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1-2-3 wash yourself, ducky!excI am throwing a handful of wet sand at youThe Sisterhood09 Mar09/03/2021 00:10:43
14155nIliffM & N16 Apr16/04/2021 14:31:17
81expResponse to “nigh night!”Francis19 Mar19/03/2021 22:30:3921 Mar21/03/2021 14:50:49
a boy is a boy…expA callback to the proverb: A boy is a boy; two boys are half a boy; three boys are no boy at all …a commentary on the productivity of boys hired to do workPa16 May16/05/2021 23:37:32
a crow, lettingexpI am pressing lightly on your head with the fingernails of one hand, and am claiming that a crow has settled there in case you should think that I am pressing lightly on your head with the fingernails of one handGranny12 Mar12/03/2021 15:02:1812 Mar12/03/2021 21:14:17
a kangaroo loose in the top paddickadjNot wholly in command of eventsClare27 May27/05/2021 14:19:30
a peach of a boatexpLiterally: A very nice boat. Intended meaning: A fishing boatMum05 Mar05/03/2021 13:58:0007 Mar07/03/2021 01:07:32
a touch of the don’t-want-to-goesexpReluctance to go somewhereDad19 Mar19/03/2021 15:08:2221 Mar21/03/2021 15:46:57
abratadabraexcAnswer to the question “What’s the magic word?”Nicholas30 Mar30/03/2021 15:21:54
ah-ahsnPooMum19 Mar19/03/2021 15:16:12
ahiggit ahuggetexpThat person is taking self-deprecation to extremesPa16 May16/05/2021 23:20:58
alec tricitynElectricityDad25 May25/05/2021 15:47:05
alibabanThe laundry basket at GreenmantleIliff family27 May27/05/2021 14:14:2027 May27/05/2021 14:59:12
all of a sudden a big black pudding came floating through the airexcYou are about to be struck during a pillow fightGranny14 Mar14/03/2021 13:48:16
American seatnA merry conceitPa27 Feb27/02/2021 16:17:3705 Mar05/03/2021 14:21:32
ancestor teanThe weak tea resulting from topping a pot up with hot water a second or subsequent timePa26 May26/05/2021 12:50:46
anti-cretinousadjAnti-tetanusMark26 May26/05/2021 12:31:56
any more laid back his bum would fall offexpExtremely relaxed, perhaps reprehensibly soMark26 May26/05/2021 12:34:49
assumptions make an ass of ump and tionsexpAvoid making assumptionsMark25 May25/05/2021 16:11:23
Aunty MarknUncle MarkJoanna25 Mar25/03/2021 12:42:3125 Mar25/03/2021 13:53:04
bagaloonsnCapacious knickersNaomi27 Feb27/02/2021 23:58:5906 Mar06/03/2021 14:04:41
BasingradnBasingstokeMark23 Apr23/04/2021 23:12:59
basking hickory sticknLavatory bowl floaterMark28 Feb28/02/2021 00:02:0028 Feb28/02/2021 12:29:23
bat tsch-tschnBathroom cleanerRiverbankers17 Mar17/03/2021 21:01:4621 Mar21/03/2021 22:42:36
bathroom thoughtnA thought, had while using the facilities that exits your mind as you exit the smallest roomAoife12 Mar12/03/2021 15:07:0212 Mar12/03/2021 16:17:11
be told!excDon’t argue!Pop28 Feb28/02/2021 00:11:1902 Mar02/03/2021 16:19:37
BeezlebubnMispronunciation of BeelzebubMark28 Feb28/02/2021 00:06:38
bet that’s cooled his biryani down a bitexpHe seems to find that drink refreshingM & N27 May27/05/2021 14:50:45
bezz pawkadjBespokeDad12 May12/05/2021 22:30:38
big clocknThing to be covetedGranny28 Feb28/02/2021 00:12:49
Biggles flies undoneexp1. (Meaningless interjection at any allusion to the fictional character James Bigglesworth, or to any other similarly improbably ept aviator) 2. Your flies are undoneM & N26 May26/05/2021 12:47:10
bimnBowel movementKing family28 Feb28/02/2021 00:15:37
BKJadjBright, keen & jollyMum24 Feb24/02/2021 23:20:0524 Feb24/02/2021 23:20:05
blick aufexpWake up!Naomi28 Feb28/02/2021 00:20:2506 Mar06/03/2021 14:08:40
blind mulletnSeaborne bolusJohn T30 Mar30/03/2021 15:24:16
blopnLike blob, but ploppierNaomi13 Apr13/04/2021 13:07:14
bobaligoonBoat fenderNaomi28 Feb28/02/2021 00:23:27
body coddlernSleeveless puffy coatMark20 Mar20/03/2021 16:07:1720 Mar20/03/2021 21:04:26
