YS Words and Phrases

YS brought about the fame of many new and strange words, including "Cripes", "Lummocks", "F'nnaarrr" (the spelling of F'narrrrr varied, depending on absolutely nothing at all), "Oo-er", "Yikes" and "Blimey O'Reilly O'Rourke" (which wasn't a word at all, but a phrase). YS also appended "or something" on to the end of most sentences.

The word 'Blim!' was also used on the famous useless information blobs (thought up by Andy Hutchinson, and scattered all over reviews). It is apparently an exceptionally rude word.*

"Cutsie" was Matt's legendarily improbable interpretation of "cutesy." CLEARLY the word "cutsie" can ONLY be pronounced "cut-see," AND IS THEREFORE utterly wrong. But Matt would not be swayed, counting on anyone arguing with him swooning before they could apoplectically blacken his eye, or something.

"That tickled old Ernie" was Andy O's standard response to anyone laughing in the Shed.

YS also managed to bring several foreign (Portuguese and Swedish, mainly) phrases into common use, including "Ah! Ah! Ah!" and "Hurdy ho!".

While most people think a hatstand is just a convenient place to hang your hat**, YS realised that hatstands were really just crazy people. See also: kangaroos in the top paddock.

* Andy Hutchinson writes: "Blim! was merely a shortened version of 'blimmin hell!' - an exclaimation of surprise that I was won't to shout during my school years. A blim is, of course, also a small lump (typically an eighth) of cannabis resin. Don't know whether either of those qualify as being 'exceptionally rude'."

** "I would like to furnish my head with a hat"
"A hat, Sir?"
"Yes, a hat. I've lost mine, and I don't know where it is."
"What's that upon your head, Sir?"
"A hat? Well, it can't be my hat, because I DON'T KNOW WHERE IT IS!"

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