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Old 7th August 2017, 06:54 PM
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Heard last night on Foxtel, during an advertisement for a show on the National Geographic channel, about Australian native animals, something like:
These exotic animals ...
FFS, isn't it enough that unique is fast becoming a synonym for unusual?
Well, now Rupacious is as Merican as apple pie (itself an import, of course), everything that's not Merican is exotic.

Of course, they were still probably using the word wrongly.
Now, if you really want to see what apoplexy looks like, ask me about schoolgirls talking with fake California accents.
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Old 12th August 2017, 07:13 PM
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I'm reasonably sure there was a chap on the news just now, referring to some claims against surf lifesavers as "Spurilous".

While this may, for all I know, be the first outing for a portmanteau of "spurious" and "scurrilous", it jarred a bit.
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