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    The phrase has long stood for the enduring bond between the UK and US. But Liz Truss’s first meeting with Joe Biden in Washington suggested the term ‘special relationship’ may be phased out as she launched her new foreign policy ethos.  The President did not utter the words, first used by Winston Churchill, during bilateral talks, but instead told her: ‘You’re our closest ally in the world.’ Last night the White House denied the term had been ‘retired’ but offered to suspend its use, with an official saying: ‘We’ll shut it down until we can figure out what’s going on.’  However, the exchange was in sharp contrast to when Miss Truss entered No 10 earlier this month. At the time, Mr Biden said he looked forward to ‘deepening the special relationship’ between the two nations.
    The woman who first uttered the feminist phrase 'glass ceiling' as a way to encourage women in the workplace, died of cancer. Marilyn Loden died at the age of 76 on August 6 after a year-long battle with small-cell lung cancer - but her legacy of supporting diversity in the workplace and encouraging women in leadership remains. The famous phrase 'glass ceiling' gained traction after Loden unexpectedly appeared on a panel at the Women's Action Alliance Conference in New York City in 1978. Loden, worked in human resources at AT&T, wasn't supposed to speak, but was asked to fill in for a colleague. 'I'm hoping if it outlives me, it will [become] an antiquated phrase,' Loden previously told The Washington Post. 'People will say, "There was a time when there was a glass ceiling."' At the time, Loden said she didn't think too much of the words that came to her while speaking to the group of women, but was later bombarded with spectators that wanted to chat with her. 'To be honest with you, I didn't think it was...
    GETTING a tattoo is a big decision and there is always the chance you may live to regret it. One woman who knows this all too well is TikTok user Tyla May Bryant, who revealed the inking she got on her knee when drunk in Kavos. 3TikTok user Tyla showed off the tattoo she got while drunk in Kavos on a girls holidayCredit: TikTok/@tylamaybryant 3She got the phrase 'shall us' on her knee, which is something her friends sayCredit: TikTok/@tylamaybryant On her @tylamaybryant account, she said she didn’t remember getting the phrase “shall us” done the night before - and it was so bad it made the island’s Major Fails page. Showing off the tattoo fail, she explained: “So we all have these tattoo mistakes don’t we? “About six, seven years ago I went to Kavos, I don’t remember stepping off the plane, don’t remember checking it at the hotel. “I managed to last to four or five in the morning, woke up the next day and thought ‘oh did I fall over last night, did I hurt myself?’ More...
    IT is what it is. Swings and roundabouts. For all intents and purposes. These are just three phrases us Brits use on an everyday basis. But what if we told you that you've probably been using one of them incorrectly your entire life? 2Have YOU been using the phrase incorrectly?Credit: TikTok/@jordanedwards_14 2Jordan says he only realised his mistake when his mum pointed it outCredit: TikTok/@jordanedwards_14 Earlier this year, TikTok user Jordan Edwards explained how he would always confidently say "it swings and roundabouts" in conversation. That is, until his mum started pointing out how it should actually be used. In a viral video that's racked up over 386,000 views, Jordan said: "I thought it meant you're in a situation where there's something good and bad. You know, it swings and roundabouts. "But it's not! And I've heard loads of people say it wrong now since she pointed it out." Read More Viral StoriesSAY WHAT? I’ve been saying ‘nip it in the bud’ wrong my entire life – I’m so embarrassedSAY WHAT? I’ve been saying ‘butt naked’ wrong my whole life...
    WE'RE all guilty of saying certain phrases wrong. But one woman has been left embarrassed after realising she'd been saying a common phrase wrong her entire life. 2Kayla was left stunned by her error - especially as she's an English teacherCredit: tiktok/@englishwithkayla Kayla was left red-faced when she realised her blunder - and what made it worse was the fact that she's an English teacher. Posting to her TikTok account, English with Kayla, she revealed she'd been saying 'nip it in the bud' all wrong. The teacher said: "Do you guys want to hear my embarrassing secret today? "Well, I have been saying this phrase wrong for so many years." READ MORE REAL LIFE STORIESSAY WHAT? I’ve been saying ‘butt naked’ wrong my whole life – but so have loads of peopleNEIGHBOURS Our nightmare neighbours have moved their tumble dryer right next to our bedroom Instead of saying 'nip it in the bud,' Kayla had been saying 'nip it in the butt.' Kayla explained that the phrase means you want to stop something immediately. Which makes sense if you use...