bognDogJoy12 Mar12/03/2021 15:15:0412 Mar12/03/2021 16:10:39
bogfloshernDrain unblockerMark25 May25/05/2021 21:54:43
bogpaper musicnHomogenised soulless featureless maundering lift music – tear off amount requiredMark19 Mar19/03/2021 15:25:4319 Mar19/03/2021 15:26:35
bongnPerson defined by their location, role or relationshipNaomi28 Feb28/02/2021 14:50:4703 Mar03/03/2021 13:59:37
boom and scrunchnThe parlour game zoom and screechMark22 Mar22/03/2021 23:42:10
bouncealinenTrampolineLyra30 Mar30/03/2021 15:26:04
breathe in, it’s good for youexpPlease cease complaining about this stinky farmyardGranny26 Feb26/02/2021 15:49:30
brown katiesnBronchitisDad25 May25/05/2021 15:47:45
bruntyadjBrunetteJoy30 Mar30/03/2021 21:12:54
bug rakenHair combBel16 Mar16/03/2021 14:51:18
bum of the flightle beeexpFlight of the bumblebee, the Rimsky-Korsakov orchestral pieceDad22 Feb22/02/2021 21:57:2427 Feb27/02/2021 16:00:20
bumbag aloonBombay alooPaul H25 Mar25/03/2021 13:57:13
bumhugnHumbugMark24 Mar24/03/2021 15:51:38
bumpity bollikonCollisionNaomi03 Apr03/04/2021 13:25:20
bumpity-bollikoadjUneven or bumpy (of a road)Naomi07 Apr07/04/2021 21:54:18
case case caseexpIn any caseBel02 Mar02/03/2021 00:42:14
cash’n’flashnPay-and-display car parkMark03 Mar03/03/2021 13:57:03
castratedadjDecaffeinated (of coffee or tea)Pa20 Mar20/03/2021 21:06:3412 May12/05/2021 21:51:24
chained to the oar of a magnificent galleyexpYour humble labours in pursuit of a noble objective do not go unnoticedPa16 May16/05/2021 23:24:41
charge like a wounded bullvCharge exorbitantlyMark02 Mar02/03/2021 00:33:22
chutneynLightningSally07 Apr07/04/2021 21:44:5808 Apr08/04/2021 09:33:19
Cla’amnGentrified pronunciation of the London district ClaphamBrian25 May25/05/2021 15:27:27
clootienLeft-handed personDad05 Mar05/03/2021 14:11:47
code yellownA pee, or going for a pee, or in need of a peeM & N25 May25/05/2021 15:32:2727 May27/05/2021 15:14:54
Columbo bladdernThe condition, familiar to some older gentlemen, that causes the bladder to suggest one last squirt when micturition appeared to be completeMark25 May25/05/2021 15:23:46
combine hoovernCombine harvesterIliff family11 Mar11/03/2021 23:37:25
come to the cookhouse door, boys!expThe meal is readyKing family27 May27/05/2021 14:43:52
contrived delights of LAnLos Angeles’s theme parksM & N03 Mar03/03/2021 23:39:17
cooking fat!expBy jove, that cat is annoying meJoy02 Mar02/03/2021 13:30:47
Coorg’snThe American beer Coor’sPa25 May25/05/2021 15:38:45
Cornish nastyn1) A poorly made Cornish pasty. 2) A Cornish pasty …depending on your point of viewMark23 Mar23/03/2021 22:57:27
couldn’t organise a black puddingadjScatty, disorganised, bumblingGranny03 Mar03/03/2021 23:44:22
cover it over quick, Jemima!excYou are displaying a little more flesh than you might wishMum08 Mar08/03/2021 14:13:3108 Mar08/03/2021 14:16:46
crank teanHerbal infusionMark20 Apr20/04/2021 23:33:44
cronky donkeynDecrepit railway train, especially an old DMUMark06 Mar06/03/2021 15:06:3006 Mar06/03/2021 15:07:11
daddy socksnA technique of putting on a sock whereby the heel is pulled up through the leg so that the sole can be placed over the footJoy30 Mar30/03/2021 00:04:55
de petits poisnTwo small pears… if your French is as bad as Mark’s wasMark10 Apr10/04/2021 13:32:3911 Apr11/04/2021 11:41:18
dead, and never called me motherexpGeneral purpose acknowledgement of a tragic circumstanceNaomi25 May25/05/2021 21:48:07
Déjà VunCitroën Deux Chevaux (2CV)M & N13 Mar13/03/2021 16:22:40
der dee twiddly, dee twiddly, dee botty-cracksexpWe have reached the end of this book/film/TV seriesNaomi12 Mar12/03/2021 15:24:1512 Mar12/03/2021 16:11:14
dere ’tis!excAfter many hours’ travel towards the seaside, there at last is the actual sea!G19 Mar19/03/2021 15:45:3219 Mar19/03/2021 22:49:59
