Pedonged (scots ,derived)

‘So we moved up to Turriff and then the oil pedonged’, she said, and it clearly had.¬† Had she been in her Standard Grade English class some pedant might have tried to correct her – but I imagine the process of explaining , ‘The correct form is “all gone PeteTong”, from Cockney¬† rhyming slang’, might have been too risible.. and who the Hell wis he anyway*..

Pedonged it is, an example of expandable language growing in our midst, with the onomatopaeia of perishing elasticity , of bubbles bursting..

 

Id be glad to hear any other examples of its spread..

 

* Lame superstar DJ of twenty years back .. Interestingly present at the recent Oscar ceremony when things did go PT, but unable to add much to the occassion.

 

** But who was Tammy Norrie?

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