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    root in asia, noun

    something that looks excellent but does not notably change the situation

    "Don't get carried away with the value of the pound going up today, it's probably just going to be a root in asia"

    ~

    chapelli, noun

    an outdated opinion

    "many senior members of the Church of England continue to express chappellis on the possibility of female bishops"

    ~

    corrin, verb

    to talk exclusively about England

    "I don't mind John Inverdale, but his tendency to corrin during the six nations usually annoys the Welsh fans."
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    geraint, verb

    to improve in one way whilst simultaneously getting worse in another

    "During the middle years of the Second World War, Germany's military situation gerainted as they won victories in North Africa but suffered defeats in Russia"

    ~

    johnson, verb

    to fluctuate unpredictably between two extremes

    "the weather was crazy yesterday - it johnsoned from heatwaves to torrential rainstorms and back again within just a few hours"


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    Great thread, this. Loving it.
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    Well, since I've apparently nothing better to do with my time, I've put what we've got so far into a handy PDF making it easy to introduce CW english to your friends!

    Seriously, though, if we can get a good number more words, I'd actually like to get it printed as a birthday present for my dad - to this end, if someone with some design ability took it upon themselves to design a decent cover I would be unspeakably appreciative.

    Not sure why some formatting errors have appeared, they're ok on the original document.
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    Katich verb

    To break a provocateur's neck with a swift blow

    My child just kept crying through the night but he sure shut his face after I slipped him the ol' sneaky Katich as he was drifting off

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    The fact that it is onomatopoeic makes it perfect.
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    I don't know if it is possible but it would be great if there was a button on the site to switch between 'languages' when this project is complete.
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    haddin in cape town, noun

    A reckless action taken without any regard for the circumstances.

    "We were struggling to feed the children, so gambling our life savings on one race was a haddin in cape town."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howe_zat View Post
    root in asia, noun

    something that looks excellent but does not notably change the situation

    "Don't get carried away with the value of the pound going up today, it's probably just going to be a root in asia"
    Really thought you were going to go a different way with this.
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    guptill, noun

    A doomed endeavour which is persisted with for longer than is sensible.

    "The council's sports project looked promising on paper, but turned out to be a guptill which drained the public finances."

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    Botham noun

    the foolhardy but persistent idea that any task can be completed by the consumption of alcohol and the exercise of masculine will without planning, preparation or practice.

    After 8 cans of Stella he had this botham that he could climb Everest in only his shorts and flip flops.

    Massie verb

    to produce a bravura early effort in a field of endeavour and never touch such heights subsequently

    Welles massied with Citizen Kane and by the end of his career he was doing voice overs for Carlsberg adverts

    Salisbury noun

    an item completely unfit for its intended purpose

    "This ****ing bucket's a salisbury, it leaks in 4 places."
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    tubby, noun

    someone who is always stating the obvious

    'He constantly states the obvious. He is such a tubby.'
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    cowan, verb

    To act very defensively.

    "I struggle to form relationships - I have a tendency to cowan when someone asks me a personal question."

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    siddle, verb

    To put one's entire heart into achieving a goal.

    "I'll be so disappointed if I don't get top marks for my essay, I've really siddled for it."
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    blame the toss verb

    to make excuses

    "He blamed the toss for his three straight losses in Overwatch tonight."
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    slats, noun

    an exclamation of unintelligible excitement for a stunning occurrence

    "phwoahaoahaoahaoaharoreoaorahgh!!", Greg let out an almighty slats during his maiden parachute leap

    viv, noun

    a type of swagger and charisma that creates allure in the possessor

    Carl sauntered in to the club with all the viv and chutzpah in the world, drawing glances from women in every corner of the room
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