diddle diddle dumpling, mice and JohnexpDiddle diddle dumpling, my son John …the nursery rhymeG26 May26/05/2021 12:22:12
disgusterousadjDisgustingRiverbankers21 Mar21/03/2021 22:24:47
do it self!excI firmly decline your offer of helpJM04 Mar04/03/2021 12:35:0304 Mar04/03/2021 12:35:45
don fly!excBe gone, flying insect!Mark21 Mar21/03/2021 14:40:12
dudunInsect or bugKing family21 Mar21/03/2021 14:41:59
dumsey-whumnutsadjRough, uneven, pitted (of roads)Mark24 Feb24/02/2021 23:25:0807 Apr07/04/2021 21:54:45
elderfloshnElderflower cordialNaomi19 Mar19/03/2021 15:17:39
elephant papernKitchen rollIliff family03 Mar03/03/2021 15:08:2703 Mar03/03/2021 15:09:56
elshnElephant dungKing family08 Mar08/03/2021 14:03:05
empty sugar bagsexpWhat couples actually say when they whisper sweet nothingsNaomi27 May27/05/2021 14:53:12
encambulanAmbulanceMark30 Mar30/03/2021 00:10:29
envelotenEnvelopeJoy30 Mar30/03/2021 21:08:3430 Mar30/03/2021 21:11:35
epoophanynA paradigm-shifting thought, reached while sitting upon the throneGareth12 Mar12/03/2021 15:12:4412 Mar12/03/2021 16:16:40
extinguishedadjDistinguishedKing family25 Mar25/03/2021 17:07:2125 Mar25/03/2021 17:08:46
fall over blackwardsexpPositive discrimination taken to extremesPa16 May16/05/2021 23:26:09
fart young smellernSmart young fellerDad05 Mar05/03/2021 14:13:33
fiat lux, a remark attributed to GodexpLet there be lightMark12 Mar12/03/2021 18:06:59
FiddlywaxeyenImaginary third person when sharing something out between two people – the person counting out ends up with ⅔ and their good-natured companion with ⅓Granny11 Mar11/03/2021 23:44:11
fire eng trucknFire engineBenno30 Mar30/03/2021 21:06:35
flappy platenFlour tortillaMark20 Mar20/03/2021 21:09:29
flatuspherenThe hazard zone of a flatusMark06 Mar06/03/2021 15:01:23
flopsam & jepsamnFlotsam & jetsamUncle Tony03 Mar03/03/2021 23:56:08
floshnWith qualifier: fizzy liquid. Without qualifier: elderflosh (qv)Naomi19 Mar19/03/2021 15:19:28
flutterbynButterflyDad11 Mar11/03/2021 23:35:38
fok strongbodyadjPowerful, strong, intenseMark03 Mar03/03/2021 23:52:1906 Mar06/03/2021 14:09:59
forgetty bowl of naisenSpaghetti bolognaiseNicholas29 Mar29/03/2021 23:54:12
forn prongsnTravel adapters for electrical plugsMark04 Mar04/03/2021 12:36:39
fox’s pussnFaux pasMark12 Mar12/03/2021 18:09:1212 Mar12/03/2021 18:11:30
fraggleflopsnA particular kind of shoe, with very little potential as a weapon, issued to prison inmatesNaomi25 May25/05/2021 21:44:52
fundo-cubital dislocianThe condition of being unable to distinguish between one’s arse and one’s elbowMark25 May25/05/2021 21:32:55
fusterclucknA mess resulting from several mistakes compounding each otherMark11 Mar11/03/2021 23:34:23
garnsed upadj1) In a tangle. 2) Badly soiledIliff family04 Mar04/03/2021 12:30:4910 Mar10/03/2021 21:31:00
gee what great looking kids – are they adopted?expIntended meaning: Your kids are a lot blonder than you twoM & N30 Mar30/03/2021 21:20:51
get aht t’road ye silly beggar!excCease obstructing my passage!Granny27 May27/05/2021 14:22:06
get off and milk it!expI am not very impressed with your vehicleM & N17 Mar17/03/2021 21:08:47
get off home with you!excYour round of golf is spoiling the view from my windowGranny08 Mar08/03/2021 15:49:0408 Mar08/03/2021 15:49:18
Golliwog railwaynThe Festiniog (now Ffestiniog) Railway in N WalesFrancis25 May25/05/2021 15:29:05
good girl, DaddyexpYou have my approval, FatherJM25 Mar25/03/2021 12:37:53
good moaningexpGood morningRiverbankers25 May25/05/2021 15:45:12
grabled exnaplationnGarbled explanation… but garbledMark14 Mar14/03/2021 11:37:55
graunty / grunclenGreat aunty / Great uncleLyra25 Mar25/03/2021 12:41:1725 Mar25/03/2021 13:50:06
Great Aunt PottymouthnNaomiMartin16 May16/05/2021 23:12:52
