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Who wants the word "Campy" removed from this forum?
Yes 68%  68%  [ 21 ]
No 32%  32%  [ 10 ]
Total votes : 31
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:10 am 
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oldmuthariley wrote:
Or when cyclists say "i/we put the hammer down" :roll:


Cycling in London you need a hammer some times :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:17 am 
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On Camapgnolo site they have a "mad4campy" page. Do you want Campagnolo to remove this page too.

I don't have a problem with campy, it's meaning is clear and that is what language is about, clear communication. You don't have too like it.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:18 am 
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A Friend of mine (won't say mate, as I'll probably offend) used to carry a small box of nuts and bolts for ammunition whilst cycling in London.
Off topic I know.

Anyway, That word Bike!! it's bicycle.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:25 am 
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Its a long time since I got the bonk too...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:26 am 
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Ha.


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:lol: Noted. In the interim why don't you come up with the 10 Commandments of vintage parlance.


Ask and you shall receive :D

Just found these stone tablets in me cellar:

1) Thou shalt not shorten names of manufacturers into cuddly nicknames

2) Thou shalt not use portmanteau words

3) Thou shalt not use Americanisms

4) Thou shalt not use other foreign words unless the word existeth not in
your own language

5) Thou shalt not refer to famous cyclists by their first name

6) Thou shalt not borrow words from Xtreme Sportz

7) Thou must roll thine eyes and gnash one's teeth when an unbeliever
useth the wrong words for parts

8) The use of abbreviations shall be utterly random - one may speaketh of a BB or a TT. FF is sometimes acceptable but sometimes not.

9) The use of Metric and Imperial measurements shall likewise appear utterly random to unbelievers

10) Thou shalt not titter when using inadvertantly sexual terminology


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:40 am 
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I miss my old bonk bag.
Americans know what Campy means.
here's another. Fixie!!!! :twisted: If anything it suggests something to do with trendy Londoners.
Fixed!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:41 am 
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Rule #5


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:54 am 
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Campy is a male cyclist clad in pink lycra.

Oooooo look at him, he's a bit campy :lol:

Anyway, just off out for a spin on me HH :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:59 am 
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kaiser wrote:
:lol: Noted. In the interim why don't you come up with the 10 Commandments of vintage parlance.





4) Thou shalt not use other foreign words unless the word existeth not in
your own language

Well that's Croissants out the window. Rolled puff pastryish sweet bread type cakes.

Doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

Damn, ignore the ring.


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