Sources for possible new phrases?
Posted by James Briggs on December 19, 2004
Not quite phrases, but so neat that they could be construed as such in some quarters - ? the young?!
From The Times Saturday 18 December
Alickadoo: A touchline pundit who talks a great deal more than he knows
Bimble: Go for a wander (I'm bored, I'm off for a bimble)
Blunkett: Verb: to have a junket at taxpayers' expense Noun: £180 (dinner for four was less than a Blunkett)
Goaldigger: A football groupy
Cobwebsite: A website that hasn't been updated for a long time
Mum truck: Four-wheel drives on the school run
Giggleberry: The bit that hangs down, at the back of your mouth
Tinselitis: A sore throat after too much partying
Neologatry: The love of creating new words
Source www.collins.co.uk/ wordexchange
- Sources for possible new phrases? ESC 19/December/04