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Started by Stoneage Dinosaurs, May 16, 2022, 01:12:25 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on May 19, 2022, 03:34:59 PMI was walking through the quarry in the park the other lunchtime and some school must have had a trip out there as there was a discarded instruction sheet with 'LAB Apparatus' at the top. Which lead me to thinking 'apparatus' is rarely used outside of school (also used for gym equipment as well as scientific gear), our department has a lab of sorts and nobody uses the a-word.
Quote from: Clatty McCutcheon on May 17, 2022, 12:44:15 AMI'd ban this phrase unless they agreed to use only references to their smallest and least successful hits - Elton could be the 'Who Wears These Shoes? hitmaker', for instance.
Quote from: Jockice on May 21, 2022, 03:21:13 PMParaphernalia. Either drugs or science. No other use.
Quote from: touchingcloth on May 21, 2022, 10:08:37 PMHave we had "swelters" yet?
Quote from: dissolute ocelot on May 22, 2022, 11:38:22 AMThere's a whole language around heatwaves, like "scorcher" and "meltdown", and about weather more generally. "Blast" or "freeze" as nouns, and "snow hell" which is short as possible but ignores the fact that hell is hot?
Quote from: king_tubby on May 21, 2022, 06:31:55 PMOr BDSM.
Quote...and Ireland described on Radio 4 as "the cockatoo-shaped landmass".
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