* Posts by john list

5 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Jun 2008

Belgian finds missus was born a MAN after 19 YEARS of marriage

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FAIL

I hoped for better from the Reg

I can't help thinking that your long time contributor Jane Fae would have treated this story more sensitively.

Omnishambles beats off mummy-porn, becomes English word of 2012

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Stop

Perhaps it's also worth noting that WOTY nominees are not necessarily in the OED or any other Oxford dictionary, nor are they guaranteed inclusion. They are simply words that the editors and lexicographers feel express something of the year's zeitgeist.

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GIF(verb)

I should point out from oxforddictionaries.com Central that the US WOTY was GIF when used as a verb. As in making an animated GIF of something to generate an Internet meme. Use of GIF as a verb is surprisingly rather new, otherwise as a noun it would have a quaint 1980s air to it.

Moto cold shoulders upgrade-hungry Xoom users

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Motorola strikes again

Yet another Motorola update story, what a surprise. As I type this my DEXT with Android 1.5 is on my desk, the US version had an upgrade to 2.1 but we didn't. When will the Moto marketeers get this into their thick heads: customers who are let down in this way do not return for a second helping.

Motorola: Nice hardware, shame about the idiots selling it.

Grand Theft Auto reportedly inspires teen rampage

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Coat

@Roland

"[Can you imagine] the chaos if they decided to enact Donkey Kong instead?"

Yes, it's called Takeshi's Castle.

http://www.keshiheads.co.uk/intro.html