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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by okie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:51 pm

Maybe thats what he would rather be :hmz:
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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

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Re: Proper pronunciation for SANParks travellers

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Feb 20, 2012 2:07 pm

Or Raaderbee :roll:

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dinguses and so forth

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:39 am

I am wondering what others use. When I get excited, confused or overwhelmed, my words get stuck. I then have a couple of favourite substitutions.

dingus.. anything that moves
sies... anything that moves and smells
eish.. any situation involving dinguses and sies.

Do you have any favourites? Mine are often used in the Park, with my friends and talking to my bank manager.
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Re: dinguses and so forth

Unread post by hilda » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:02 am

Very good Meandering Mouse! :lol: We (at the office) had one favourite word that covered everything when I was still working. Unfortunately I cannot tell you what it is on this Forum, I don't want to be banned! :redface: I'm still trying to get rid of that word, but it really says it all! :wink:

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Re: dinguses and so forth

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:05 am

Hilda, I have a few of those too :lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm sure that you mean, "oh golly gosh" :wink:
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Re: dinguses and so forth

Unread post by Shi » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:40 am

Eish MM :D Good thread :thumbs_up:

Mine is Stuff... a firm favourite that covers much and nothing at once :D
Also love to use it's a Um yes um thingiemagig :tongue:

Another one in the heat of excitement is There! There! There! without the aid of pointing :whistle:

I have also found that I tend to repeat everything in triplicate when particulary excited :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: dinguses and so forth

Unread post by threedogs » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:17 am

Apparently when I'm trying to explain to No2 son (aka TechnoWhiz) about problems with the computer and associated cords and plugs etc, I saw doo-dad a lot ie 'you know, the doo-dad that goes into the thingy'
I'm told I also say 'fruit loops' a lot but only when I'm on the 'not swearing wagon' and when I see or hear of something really 8) I say 'groovesmobile' (pronounced groovesmobeel) - yeah I know, makes no sense to me either! :redface:
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Re: dinguses and so forth

Unread post by Hugh » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:19 am

Caracal is your new kitchen completed ??

I use the word thingamy or whatchamacallit and the real Hugh uses Shhhhhhh erbet ( he will not swear) usually when he done something like dropping the paint tin onto the carpet.
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Re: dinguses and so forth

Unread post by Dotty » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:48 am

When I was a kid our budgie used to say" that Dot's a bugger" He got the expression from my Dad :lol: I wonder why :roll:
My favourite is Oh shoot!! close enough to the parrot language to relieve the tension :lol: Although can use the "real stuff" when really riled :redface:
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Re: dinguses and so forth

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:17 pm

My elder son calls any gadget a magafta (spelling???).

My younger son calls me Fred and I call him Jimmy. He calls his mother Fred's wife......So does the current girlfriend....We have got to know a Gladys and a Mabel.....
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Re: dinguses and so forth

Unread post by Dabchick » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:40 am

Meandering Mouse wrote:Ja-well-no- fine.

Fortunately my children have easy names.

Sweetie
Dingus
Boy

and Sausage.


:funny: :lol:

Any plant (especially small, herbaceous) that is not almost immediately identifiable = "BokkenFossie" :twisted: . Unfortunately, this "bokkenfossie" trick doesn't work well with an unidentifiable bird! :doh:

There are also a few other unmentionables (well, unmentionable on this forum!... :redface: )

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Re: dinguses and so forth

Unread post by lion queen » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:13 pm

Dabchick wrote:
Any plant (especially small, herbaceous) that is not almost immediately identifiable = "BokkenFossie" :twisted: . Unfortunately, this "bokkenfossie" trick doesn't work well with an unidentifiable bird! :doh:

There are also a few other unmentionables (well, unmentionable on this forum!... :redface: )


It does actually work with birds.......mokkenfossie........ :slap:
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Re: dinguses and so forth

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:02 pm

:hmz: Let's get bach to dinguses.

In sports where you hit a ball/shuttlecock/disc etc, I found it easier to call the thing you hit it with a bat, instead of all the confusing names given. :roll:
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Re: dinguses and so forth

Unread post by PNF » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:45 am

" Blithering idiot" is excellent for use in heavy traffic - most people (including taxi drivers) can't lip read the expression :twisted:
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