3 definitions by Battered Osidge

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Noun. Humourless left-winger whose vocabulary is punctuated with Marxist dialectical jargon. From the fictitious character Dave Spart in Private Eye, a British satirical fortnightly.
He came out with some Spartist claptrap about a hegemonical bourgeoisie.
#politics #radical #lefty #firebrand #revolutionary
av Battered Osidge 22 februari 2006
Archaic expression of shock or suprise. Derives from "God's wounds". As with similar archaisms, "Zwounds" is used in jocular contexts by tedious nerds with intellectual pretentions.
Zwounds, sir! Dash it all!
#blimey #cor blimey #by his nails #zounds #crikey
av Battered Osidge 29 september 2006
An alcoholic (euphemism). Used by local newspapers when reporting the death of winos. Usually a "character" is of no fixed abode, or at least of very limited means.

Respectable dead alcoholics, by contrast, are merely "convivial"; even if they are crazed ranters they would be "convivial and garrulous".
"Mr Brew was a popular local character, normally to be found by the war memorial in the high street".
#streetwise #colourful #gregarious #sociable #boisterous
av Battered Osidge 25 maj 2006
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