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Old 29-11-2012, 10:07
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"A list reality TV celeb"

No such thing!!!!!!
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:10
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"...flaunting her curves..."
Combined with "Bikini Body"
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:11
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Or "showing off baby bump" ie daring to leave the house while pregnant. Unless a large coat is worn and then it's "concealing baby bump".....
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:13
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In fact- just log onto Mailonline and peruse the sidebar of shame- you will see every single one of these phrases plus several riveting updates on the day to day life of the Kardashian family....
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:20
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Poured her curves
Combined with "Bikini Body"

"Dangerous curves!" WTF?
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:30
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'Slammed'. In other words, 'said something vaguely critical'.
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:30
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"Dangerous curves!" WTF?
Or how about- "unapologetically flaunting curves" (it means the paper thinks you're fat love so put it away). Normally used in conjunction with a Christina Aguilera story....
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Old 29-11-2012, 10:32
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I find the terms "bedded" and "romped" highly annoying, if only for the reason that no-one uses these terms in real life. These terms also seem to be exclusivley used for Premier League footballer and their "conquests"
Well, if you want words and phrases no one uses in real life, how about 'love child' = bastard; 'plunged' = fell. Every bloody holiday is a 'dream holiday', even though you might have spent just one crappy week in Toremolinos, the only place 'senior policeman' 'cry openly' is at funerals. People only seem to 'take off' as in scarper in the papers. And folk only ever seem to get 'outraged' in the papers. Then there are the names dreamed up by subs which become 'dubbed by the public', the public obliging by subsquently using the name. Another good example is Prince William being called 'Wills' by no one except the tabloids - certainly not by his parents, family or friends - purely because 'William' was a bastard of a name to get in a headline on a tabloid page. Incidentally, Princess Anne never told anyone to 'naff off'. She told them to **** off, but the subs decided to invent naff as they felt, in those days, they couldn't use the word **** (as of course you can't here on DS),
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Old 29-11-2012, 11:19
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I can't stand "tot" for small child. I've never heard anyone in real life call anyone's child a "tot".
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Old 29-11-2012, 11:22
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'We can (exclusively) reveal......' as if they are going to come up with something earth-shattering, but it's not.

Also, I love the way they have turned some words into an insult - for example, putting the word 'ageing' before actor/actress etc.
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Old 29-11-2012, 11:35
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'We can (exclusively) reveal......' as if they are going to come up with something earth-shattering, but it's not.

Also, I love the way they have turned some words into an insult - for example, putting the word 'ageing' before actor/actress etc.
Slightly pointless I agree- we are all ageing!!
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:02
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Any couple who doesn't hawk their wares is said to be 'quietly dating'....
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:06
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Female celebs and their new "beau".

Who uses beau in the real world?
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:08
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I think saying "gay celebrity" about someone for in the example whenever Stephen Gately died they put gay when they were talking about him they don't put heterosexual celebrity so why when reporting on someone if they are gay put that as the major item.
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:55
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So-and-so "collapsed" ....the rest of us don't 'collapse' for the most part when we're ill. We just get sick or very tired (knackered). According to the meeja, celebs/zelebs always "collapse" when they come down with a cold.
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Old 29-11-2012, 16:44
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'Piled on the pounds'
'Lovenest'
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Old 29-11-2012, 16:53
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The Daily Fail uses this one endlessly and it really p*sses me off.

X,Y, or Z showing A,B or see what they are missing.
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Old 29-11-2012, 17:20
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Romp
Stunning/Stunna
Bikini body
Phrases like ' Soaks up the sun', 'Puts on a brave face' , 'Leaves little to the imagination' etc
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Old 29-11-2012, 17:57
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I think this one is almost exclusive to the Sun. When they append quotes with their own suggestive verbs, like:

"I wasn't expecting that", she fumed
"I just bought another one", he boasted
"I know we'll win", he bragged
"I don't care", she sniffed
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Old 29-11-2012, 18:13
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Confirmed batchelor
Translation - We know he's gay but we'll get sued if we say so.

OT

XXX shows off her amazing new body (translation - she'd lost about 5 pounds)
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Old 29-11-2012, 18:29
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"mauled" or "savaged" when someone has had a nip from an animal, usually a dog and they've got a tiny scratch to show for it. This article shows the total b*llocks they can come up with.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...teeth-leg.html
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Old 29-11-2012, 18:56
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Stepping / Stepped out in the Daily Mail

Nobody says that. NOBODY!
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Old 29-11-2012, 18:59
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Another favourite of the Daily Mail - "an onlooker revealed". Like when a celebrity couple are papped out and about - "they were gazing into each other's eyes and looked so loved up" an onlooker revealed - or some other such shite.
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Old 29-11-2012, 19:05
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Stepping / Stepped out in the Daily Mail

Nobody says that. NOBODY!
Absolutely HATE this one more than anything!! Who steps out?

And what does this one even mean... totes..?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...-come-too.html

Also - cavorted, romped, frolicked... all put me in mind of baby lambs in a field.

When papers say someone romped, to me it only invokes visions of them bounding around a massive bed on all fours like a big daft labrador...
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Old 29-11-2012, 19:18
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Romp.

Does. My. Head. In.
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