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is taking on a new challenge, bridging the physical divide infrastructure has caused in America. Buttigieg joined Trevor Noah on last night’s episode of The Daily Show to discuss his agenda. “I know you made headlines when and correct me if I paraphrase you incorrectly, but I mean, you basically said that America’s roads are racist, right?” Noah began. “Not exactly what I said,” Buttigieg laughed. “…The point is, look, there are many places in the us where a road or a railroad was used to divide or segregate or even remove a neighborhood, typically a black neighborhood.” “I completely understand,” Noah replied. “The very fact that we have the phrase ‘Wrong side of the tracks’ in American English language tells you something about how infrastructure which is supposed to connect can also be used to divide, often on racial lines and we’ve gotta face that and we can do something,” Buttigieg added. When Noah pressed on the details of his plan to “right the wrongs,” Buttigieg replied, “…We’re gonna get it right. And that includes...
    A TIKTOKER has revealed an epic iPhone hack for streamlining messaging. Get your messages out faster and with fewer errors using this customization tool. 2Users will need to do a light amount of programming to activate this iPhone trickCredit: Getty Images - Getty 2Ocean's page is loaded with tips and tricks, and he posts regularly for his 25,000 followersCredit: TikTok/dessy_ocean "Text Replacement makes texting easier for me as I don't have to type out long sentences," TikToker Dessy Ocean said. The feature enables users to write full sentences with just a few keystrokes and characters. Users are in control of their own Text Replacement dictionary so that quick messaging still sounds and reads like the author. Text Replacement phrases will pop-up in the center of the autosuggestion bar when using iMessage. Read More on AppleLOST TREASURE Old Apple products can fetch thousands on eBay - check for these devicesTHE PRICE IS WRONG Warning for ALL iPhone fans – urgent price rise alert will cost you To customize your Text Replacement code words, navigate to Settings. Click General, which is symbolized...
    THE POWER of artificial intelligence has shuttled into the sex toy industry. A male sex toy brand effectively put a smart speaker on an oral sex machine. 2The latest version of the Autoblow responds to voice commandsCredit: vieci.com 2Business owner Brian Sloan with the productCredit: vieci.com Data scientists programming the Autoblow used nearly six full days worth of pornographic footage to determine how the fleshy mechanical sleeve should operate. Six days' worth of data is a lot of AI power - for comparison, an AI dog learned everything it needed to know about walking in one hour. The latest version runs for $229 and has six voice commands and savable experiences. The business has raised almost $800,000 in its most recent crowdfunding bid. Read More on Sex RobotsRAVING RABBITARS Photos of metaverse Playboy mansion show pixelated bunnies in leotardsFEELING IT Sex robots could soon feel sensations 'just like humans' with creepy new 'skin' Autoblow AI creator Brian Sloan was pursuing a career in law when he went on a winding journey to the sex toy business. He had made a...
    Time to lead IT is grimly ironic that the man who made his career with the phrase “Take back ­control” is still doing so little of it. But first we will cut Boris Johnson some slack, unfashionable though that is. 2Boris Johnson must lead by example and 'Take back ­control' by tackling crises facing BritainCredit: Reuters It is not his fault that, in a global cost-of-living nightmare triggered by Covid, Putin-sympathising thugs running the rail unions aim to make matters worse. Next week’s strikes — crippling the network, damaging the economy and backed by Labour — are needless and nakedly political, the plan being a “summer of discontent” over Tory rule. Hard-up families and stressed commuters are the militants’ cannon fodder. Meanwhile Brussels is suing us over our bid to stop their hyper-zealous customs checks leaving British citizens in Northern Ireland facing empty shelves or even a return to bloody violence. Read More on BrexitTHE SUN SAYS Labour would not hesitate to begin reversing Brexit once in power They know their sacred “protocol” is dangerous. They don’t care. ...
