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Old 29-11-2012, 19:23
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According to the DM,no-one ever just wears clothes.
They either "rock a look" or "debut an outfit" or "team" something with something else.
And the worst one?
Blah Blah uses the pavement as a catwalk? WTF?
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Old 29-11-2012, 19:27
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'Pins' instead of legs
'enviable figure'
When someone's 'sports' something usually a baby bump
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Old 29-11-2012, 19:30
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"In an explosive storyline..." usually in relation to soaps.
"A source revealed..." In actual fact it's just made up bull
"Our boys" Anything to do with troops abroad.
Also zlebs are never just taken to hospital. It's usually a "life or death dash in an ambulance".
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Old 29-11-2012, 19:45
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Love rat. Such a common everyday expression. And usually used in the papers when a guy has split with a girl & moved on. In celeb world I'm not sure you're allowed to do that.
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Old 29-11-2012, 19:53
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"My Worst Day ever of my life"
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Old 29-11-2012, 23:08
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Another vote for "romped" here.
Curvaceous when they really mean "fat"
Pins for legs
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Old 29-11-2012, 23:31
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When someone "slams" another zeleb. In reality this usually means they referred to them in a slightly negative way or perhaps didn't fully agree with something they did or said. But no, they have to be described as SLAMMING them, which conjures up images of extreme physical violence.

Also, the "icy blasts" and "plummeting temperatures" we get when it goes a little bit chilly.
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Old 30-11-2012, 05:43
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When referring to a gay affair, it is always a "seedy gay romp"
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Old 30-11-2012, 06:54
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"Dangerous curves!" WTF?
Your confused because they are confused - it either means not anorexic - eg Kylie or Beyonce or a larger lady like Christina.
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Old 30-11-2012, 07:24
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Romp - Shagged
Tired - Drunk
Exhausted - Drugs
"Performed a Sex Act" - Fellatio
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Old 30-11-2012, 08:03
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Calling the police 'Cops'


Using 'an inside source said' for something the journalist has made up in order to create the story.


Football journos, even more useless than gossip journos.

Make up a story, print it.
Ask Manager about story in press conference
Print managers response the following day.


Also using the word 'admits' when the person has never denied anything in the first place.

For example, Brenden Rodgers admits the need for another striker.
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Old 30-11-2012, 09:17
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Stepping / Stepped out in the Daily Mail

Nobody says that. NOBODY!
Aaargh!! You beat me to this.

The DM uses this in almost every article. 'So-and-so steps out to buy a coffee', 'So-and-so seen stepping out despite recent heartbreak' etc., etc.

I have never, in my whole life, heard anybody ever use this expression!
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Old 30-11-2012, 09:20
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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...
Thanks for that- coffee snorted through nose onto laptop
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Old 30-11-2012, 09:25
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Aaargh!! You beat me to this.

The DM uses this in almost every article. 'So-and-so steps out to buy a coffee', 'So-and-so seen stepping out despite recent heartbreak' etc., etc.

I have never, in my whole life, heard anybody ever use this expression!
Well- in today's sidebar of shame we have Carol Vorderman stepping out in torn leather leggings, Tara Palmer-Tompkinson stepping out in attention grabbing pink jeans and Nikki Read () stepping out in a pretty polka dot dress. Plus the daily updates on the lives of the offspring of Gwen Stefani, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Garner and (of course) Katie Holmes. And Kim Kardashian has drunk a milkshake.
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Old 30-11-2012, 09:45
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When someone "slams" another zeleb. In reality this usually means they referred to them in a slightly negative way or perhaps didn't fully agree with something they did or said.
"Fury as viewers slam BBC over TV outrage".

Meaning: an elderly lady in Berwick-upon-Tweed was slightly upset about something she mis-heard whilst watching the 6 o'clock news.
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Old 30-11-2012, 09:49
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Well- in today's sidebar of shame we have Carol Vorderman stepping out in torn leather leggings, Tara Palmer-Tompkinson stepping out in attention grabbing pink jeans and Nikki Read () stepping out in a pretty polka dot dress. Plus the daily updates on the lives of the offspring of Gwen Stefani, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Garner and (of course) Katie Holmes. And Kim Kardashian has drunk a milkshake.
They also have Pippa Middleton "recyling" a red coat because she dare to be seen in it twice!!!!
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:03
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> gahh - yes !!

The need to always include the value of the house where the subject lives.
And the subject is usually 'middle class'= Daily-Mail-ese for 'didn't deserve to be murdered/robbed'/ 'not scuzzy working class person'. Annoying example from yesterday: 'Middle class and pregnant at 21? There's absolutely nothing wrong with that!'. Edit:Not long to wait for the DM's version of the Nativity.
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:05
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'Tug-of-love tot'
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:07
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They also have Pippa Middleton "recyling" a red coat because she dare to be seen in it twice!!!!
Throw her in the tower!!!!
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:13
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According to the DM,no-one ever just wears clothes.
They either "rock a look" or "debut an outfit" or "team" something with something else.
And the worst one?
Blah Blah uses the pavement as a catwalk? WTF?
Don't forget that one zeleb can be "stealing the style" of another. Or if going for a retro look they are "channeling xxxx" - sometimes managing to "channel" someone whos still alive
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:14
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..and a royal who wears an outfit more than once is usually described as..frugal
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:16
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Tresses/locks = hair
Pins = legs

But the one that really gets on my nerves is
"Covering/protecting her modesty"
What ffooking modesty most of these eegits don't have any!!!!!!
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:21
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[quote=Becky Sharpe;62673462]> gahh - yes !!


and "Rocked up " (attended an event)

My pet hates are: "a history of mental illness" or

"oddball"
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:32
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'Brood' - used when describing any family with more than one child.

And 'debut' as in 'So-and-so debuted their new boyfriend/hairstyle/whatever.'

Both of those terms make me irrationally annoyed.
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Old 30-11-2012, 10:32
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Tresses/locks = hair
Pins = legs

But the one that really gets on my nerves is
"Covering/protecting her modesty"
What ffooking modesty most of these eegits don't have any!!!!!!
Modesty -noun "the quality of being modest"

In DM land though it seems to mean either boobage, back bottom or front bottom as in "her modesty was barely covered". I think they need a dictionary.....
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