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19th Jan '18 1:44:33 PM AhBengI
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* José Mourinho once [[HypocriticalHumor complained]] about Tottenham's overly defensive display, saying "As we say in Portugal, they brought the bus and they left the bus in front of the goal." Over the next few years, this evolved to "park the bus" to refer to an overly defensive style of association football.
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16th Jan '18 1:28:24 AM Cryoclaste
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* And if the Bible didn't coin it, there's a good chance [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Shakespeare did]]. Bernard Levin once wrote [[http://inside.mines.edu/~jamcneil/levinquote.html a piece]] with multiple variants on "If you say [common phrase], you are quoting Shakespeare". Although [[https://www.facebook.com/ShakespearesGlobe/posts/10152484054115774 others disagree]].

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* And if the Bible didn't coin it, there's a good chance [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Shakespeare did]]. Bernard Levin once wrote [[http://inside.mines.edu/~jamcneil/levinquote.html a piece]] with multiple variants on "If you say [common phrase], you are quoting Shakespeare". Although [[https://www.facebook.com/ShakespearesGlobe/posts/10152484054115774 others disagree]].
3rd Dec '17 12:57:46 PM nombretomado
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** ResistanceIsFutile. (They popularized it, but the phrase dates back at least to CoolHandLuke.)

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** ResistanceIsFutile. (They popularized it, but the phrase dates back at least to CoolHandLuke.''Film/CoolHandLuke''.)
13th Jul '17 2:44:46 AM Kriegsmesser
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** In modern casual language, it's mostly used as "to understand something intuitively". A common example is that when learning a new language, you haven't "grokked" it until incorrect grammar (or syntax, in the case of programming languages) sounds 'off' to you.

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** A more complete definition is "to understand something so completely that it becomes a part of yourself", as your body does with water. In modern casual language, it's mostly used been simplified down as "to understand something a subject intuitively". A common example is that when learning a new language, you haven't "grokked" it until incorrect grammar (or syntax, in the case of programming languages) sounds 'off' to you.
13th Jul '17 2:42:52 AM Kriegsmesser
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** In modern casual language, it's mostly used as "to understand something intuitively". A common example is that when learning a new language, you haven't "grokked" it until incorrect grammar (or syntax, in the case of programming languages) sounds 'off' to you.
8th Jul '17 12:34:59 PM nombretomado
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** Considering he was not just "a linguist" but an associate editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (he also wrote a substantial portion of the "W" volume, including the entry on "walrus", on which, TheOtherWiki says, "he struggled mightily"), it makes a lot of sense. (And appropriately enough, "hobbit" is now in the OED.)

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** Considering he was not just "a linguist" but an associate editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (he also wrote a substantial portion of the "W" volume, including the entry on "walrus", on which, TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki says, "he struggled mightily"), it makes a lot of sense. (And appropriately enough, "hobbit" is now in the OED.)
1st Jun '17 7:10:12 PM PaulA
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* The term "waldo", an informal name for remote manipulator devices, comes from a 1942 short story of the same name by Creator/RobertAHeinlein.

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* The term "waldo", an informal name for remote manipulator devices, comes from a [[Literature/{{Waldo}} 1942 short story of the same name name]] by Creator/RobertAHeinlein.
15th May '17 9:09:11 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Rush Limbaugh coined the word [[GodwinsLaw feminazi]].

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* Rush Limbaugh coined the word [[GodwinsLaw feminazi]].[[note]]According to one of his books, he only coined the term to describe feminists who were [[SingleIssueWonk especially militant about abortion]], and didn't mean for it to describe all feminists.[[/note]]
4th Apr '17 8:16:43 PM nombretomado
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* While some of it is borrowed from real life slang (such as "berk" from Cockney Rhyming Slang), the same can be said of D&D's {{Planescape}} Cant.

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* While some of it is borrowed from real life slang (such as "berk" from Cockney Rhyming Slang), the same can be said of D&D's {{Planescape}} TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} Cant.
22nd Feb '17 3:35:57 PM bt8257
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A specific form of MemeticMutation, it is the cultural effect that a runaway hit show can have on everyday language. Characters' [[PersonalDictionary personal vocabularies]] often seep into the real world, especially if they [[{{Neologism}} give a name to a phenomenon that didn't formerly have one]].

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A specific form of MemeticMutation, it is the cultural effect that a runaway hit show can have on everyday language. Characters' [[PersonalDictionary personal vocabularies]] often seep into the real world, especially if they [[{{Neologism}} give a name to a phenomenon that didn't formerly have one]].
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