grouseadjVery goodBenno25 May25/05/2021 15:30:47
gubbynCar sporting a GB plate when seen abroadMum14 Mar14/03/2021 13:44:45
have speaksvDiscussJoy16 Apr16/04/2021 14:37:46
Higwi KombinHigh WycombeM & N20 Apr20/04/2021 23:35:3820 Apr20/04/2021 23:36:55
hoggry tiglets!excMy, what a satisfying ending!Naomi14 Mar14/03/2021 13:50:32
hogwashing hatnImpromptu sun hat made by drawing up a t-shirt until the neck band sits round the forehead and the remainder covers the neckNaomi03 Mar03/03/2021 23:59:28
holly bushnMythical physical laxativeGranny10 Apr10/04/2021 13:38:49
home again, home again, jiggedy jogexpWe are finally home!Naomi12 Mar12/03/2021 15:20:1213 Mar13/03/2021 12:44:20
honkernGooseJoy22 Feb22/02/2021 01:18:4422 Feb22/02/2021 01:18:44
hopsitalnHospitalRiverbanklings27 Mar27/03/2021 15:20:3728 Mar28/03/2021 15:07:50
Horrible LifenHerbal Life (now Herbalife), the brand of shampoo & similar productsIliff family12 May12/05/2021 22:19:38
horses’s douversnHors d’oeuvresMark19 Mar19/03/2021 15:27:52
hot will grow cold, if greedy will waitexpIf you had patience then your mouth would not be burning right nowKing family12 Mar12/03/2021 15:25:4412 Mar12/03/2021 16:12:20
how awdinawy!excDepressingly dull. Disappointingly ordinaryM & N11 Mar11/03/2021 15:47:5111 Mar11/03/2021 15:48:05
how’s your belly off for spots?expHow are youGranny21 Mar21/03/2021 15:58:4021 Mar21/03/2021 22:15:06
humididitynHumidityM & N13 Mar13/03/2021 22:42:21
hyper-bowlnHyperboleM & N17 Mar17/03/2021 13:31:21
hypodemic nerdlenHypodermic needleM & N05 Mar05/03/2021 13:47:29
I don’t boil my cabbages twiceexpI decline to repeat the words you failed to listen to properlyGranny04 Mar04/03/2021 12:38:12
I remember being in ScotlandexpA callback to the song fragment: I remember being in Scotland Shooting peas up a nanny goat’s bottom …to the tune of Men of HarlechGranny25 May25/05/2021 15:50:3925 May25/05/2021 15:56:11
I takin’ my sack and my bootsexpI've had enough of thisCarmen26 Feb26/02/2021 21:39:07
I wanna beetrootexcI really like the look of those toffee applesJohn T07 Mar07/03/2021 21:14:05
I want to watch me daddy peeexp(What it says)Iliff family15 Mar15/03/2021 21:35:1615 Mar15/03/2021 21:36:47
if you get there first, draw a chalk line; if I get there first, I’ll rub it outexp(Laudable nonsense)Uncle Tony11 Mar11/03/2021 15:56:0511 Mar11/03/2021 16:19:19
if you’re up that way with your teethexpIf you will be going anywayJoy09 Mar09/03/2021 16:33:5712 Mar12/03/2021 16:16:05
Iliff PointnThe remotest part of a beach, where we would go to be away from everyone else (even though it meant lugging everything miles from the car)Iliff family03 Mar03/03/2021 13:20:1811 Mar11/03/2021 16:11:43
Iliff WightnIsle of WightG03 Mar03/03/2021 13:16:2703 Mar03/03/2021 14:34:25
it’s only me Naymee!expI am exercising my self-conferred right to enter your house without an invitationNaomi27 Feb27/02/2021 16:12:24
it’s the waterexpExpression of disdain for mass-market American beersPa25 May25/05/2021 15:36:31
it’s worse than the ticktollerooexcA little less fidgeting pleaseGranny07 Apr07/04/2021 21:38:23
I’ll have the other half nowexpPerhaps I could be persuaded to a little more beerDad19 Mar19/03/2021 15:59:23
I’ve got my big eating hat on!expSettle down, stop this noise/disagreement/kerfuffleUncle Percy13 Mar13/03/2021 22:48:27
jam sandwichnPolice carM & N13 Apr13/04/2021 13:12:23
knock it on the headexpA suggestion by Dad’s consultant for dealing with a UTIDad16 Mar16/03/2021 14:16:1616 Mar16/03/2021 14:16:34
ky-oo Daddy!excOn second thoughts, Father, I should like to take up your offer to carry meJM03 Mar03/03/2021 13:52:37
lah-pomnLavatoryDad09 Mar09/03/2021 00:07:15
