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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3090 on: December 03, 2019, 04:24:03 PM »
In the sitcom 'Ellen' her bookshop's name 'Buy The Book' was a play on the phrase 'by the book'
I thought it was as in "you've seen the movie, now buy the book" but I guess "now read the book" is how it usually goes, so yours makes more sense. Although maybe bookshops don't care if you read it as long as you buy it?

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3091 on: December 03, 2019, 04:36:42 PM »
It's December - therefore it's not unlucky to sing carols

So I don't have to quickly think of 'I Should Be So Lucky' or any other catchy yet shite song every time I get a Christmas carol earworm

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3092 on: December 04, 2019, 05:40:06 PM »
The cyclist woman is called Victoria Pendleton, not Victoria Peloton, and therefore she has nothing to do with the Peloton exercise bike they're advertising to death at the moment (and landing in trouble for being sexist https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/dec/04/peloton-backlash-sexist-dystopian-exercise-bike-christmas-advert)

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« Reply #3093 on: December 04, 2019, 05:42:16 PM »
The cyclist woman is called Victoria Pendleton, not Victoria Peloton, and therefore she has nothing to do with the Peloton exercise bike they're advertising to death at the moment (and landing in trouble for being sexist https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/dec/04/peloton-backlash-sexist-dystopian-exercise-bike-christmas-advert)

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Critics have pointed out that the woman in the advert is already slim at the start, and that the implication that her partner thinks she needs to get fitter and lose weight is patronising and damaging.

There is so much wrong here.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3094 on: December 04, 2019, 05:49:21 PM »
The cyclist woman is called Victoria Pendleton, not Victoria Peloton, and therefore she has nothing to do with the Peloton exercise bike they're advertising to death at the moment (and landing in trouble for being sexist https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/dec/04/peloton-backlash-sexist-dystopian-exercise-bike-christmas-advert)

A peloton is the main group of cyclists in a road race. You typically have one main peloton, a breakaway group some way ahead, and a couple of grupettos made up of stragglers trying to avoid automatic disqualification via the time cutoff. All depends on the stage profile and the various teams’ tactics/target for the day though.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3095 on: December 04, 2019, 06:05:45 PM »
Alright clever clogs what are pantyloons then

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« Reply #3096 on: December 04, 2019, 06:08:09 PM »
Alright clever clogs what are pantyloons then

The lads in lycra desperately cheering from the sidelines

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3097 on: December 05, 2019, 12:17:08 PM »
A peloton is the main group of cyclists in a road race

From the French 'small ball'. Stop laughing

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3098 on: December 05, 2019, 06:45:51 PM »
All fair enough it's just I heard/saw the ads and thought it was the Olympic(?) cyclist lady's surname and she must be endorsing it or something. Well now I know what a peloton is anyway (not a surname).

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3099 on: December 05, 2019, 09:20:52 PM »
From the French 'small ball'. Stop laughing
Or pellet.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3100 on: December 06, 2019, 01:57:33 AM »

Liam is short for William. Mind blown.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3101 on: December 06, 2019, 09:13:25 AM »
Is Colm short for Malcolm?

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« Reply #3102 on: December 06, 2019, 01:50:33 PM »
Just saw this on the BBC website
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-gloucestershire-50094576/glastonbury-festival-footage-from-1983-rediscovered

Footage of Glastonbury from 1983, and was surprised how similar it looked to how I remembered it, but then realised that the years I went, in the mid-late 90s, are much closer to 1983 than they are to now.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3103 on: December 06, 2019, 05:42:31 PM »
Is Colm short for Malcolm?

Clearly Malcolm is Evil Colm.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3104 on: December 06, 2019, 05:49:13 PM »
Clearly Malcolm is Evil Colm.

CMEC?  That’s a shit acronym for Colm.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3105 on: December 06, 2019, 07:12:04 PM »
Is Colm short for Malcolm?

I don't think so. According to Wikipedia, it's Irish for "dove." Also thanks to Wikipedia, I now know that "It is not an Irish version of Colon," as if anybody ever thought it was.

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« Reply #3106 on: December 06, 2019, 10:04:04 PM »
Malcolm is a malcontented version of Colm.

Colm is a type of comb, and it is a boy's name that means comb.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3107 on: December 07, 2019, 09:55:11 AM »
‘Chester is not short for Manchester. Thought that was just what the cool kids were calling it.
Also, ‘Bury is not the hip name for Canterbury. They are different places.

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« Reply #3108 on: December 07, 2019, 02:26:04 PM »
Manchester means ‘man chest hair’.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3109 on: December 07, 2019, 06:28:37 PM »
'Boro is not the cool nickname for Middlesbrough. It is the nickname, the place is just a shitehole

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3110 on: December 07, 2019, 07:23:15 PM »
Is Colm short for column?

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« Reply #3111 on: December 07, 2019, 08:36:09 PM »
Is Colm short for column?

No I think it is something to do with a non-malcontented Malcolm of some kind


Etymologically it stems from comb, as in “This six year old prick is named Comb”.

Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3112 on: December 07, 2019, 08:59:41 PM »
It's the Irish for 'Columba' (Latin for dove), after the saint of that name who spread Christianity to Scotland in the 6th century. 'Malcolm' means 'follower of (St) Columba'.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3113 on: December 08, 2019, 11:53:29 AM »
I don't think so. According to Wikipedia, it's Irish for "dove." Also thanks to Wikipedia, I now know that "It is not an Irish version of Colon," as if anybody ever thought it was.

So it’s mal dove? Bad dove? Is that what you’re saying?

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« Reply #3114 on: December 08, 2019, 12:05:40 PM »
What about Nelson's Column?

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« Reply #3115 on: December 08, 2019, 12:14:54 PM »
I was at university with an Irish lad called Colm and he pronounced it “column”. Hope that helps. His nan lived nextdoor to Morrissey.

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« Reply #3116 on: December 08, 2019, 01:04:37 PM »
I've only ever heard it pronounced that way.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3117 on: December 08, 2019, 03:21:26 PM »
I’ve heard it pronounced more as a single syllable as well. Seems to be the way people pronounce Colm  Meany’s name.

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3118 on: December 08, 2019, 06:15:54 PM »
Joe Swinson is Lloyd Cole from 1987

https://youtu.be/hMdyuUk94Ao

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Re: 0bvious things you’ve only just realised (2019 edition)
« Reply #3119 on: December 08, 2019, 09:03:49 PM »
Mainstream?