I had originally done a little comedy skit about this, but having read it, I didn’t make me laugh. (If you were curious it was a mock Listen with Mother thingy, but it didn’t quite gel). So, you’ll just have to put up with the straight (!!) version.
Personally, I find language (and accents) fascinating. A few years ago I remember chuckling when a friend said that his dad (from way Oop Neurth) said: “Aye, I got ’em borth from t’internet”. T’internet or t’interweb. Those word seems to have done the rounds and you read / hear it in various places.
Anyhoo, one that seems to be doing the rounds at the mo – at least around our way – is the use of “tastic” as a suffix. Meat-tastic, transtastic, etc. How prevalent is this? Those of you who are ‘down with the kids’ – do you hear this regularly or is it just a midlander thing?
Fashions of yesteryear
Not content with ram raiding the 80s dressing up box, seems 70s bold prints are back this season. Personally, I’m not sure. I don’t fancy the idea of a diaphanous sack – sorry, smock-style top – or a wrap dress with a print THAT busy. It’s funny because sometimes there are some really nice clothes that come out and you think ‘yes’ or ‘that is sooo me’ – but not this time around. I’ve had a wander through the shops in the last few weeks and a look in magazines, but nothing jumps out at me. Still, saves the pennies doesn’t it.
Talking of old fashions, I was flicking through the television the other night and I caught one of Jasper Carrott’s old acts from the 70s. He had on a stripy rugby top, denim jacket and a big pare of flares. ‘Wow, they’re pretty groovy,’ I thought. I stood up to flick the kettle on and looked down. Hmmm…. rugby top, bootleg jeans and black & green trainers. So, it’s all just a little bit of history repeating right?