    Chris Licht, the new president of CNN, is continuing his turn away from the network's prior lean toward liberals in an attempt to remake the network in the wake of its collapse under his predecessor Jeff Zucker. Licht, 50, has reportedly told his staff to no longer use the phrase 'the big lie' to refer to ex-President Donald Trump's phony claims about fraudulence in the 2020 election results.   The wording is a popular one for the network. According to Mediaite, the phrase has been said 168 times in the first half of June alone.  Hosts like Reliable Sources' Brian Stelter are often fond of the phrase to the point where they use it prominently in graphic packages and chyrons.   Licht was asked to opine on the term during a conference call Tuesday with the network's management and the producers of various shows.   Chris Licht, the new president of CNN, is continuing his turn away from the network's prior lean toward liberals in an attempt to remake the network in the wake of its collapse under his predecessor Jeff Zucker Licht,...
    THE internet is filled with optical illusions that make you want to rip your hair out trying to understand. This newest audio says two simple words, well at least we think, but nobody can agree what they are. 1The optical illusion posted by Laura Hermawati will leave you feeling baffledCredit: Instagram/laurahermawati You may remember the great Yanny v Laurel debate of 2018 which saw the internet world divided on what was being said. Laura Hermawati recently posted a video to her Instagram that has users divided yet again on this new optical illusion. The video of Laura reacting is only seconds long but I can guarantee you will find yourself listening to it more than once. The voice says a short phrase which may be indistinguishable to some. Read More Optical IllusionsSTAR POWER Creepy illusion turns celebs into 'aliens' – can YOU see their faces change?SEE THIS What you see first in this optical illusion reveals your main personality trait However, Laura provides two written options on the screen: "green needle" and "brain storm". You may think to yourself...
    IF YOU'RE looking for a way to speed up your texting, this iPhone hack should do the trick. Using a little known iOS feature, you can use shortcuts to quickly type out certain words and phrases that you use regularly. 1Set up text replacements for maximum typing efficiency on iPhoneCredit: Apple / TikTok / @ericnowoslawski Better yet, it works on both iMessage and WhatsApp – so you can seriously upgrade your texting game. Texting can take up a lot of time, especially if you're sending a very long message on iPhone. But if you regularly send similar texts, there's an easy solution. It's possible to use Apple's text-replacement feature to quickly type out long missives. Read more on iPhoneHARD APPLE Mind-blowing app hack ensures your iPhone is safe from snoopersI-JACKED Apple makes it 'pointless' to steal iPhones with GENIUS change So if you often share an address, a phone number, a common phrase or anything else regularly, it's worth setting up a text-replacement for it. The hack was recently shared by TikTok creator @ericnowoslawski, earning hundreds of likes. In the...
    For years I considered myself a bad sleeper. It’s something I’m not very good at, like physics, cryptic crosswords and dealing with difficult trades­people. Sleep is not in my skillset.  And, understandably, there are negative connotations with this line of thinking. Like a perennial yo-yo dieter, convinced that all of life’s problems would disappear if only they were a stone lighter, I’ve spent a sizeable part of my adult life telling myself I’d be a much better mother, wife, daughter, sister, employee, boss, runner, cook and poker player if I could get that magical eight hours of uninterrupted shut-eye a night.  The truth is, since having children — both now in their 20s — I rarely get more than six hours. I can get by on four or five, as long as I haven’t drunk any alcohol the night before. I haven’t set an alarm clock for more than 25 years, apart from for early flights (when I’m usually awake anyway because I’m so nervous/excited).  I tend to sleep in batches: retiring between 10pm and 11pm and sleeping solidly until...
