PM »
Greetings All,
Pending SueMac's kind permission, am posting her great wotsitmicallit which she uses when referring to those things people put under their "names" here at iberianatureforum, you know, those atav vats avast, well, y'all know what I she means ...
Regs.,
Technopat
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« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2008, 21:19 PM »
Greetings All,
Pending confirmation and/or aclaraciones from its creator, am adding Simon's great answet , as in "using an environmental impact study to provide the go-ahead to your get-rich-quick and/or unethical plans for construction of urbanizaciones, gold courses, etc."
derived from "You want me to fix it - no sweat!"
Regs.,
Technopat
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« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2008, 22:04 PM »
Thank you Mr T - I am duly honoured!

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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2008, 23:57 PM »
Greetings All,
Once again, pending confirmation, aclaraciones and/or denial by its author and creator, am proposing Nick's terrific (Sp. anyone?)
toursit,
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as in some supposedly eco-toursit holidays are in fact rather harmful
, for inclusion on this 'ere great thread.

As I understand it, it is what those who attach greater importance to their own ego-tripping (no pun intended) when planning their hols. do when they head off - often at great expense and corresponding high level of luxury - to exotic places around the world, with no thought as to the carbon (foot)print they leave behind and the overall negative impact of such selfishness.

After many years of toursitting in places like Santo Domingo, and then, in time, on to Bali, etc. he finally realised that he was contributing to the commercialisation and inevitable prostitution of peoples around the world.

Also applicable to golf players who come over to Spain and Portugal on an "All Inclusive"* basis to play golf on courses built in areas where surrounding villages often go without drinking water in summer due to the ongoing drought.

*the latest invention of the hotel industry whereby they provide for all possible needs of their guests (spas, golf, swimming pool), thereby reducing to a minimum the need/desire to actually leave the premises.

Won't-mention-some-of-the-other-examples-I-came-up-with-so-as-not-to-herir-too-many-sensibilidades-(En.-anyone?) regs.,
Technopat
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« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2008, 23:15 PM »
Hi Teeps,

Re. your "Herir sensibilidades" How about: make waves, rub peoples' hair up the wrong way, get someone's back up*, tread on someones' toes, . . .  but not: make a storm in a teacup, make a mountain out of a molehill, etc. Sp.? Overt o you!

Simon

* This is the sort of English up with which my back will not put!  :technodevil:

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« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2008, 23:32 PM »
Greetings All,
Follow that with your performing seals (Sp. anyone?)!  :clapping:

It's enough to put yer back out. Ouch!
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« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2008, 01:08 AM »
Greetings All,
Nick's latest contribution to iberianatureforum jargoon and/or bloopers is his great águlia . Not sure if it refers to eagles in general, or only to Bonelli's eagle chicks that have flown the roost (Sp. anyone?).

Regs.,
Technopat

PS.
Among the many options the Spell checker gave me was gull, but even Technopat can distinguish 'tween an eagle and a gull, so I ruled that one out (Sp. anyone?)

P*S.
"Flown the roost" was the expression I'd been trying to remember all day - it finally came to me at 01.08 a.m. (local time) :lighttbulb:
« Last Edit: May 28, 2008, 01:10 AM by Technopat »
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« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2008, 08:47 AM »
Greetings All,
Over at the Mammals of Iberia board, Aspen has just positively IDed friendly neighbourhood polecat:
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php?topic=1632.0
With only two postings to date, Aspen has also gained a place here at the jargoon board with that great "scitter", which pending confirmation, refers to the way polecats move across grapevines.
Keep on jargooning, folks!  :dancing:

Regs.,
Technopat
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