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To be irritated by people using the terms The Grauniad and The Daily Fail?

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notanumber Wed 28-Oct-09 20:24:19

I am, I know I am.

But it's like telling a knock knock joke and expecting to win a Perrier Comedy Award.

It's not witty or clever or knowing. It might have been twenty years ago when Private Eye or whoever thought it up, but now it's just really really lame.

You can just tell that the person using it is thinking, "ah, I'm so erudite and razer-sharp - I'm not taken in by the media, no not me! But I also am able to indicate this with a light touch of humour which only serves to demonstrate that my viewpoint is far superior to anyone elses"


That is all.

<<full of raging hormones and irrationally wound up by ridiculous things emoticon>>

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lindsaygii Wed 28-Oct-09 20:28:37

YANBU. It's annoying to be expected to hoot with laughter at twenty-year old second-hand humour.

Also, I like the Guardian. Especially the corrections, which are often the best bit of the paper.. ;)

Aranea Wed 28-Oct-09 20:29:52

Oh, dear, calm down.

My mum always says 'The Grauniad', and I think she just does it in an affectionate way as she always enjoyed the typos.


ErikaMaye Wed 28-Oct-09 20:30:18

I use "Daily Fail" out of habbit now, been saying it for years. Sorry grin

preggersslaysandchops Wed 28-Oct-09 20:32:34

I've never heard of either (the nicknames I mean), I must lead a very sheltered life.

Its the Daily Hate Mail here in our household.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 28-Oct-09 20:34:10

I think its OK to call it the Grauniad in Pedants' corner when taking it to task for spelling errors.

I remember once there was a mis-spelling in a crossword. You just can't forgive something like that! grin

FaintlyMacabre Wed 28-Oct-09 20:35:29

Don't forget the Torygraph as well wink.

lindsaygii Wed 28-Oct-09 20:37:21

Oh yeah. Actually, come to think of it, I say Torygraph. <slinks off in shame>


RubbishMate Wed 28-Oct-09 20:38:43

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notanumber Wed 28-Oct-09 20:39:55

The pigging Torygraph!

Oh aren't you so politically engaged and right-on! I bet you bought a copy of The Socialist Worker at a train station once because you felt superior to all the commuting drones.


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notanumber Wed 28-Oct-09 20:41:36

Yeah, yeah, lighten up notanumber!

It's not my fault that everyone in the whole world except me is a complete nobber, is it?

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hocuspontas Wed 28-Oct-09 20:44:42

I always use Torygraph and Grauniad - didn't realise it said so much about me grin

Never heard of the Daily Fail though.

Ponders Wed 28-Oct-09 20:48:34

Grauniad was a term of affection back in the days when they had actual type-setters & all of them were carp - "Grauniad" appeared in the paper itself at least once.

I'd never heard Daily Fail used - Daily Hate more appropriate.

cakeywakey Wed 28-Oct-09 21:00:19

Ah RubbishMate, in our town Chavsda is known as ASBO. Think I like your put-down better smile

ABatDead Wed 28-Oct-09 21:04:19

lindsaygii/notanumber - the irony is that the TORYGRAPH is increasingly becoming known as Labourgraph as it increasingly supported the Labour party in recent years.

It lost a lot of readers as a result.

HouseOfHorrorMum Wed 28-Oct-09 21:08:56

The term "Grauniad" irritate me, but more because of the people I most often hear using it, the sort that frequently quote Python sketches and think they are so witty. I do use "Torygraph" though. Never heard of "Daily Fail" but then don't often have need to refer to it...

Lilymaid Wed 28-Oct-09 21:12:48

YABU. Lighten up a bit!
Grauniad came from Private Eye, from the days when the Guardian typesetting was pretty dire.
Never heard of the Daily Fail.
DH and I call the Times the Daily Murdoch (not sure whether that is commonly used).
What is wrong with calling the Telegraph the Torygraph - that is what it is.

Razor nor razer
else's not elses
You are having a Grauniad moment.
(And I need to lighten up a bit too).

notanumber Wed 28-Oct-09 21:33:08

Oh God, people who quote Monty Python sketches!

I don't care if the fucking parrot is fucking dead or shoved up your fucking arse! Just SHUT UP you tedious twat!

<<looks wildly around for more innocuous things to get het up about>>

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hocuspontas Wed 28-Oct-09 21:36:24

Why not get yourself over to the parma violets thread? grin

JesusChristOtterStar Wed 28-Oct-09 21:38:31

i do say torygraph blush but its so old it's not a joke just habit

shows my contempt for it's politics though when i utter it in cafés you see - good read though - and sooo much in it!

notanumber Wed 28-Oct-09 21:40:44

Ha, Lilymaid! Abetadad says it is the Labourgraph now, so you are using the wrong sort of smug nickname, so there!

And I know where the name The Grauniad came from. I also know it was friggin' decades ago!

I don't call people Bennies when I want to insult them - that was an insult from the Falklands Crisis era. I call them..errr...something witty and amusing and up to date instead.

And damn you for spotting the spelling errors!

<<takes refuge in belligerence>>

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thesecondcocking Wed 28-Oct-09 21:42:11

i used to work at the Grauniad.
My favourite ever typo was in the obits bit 'reg jones,dead dad of....' (as opposed to 'dear dad of')

said Wed 28-Oct-09 21:43:56

No, don't mind Torygraph and Dily Hate - don't expect a round of applause if use them though. But I really used to tire of Bliar, regardless of it being apt.

said Wed 28-Oct-09 21:44:49

Dily Hate being the Estuary English edition

stakethroughtheheartofgold Wed 28-Oct-09 21:46:59

habit soz.

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