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Old 01-12-2012, 08:49
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The word "tot" to describe a child.

"Yummy Mummy" just makes me want to scream

"Bubbly" to describe someone who is clearly just fat.

"Rocking a look" - argghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

"Worked as an escort" - just a posh word for Prostitute.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:21
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"Giddy" = pissed.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz...ght-dress.html
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Old 01-12-2012, 21:30
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Worse still, when they say a couple's marriage is "on the rocks". I always think of a drink when they say that!
I say! Mine's a Marriage on the Rocks, with a Twist of Infidelity
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Old 01-12-2012, 21:39
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dons or donned.

It was freezing this morning so to protect myself against the weather I donned a jaunty hat whilst stepping out to cheer on my son's football team.

I really should have tipped off the paps
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Old 01-12-2012, 23:02
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My personal favourites have already been mentioned: "tot" and "wed". Two words never, ever used in real speech.

Another from the sports pages: "spurned" (as in "Walcott spurned an opportunity to go 1-0 up").

Spurned means to reject, contemptuously. The point being that it's a deliberate act. No-one deliberately fails to score a goal.
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Old 02-12-2012, 00:24
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I hate it when they describe someone has been 'left reeling' by something.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:13
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'Funnyman'.

As in 'Funnyman Jonathon Ross', or 'Funnyman Chris Moyles'.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:07
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Ha ha Donna that is my favourite hate along with

"looks glum" when they are just walking down the street normally (as if they should be grinning like a cheshire cat)
Here we go again - Katy Perry "looks glum"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz....html#comments
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Old 02-12-2012, 13:04
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Away from the celeb related ones, I hate the term "credit crunch." It made the recession sound like a chocolate bar.
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Old 02-12-2012, 15:22
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The one that always gets me is the pointless adding of the word "-gate" to any vague scandal.

How adding part of the name of an obscure Washington office block that featured in a 1970's crime is relevent in 2012 is completely beyond me.
This reached its apex with the Andrew Mitchell Gate-gate scandal!
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Old 02-12-2012, 15:38
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'Slammed'. In other words, 'said something vaguely critical'.
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.
'Slams' and 'Blasts'.

I've never heard real people actually use those words in the context tabloids do.
As quoted already - Slams / Slammed!!

My absolute pet hate!

Even DS use it!
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Old 02-12-2012, 17:05
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When a celebrity is visiting someone in hospital they are "on a mercy dash"

If a baby has died they are "tragic tot".
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Old 02-12-2012, 17:06
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'is now a happy size ten'.....under an article about weightloss regarding some woman who is clearly a deluded size 18+

'enviable figure'...'famous curves'....or any term at all applied to Carol Vorderman in yet another dress that is two sizes too small....
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Old 02-12-2012, 20:00
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This one is more news rather than showbiz based but whenever there is snow the media call it 'The cold snap' What the hell is that about?!
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Old 02-12-2012, 20:20
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'experimenting with drugs'
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Old 03-12-2012, 13:40
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"Nookie"

You get the feeling the tabloids really miss the Carry On Films.
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Old 13-12-2012, 03:46
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This one is slightly off-topic, as it's something which annoyed me when reading teenage magazines years ago but I saw it recently in a tabloid's showbiz section. I wonder if magazines still do this?

In the showbiz pages, when talking about someone in a pop group, the writer replaces their surname with the name of the group. I think the one I saw the other day was "Tom McFly". You could also have, for example, "Marvin JLS", "Rochelle Saturdays", or "Jessy Little Mix"...ugh.
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Old 13-12-2012, 12:46
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When they speak about money of a value of 1m or higher....

"....Lottery winner wins a cool 3 million", or "Tom Cruise is estimated to earn a cool 10 million".
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Old 13-12-2012, 13:11
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This is one that the broadsheets do (probably the tabloids do too) -
'Number 10 has announced.......'
No. Number 10 is a cardinal number and incapable of announcing anything. Do you mean 'Number 10 Downing Street has announced.....'? Still wrong. It's a building. You actually mean 'The Prime Minister's press office has issued a statement' or maybe 'A spokesperson for the Prime Minister has announced....'. Not that hard, really.
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Old 13-12-2012, 13:15
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Old 13-12-2012, 13:30
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If something has happened to a member of the public in their house e.g. a fire, burglary or a serious incident then for some reason the tabloids need to mention the value of the house as if it somehow has any bearing on our sympathy with the victim i.e. ...'the 700,000 cottage was destroyed in the fire' or 'the victim's 250,000 house was cordoned off'.
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Old 13-12-2012, 14:10
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A celebrity is referred to as "Big-Hearted" if said celebrity appears at the Pride of Britiain awards, or makes a donation to the charity (accompanied by an oversized cheque)
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Old 13-12-2012, 15:03
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Women being referred to as telly babe or TV beauty before their name.
Examples in the sun today 'ex celeb big brother babe Danielle '
'Reality show beauty Kim kardashian' and 'telly beauty kirsty gallacher '
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Old 13-12-2012, 16:00
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'Credible'
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Old 13-12-2012, 16:05
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Women being referred to as telly babe or TV beauty before their name.
Examples in the sun today 'ex celeb big brother babe Danielle '
'Reality show beauty Kim kardashian' and 'telly beauty kirsty gallacher '
Yup.
Although judging by the DM' s obsession with the woman, I'm not sure whether "fat-arsed slapper" Kim Kardashian would go down too well with their readership.
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