Mudcat Café message #250496 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22762   Message #250496
Posted By: Callie
02-Jul-00 - 03:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Best Words
Subject: RE: BS: Best Words
Then there's all the Meaning of Liff words" name places which are used to describe phenomena which don't have a name. Such as "Epping" used to describe the pointless gesture you make trying to catch the waiter's attention.

My friends and I do the same for Australian places and concepts which are as yet nameless. Such as:

Dapto - one of those multiple powerboards of which some in-points are unusable because one of the plugs is oversized.

Fairfield - the attractive LAST piece on the plate, left there in politeness.

Bexley - the undesirable last piece on the plate, left there because no one wants it.

Sefton - to eat the Fairfield.

Leppington - the sip of drink had by a singer directly after finishing a song, in that awkward moment when people are clapping and you don't know what to do with your hands. Sometimes a Leppington can take the form of fiddling with the tuning keys of the guitar.

Callie