    He may have won the 'unwinnable' election in 2019, but voters deserted Scott Morrison on Saturday.  Independents and Greens candidates snatched votes from both major parties and caused upsets across the nation as Aussies look to send a pointed message to both Mr Morrison and incumbent Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. Initial estimates suggested Labor would need to form government with the Greens, but as votes are counted it has become clear Mr Albanese will win a majority.  Here's why Mr Morrison lost the election.  He may have won the 'unwinnable' election in 2019, but voters have deserted Scott Morrison in the 2022 federal electionThree years of mistakes and blame shifting The prime minister has suffered more than 30 errors, gaffes and embarrassing moments since gaining power in 2019. He famously slipped out of the country to holiday in Hawaii with his wife and daughters in the midst of the 2019-2020 bushfire crisis.  I don't hold a hose, mate  Scott Morrison on the 2019-2020 bushfires His office repeatedly denied he was overseas before it was finally confirmed he'd left the country while it...
    Joe Biden's new catchphrase 'ultra-MAGA' was dreamt up by a woke think-tank who spent six months coining the phrase - despite claims the president himself came up with it. The revelation, first reported by the Washington Post, contradicts claims from ex-Secretary Jen Psaki that the president came up with the phrase, which reportedly was the culmination a campaign to find ways to target Republican voters. According to the Post, staffers at the liberal Center for American Progress Action Fund toiled for six months to find ways to gain a foothold in the November elections - with the now often-uttered phrase being the culmination of their efforts. The group is headed by top Biden aide Anita Dunn, who returned to the White House this month as senior adviser after resigning from the same position back in August. The phrase, a reference to former President Trump’s 'Make America Great Again' campaign slogan, was first uttered by Biden last week, during a speech in which he panned the GOP and what he called radical positions from Republican candidates.  Joe Biden hired a think-tank who spent six...
    "In battleground areas, more than twice as many voters said they would be less likely to vote for someone called a 'MAGA Republican' than would be more likely," the Washington Post reported. "The research also found that the description tapped into the broad agreement among voters that the Republican Party had become more extreme and power-hungry in recent years." Navin Nayak – the president and executive director of CAP Action Fund – told the Washington Post that "ultra-MAGA" is a "versatile epithet" because "all of that extremism gets captured in that brand." "We are not trying to create a new word," Nayak added. "This is how they define themselves." President Joe Biden first employed the phrase on May 4, while speaking to reporters about deficit reduction at the White House. Biden said "ultra-MAGA" and "MAGA" on 10 different occasions – mostly used in an attack on Sen. Rick Scott's (R-Fla.) "Rescue America" plan. "This MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that's existed in American history, in recent American history," Biden told reporters. Biden says "I don't...
    During her last week as press secretary, Jen Psaki sold the legend that Joe Biden invented the term “ultra-MAGA” because he wanted to tack “a little extra pop” onto his burns. But new reporting suggests it’s branding concocted by committee over a period of months. Or just plain borrowed. Like “Big Lie” or “Don’t Say Gay” over the last year or two, the phrase “ultra-MAGA” – along with descriptors like “extreme MAGA” and more – went directly from a Democrats lips to the media’s ears and pens. It became ubiquitous seemingly overnight following President Biden uttering it out loud for the first time on May 4th. “Let me tell you about this ultra-MAGA agenda. It’s extreme — as most MAGA things are,” said Biden in a fired-up speech about the leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court. “This MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in American history — in recent American history.” Biden repeated elements of those remarks several times that day in the days after, and messaging from the Democrats and the White...
    CBS News White House correspondent Ed O’Keefe and ABC News White House correspondent Mary Bruce grilled White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki over President Joe Biden‘s use of the phrase “Ultra-MAGA,” asking who thought it up and “Why the need to kick it up a notch? MAGA wasn’t enough?” On the heels of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade if it takes effect, President Biden has taken to ripping current Republicans as “Ultra-MAGA” over a raft of issues that include abortion rights, tax policy, and programs like Medicaid and Medicare. At Wednesday’s press briefing, Bruce and O’Keefe teamed up to drill down on the phrase. First was Bruce, who asked who thought it up and why the existing phrase “MAGA” was considered insufficient: MS. BRUCE: I just have a question on messaging. Who came up with this phrase “Ultra-MAGA”? Why the need to kick it up a notch? MAGA wasn’t enough? I mean, why now use this phrase? MS. PSAKI: I will tell you, it is — it is the President’s phrase, and the President made those...
