OK... In the meantime, I could ask here about the problem I'm currently dealing with...
What is James May talking about when he talks about "turfing" in S10E03? Could you explain the term and how it fits in the context?
It goes like this:
JEREMY: She pointed out that, you can't smoke anything now in the studio. Anything. Doesn't matter if it's herbal or tobacco, you're not allowed to. Which means it is now illegal to inhale the Mayor of London if he's on fire.
JAMES: What if we turf him?
- Turf him?
HAMMOND: Is that some euphemism from those "special clubs" you go?
You see a nice bloke in a leather hat, "I'd love to turf him."
I'm thinking of that artist, I can't remember his name, who turfs buildings and statues...
- Where do you live?!
- He does it in London, he did it in the South Bank, we turf Ken Livingstone, stick him on a plynth, job done.
I know that it means "to kill" in slang. Some people told me it could also have something to do with smoking weed, but I'm not sure how it would fit with these sentences:
"I'm thinking of that artist, I can't remember his name, who turfs buildings and statues..."
"we turf Ken Livingstone, stick him on a plinth"