The everyday blog of Richard Bartle.

RSS feeds: v0.91; v1.0 (RDF); v2.0.

Previous entry. Next entry.

10:07am on Thursday, 19th May, 2005:

Shed Loads


There's an expression that's come into vogue over the past 20 years or so, "shed load" (or "shedload"), meaning "a large amount". Originally, it meant "enough of something to fill a shed", but that's kinda been lost now. Examples: shed loads of cash; shed loads of Windows NT variants; shed loads of work; shed loads of charity shops; shed loads of searches; shed loads of residue; shed loads of weight, shed loads of ammunition; shed loads of free fonts. I could go on.

Thus when I heard on the radio this morning that there were traffic problems on the A414 because of a shed load, I immediately wanted to know a shed load of what?

Referenced by You Phenism.

Latest entries.

Archived entries.

About this blog.

Copyright © 2005 Richard Bartle (richard@mud.co.uk).