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Banter
Started by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Always think about that word when I see the 'Dave' TV channel motto.

The home of witty banter.

Anyroad, I had me an google, as is my wont.

banĚter

/ˈbantər/



Noun

The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.

Verb

Talk or exchange remarks in a good-humored teasing way: "the men bantered with the waitresses"; "a bantering tone".




I'll have that.

The brains at the UD have a similar idea:


banter

Supple term used to describe activities or chat that is playful, intelligent and original. Banter is something you either posses or lack, there is no middle ground. It is also something inherently English, stemming as it does from traditional hi-jinks and tomfoolery of British yesteryear.

"You, sir, are drunk"

"Maybe so but you are ugly and I will be sober in the morning"

"Good banter sir"



Supple?


Typing of 'Dave', that false bon homie with the audince on Top Gear irks me. (Not that I watch much Top Gear)

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Is bant a Wiganism?

Run out of bant. Not much bant in it etc.

Thought of that when remembering Arkwright's offer to pamper Nurse Gladys.

"I'll pamper you 'til there's not a pamp left in you"

Posted by: jo anne (31868)   Report abuse
bant

n Lancashire dialect
1. string
2. strength or springiness of material
[probably a dialect pronunciation of band2]

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Very interesting, Jo Anne.

Often used by folk to describe air rifles etc. Which are mostly spring operated.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse



Naughty acronyms can be found on a certain 'reliable' resource.

Posted by: jo anne (31868)   Report abuse
No links or this thread will go pear-shaped.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
So you peeped.

I've also heard the term used in a ribald negative way to describe a weak sounding expulsion fo gas.

Posted by: erontquay (inactive) Report abuse
I remember saying years ago "there's more bant in a bottle of pop" meaning you have no get up and go, or you are a weakling.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
now truthfully, who's name sprang to mind when you read that.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
there a couple of weaklings on here

Posted by: erontquay (inactive) Report abuse
Wwwwwwwell mmmmmm Ypou, or was it yopu. You know what I mean

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
'Banter is something you either posses or lack, there is no middle ground.'

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Ta daaaaa....Every one's a winner.

If that would have been me, and I would have asked "round to who" and some replied,nand I didn't no anything about it i would have just said that


Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
He definitely lacks [Insert ANYTHING here]

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Was it the Chuckle Brothers. In the scullery. With an rubber hosepipe?

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
theres a weakling who had to get his wife to stick up for him

how embarrassing,

oh and to make matters worse, he claimed to be a big lad

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
I'm not charging for this masterclass, you know.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
It was social etiquette, Intellect, friends, etc...

Posted by: erontquay (inactive) Report abuse
Was it the Chuckle Brothers. In the scullery. With an rubber hosepipe?

No it was a claw hammer

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
I'd rather have the hosepipe.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
He's a lausing staock


Posted by: walshy76 (8954) Report abuse
Edward's still mek a bluddy gud meyt pie - I like um cowd , wi' plenty snot on!

do they not do books on english

Replied: 21st Jan 2010 at 09:45

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
Snotgobbler

Posted by: darren (inactive) Report abuse
Be careful walshy ..
ladyloll will be along to fight his battles again.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Anyhap, back to the matter in hand.

This marvelous new thread of mine was inspired by a comment I made elsewhere.

I'm scared to look.

Which, coincidentally is what Mac's Doctor alays says to him when he 'presents'.


I do hope you can take it on the chin, Mac, dearie.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Or to put you in your place, pete. whereas your 'wife' will be shaving her testicles before going to work in the chinese chippy.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
i cant think of anything more embarrassing

acting all high and mighty, the, getting your wife to stick up for you

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Posted by: walshy76 (5766) Report abuse
i rather be thick than spend my life on here

Replied: 5th Feb 2012 at 13:14

Wish granted.

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: darren (inactive) Report abuse
Chinese choppy..... no we would rather go Indian
i'm beginning to see why ladyloll fights your battles.... she has the testicles. I don't know about anyone else

Also wrong part of the world....

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
He rove you rong time!

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
i thought bull poo mac had me on ignore

looks like ive shown him up again, ah well, at least i'll not get any threatening emails again

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
she has the testicles. I don't know about anyone else. Certainly not yourself, griffinalike. (Well, except for the ones on your chin.)


Chinnicles.

Posted by: darren (inactive) Report abuse
You seem to have the knowledge and experience ...
A little worrying

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Look at the state of me lovely new thread.

Ruineded!

Ruinded!

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Chinnicles

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Fix it ^^^

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Done

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
Duh I've just had me tea

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Like a kipper

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Not for me ta, Too fishy.

What've you had, Mache?

Posted by: erontquay (inactive) Report abuse
I must stop googling strange words

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Is it better to have to google the meaning, than to already know?

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Pass me another Pawtucket Patriot.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
how do you get google, to send you things

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
♪♫♪♫Friesiann jolly good fellow, friesian joly good fellow

friesian jolly good fe-e-low

and so say










some people♪♫♪♫♪♫

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
April expalanation

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
They are large, black-and-white marked animals that vary from mostly black to mostly white, or they can also be red and white

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
cant be aimed at me , bull poo took the eay way out and put me on ignore

good decision

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Are them not pandas?

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse


Aaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Now stick to sodding topic!

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
If that is a dicky spring, you'd better be putting it on the other thread I created out of the goodness of my heart.

Or is it bantless?

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
Not enough bant

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
I know the feeling.

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: veg grower (inactive) Report abuse
Wasn't Spring Heeled Jack a caricature around the time of Jack the Ripper - or another suspect?

Posted by: erontquay (inactive) Report abuse
Fundraising for Africa "We have a squad of 8 bantless Sneaky weasels this year who are aiming to play football for 12 hours solid around Clapham Common on the 16th July" from here

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
He got a mention t'other day on here.

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
First recorded in 1837

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Banter. Or take your time with her, she may appreciate it more.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Only later noticed yon cow's nostril.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Twas purely intentional.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
What's a cow lick?

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Anything with salt on I suppose...Or even sugar too.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Yeds.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Ah....one word answers you were after is it!...Erm...OWT!

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Bonce

Posted by: jarvo (28691)  Report abuse
...Which one were you then?

 
 
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