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wigparty Wed 16-Jul-08 11:32:14

As used twice in The Bill last week. Is this really a word.

"I want the evidence forensicated, the villain arrestified and the area cordonedofficated" grin

UnquietDad Wed 16-Jul-08 15:51:01

Sounds like a Bush-ism!

iBundle Wed 16-Jul-08 15:51:22


StealthPolarBear Wed 16-Jul-08 15:53:21

Also, doesn't 'forensic' mean to be used in court? People use it instead of 'very detailed' which i don't think is right

UnquietDad Wed 16-Jul-08 16:01:39

"Let's do dendrochronology on it"

wigparty Wed 16-Jul-08 16:06:35

I thought not! I love that show. I also love that every now and then they roll out a new electronic whiteboard gadget and insist on putting it into every possible scene to show it off.

UnquietDad Wed 16-Jul-08 16:07:51

Nothing is as sexy as the clear perspex boards and chinagraph pens they use on "Waking The Dead". I want some for my classes.

iBundle Wed 16-Jul-08 16:10:17

have interviewed dendrochronologists - in Belfast and Sheffield iirc

wigparty Wed 16-Jul-08 16:19:00

I just had to go and find out what a dendrochronologist does!

UnquietDad Wed 16-Jul-08 16:19:46

I was quoting Bonekickers

iBundle Wed 16-Jul-08 16:20:27

oh god

switched bonekickers off after literally seconds

Ellbell Wed 16-Jul-08 16:21:46

It may not be a real word, but it is what a real Sun Hill copper would say, innit?

My old flat in SW4 featured in an episode of The Bill once. (It was a prostitute's flat in the programme.) [absurdly proud emoticon]

iBundle Wed 16-Jul-08 16:23:00

mike leigh's latest film was filmed at the bottom of our rd...<v proud emoticon>

we used to wave to them on the way to school, last summer. sigh. those were the days..

Ellbell Wed 16-Jul-08 16:24:09

That is way more impressive than my former flat featuring on The Bill. <<crumples>>

iBundle Wed 16-Jul-08 16:25:43

sorry ellbell wink

one of my old flatmates was sound recordist on The Bill

they apparently had fabbo caterers

wigparty Wed 16-Jul-08 16:27:03

Ah Bonekickers. Luckily I was warned not to even give that a go. Is it as bad as everyone has said?

iBundle Wed 16-Jul-08 16:28:03


AllFallDown Wed 16-Jul-08 18:48:40

The greater problem is the constant misuse of "forensics", as in media reports of "forensics experts combed the scene". Well, yes. All police should be forensics experts, since forensic means of or pertaining to the law. As opposed to forensic science, which is science used in the investigation of crime, and which is what the experts they refer to are using.

UnquietDad Wed 16-Jul-08 21:35:01

Is it a kind of backforming?...

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