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Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by martin1656, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Paul Grant

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    https://www.dictionary.com/e/context-clues/
     
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    That definition is also supported by the OED.
     
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    I thought it was only North Wales that had slated trains? :confused:

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    I think Chamberlain may have said something like that in 1938 and look what happened next.
     
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    I'm sure it is.

    Yes but World War and a financial crisis are too different things entirely.
     
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    I seem to remember there is a war going on now that is causing much of the financial pain.
     
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    This neo-Crimean war you speak of is also giving me an earache but, hey ho, life goes on.
    I cannot stop you being who you wish to be but, I will choose to be positive and ignore all the doom and gloom. :)
     
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    Not a usage with which I am familiar - so didn't understand.
     
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    I’ve always understood ‘slated’ as coming from the idea of something written on a piece of slate or, later, a blackboard. Commonly found on the wall of many a workshop. For many decades small framed slates were used daily by just about every child, at school, to practice writing at a time when paper would’ve been very expensive so ‘slated’ is a term which’d easily’ve made sense to many past generations and hasn’t yet died out.
     
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    I find this conversation interesting in that it's a term I can't remember not knowing in this context, is not one whose etymology I'd expect to make me especially aware of, but is obviously far from common knowledge.
     
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    I too was surprised at it was a term frequently used at work and I thought on the TV and in the print media as well.
     
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    As far as I can see - it is more common in AM english - I think in the UK we would say Schedule or Roster. Susie Dent had an interesting chat about Roster on Countdown about a week ago. It is related to Roast - meat was roasted on a metal frame which left a pattern of lines on the meat similar to the lines on a roster.
     
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    My OED begs to differ, which is why I find the question of experience so interesting
     
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    It had to happen, the KESR has caught a doze of Bigchufferitus,:eek: there is no cure, you have to let it take its course, i would recommend an 9f, followed by a Castle, and if its not cleared up, an A1
     
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    Oh no, 1st Spa Valley, now KESR? What next? East Kent??
    Can I just be the 1st to say that, this is going to play hell with the trackwork.
     
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    Someone’s done what @Steve has mentioned before about someone getting their last 2 digits mixed up… ;)
     
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    "Bullied" !!! :Shifty:
     
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    Playground name calling - it's feeling a bit sore about being called a big chuffer ...

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