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Tony Thorne's Dictionary of Contemporary Slang claims that the expression comes from the adjective boyed, which in turn comes from the verb to boy [1]. (We have the verb but not the adjective.) Dbfirs 22:13, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
I feel like I've heard this before. Maybe a common misconstruction/misspelling/slang alternative of bog off? Philmonte101 (talk) 13:35, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

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  • bachelor griller - OneLook - Google "bachelor griller" (BooksGroupsScholarNews Archive) — I have added an article on this at EN:WP but it could do with a DICDEF and I don't have dictionaries with me. The term seems to be at least 100 years old in UK English but seems to be uncommon in the United States. SimonTrew (talk) 09:58, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
    Contrary to the remark in the WP article, I think this may have originated as a trademark: it is nearly always found with both words capitalised. Equinox 14:32, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

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Can't find it anywhere else, though...Kiwima (talk) 18:39, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

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As I read "The present and future of the Australasian colonies" (1883) from which that quote comes, the author is arguing that Australasian colonies are separate from one another, notwithstanding their relationship with Britain. In other words, since Australia and, say, New Zealand are not intestine ‎(within the same state country), a war between them would not be civil war. Cnilep (talk) 00:54, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

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  • Comment: Are you referring to "know everything" being used as a noun, or as a verb? Because if the possible noun (probably "know-everything") exists, then that would probably not be SoP, but the verb is just know + everything. For instance "You just act like you know everything!" Philmonte101 (talk) 13:31, 17 July 2016 (UTC)

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I am not sure, I think anecdata is a less used cognitive term to disparage significance of the idea, google news search contents validates "lived experience". There are a lots of hits at google scholar.

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Apparently sutorian is a variant of sutorial. There is a plant genus Sutorious and possibly some bird species, but I can't find the word used as an adjective. Cnilep (talk) 08:18, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

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Doesn't this seem sort of SoP? (Just saying that because I also found spinning kick. Could one find the definition of this term at spinning + backfist? Philmonte101 (talk) 04:55, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

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  • ulnar loop- a term used in classifying fingerprints, as well as in diagnosing congenital disorders like Down's Syndrome

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  • UniWB Unitary White Balance. Photographic term. [1] and also [2]
  • unshaking devotion, faith, etc.

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  • wreck grab - heavy machinery used in shipwreck salvage

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  • yabbo - From the Spectator: "Gloriously though, that’s all validated, because he seems to have no social-climbing pretensions at all. He acts, shouts and lives like a yobbo done good, and so class-ridden Britain gets to call him one and not feel bad about it." Supposing it means a yahoo or a skeet or something. Kevlar67 (talk) 16:30, 8 August 2016 (UTC) It says yobbo. Equinox 16:43, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

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References and notesEdit

This section is meant to assist in the production of definitions by providing supporting citations. Wherever possible, please keep supporting evidence with the entries it is meant to be supporting.

  1. ^ http://blog.kasson.com/?page_id=2466
  2. ^ http://www.malch.com/nikon/UniWB.html
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