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“At what he calls a "bog-standard" comprehensive in Devon, where "pretty much the only thing I learned was how to roll a joint", he got a C in O-level English lit, a grade one CSE in drama, and nothing else.”
“Everything on that list is bog-standard moderate Democratic Party politics.”
“Later, a bog-standard gag about text-message jargon transposed to real life is made hilarious by the tantalising delicacy with which Merchant's doctor delivers bad news.”
“Hohner have the history and the brand name, but their bog-standard Pro Harp models are uninspiring.”
“You will perhaps know that moment in a fancy restaurant when you open the wine list and feel the pinpricks of a cold sweat: they're charging how much for that bog-standard claret?”
“With education we do not even have that option, which makes it worse than a bog-standard monopoly.”
“It was completed last year to replace a bog-standard 70s construction.”
“My very first Vista machine had major wireless networking issues, and just in the last week I had to go through a convoluted correspondence with Microsoft to get my newest Vista box to successfully communicate with a bog-standard wireless router.”
“The transformation of monopolies such as water and airports into bog-standard equity-owned companies was a mistake.”
“In this respect, Mr. Cameron trotted out the usual bog-standard measures: export promotion; infrastructure upgrades; investment in education and science; whizzy new government initiatives to increase the supply of venture capital.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘bog-standard’.
Mostly, the cant words come from my reprint of Francis Grose's 1785 dictionary of 'The Vulgar Tongue', while the more modern slang has been found at various online sources, e.g. this online diction...
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I moved to Scotland in 2011 and promptly had to learn another language. Here are some of the best additions to my vocabulary.
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