Ok, so Ive just been having a convo with Tony and he has been informing me of some of the slang words used in radio, half of them I have never heard and if I happened to walk in on a QSO and they were being used, Id be taking out the Golden Pages to search for the nearest mental institution.
For example, "thanks you for the flowers" ... wtf??? Imagine this, I walk in on a QSO, the other person compliments the audio "ooo good sir, you are sounding beautiful" (haha Ive now become an imaginary Italian) and the answer they get is...."thank you for the flowers???????" this is totally absurd to me, I have never heard of this and it seems wayyyyyy off topic, mmmm audio - flowers in 10 secs, how the hell did that happen haha.
Another one, "how many candles are you burning", emmmm I dont, I have electric, what kind of hut do you live in weirdo? Apparantly it means how old are you hahaha pmsl, how would I have known that? Id be thinking I was talking to Ben Hur or Tarzan or someone, anyone have a dictionary?
The other one most used is "lid", as in "you are a lid" - emmm okkkk, calling me tupperware is a bit of an insult, or in correct terms I have just been called crap, or useless, or thick but in most ppls standards its rubbish, because you know they teach you how to be excellent in your ham training course under the module "how not to be a lid - the do's and dont's".
I have to say, I have never heard these before but they are totally mental, has anyone any more I need to know because Id hate to be a "lid" on air and not know what Im talking about, not knowing my "flowers" from my candles can be a dangerous business, especially as it can lead to a torrid of abuse or sexual harrassment claims lmao.
Ciao for now