let my son have the ball!excVeiled threat to embarrass an offspring by intervening on their behalf in something they ought to have under controlGranny22 Mar22/03/2021 23:32:4023 Mar23/03/2021 22:44:54
Lethal FestivalnThe Leith Hill Musical FestivalMark27 May27/05/2021 21:18:12
lie like a flatfishvTell extreme liesMark02 Mar02/03/2021 00:29:14
listen to the silence!excIsn’t it quiet?Granny19 Mar19/03/2021 15:24:03
little birdie flying highexpA callback to this ditty: Little birdie flying high Drops a present from the sky Angry farmer wipes his eye Thanking god that cows don’t flyUncle Tony12 May12/05/2021 21:56:3016 May16/05/2021 23:49:49
little teapots have big spoutsexpLet us continue this discussion later, when the children aren’t listeningMum26 Feb26/02/2021 21:36:35
loggy sticksnLogisticsRiverbankers17 Mar17/03/2021 13:10:30
longhettinSpaghetti (see Notes)Iliff family08 Mar08/03/2021 15:54:4114 Mar14/03/2021 11:41:40
lumpsnMumpsIliff family21 Mar21/03/2021 22:34:52
lumpy ming fruitnBeetrootFelix08 Mar08/03/2021 19:05:2208 Mar08/03/2021 19:06:06
make friends in cookhouseexpTreat support workers with respectPa23 Apr23/04/2021 23:09:44
makes your eyebrows sweatexpAn unexpected consequence of eating blackcurrantsG05 Mar05/03/2021 14:08:5506 Mar06/03/2021 12:53:43
misery chestnFirst aid kit taken on holidays, or medicine cupboard at homeMum26 May26/05/2021 14:23:5527 May27/05/2021 00:12:30
mismanglementnMismanagement, only more soMark14 Mar14/03/2021 11:34:30
Mount AraratnMount Alvernia hospital, Guildford, which is a long climb from the Epsom roadGranny27 May27/05/2021 21:15:27
move your lips!excYour diction is unsatisfactoryMum12 Mar12/03/2021 14:47:14
MuggerborskinThe composer MussorgskyDad03 Mar03/03/2021 21:29:0303 Mar03/03/2021 21:29:16
muranoadjMerinoM & N25 Mar25/03/2021 17:06:11
my back, my belly and my two sidesexpResponse to person complaining they feel unwellJM12 May12/05/2021 22:24:18
my word, HettyexpA callback to the song fragment: My word, Hetty If I catch you on the jetty I’ll saw your leg off And stick it on with jam In Amsterdam …to a tune that the compilers have yet to identifyGranny25 May25/05/2021 15:54:1125 May25/05/2021 16:06:43
niggsnEggsNaomi30 Mar30/03/2021 00:01:43
nipple cakenCherry bakewellM & N19 Mar19/03/2021 15:13:13
no bones in it!expEasy, little one, there’s nothing hard to swallow in my milkMum27 Apr27/04/2021 13:47:44
no fun allowedexpYou have tried to do something nice for yourself and the world will not permit itHealiff clan12 Mar12/03/2021 15:04:4412 Mar12/03/2021 16:15:51
no use to man or dogexpNo use to man or beastMark14 Mar14/03/2021 15:53:08
no, it’s just the way I’m breathingexpTime-honoured answer to the question “Are you coming?”M & N16 Mar16/03/2021 22:15:47
NotlobnBoltonM & N04 Mar04/03/2021 12:44:0805 Mar05/03/2021 14:37:36
noxious weednNon-native speciesClare11 Mar11/03/2021 21:03:14
NQOTDexpNot quite our type, darlingJM26 Feb26/02/2021 19:48:1702 Mar02/03/2021 00:49:23
oatygoatsnGoatsJoy07 Apr07/04/2021 21:39:31
obstacularadjBeing an obstacleGareth12 Mar12/03/2021 14:57:4212 Mar12/03/2021 16:15:10
oh bother!excThings are not going wellDad17 Mar17/03/2021 13:15:53
old bagaloonnHumourless older womanNaomi06 Mar06/03/2021 13:40:02
one more shirt will do meexpDon’t wash or iron me any more shirts as I’m going to drop dead any moment nowBel12 May12/05/2021 22:28:35
ontray!excSpecial version of “come in” for room service when in France… because the food comes on a trayG07 Apr07/04/2021 22:15:4310 Apr10/04/2021 13:30:07
oomagoolienUmamiNaomi17 Mar17/03/2021 21:04:00
opnAny edible liquid/paste/stewHealiff clan09 Mar09/03/2021 16:37:4911 Mar11/03/2021 13:45:06
oshnGeneric term for sauces, soufflés, jellies, dips, pastes, pickles and other comestibles of a similar consistencyKing family04 Mar04/03/2021 12:59:4109 Mar09/03/2021 16:38:44
