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Offline Make it Lady

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« on: 13/03/2008 17:14:59 »
I was talking to an old friend in a coffee shop and he referred to a girls face as being pixelated. I assumed he meant dotted and blurry but he meant it was like a pixie.
Has anyone else had a similar lingo misunderstanding?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 13/03/2008 20:20:52 »
All the time - a very useful resource is this site:

Urban Dictionary
http://www.urbandictionary.com/
 

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« Reply #2 on: 13/03/2008 22:01:40 »
I remember a very old Gary Cooper film (I think it was 'Mr Deeds goes to town') where the term 'pixelated' was used as a euphemism for being the worse for drink.
 

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