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so people on my table called me E-boff cos my name's Ed and I'm a boff :(
Is u there hun?
Where bounce are you? Is u there with my favourite words?
or if this IS actually ridiculously funny enough to make me cry :D
Chiefs (when used to describe the head of an organisation, like police chiefs, fire chiefs etc.)
Plus lots more when I think of them.
when I could just write 'planning bosses'?
But I don't use the word chiefs in many conversations unless I'm talking about the Sioux or Navaho, which isn't often.
GET IT DOWN, YOU ZULU CHIEF! CHIEF! CHIEF!
Romp: invented purely for times they can't prove sex happened
sounds like an amazing rap duo
Look at it written down. That is a truly ridiculous phrase
Note the offender's name.
"performed a sex act" - oral
"engaged in a sex act" - intercourse
AND FUCK YOUR DAD
and jump up and down on his car. Might set some fireworks off aswell for the lolz
Editors bringing their own bugbears and acting like they're some some of pathological truth. Newspapers should be written in such a way that make all the information as easy as possible to understand. Everything else is just a matter of style and personal opinion.
like they used it and the editor went crazy on them.
I don't know, I do think there are plenty of words in the language which should be avoided but you are correct that it's about understanding. Talking purely about reporting, rather than say, a big ol' feature where there should be a bit more leeway.
Good on him for the rest of them though, stupid journo words innit
This may not be true but I hate this term so much
Althought that's more magazines than newspapers, but still. Drives me nuts. 'How I landed this great job' who speaks like that?
when referring to any English rugby player, an entire team of talsmans.
Also read three times recently about the French having a wonderful saying called "esprit descalier" meaning "wit of the staircase".
Except they don't. Every French person I've ever asked, ever, has never heard of it, including an entire restaurant once in Paris.
before I told him about it.
As in "Football Ace in Playground Shame".
Invariably turns out to be someone playing in the reserves for Shrewsbury..
Also hate the fact that Metro seem to print anything anyone tweets about any story. Especially if it's something to do with public transport in London or iPhones. It's not news, it's just people talking about shit, shut up
is the new news. Brooker did this amazingly well.
9/11/Diana/Royal Wedding etc... the main story was all about 'a public outpouring of emotion'
('massively oversued', rather than 'only found', i guess, but still...)
I always avoid them.
Helmer Steven Spielberg is to wield a megaphone/lens a wire fu flick with moppet...
as a verb.
(more of a phrase but still very red-top)
And I say it as an exclamation when I drop a butter knife on the ground or stub my toes or something
and an amazing headline!
when used to describe the likes of Winehouse and Doherty and other ne'er do wells.
meaning 'to criticise' or 'to give a telling off'.
GOVERNMENT BOFFINS BLAST TOT FOR RAUNCHY COME-AND-GET-ME PLEA
...launched a foul-mouthed tirade.
do they still use bonk? Maybe an 80's thing. We were all bonking back then.
in 'love nests'
(when describing the finish of a footballer)
(as in prisoner, not reason why I keep dying on COD)
as part of quotes about dead people, usually.
as in tv funnyman barry shitpeas got married yesterday
nobody except the sun says funnyman. imagine your friend saying "have you watched that new sitcom from tv funnyman ricky gervais?"
Every single time. Must be on a bet or something.
as in fat
the y must take up too much paper space