I've never heard "univ!" but I guess it was before my time! ;-)I believe that "Uni" comes from Australia. When I went to university, it was Univ if it needed to be abbreviated. By the time I left, it had become Uni.
I find "tidy" rather a cute expression....Tidy.
Brilliant Ben……you knocked it out of the park!Right off the bat, he suggested we touch base on Tuesday. The math was in his wheelhouse, so we ballparked the figures; and even when a challenge came out of leftfield and threw us a curveball, where others dropped the ball, we hit a home run and created a whole new ballgame.
Surely the thing to do, faced with this sort of rubbish, is to reply using cricket terminology?The ever-increasing encroachment of (ostentatious and particularly business-related) American-English into international English; including, most pointedly, the use of baseball references (a sport that is hardly played professionally outside North America), and the use of nouns as verbs (and vice versa).
I received an "invite" and she "gifted" me this bottle.
Right off the bat, he suggested we touch base on Tuesday. The math was in his wheelhouse, so we ballparked the figures; and even when a challenge came out of leftfield and threw us a curveball, where others dropped the ball, we hit a home run and created a whole new ballgame.
Neighbours was also responsible for "Arvo" - which thankfully seems to have slipped into obscurity.I agree with @Andrew Stevenson about Australia being the source of "uni". More specifically, I blame "Neighbours" - that was where I first heard "uni" being talked about.
I also agree with Andrew that "Univ." was a common abbreviation in the 70s, but only in writing university names I think. Or "varsity" was used in some contexts, but I think that was a lot more common back in the day when there were only two of them in England, and it still has an Oxbridge ring to it.
In communities where it was not so common to go to unviversity, I'd say "college" was the norm in the 70s, even if it was actually a university being attended. 6th formers would get asked "Are you going to college?" Then there was poly(technics) and tech(nical colleges - remember those?
I might head over to the like thread to express my delight that they recruited Johnny Vegas to commentate the Gymnastics though.Current annoyance is the BBC Olympic round up at 7.30pm.
Having worked all day what I want to see is highlights of the day and the athletes actually competing. Not, as seems to be currently the case, about 20% competing and 80% presenter / talking heads / social media videos of kids etc, etc.