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Re: PUMPKIN

Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:54 pm

Got to love the Welsh:

http://www.futilitycloset.com/2012/09/05/succinct/


and another link (which I cannot make work) says:

Until 2007, this unassuming railway station in North Wales went by the name Gorsafawddacha'idraigodanheddogleddollônpenrhynareurdraethceredigion.

This was an attempt to outdo Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, a village on the island of Anglesey, for the distinction of the longest place name in Europe.

Perhaps because of the apostrophe, the bid was little recognized, and in 2007 the name was reduced, rather drastically, to Golf Halt.
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Re: PUMPKIN

Postby David McWethy » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:00 pm

After being served every form and variation of a sodding pumpkin pie the past five days, my take on it is thus:

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Re: PUMPKIN

Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:23 pm

Yeaaaachk! ! !
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Re: PUMPKIN

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Nov 28, 2012 5:44 pm

Sodding is a good slang word. I assume you weren't improving the soil in your front yard.
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Re: PUMPKIN

Postby Slava » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:25 pm

I'd never given much thought to the word sodding. Now I see that it is formed from sodomite.

Wild, isn't it? We start with pumpkin and somehow get to sodomite.
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Re: PUMPKIN

Postby Perry Lassiter » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:27 pm

Shall we do cantaloupes or gourds next to see where we emerge?
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Re: PUMPKIN

Postby Philip Hudson » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:22 pm

Slava: Didn't you learn you share of pejorative words in your misspent youth? I think sodding is more of a British semi-swear word. I have rarely heard it myself.
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Re: PUMPKIN

Postby Slava » Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:34 pm

Philip Hudson wrote:Slava: Didn't you learn you share of pejorative words in your misspent youth? I think sodding is more of a British semi-swear word. I have rarely heard it myself.

I must admit I did not do so well with the pejoratives or expletives. A German professor and reference librarian for parents may have had a bit to do with this. :)
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