PACn1) Pissing awful coffee. 2) Pa’s awful coffee …depending on the audienceKing family13 Apr13/04/2021 13:18:36
pang!excLike bang, but clangierClare03 Mar03/03/2021 14:59:1904 Mar04/03/2021 00:05:31
park-anywheresnVehicle hazard warning lights (aka four-way flashers)Aoife04 Mar04/03/2021 12:25:1404 Mar04/03/2021 12:57:41
pauceyadjLimp, pale or unprepossessingGranny21 Mar21/03/2021 22:29:05
peelywallyadjUnwell, washed out, under the weather, pale & uninterestingGranny09 Mar09/03/2021 21:13:3319 May19/05/2021 14:26:49
peelywally baggienPart-baked baguetteMark09 Mar09/03/2021 21:15:49
PhD pointnA subtlety in a creative work so obscure that it will pass unnoticed, unless it becomes the subject of a PhD one dayMark13 Mar13/03/2021 22:23:0321 Mar21/03/2021 22:53:49
pingamsnBelly buttonKing family03 Mar03/03/2021 23:53:57
pingholenMicrowave ovenMark08 Mar08/03/2021 16:08:4908 Mar08/03/2021 16:09:21
playbacknThe luggage area of an estate carMum08 Mar08/03/2021 16:11:41
POETS daynPiss off early, tomorrow’s Saturday (or, for sensitive ears, Push off…)Mark27 May27/05/2021 00:16:34
pofflenPop filter for a microphoneMark24 Mar24/03/2021 15:40:49
pointèd sticknPointed stickM & N12 Mar12/03/2021 18:16:01
pornographnImaginary appliance for displaying pornographyPa05 Mar05/03/2021 13:44:00
potato socknSock with several holesNaomi04 Mar04/03/2021 13:18:57
poverty modelnBottom-of-the-range option, especally where the cost savings are conspicuousUncle Tommy03 Mar03/03/2021 15:03:58
priestagenPrestigeGranny24 Mar24/03/2021 15:42:42
puffin breaknWhen climbing, a puffing break with a pretextNaomi04 Mar04/03/2021 13:03:59
pugsaw jizzlenJigsaw puzzleMark13 Mar13/03/2021 22:44:30
pumpnNonsenseMark24 Mar24/03/2021 15:44:51
pune or play on wordsnPun or wordplayRiverbankers21 Mar21/03/2021 22:33:03
purple-headedsnMountainsG02 Mar02/03/2021 00:24:0604 Mar04/03/2021 00:06:25
p’daahlonPedaloMum24 Mar24/03/2021 15:39:14
rabbit of negative euphoriaexpUnhappyRiverbankers17 Mar17/03/2021 13:18:48
rectal flossnThe type of swimming attire that disappears up the wearer’s bum crack (intentionally)Mark23 Apr23/04/2021 23:11:31
respectawiggleadjRespectableNaomi17 Mar17/03/2021 13:03:28
saganaki!excGoodness me, what low-hanging testicles that chap has been blessed with!M & N04 Mar04/03/2021 13:15:27
said Aunt Helgaexpresponse to anyone saying “tis” (or “it is” without sufficient care)Gareth12 Mar12/03/2021 15:28:5612 Mar12/03/2021 16:14:54
salad pienQuicheMark13 Apr13/04/2021 13:06:02
sausingenSausageNaomi13 Mar13/03/2021 16:28:41
senseless mannCensus manNaomi05 Mar05/03/2021 13:39:3205 Mar05/03/2021 14:40:03
shabby and miscellaneousadjDisappointingRiverbankers02 Mar02/03/2021 13:21:45
shivery bitenBiscuit or sweet issued after a swimMum03 Mar03/03/2021 13:50:1828 Mar28/03/2021 13:05:29
short arms, deep pocketsadjMean, stingyMark08 Mar08/03/2021 16:04:48
shot a bunnyvPassed windJM29 Mar29/03/2021 23:58:54
shrimp-wrappedadjShrink-wrappedMark25 May25/05/2021 15:40:39
shut up and give your arse a chanceexpYou appear to be talking nonsenseM & N17 Mar17/03/2021 21:07:15
sickly cakenIndividual cake of the sort served for afternoon tea in the right sort of hotelGranny11 Mar11/03/2021 16:21:43
slap it in the middle and we’ll all get a bitexpI propose (or threaten) to serve this jelly, rice pudding, trifle or other osh by striking it in the middle with a ladleGranny19 Mar19/03/2021 15:30:12
slimy ming fruitnAvocadoFelix28 Feb28/02/2021 14:38:2508 Mar08/03/2021 19:05:44
smells like coffee, looks like cocoanWW1 army teaPop14 Mar14/03/2021 13:42:0714 Mar14/03/2021 13:46:13
SnablatsnSt AlbansMark04 Mar04/03/2021 12:49:31
snortelly snipsnSleep, especially in anticipationNaomi17 Mar17/03/2021 21:13:0119 Mar19/03/2021 11:12:58
