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CinnamonCurl Wed 27-May-20 19:16:14

‘I had a lush night’. What does that even mean?!

I’m British, English first language but I have no idea how to interpret that. I always think of lush as a way to describe someone or something (‘that ice cream was lush’, ‘Harry is lush’). I wouldn’t use it, personally, so perhaps my confusion.

But in reference to an evening - it sounds somewhat seedy, no? Or is it colloquial and I’m not picking up on it?

Do you have any words that confuse you in certain contexts, even though they should make perfect sense really?

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LoseLooseLucy Wed 27-May-20 19:18:09

I think it just means pleasing? 😬 I don't use the word myself.

Annabk Wed 27-May-20 19:18:30

Lush just means lovely.

CinnamonCurl Wed 27-May-20 19:20:51

Oh, I suppose that makes sense. I think of it (going back many years) in a teenage context and it seemed to imply sexually attractive.

I always thought it was an odd way to describe ice cream 😂

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Conquistadora Wed 27-May-20 19:21:58

Just a Welsh way of saying ‘I had a lovely night’ I don’t understand the confusion tbh, surely you can glean the meaning of it from the context it’s used in 🙄

binkyblinky Wed 27-May-20 19:23:53

I HATE the word Lush. It absolutely infuriates me.

Sparklingbrook Wed 27-May-20 19:24:47

I would kill for a 'lush night' at the moment.

I don't think you would say you had a 'sexually attractive' night so just a really nice night.

Ohtherewearethen Wed 27-May-20 19:25:40

It's a way of saying something is lovely/pleasing/attractive. Could be an ice cream, could be a person or could be a night out.
My friend Harry (who is lush) and I had a lush day out at the beach. We had a lush ice-cream on the pier. The weather was lush. I saw a lush handbag in a shop so treated myself. I also bought some lush handcream.

Ok, nobody over the age of 15 would really speak like that but I can remember saying it all the time when I was in school.

DisplayPurposesOnly Wed 27-May-20 19:27:38

Just a Welsh way of saying ‘I had a lovely night’ I don’t understand the confusion tbh, surely you can glean the meaning of it from the context it’s used in

Yep, and also a Devon word.

KatnissK Wed 27-May-20 19:27:48

I had a gurt lush night :D

june2007 Wed 27-May-20 19:28:53

Don,t really use in that way, but yes it was lush, it was fab, it was great. All mean the same.

dontgobaconmyheart Wed 27-May-20 19:31:02

Are they from Bristol or Wales OP? Pretty common turn of phrase in both- just means good/lovely. There's nothing sexual in it, andi can't see how it's seedy.

Surely you could have simply Googled.

lemontreebird Wed 27-May-20 19:35:47

Old lush = alcoholic.

adelaya Wed 27-May-20 19:36:02

And a Wiltshire word. Just means better than good

kimlo Wed 27-May-20 19:44:36

I had a lush day= I had a great day
It was lush today= The weather was lovely today
I had a lush night= I gpt really pissed and no one was sick or cried in the toilets because their ex is shagging that bitch Julie from accounts

lush is just a positive word, I'm suprosed you haven't heard it used like that before.

MashedSpud Wed 27-May-20 19:49:51

I don’t use the word lush unless I’m buying from Lush.

Lovestonap Wed 27-May-20 19:56:30

Bristolian here, gurt lush!

georgialondon Wed 27-May-20 20:07:23

Had a great night

Fifthtimelucky Thu 28-May-20 07:22:21

Had to laugh at this as have just finished binge watching Gavin and Stacey. Anyone who has seen it will know that Stacey uses 'lush' all the time.

manitobajane Thu 28-May-20 07:45:55

* I had a gurt lush night*

Me too grin

Mucklowe Thu 28-May-20 08:00:33

That word makes me physically heave.

As for "gert lush" - no uglier syllables in any language.

Bargainhuntbore Thu 28-May-20 08:03:51

Its not a “welsh” thing. There are so many dialects in Wales and its not used up north. Its a south Wales thing

honeylulu Thu 28-May-20 08:08:49

It seems to be used now as a general term for something good/enjoyable.

It rankles with me a bit because when it first seemed to come into use as a positive term (as opposed to meaning an old alcoholic) it was understood as a shortening of "luscious". So it was used to describe delicious food or an attractive person.

A "luscious" night out doesn't really make sense!

manitobajane Thu 28-May-20 08:09:21

I've heard it in part of the midlands where you get a mix of West Country, Black Country and Brum. Take a dictionary if you venture there grin

ShandlersWig Thu 28-May-20 08:28:08

It's not a word used round here. For some reason it makes me shudder when I hear it!

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