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  • X201 31 May 2013 15:25:42 16,672 posts
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    "We'll keep across this breaking story"

    across?

    Are you going to drape yourself across it?
  • 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 3,793 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 16,672 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 07:05:04 819 posts
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    "Me thinks".
  • Physically_Insane 18 Jul 2013 07:07:23 10,453 posts
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    Me think good.
  • danathjo 18 Jul 2013 08:16:27 7,749 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 36,510 posts
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    "Hello"

    "How are you?"
  • danathjo 18 Jul 2013 08:37:40 7,749 posts
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    @iHAZaCHEEZ3burger nice ass, feel slightly calmer now
  • localnotail 18 Jul 2013 11:34:29 23,084 posts
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    cubbymoore wrote:
    "Hello"

    "How are you?"
  • Ziz0u 18 Jul 2013 11:41:08 8,956 posts
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    "teh"
  • Deleted user 25 July 2013 16:13:50
    Tom Phillips is clearly fully aware of modems.
  • 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 17,524 posts
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    "Let's get our ducks in a row"

    Or, you could just fuck off.
  • Benno 25 Jul 2013 16:25:34 11,028 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 6,226 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
  • superdelphinus 25 Jul 2013 16:43:31 8,343 posts
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    Eurogamer putting ", then, " in EVERY FUCKING ARTICLE
  • X201 25 Jul 2013 16:44:02 16,672 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 8,343 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.
  • superdelphinus 25 Jul 2013 16:52:51 8,343 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 16,672 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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