so you do thatexpResponse to an inaudible PA announcementIliff family08 Mar08/03/2021 14:34:13
sofadjLike soft, but softerJoy02 Mar02/03/2021 00:35:02
sookyadjTimid and/or apt to complain and/or resistant to funClare17 Mar17/03/2021 13:23:46
sookyadjLimp, ineffectual and whinyClare25 May25/05/2021 21:30:36
soya sturvyaexpI am sorry to disturb youRiverbankers03 Apr03/04/2021 13:16:28
spacemen drop-offnSpecimen drop-offFelix27 Mar27/03/2021 15:22:00
sparkling plugsnSpark plugsIliff family27 Apr27/04/2021 13:43:00
splash me boots!expExcuse me while I make a visit to the gents’ lavatoryMark12 Mar12/03/2021 21:17:2713 Mar13/03/2021 22:39:03
squeamfuladjLike squeamish, but less indefiniteMark17 Mar17/03/2021 13:08:30
St ReathamnGentrified pronunciation of the London district StreathamBrian25 May25/05/2021 15:25:30
stabbingnBlood testMark23 Mar23/03/2021 23:03:32
StinkynigernRhosneigr, the seaside village in AngleseyDixon family12 May12/05/2021 22:13:5012 May12/05/2021 22:20:05
Stirling Moss, chica/chico!excGoodness me, you seem to be driving exuberantly todayCarmen02 Mar02/03/2021 12:56:3502 Mar02/03/2021 16:20:15
stumps (or call stumps)expDeclare the end of play – call a halt to an undertaking with no defined end, or simply decide it’s bedtimeM & N13 Mar13/03/2021 16:35:59
swooshboxnDishwasherM & N25 May25/05/2021 16:09:00
talkie-walkienWalkie-talkieMark27 Apr27/04/2021 13:39:44
tasselnPenisMark19 Mar19/03/2021 15:15:11
thalassa! thalassa!excAfter many hours’ travel towards the seaside, there at last is the actual sea! (thalassa = θαλασσα = sea)Naomi19 Mar19/03/2021 15:50:3919 Mar19/03/2021 15:54:33
thank you Mrs Lowsborough GoosboroughexpThanks for nothingGranny02 Mar02/03/2021 00:26:27
that man did smack me with a needle!excToddler Mark’s blubbing reaction to an inoculation which he had not expectedMark16 Apr16/04/2021 14:35:07
that’s the badger!excAh, *that* is the object/technique/problem/solution we were looking forMark26 May26/05/2021 12:20:3326 May26/05/2021 12:27:52
then on Friday… no, tell a lie, it was the SaturdayexpCaricature of that particular variety of storytelling that is long on irrelevant detail and short on, well, storyM & N22 Mar22/03/2021 23:38:07
there was a young man of TraleeexpCallback to the Limerish: There was a young man of Tralee Got stung on the nose by a wasp When asked “Did it hurt?” He said “No not a bit Thank goodness it wasn’t a hornet”Naomi27 May27/05/2021 14:55:58
there’s a ghost, there’s a ghost, throw a flannel at it’s face!excI see you have a flannel on your face. I am about to throw another at you. The flannel already on your face will make this a shocking experienceRiverbanklings12 Mar12/03/2021 15:00:3012 Mar12/03/2021 16:14:20
there’s no show without PunchexpJobs don’t get done when the person who normally does them is awayPop21 Mar21/03/2021 22:36:33
they are curlews of the fenland!expCall and response upon seeing a seagull.Naomi09 Mar09/03/2021 16:30:3212 Mar12/03/2021 16:14:04
three ha’p’orth of gawd help usexpDisorganised, uncoordinated, a shamblesM & N05 Mar05/03/2021 13:52:4005 Mar05/03/2021 13:54:21
three-ee bliceexpThree blind mice …from the nursery rhymeThe Sisterhood26 May26/05/2021 12:27:10
thunderwobblernSpin dryer, or washing machine when spin dryingMark11 Mar11/03/2021 23:39:33
tibbit!excShout to be given if first to sight a yellow hydrant during a car journeyG & A19 Mar19/03/2021 22:42:25
ticky tackynShoddy building materialKing family16 May16/05/2021 23:47:4825 May25/05/2021 21:41:26
tight as a crab’s arse under wateradjUnduly economy-mindedMark08 Mar08/03/2021 15:59:0308 Mar08/03/2021 16:05:05
time to put clothes onexpTime to get upM & N21 Mar21/03/2021 22:18:34
toasty bombolanHeated car seatMark02 Mar02/03/2021 00:43:30
