Leftpondian

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Apparently from the Usenet newsgroup alt.usage.english circa 1997. [1]

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

Leftpondian (comparative more Leftpondian, superlative most Leftpondian)

  1. (slang) From or of Leftpondia.
    • 1999 December 29, Garry J. Vass <Garry@gvass.demon.co.uk>, "London Boink -> update (Leftpondian)", alt.usage.english, uk.culture.language.english, Usenet.
    • 2001 January 4, Mark Brader <msb@vex.net>, "Re: Twenty-six-hundred", alt.usage.english, Usenet,
      As has been pointed out here before, Leftpondian check forms typically have a blank for the amount in words followed by "/100 dollars", to be filled in in the style "Forty-five and 37/100 dollars".
    • 2003 February 5, Harvey V <harvey.news@ntlworld.com>, "Re: preference preference", alt.possessive.its.has.no.apostrophe, Usenet,
      Or is there perhaps some Leftpondian region where "rather" is used as an intensifier?
    • 2006 August 10, Dr Peter Young <pnyoung@ormail.co.uk>, "Leftpondian circumlocution.", alt.possessive.its.has.no.apostrophe, Usenet.
  2. (slang) Like a Leftpondian person.
    • 2000 March 12, Polgara The Sorceress <laureleeNOlaSPAM@hotmail.com.invalid>, "Re: Nouns as Verbs", alt.possessive.its.has.no.apostrophe, Usenet,
      I may be *so* Leftpondian, but you love me anyway!
    • 2000 August 3, John Ward <johnward@argonet.co.uk>, "Re: Point this friday ( 28th July)", uk.media.tv.sf.babylon5.social, Usenet,
      How very Leftpondian of you to refer to them thus...

NounEdit

Leftpondian (plural Leftpondians)

  1. (slang) A Leftpondian person.
    • 2003 June 20, Jacqui <sirlawrenceoblivion@hotmail.com>, "Nu Salford displaces Real Manc [was Re: Between X to Y]", alt.usage.english, Usenet,
      No, not particularly. That's why I offered it as an example of a large place well known to Brits but not to Leftpondians. It is very close to Manchester.
    • 2005 July 5, Peter Boulding <pjb@UNSPAMpboulding.co.uk>, "Attention Leftpondians: you're older than you think", alt.fan.cecil-adams, Usenet,
      Leftpondians are at least 24,000 years older than previously thought, according to an article in today's Independent.
    • 2006 August 10, Dr Peter Young <pnyoung@ormail.co.uk>, "Leftpondian circumlocution.", alt.possessive.its.has.no.apostrophe, Usenet,
      Just heard a Leftpondian, on the radio news and in relevance to airport security, refer to "specially trained canine units".

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