Handbags (The sad, the bad and the ugly. Non-productive stuff here.)
Always think about that word when I see the 'Dave' TV channel motto.
The home of witty banter.
Anyroad, I had me an google, as is my wont.
The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
Talk or exchange remarks in a good-humored teasing way: "the men bantered with the waitresses"; "a bantering tone".
I'll have that.
The brains at the UD have a similar idea:
Supple term used to describe activities or chat that is playful, intelligent and original. Banter is something you either posses or lack, there is no middle ground. It is also something inherently English, stemming as it does from traditional hi-jinks and tomfoolery of British yesteryear.
"You, sir, are drunk"
"Maybe so but you are ugly and I will be sober in the morning"
"Good banter sir"
Typing of 'Dave', that false bon homie with the audince on Top Gear irks me. (Not that I watch much Top Gear)
Replied: 16th Apr 2013 at 17:30