    A leading medical Academy may scrap its guidance on treating jaundice in newborns because it contains the phrase 'black race' — despite warnings it is harder to spot the condition in babies of African descent. The American Academy of Pediatrics currently lists being black as a risk factor for the condition, which triggers a yellowing of the skin and eyes. But as part of its mission to purge the catalogue of 'race-based' language, the academy told DailyMail.com it was reviewing the 20-page guidance and aimed to retire it 'as expeditiously as possible', and within this year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns jaundice may be harder to recognize in black infants because of their darker skin color. It tells doctors to check gums or inner lips for the condition, and test black infants for the condition if they are concerned. It was not clear whether the paper would be replaced, but last year guidelines on treating urinary tract infections that were retired for containing the phrase 'non-black race' were not re-instated. The AAP yesterday committed to scrutinize...
    A CLEVER iPhone hack lets you type some texts much faster. Better yet, it works on iMessage and WhatsApp too – so you can seriously upgrade your texting game. 1Set up text replacements for maximum typing efficiency on iPhoneCredit: Apple / TikTok / @ericnowoslawski Texting can take up a lot of time, especially if you're sending a very long message on iPhone. But if you regularly send similar texts, there's an easy solution. It's possible to use Apple's text-replacement feature to quickly type out long missives. So if you often share an address, a phone number, a common phrase or anything else regularly, it's worth setting up a text-replacement for it. Read more on iPhoneHARD APPLE Mind-blowing app hack ensures your iPhone is safe from snoopersI-JACKED Apple makes it 'pointless' to steal iPhones with GENIUS change The hack was recently shared by TikTok creator @ericnowoslawski, earning hundreds of likes. In the video, Eric uses the feature to quickly share personal info, like a personal email address. And he puts the letter "x" before a phrase – like "xemail" – to...
    ‘I think you’ve delivered my parcel to the wrong address,’ I tell the delivery man. ‘No worries,’ he drawls, as if he’s doing me a massive favour. How much do I loathe that phrase ‘No worries’? It’s up there with ‘at the end of the day’ and ‘it is what it is’. But there is hope. ‘No worries’ is in danger of being banned. According to a leading American university, young people feel undermined if they pour out their feelings and are greeted with such a flippant phrase. Liz Hoggard admits to being hopeful that the phrase 'no worries' will be banned (file image) ‘If I am upset, I want to discuss being upset,’ one contributor told Lake Superior State University in Michigan, which releases a banished-words list every year (no worries is in the top three, with ‘asking for a friend’ and ‘circle back’). RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Time to turn on the Commonwealth charm, Kate? The Duke and... The skincare tips experts swear by: Dermatologist reveals... Share this article...
    WE ALL have our pet peeves, and one Starbucks employee's happens to be something that occurs on the job. She said it's when customers call her a certain phrase. 3A Starbucks barista revealed her biggest pet peeve at workCredit: TikTok 3She said it has everything to do with how the customers talk to herCredit: TikTok TikToker Devi Moreno filmed a video while seemingly on shift at Starbucks to reveal her pet peeve: When people call her "babe." She revealed the annoying occurrence while using a sound that said: "Babe? I'm not your babe." In the comment section of the video, Moreno clarified that she doesn't like when men call her the pet name. She doesn't mind if another woman uses the term. Read more in lifestyleCOFFEE TIP You’ve been ordering your drink at Starbucks all wrong - barista reveals how toDID YOU KNOW? I work at Starbucks–most people don't know an embarrassing drive-thru secret And while her video was seemingly innocent, it received mixed reactions. "Grow up! A compliment is a compliment. "What other words will offend...
