People who had a good professional job and (usually) a house which had significantly increased in value - but then they realised that by selling the house and moving to another (usually rural, far cheaper) area of the country, they could 'downshift' their lives and yet still have a small fortune in the bank + less stress, less work, more time with the family, more money.
See also: downshifting
I know a couple who downshifted from their £2.1m house in London. She was in teaching, he was an accountant. Now they run a great little art gallery during the summer in the wilds of the Derbyshire Peak District, and just make art and teach their kids for most of the year."
Common British slang for "stolen".
See also: pinched, taxed, half-inched, lifted, knocked off, 'fell off the back of a lorry'.
"The band's clothes look like they were nicked from the local Oxfam
's reject pile."
One who tells lies. Use usually implies a certain amount of affection on the part of the one using the word of another.
"Oh, you are such a fibber!"
Highly manipulated photograph or photographs, created using the Adobe Photoshop software. The results usually fool the eye into thinking that the photoshopped
image is a single original photograph. If on the internet, created with a satirical or humourous intent. If in print, often referring to illicit manipulation of a photojournalism image.
"I know that my newspaper has no writen policy on this kind of photoshoppery, but..."
Used in most Western lesbian sub-cultures.
A lesbian girl who looks, or who actually is, younger than age 18. Babydykes are usually quite femme
(ie: feminine looking & acting) but will often have short hair, and some can be baby bulldykes
(ie: hyper-masculine lesbians).
"The other two dykes just came out - one is a complete babydyke, while the other has been watching and learning - she's butching up and won't be a babydyke long."
"These 'experimental' art-videos are so opaque and self-indulgent they fairly scream 'self-financed by a 15 year-old babydyke schoolgirl'".
Male who is so passionate about bird-spotting her will rush anywhere in the UK at a moment's notice just to see some rare bird.
See also: trainspotter
"We got to the gig only to find that the car-park was full of bloody twitchers looking for some fr*ggin' cuckoo."
The .nfo file included with a pirated software package. Those in the know will open this with MS Notepad, as it is actually a plain text file. The nfo usually contains a pirate "crew"'s ascii art logo at the top, which bears a resemblance to raw code to the uninitiated, and gets mangled into gibberish if opened in anything other than Notepad.
Usually associated with: ISO, crew, rar, crack, keygen, rip, reg, courier, 0-day.
Q: "I opened the rar from the 0-day. Many thanks to the courier & crew for this one; glad it's not a big ISO. But where's the serial number? Or do I have to use a keygen to reg this rip?"
A: "Just open up the nfo, newbie. The cereal is in there."