Stupid names for everyday things

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

  1. Threevok

    Threevok President of the Not From Brazil party

    South Wales

    Everyone knows they are a bunch of Shite stirrers :whistle:
  2. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Wen i wer at Royal Mail aka Post Office it wer rebranded as C O N S G N I A, wiv Elton John banging on abart it.
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  3. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    Yep - I never wanted to consign my important post anywhere. I expected it to be delivered as per address
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  4. mudsticks

    mudsticks Über Member

    Gribbles, down our way...
  5. otek59

    otek59 Well-Known Member

    Or a hammer is a variable pressure applicator
  6. otek59

    otek59 Well-Known Member

    He’s a fixie riding hipster, who ten years ago was Simon
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  7. otek59

    otek59 Well-Known Member

    My job title is a binary construction technician
  8. Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

    Under the Edge
    I was just about to post that. Handrailing has a specific meaning in navigation.
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  9. oldwheels

    oldwheels Veteran

    Many years ago I used to have a lot of dealings with Customs and Excise. One I met a lot was Assistant Collector. He was actually only one step down from God despite his lowly title.
  10. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    I thought it was Simeone Beauvoir, who played second sax.
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  11. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    No no - a hammer is a "persuader" :rolleyes:
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  12. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    No no a hammer is a universal adjuster:okay:
  13. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Bloviating Windbag

    The difference between a good subway worker and a bad one is remarkable. Some don't even bother to line up the cheese triangles properly.
    Those who are good at it deserve all the grandiose sounding titles they get.

    It's that weratedogs asshat who started it. Heckin' bad twitto 0/10.

    Made up terms:
    My official job title used to be Developer/Analyst. Any time one of my colleagues or I tried to provide analysis it was ignored and they instead told us what to develop.

    Gravel bike. Nah mate that's a road bike with wide tyres, you're fooling no-one
  14. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    Trying to convince the average Lancastrian that a swede and a turnip are two different things is like banging one's head against a wall. I gave up decades ago.
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  15. Chris S

    Chris S Guru

    I've had a look on Wikipedia and apparently a swede is a cross between a turnip and a cabbage. They're now so common that they've replaced the original turnip in many countries.
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