Stupid names for everyday things

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Drago, 11 Sep 2019.

  1. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    I'm not sure when delivery companies decided they were in the business of Distribution, but they didn't stay long before deciding they were now all about Delivering Logistical Solutions.
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  2. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    I think it's rather more to do with trying to convince the average bod that they are an accountable public service rather than a "force" intent on seeking interesting opportunities to beat folk up.
    Re the old joke from my youth: "help the police - beat yourself up".
  3. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Summer or Winter?
  4. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Quite unbeknownst to me, I morphed from being a cyclist tourist, who carries their camping gear, and goes off road to wild camp a bit, into a 'bike-packer' midway through a trip. :rolleyes:

    The first I knew of this rather startling transformation, was when a passing bike-shop guy appraised my luggage-laden bike, leant against a wall, and then opined

    "I like your rig"

    I even felt a bit 'gnarly' for all of five minutes, before realising i was still 'not so very butch' liddle ol me.. :cycle:
  5. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Tisn't so,

    Quite horticulturally, and culinarily different :rolleyes:
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  6. Brains

    Brains Guru

    I always sign off my title as 'Cybernetic Entomologist' when reporting software bugs I find to our Developers
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  7. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Saw Communications Architect the other day..... he sells phone systems.
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  8. Nigeyy

    Nigeyy Guru

    Massachusetts, USA
    Looking at colleges.... I was somewhat surprized to see the proliferation of bloody "wellness centres". They were "gyms" in my day, and you still got change out of ha'penny for purchasing an Austin Allegro as well.
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  9. Shut Up Legs

    Shut Up Legs Down Under Member

    When I was in primary and high school in the 70s and 80s, the head of the school was termed the "principal". It's certainly not a new term in Australia.
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  10. CarlP

    CarlP La-Dee-Rhum-Buckedee-Ni-Ni-Nooo

    Pre-Order. What’s wrong with just ordering something when it’s not yet in stock?

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  11. OP

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

    Oh yeah, pre owned or pre loved.

    What's wrong with second hand? Used I could tolerate.
  12. Moodyman

    Moodyman Guru

    'Comfort women' as per the Japanese during WW2.
  13. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    "Neologism irrascibility"

    When what they really mean is that some folks just happen to have an innate aversion, to newly coined phrases :angel:
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  14. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Agree about pre-loved.
    And despite their best efforts maybe not as positive as its users imagine.
    Visions of something the previous owners have had up their rectum or covered in slobber.
  15. Poacher

    Poacher Gravitationally challenged member

    Those little pieces of batter in fish'n'chip shops being called "scraps".
    They're really "scrumps", as any fule kno.
    Brains likes this.
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