    LIKE the infamous"no ragrets" tattoo popularized by the film We're the Millers, some tattoos are meant to have typos. Unfortunately, for TikTok user Jessica Watts who got a tattoo in a "random apartment," this wasn't the case, and the results were not what she was hoping for. 3Jessica didn't catch the typo before it was tattooed onto herCredit: TikTok 3The tattoo that was meant to read 'this too shall pass' read 'this toe shall pass' insteadCredit: TikTok In a video posted to her social media account, the North Carolina woman showed off a $25 tattoo written in script font that was meant to read "this too shall pass." Sadly, the message must have gone over the tattoo artist's head as they opted for an 'e' instead of an 'o' and tattooed 'this toe shall pass' instead. Thankfully Jessica took charge and got the tattoo fixed, as she mentioned in the caption of her video. Sadly, that didn't stop people from hating on her as one unimpressed TikTok onlooker commented: "The consequences of your actions." Read more tattoo storiesTATT’S A MESS...
    A NASCAR spectator used his few seconds in the limelight to tell Orlando, Florida, his views on President Joe Biden over the weekend. An unidentified man wearing a hat emblazoned with former President Donald Trump's name at the Daytona 500 told a Fox 35 Orlando reporter that he was going to use the tradition of signing the race's finish line to write a few choice words for the president. "What do you think I'm gonna say? I'm gonna say, 'F*** Joe Biden,'" he said when picked at random by the reporter for an interview. WATCH: 'LET'S GO BRANDON' CHANT BREAKS OUT AT MORGAN WALLEN CONCERT What happens when local news goes live in Daytona Beach? LOL #FJBiden #biden #daytona500 #daytonabeach #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/AO8FaoQVCn— Dillon Kalkhurst (@On_MissionTV) February 20, 2022 The reporter quickly turned away saying, "Oh, no no no, we're not doing that. That's the risk we have when we broadcast live from the track." The reporter didn't have much luck with the next interviewee either. When asked if the phrase he wrote was...
    THEY'RE allowed to drop F-bombs "in context" and can even swear if they feel like "s**t", but there's one word this mum has banned in her home entirely. Emily took to TikTok to respond to someone who asked if her kids are allowed to cuss, as she explained: "Are my kids allowed to cuss? Let’s see. 3Emily took to TikTok to respond after she was asked whether or not she lets her children swearCredit: therealemilyroach/Tik Tok 3There's one phrase that's banned in Emily's home which is "I told you so"Credit: therealemilyroach/Tik Tok "If my daughter stubs her toe, and drops an F-bomb, I don’t care. If she yells out “F**k” in frustration when I ask her to do something then I care. "If she tells me she feels like s**t on a day that she’s really sick, I don’t care. "If she tells me the meal I just cooked for her tastes like s**t then I care." Likewise, if her daughter told her that the coronavirus was "stupid", she wouldn't care - but if she used the same...
    NASCAR has said it will review a Let's go Brandon paint job on the car driven by the man who inspired the chant - despite previously green-lighting the sponsorship. The review came days after Brandon Brown announced he'd compete in the 2022 season in a car emblazoned with the logo of new cryptocurrency firm LGBcoin - whose initials stand for Let's go Brandon.  According to CNN, Brown, who previously said the phrase had cost him sponsorships, was given written permission by NASCAR bosses to use LGBcoin as a sponsor. But the organization now appears to have done a U-turn, and claimed the controversial sponsorship was not cleared by senior bosses, CNN reported.  Brown's spokesman Max Marucci said the paint job was approved by NASCAR in late December, but on the day it was unveiled he was called and told that the racing body 'apologized for any confusion and miscommunication,' and said that the deal 'needs to be reviewed at a higher level.' No further information has been shared on the sudden change, and it is unclear if Brown will be...
    Turkey’s authorities have launched a bid to rebrand the country as ‘Türkiye’. Official communiques from president Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed the move was to best represent the Turkish nation. But it has been claimed the change is to distance the country from links to the bird – as well as the Cambridge Dictionary definition of ‘something that fails badly’. Official communiques from president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured) claimed the move was to best represent the Turkish nation The change will be implemented in official communications and on export products.  A statement said: ‘The phrase Türkiye represents and expresses the culture, civilisation and values of the nation in the best way. ‘In this context, the phrase “Made in Türkiye” is now being used instead of “Made in Turkey” on export products.’ RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Rotten turkeys, empty mince pies and a pudding-stealing cat:... Turkish clinics are luring children as young as 16 by... Share this article Share The country adopted the name Türkiye after it declared independence in 1923 but ‘Turkey’...
