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#362626
Football player* = "Ace"

*normally in the context of doing some charity work in the area or being linked with the local club in the paper reporting the story
#362630
And in the course of any story concerning England or Manchester United, there will be a pun on the name of Wayne Rooney. It's convenient that his surname can be shortened so neatly, so we can be treated to 'It had to be Roo', 'We can Roo it', 'Roo's the daddy?', 'Roo-nited win the cup' etc.
#362662
Andy McDandy wrote:And in the course of any story concerning England or Manchester United, there will be a pun on the name of Wayne Rooney. It's convenient that his surname can be shortened so neatly, so we can be treated to 'It had to be Roo', 'We can Roo it', 'Roo's the daddy?', 'Roo-nited win the cup' etc.
Yes...that one is a quintessential example of what this thread's about. No real person outside of a tabloid newspaper has ever called him "Roo" - fact.
#362779
Homos are still 'raving' like it's 1989, I see. Shouldn't we be dubstepping* by now?

(*newer crazes may be available, but I don't know what they are. Obviously.)

This morning on the radio, according to some analyst, the economy was emerging from the recession more 'lean' and 'vigorous' than ever, 'boosted' by something or other, preparing to move 'up a gear', which means it's 'all systems go'. Honestly, the laddie might have just drawn us a giant cock and balls, and we'd have got the message. (Admittedly, radio isn't the ideal medium for this.)
#362781
Another of my pet hates is "hit the ground running". In my experience, what happens if you try to hit the ground running is that you fall flat on your face.
#362887
Standard obituary/gossip column material:

Confirmed bachelor - gay
He never married - gay
Well turned out - gay
Didn't suffer fools gladly - thug
Ladies man - lucky he never got arrested
Fun loving - pissed
Regular on the party circuit - buried in a Y-shaped coffin
Exuberant - off their tits
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