Gore tex test day.

28th February 2015

We don’t get a lot of wet days over here but today was one. Good for our Gore-Tex testing though! Some snow at higher levels but otherwise wet. Looks like we’ll get a mix of snow and rain tonight but a cooler day tomorrow.

The SAIS are part of the Gore-Tex test team, worked well today.

The SAIS are part of the Gore-Tex test team, worked well today.

Unimpressed with the minging weather, give them heavy snow any day.

Unimpressed with the ‘minging’ weather, give them heavy snow any day.

TOP DEFINITION- ‘minging’
Certainly common in eastern Scotland, where the final g isn’t pronounced (minginn) (and probably n.e. England) since at least the 1950’s. Something unsavoury, or long past its best.

Only in the past 5 years has the rest of the UK cottoned on to this wonderful word
I didn’t change my underpants for a week, and they are now minging
by peter mckellican June 16, 2006

minging
ˈmɪŋɪŋ/
adjectiveBRITISHinformal
foul-smelling.
very bad or unpleasant.
“the weather was minging”

 

 

Comments on this post

  • Calum Munro
    3rd March 2015 12:15 pm

    What brilliant service you provide! Avalanche forecasts, great pictures of avalanche poodles and now erudite explanations of language and its usage.

    Thank you for the work – joking apart it is really appreciated.

    Regards,

    • scairngormsadmin
      3rd March 2015 4:54 pm

      Thanks Calum. Glad your finding it useful. You’ve got a great surname for a Mountaineer! Any relation to the big man?

  • Ruaridh McIntyre
    7th March 2015 3:11 am

    I wouldn’t say that minging is an East Coast word. I can remember using it as a child growing up in Glasgow.
    Great service you are providing – many thanks!

    • scairngormsadmin
      7th March 2015 4:03 pm

      Thanks Ruaridh. I had no idea it is an East coast word.However it says so on the inter web so must be true!?

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