Fanboys and overdogs muscling into English language

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Fanboys and overdogs muscling into English language

Postby Stargzer » Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:58 pm

Have a look-see at this article from Reuters: "Fanboys and overdogs muscling into English language."

It's easy to figure out "overdog," but I especially like the term "Bangalored." Down near the end is this gem:

Tabloids are heralded in the book for turning headline writing into an art form as English is twisted into a new shorthand.

With a nod to Mary Poppins, the Sun summed up the defeat of Glasgow Football club Celtic who hit a new low in the Scottish Cup when beaten by newcomers Inverness Caledonian Thistle, popularly known as Caley.

The Sun headline was "Super Caley Go Ballistic, Celtic Are Atrocious."


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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:17 pm

It's easy to figure out "overdog," but I especially like the term "Bangalored."

I first thought of Bangor, Wales, when I saw this and thought to myself, "Going to Bangor shouldn't be that bad".

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Postby Stargzer » Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:31 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:
It's easy to figure out "overdog," but I especially like the term "Bangalored."

I first thought of Bangor, Wales, when I saw this and thought to myself, "Going to Bangor shouldn't be that bad".

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:D

There's a Bangor in the US state of Maine, too, although I've never been there.

There's yet another level to this pun: one might say that being Babgalored is the same as being torpedoed. :wink:
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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:33 pm

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Postby M. Henri Day » Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:45 am

Which page cannot be displayed ? I was able to read both the Reuters dispatch and the Wikipedia entry....

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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:32 am

My computer doesn't know squat about links, then.

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Postby M. Henri Day » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:57 am

I have seen claims to the effect that dogs and their owners begin to resemble each other, but this is the first time I've seen a hint that the same thing might obtain between computers and their owners....

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Postby Brazilian dude » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:45 pm

Hahahahaha, my workmates don't like to be around the printer. They say it conks out every time I touch it. I seem to have that effect on people and things. Midas' touch?

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Postby Stargzer » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:33 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:My computer doesn't know squat about links, then.

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Sorry, I'm not sure how to post links in Portuguese. :lol:
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:34 pm

Brazilian dude wrote:Hahahahaha, my workmates don't like to be around the printer. They say it conks out every time I touch it. I seem to have that effect on people and things. Midas' touch?

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That would be the Inverse Midas touch, when everything you touch turns to sh**. :wink: I've suffered from that on numerous occasions, myself.
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Postby M. Henri Day » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:20 pm

How about a touch that turns everything into vanilla ice cream - or, for Katy and gailr, dark chocolate ? Beats the (place your own favourite expletive here !) out of Midas, inverse or not !...

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