Ambridge Reporter Shorter English Dictionary


#140

Cock-up n The moment immediately before cock-crow


#141

Luigi French term for a Clydesider
Pentacle Scrotal tattoo
Buttocks Treatment for gluteal wrinkles


#142

Love it


#143

Shag pile Stately brothel


#144

Platitude duck-billed cliché that thinks it’s important


#145

Molested: an area of land, as it might be one’s lawn, under ‘cultivation’ by a particular mole and his immediate family


#146

Divot = dim, but warm


#147

Career = the dopler effect


#148

Not mine, but

Red Shift a woman in a scarlet chemise running through doppled sunlight


#149

Mansplaining Perfectly reasonable response to wimminaccuracy


#150

Tssk, joe. A little domestic friction? (actually, wouldn’t that be ‘dusting’?)


#151

No - getting flak online for pointing out that flute doesn’t have a 4½ octave range and bass flute is the same register as viola, not cello. About the level of accuracy one would expect of ChronicFM, of course, but I wasn’t going to let it go unchallenged. Unfortunately the person who made the video happened to be female, so of course…


#152

< sympathetic nodding > ahhhh, yes. One of those sorts of moments.


#153

Samovar: a subset of those things pertaining to us
Umlaut: a response to the infrequent question “what is a popular four-letter synonym for yob, corner boy or ned?”


#154

Pasternak Skill in Italian cookery


#155

Nabokov To pilfer from a library
Shakespeare One whom an Arab aristocrat acknowledges as an equal
Tolkien Lament about road charges


#156

Those are truly horrible, Joe! Well done.


#157

Trivia = 3 roads you could take.

Tremendous = Who falls from high places ??

Bravery = Absolutely IS a bosom sling


#158

To be confused at your peril with a boomslang…

And how is the Surprising Mrs Shanks? Doing Surprisingly well, I do hope, poor lass.


#159

She continues, as is her habit, to surprise.

Clearly in some pain, but has so far restrained herself from employing the staple-gun on me nor the Blow-torch. So I must be doing some things not wrong.

Being very stoical. Mind you, putting a bosom-sling ON someone is a new one for me !