tolerably early nightexpAn early night, which the children involved would likely find intolerable and the adults highly tolerableGranny21 Mar21/03/2021 16:04:33
tryponIntentional typo for typoMark05 Mar05/03/2021 14:16:09
undercrunknStrip of pebbles just below the waterline on an otherwise sandy beachMark03 Mar03/03/2021 13:46:3807 Mar07/03/2021 12:05:26
unleadedadjDecaffeinatedPa12 May12/05/2021 21:50:33
vacs up niceadjResponds well to treatment with a vacuum cleanerM & N08 Mar08/03/2021 12:28:45
vauumnThe sound of a vacuum-flush lavatoryM & N04 Mar04/03/2021 13:07:3105 Mar05/03/2021 14:42:24
vladivostokexc(Exclamation for covering a belch )Granny17 Mar17/03/2021 21:11:27
wadundudundunSleeping policeman or speed bumpKing family21 Mar21/03/2021 14:45:08
wash horsesvWash hairNaomi02 Mar02/03/2021 00:45:3024 Mar24/03/2021 13:55:02
wee boardnThe pastry base of a tartUncle Frank03 Mar03/03/2021 13:44:27
wellcome homeexpWelcome homeBel16 Mar16/03/2021 14:23:2316 Mar16/03/2021 14:29:21
whackersnLiesKing family02 Mar02/03/2021 00:01:29
what a fall of royalty!excGoodness, those picture cards were badly defeated!Granny12 Mar12/03/2021 18:04:02
what mind is here o’erthrownexpThat is an uncharacteristically ill-considered remark, decision or actionPa23 Mar23/03/2021 23:02:04
what will you have? said the waiterexpA callback to this ditty: “What will you have?” said the waiter, pensively picking his nose “Two boiled eggs, you bugger – you won’t get your fingers in those”Dad12 May12/05/2021 21:54:4516 May16/05/2021 23:50:26
where we have been, no-one can tellexpWe have left this picnic spot, beach or other location as we found it – well done usKing family03 Mar03/03/2021 13:28:5206 Mar06/03/2021 14:14:02
where’s the yucky bowl?expThis meal is not entirely palatableLaurie23 Apr23/04/2021 23:17:43
white sealsnWhite folk swimming in the Thames, especially before the suntan seasonRiverbankers30 Mar30/03/2021 15:32:16
whocaresnCounty when filling in a web formMark03 Apr03/04/2021 13:36:41
who’s going round the roundabout?exp(Rhetorical)Uncle Tony19 Mar19/03/2021 15:42:1820 Mar20/03/2021 13:24:34
who’s “she” – the cat’s mother?excRefer to women by their names, not pronouns!Granny03 Apr03/04/2021 13:21:1903 Apr03/04/2021 13:37:13
wishywashy placenThe under-bed compartment that serves as a laundry basket at Heron IslandRiverbanklings27 May27/05/2021 14:16:29
wispnWhistJoy30 Mar30/03/2021 21:14:10
wi’ oor knickers hangin’ doonexpObligatory rejoinder to “we’re off tae toon”Naomi24 Mar24/03/2021 15:49:47
wobulencenMild turbulenceMark03 Mar03/03/2021 13:23:14
WOMBATnWaste of money, brains and timeMark05 Mar05/03/2021 14:19:0705 Mar05/03/2021 14:44:08
wut‽excLike what‽, but whattierRiverbankers16 Apr16/04/2021 14:39:43
yam all right our kid?expDo you fare well, sibling?Mark20 Mar20/03/2021 16:04:23
yellow is mellow, but if it’s brown flush it downexpFlush poo but not peePa08 Mar08/03/2021 14:11:13
you can go off peopleexpA person I have hitherto admired has done or said something reprehensibleMum27 Apr27/04/2021 13:36:54
you daft ha’p’orth!excThat is entertainingly sillyGranny07 Apr07/04/2021 21:50:4708 Apr08/04/2021 09:34:43
you must give me the recipeexpThat meal was appallingPa20 Mar20/03/2021 16:05:5821 Mar21/03/2021 15:49:53
your egg’s brokenexpOne of the things I’m cooking is less perfect than the other and I’ve decided to give it to youM & N27 May27/05/2021 14:48:51
your tiny hand is frozen!excYour hand (not necessarily tiny) is frozenNaomi09 Mar09/03/2021 16:26:4612 Mar12/03/2021 16:13:33
zizzer-zoof seedsnFeatures, especially in software, “which nobody wants, because nobody needs”Riverbankers03 Mar03/03/2021 13:25:1212 Mar12/03/2021 16:13:19
zlotniksnA wedgieMark12 Mar12/03/2021 15:21:4113 Mar13/03/2021 12:55:14
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