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Old August 30th 09, 10:41 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Keitht
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There seems to be some francophobes around who are unable to understand
that the English language is made up of words from lots of forriners.

What would they substitute 'peloton' with (has to be seven letters or less?



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Old August 30th 09, 10:48 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Keitht wrote:
There seems to be some francophobes around who are unable to understand
that the English language is made up of words from lots of forriners.

What would they substitute 'peloton' with (has to be seven letters or
less?



Bunch?
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Old August 30th 09, 11:09 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Keitht wrote:
There seems to be some francophobes around who are unable to
understand that the English language is made up of words from lots
of forriners.
What would they substitute 'peloton' with (has to be seven letters
or less?


In the context of Critical Mass, I prefer to use the much more accurate term
rabble.


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Old August 30th 09, 11:20 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Sun, 30 Aug 2009 10:41:32
uk.rec.cycling Keitht

There seems to be some francophobes around who are unable to understand
that the English language is made up of words from lots of forriners.

What would they substitute 'peloton' with (has to be seven letters or less?


Platoon

P.S. I am forrin so my view may not count.

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Old August 30th 09, 11:48 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Keitht wrote:
There seems to be some francophobes around who are unable to understand
that the English language is made up of words from lots of forriners.

What would they substitute 'peloton' with (has to be seven letters or
less?




Group?

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Old August 30th 09, 12:45 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Tom Crispin
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On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 10:41:32 +0100, Keitht KeithT wrote:

There seems to be some francophobes around who are unable to understand
that the English language is made up of words from lots of forriners.

What would they substitute 'peloton' with (has to be seven letters or less?


Cyclon.
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Old August 30th 09, 01:05 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling,uk.transport
Judith M Smith
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On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 10:41:32 +0100, Keitht KeithT wrote:

There seems to be some francophobes around who are unable to understand
that the English language is made up of words from lots of forriners.

What would they substitute 'peloton' with (has to be seven letters or less?


It is a misprint for pantaloon or pantalone

a foolish, vicious old man, the butt and accomplice of the clown.

There are many in urc.

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All casualties: Pedal Cyclists : 3494 Pedestrians : 1631
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Old August 30th 09, 01:10 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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On Sun, 30 Aug 2009 10:41:32 +0100, Keitht KeithT wrote:

There seems to be some francophobes around who are unable to understand
that the English language is made up of words from lots of forriners.

What would they substitute 'peloton' with (has to be seven letters or less?


See 8 below:

Noun - Psycholist
Pronunciation Key : psy∑cho∑list.
Origin: based on the outbursts of a rabid Psycholist called Guy
Chapman

A cyclist who is one of a small group who frequent the news group
uk.rec.cycling they have invented their own "language" to justify
their views:

Examples:
1) "cycle helmet" - they would rather pretend that such devices
do not exist; they will try and overcome their problem by using the
alternative "h*l*et" - or just "h".
2) "all pedestrians should be required to wear h*l*ets" is a
common attempt to ridicule suggestions that cyclists should wear
helmets.
3) They cannot bring themselves to use the word: "facility" in
the context of a "cycling facility". Whatever the facility - they
must try and ridicule it as they will not be able to fully comprehend
the benefits as seen for all road users. This is achieved by using
the alternative "farcility".
4) "Cager" is used provocatively instead of the word "motorist",
in the hope that it irritates motorists; it doesn't - it makes them
laugh at the psycholist's inadequacies.
5) "Magic paint" - only used by the most inflicted psycholists.
Used to describe signage to cyclist on pavements. Origin unknown.
6) The word "troll" is in common usage in Usenet. However, the
psycholists have adopted it for their own use to apply to anyone who
disagrees with their ingrained and irrational views. This enables
them to say "ignore him - he is a troll" when faced with facts which
are too unpalatable for the psycholist to contemplate - never mind
discuss in a sensible fashion.
7) BSO : a bicycle shaped object. If someone's bicycle is not
top of the range, costing at least £500 with disc brakes, and at least
73 LEDs at the front and 67 when viewed from the rear, then it cannot
be called a bicycle. Anything bought from Halfrauds (sic) must be a
BSO.
8) "Peloton" - a rabble of psycholists who think they are above
the law.

Not everyone who frequents the group URC is a "psycholist".
Psycholists are not very bright in general and are obliged to
demonstrate that they lack common sense; they are very good at this.

A common pseudonym for a "psycholist" is "****wit".
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Killed or seriously injured: Pedal Cyclists : 527 Pedestrians 371
All casualties: Pedal Cyclists : 3494 Pedestrians : 1631
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Old August 30th 09, 01:19 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
JNugent[_5_]
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Keitht wrote:
There seems to be some francophobes around who are unable to understand
that the English language is made up of words from lots of forriners.

What would they substitute 'peloton' with (has to be seven letters or
less?


Pack.

Mob.

Field (in a racing sense).

The French jargon word "peloton" (unheard in the UK before a very few years
ago) is not a word that has been loaned to English. It is not widely used. It
is not used at all outside of a self-defined group of "enthusiasts" (not to
say "anoraks" - which *is* a loan word).

It is a pure pseudo-intellectual signifier (and possibly useful in that role).

BTW: I am no Francophobe, nor yet a Europhobe. Literally, some of my best
friends are German, French, Belgian, Dutch and Italian and I often travel and
stay in all those countries. Just came back from a wonderful week in France
last Friday.
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Old August 30th 09, 01:28 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Ben C
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On 2009-08-30, Keitht KeithT wrote:
There seems to be some francophobes around who are unable to understand
that the English language is made up of words from lots of forriners.

What would they substitute 'peloton' with (has to be seven letters or less?


Paul Sherwen always calls it "the main field", with such expressions as
"Big Jens Voigt is completely and utterly all over the front end of the
main field".

He also quite often calls the breakaway group the main field by mistake,
because he sort of gets into the habit of ending every sentence with
"the front end of the main field". Confusing until you get used to it.

Don't get me wrong, I do think Phil and Paul are the best commentary
team on TV bar none.
 




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