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Uxbridge English Dictionary.
Tue 29-Sep-09
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David B

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Anyone up for a game?

Over the last few decades, until the sad demise of Humph, I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue has been a delightfully quintessentially Britsh contribution to broadcasting, and one of the games played was Uxbridge English Dictionary, the rules of which, for those unfortunate enough to have missed the radio shows, are in the link.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_on_I%27.....nitions.29

Ill start, with the slightly sick:-

'Easel' - a decapitated small animal.

David

Tue 29-Sep-09
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Oh goodness, David, you have started something here that could lose me my job because I will not be able to stop thinking about it during the supposed working day. Loved Humph's show but I did not listen to it often enough to realise what the Uxbridge English Dictionary game is. Your Wikipedia link had me splitting my sides with laughter.

OK here's my first attempt:

Lassoo (or Lasso) - premature completion of a rather exciting exercise

Never knowingly underfed

Wed 30-Sep-09
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Humph was wickedly funny - with the emphasis frequently on the "wicked"!  Loved this particular game but another favourite was "Late Arrivals (at the Society Ball)" which often had me weeping with laughter.

My contribution to the Uxbridge English Dictionary is:

Fibrillate - tell a lie

Wed 30-Sep-09
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Nice one, Amanda.

Fiona adored the Society Ball although I never heard it myself. She often relays extracts that soddenly occur to her. I wonder if the recordings are available for sale?

My next contribution is sort of inevitable given your definition:

Defibrillation = digging a deep hole even deeper

Never knowingly underfed

Wed 30-Sep-09
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I liked the Late Arrivals game, too.

But - 'celery' - what posh people earn a month.

David

Thu 1-Oct-09
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How about:

Excavation - potholers returning to the surface

Thu 1-Oct-09
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Amanda said:

How about:

Excavation - potholers returning to the surface


Very niceLaugh

It's early in the morning, but I'll try 'gooseberry fool' - someone too dim to realise that their company is not wanted.

David

Thu 1-Oct-09
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David's 'celery' – what posh people earn a month

This had me roaring with laughter this morning.

Thu 1-Oct-09
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This is becoming a three-horse race - albeit a highly entertaining one!  This lunchtime offering is ...

Universal - a very short song

Thu 1-Oct-09
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Parsnip - vasectomy

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Just wanted to say that I'm loving this thread!

Fri 2-Oct-09
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A poor effort, I know, but current caffeine levels are inadequate to fuel the creative portion of brain as yet:

Officer : mispronunciation of ossifer by those who do not know how to enjoy life

Never knowingly underfed

Fri 2-Oct-09
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broccoli - close relation of a bug that upsets the tum.

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Snoop - a tailless dog

P.S.  I don't often chortle aloud when reading but "parsnip" bucked the trend!

P.P.S  To post this reply I actually had to pause to work out what 12+9 was ... it's been a very long week.

Fri 2-Oct-09
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carrot – rust

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