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  • X201 31 May 2013 15:25:42 15,484 posts
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    "We'll keep across this breaking story"

    across?

    Are you going to drape yourself across it?
  • PenguinJim 31 May 2013 15:36:12 5,865 posts
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    whatfruit wrote:
    PenguinJim wrote:
    I've seen about six "digital download"s in the past 24 hours. Thank fuck they clarified that the downloads were digital. I even saw someone just say "digital" when they meant "download". Sweet Jesus!
    Well an analogue download is the name for doing a big poo so I think it works quite well.
    Anal log download... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooo
  • Deleted user 18 July 2013 01:24:28
    Some crappy reality TV show is on, and they had an aftershow talk thing where they said "this episode is the most socialed on record", referring to FB likes and retweets.

    "socialed"

    Christ.

    Edited by meme at 01:24:43 18-07-2013
  • EMarkM 18 Jul 2013 06:02:44 3,174 posts
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    That's just no good. I feel suicidal after reading that. "Socialed"? What is wrong with people?
  • X201 18 Jul 2013 06:11:58 15,484 posts
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    It could have been worse, they could have turned it into a horrible American word like burglarized. :-(
  • chasejamie 18 Jul 2013 07:05:04 817 posts
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    "Me thinks".
  • Physically_Insane 18 Jul 2013 07:07:23 8,865 posts
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    Me think good.
  • danathjo 18 Jul 2013 08:16:27 7,387 posts
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    full fat coke
    it's just coke, diet coke and coke...there is no fucking 'full fat' coke!!
  • Deleted user 18 July 2013 08:27:24
    Let's get on it.

    Really gets on my nerves.
  • cubbymoore 18 Jul 2013 08:29:59 36,496 posts
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    "Hello"

    "How are you?"
  • danathjo 18 Jul 2013 08:37:40 7,387 posts
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    @iHAZaCHEEZ3burger nice ass, feel slightly calmer now
  • localnotail 18 Jul 2013 11:34:29 23,093 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    "Hello"

    "How are you?"

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Zizoo 18 Jul 2013 11:41:08 8,378 posts
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    "teh"
  • PenguinJim 25 Jul 2013 16:11:50 5,865 posts
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    I think Tom Phillips is doing this just to annoy me... :champ::champ::champ::champ:
  • Deleted user 25 July 2013 16:13:50
    Tom Phillips is clearly fully aware of modems.
  • LeoliansBro 25 Jul 2013 16:15:07 44,246 posts
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    Newish one from the cesspit of corporate speak:

    If a deal reaches the required internal hurdles from an earnings perspective it is said that it 'washes its face'...

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Deleted user 25 July 2013 16:17:05
    That doesn't even make any sense. The closest vague analogy that would make sense would be "washes its hands", but that effectively means ignore the hurdles and give up.

    Maybe it's some sort of spy talk. The deal has washed its face, while the pigeon flies towards Vancouver in June.
  • quadfather 25 Jul 2013 16:17:17 12,152 posts
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    "Let's get our ducks in a row"

    Or, you could just fuck off.

    psn quaddy456, Dark Souls tips

  • PenguinJim 25 Jul 2013 16:23:34 5,865 posts
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    I like getting my ducks in a row. :D I think it works well as a metaphor, as it describes trying to get a lot of different things to be in the right place at the right time... like trying to get a bunch of untamed ducks to stay in a row. Kinda. You know what I mean!


    New one - my hate for this has been steadily growing. Posts which just say "this". Or quote a post and say "this". I know it's shorter than "I agree", but then, so is "+1". Just saying "this" is... OK, I can't quite put my finger on why it irritates me. Does anyone agree, and can explain it? Or am I just being a freak?

    This.


    This.



    This.







    This.


    This.

    Surely that's annoying?
  • Benno 25 Jul 2013 16:25:34 9,901 posts
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    PenguinJim wrote:


    New one - my hate for this has been steadily growing. Posts which just say "this". Or quote a post and say "this". I know it's shorter than "I agree", but then, so is "+1". Just saying "this" is... OK, I can't quite put my finger on why it irritates me. Does anyone agree, and can explain it? Or am I just being a freak?
    That.
  • Deleted user 25 July 2013 16:28:37
    It's worse on Facebook where people post random articles and just say "THIS", even though it's more often than not a long, multifaceted one.

    The social network equivalent of posting a link and saying "DISCUSS", I suppose.
  • imamazed 25 Jul 2013 16:31:43 5,621 posts
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    Benno wrote:
    PenguinJim wrote:


    New one - my hate for this has been steadily growing. Posts which just say "this". Or quote a post and say "this". I know it's shorter than "I agree", but then, so is "+1". Just saying "this" is... OK, I can't quite put my finger on why it irritates me. Does anyone agree, and can explain it? Or am I just being a freak?
    That.
    +1
  • LeoliansBro 25 Jul 2013 16:36:19 44,246 posts
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    meme wrote:
    That doesn't even make any sense. The closest vague analogy that would make sense would be "washes its hands", but that effectively means ignore the hurdles and give up.

    Maybe it's some sort of spy talk. The deal has washed its face, while the pigeon flies towards Vancouver in June.
    There's a whole bunch of things that don't make sense like that. Stalking Horse? Horses are herbivores, why the fuck would they need to stalk? What's the grass going to do: get spooked and run off?

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • superdelphinus 25 Jul 2013 16:43:31 8,073 posts
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    Eurogamer putting ", then, " in EVERY FUCKING ARTICLE
  • X201 25 Jul 2013 16:44:02 15,484 posts
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    Stalking horse means a third party that is a vehicle for another to make the kill.

    I think it's some kind of hunting analogy.

    In politics its a candidate that has no chance of winning, starting the contest, so that others don't have the accusation of being disloyal and challenging the leader put on them.
  • superdelphinus 25 Jul 2013 16:44:08 8,073 posts
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    Stalking horse is one of my favourite phrases. I use it all the time at work because it sounds cunning
  • Deleted user 25 July 2013 16:47:13
    Wiki says the analogy comes from wildfowl being scared of humans approaching, but not a horse, so humans would hide behind the horse to get close to them.

    Still a stupid bloody term, though.
  • LeoliansBro 25 Jul 2013 16:50:21 44,246 posts
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    Ah, did not know that Grems.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • superdelphinus 25 Jul 2013 16:52:51 8,073 posts
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    I didn't know that's where it came from, but it makes sense. It was used as lot around the thatcher overthrowing type stuff. I always thought it might be related to "Trojan horse", though the two are not ate the same
  • X201 25 Jul 2013 16:59:58 15,484 posts
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    meme wrote:
    the analogy comes from wildfowl being scared of humans approaching, but not a horse,
    Or to put it in political terms:

    ...the analogy comes from humans being scared of John Redwood approaching...
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