    NASCAR driver Brandon Brown - who unintentionally sparked the phrase 'Let's Go Brandon!' -  says the popularity of the phrase has effectively killed his hopes of signing sponsorship deals.  Brown, 28, started the national anti-Biden chant after NBC sports reporter Kelli Stavast confused the crowd jeering 'F*** Joe Biden' for 'Let's Go Brandon!' at a NASCAR event in Alabama on October 2. The pro-racing driver has now spoken out on the effect the chant had on his professional career as he has had a hard time finding sponsors, saying he's viewed as a ticking time bomb despite never expressing any political views, beyond disclosing that he is a Republican. 'It got extremely difficult for us,' Brown told Sports Business Journal. 'If you're a national corporation, that means you sell to all consumers … and unfortunately, when you get dragged into the political arena, people want you to take a side. 'I've never been put in a position where it's, "OK, what side are you on? Left or right?" So it’s hard for a brand to want to attach to somebody...
    A DAD-OF-FOUR who fooled the President into saying "Let's Go Brandon" now says he insisted it was a joke. Jared Schmeck, 35, tricked Biden into saying the meme phrase which is code on the right for 'f**k Joe Biden' during the NORAD Santa Tracker event also attended by first lady Jill Biden. 4Jared Schmeck has said his stunt was just a jokeCredit: YouTube 4Joe Biden was fooled into saying 'Let's Go Brandon' by a kid's fatherCredit: Getty Schmeck, a former police officer and electric company worker from Oregon,  tricked the president into saying the popular slogan that has swept the nation in recent months. In the virtual call, Biden tells the father: "I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas." The father responds: "Yeah, I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas as well and Let's Go Brandon." "Let's Go Brandon, I agree," the president foolishly answered.  But after the moment went viral, Schmeck said he “meant no disrespect” and is “not a Trumper” but a “free-thinker and follower of Jesus Christ”. While he said it was a joke, Schmeck...
    A HAIRSTYLIST has revealed the red flag you need to be aware of when you go to the hair salon. It could save you from severely damaging your hair and spending even more money fixing it. 3A hairstylist claimed you should never trust them if they say they can bleach your hair completely in one sittingCredit: TikTok 3You should also not trust them if they say coconut oil can fix itCredit: TikTok The hairdressers at Foil Hair Salon in Michigan shared a video where they claimed that you should never trust a hairdresser who tells you they transform your hair from dark to light or light to dark in just one sitting. In the video, two of the stylists reenacted a scene where one told the other that she wanted to go full platinum blonde. "I want to go platinum, but I know it can' be done in one sitting so maybe just lighten it up a little bit," she asked of the stylist. The hairdresser then responded to her: "Oh, no, we can definitely get it...
    LA's woke DA George Gascón has been forced to apologize to the city's cops after likening one to a pig during a fraught press conference. Gascon was referring to L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanuevas during a Wednesday question and answer session, when he responded to criticism made by the cop with: 'My dad used to say that when you wrestle with a pig, you both get muddy and the pig likes it,' Gascón said at a 90-minute Wednesday press conference before quickly adding, 'and that’s not pig in terms of using the term as law enforcement.' But his clarification was met with some skepticism, amid anger over the DA's woke policies which critics say have made cops' jobs much harder.   Since Gascón took office a year ago, Villanuevas been critical of his approach to crime, calling his time in office 'God awful.' But, as he attributed the perception of rising crime in the city to 'fear mongering and misinformation.  But crime is on the upswing, according to police statistics. Homicides are up by 46 percent, car thefts are up 53 percent...
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki suggested Friday that President Joe Biden is unfazed by the 'Let's Go Brandon' chants, signs and merchandise that are supposed to be a stand-in for 'f**k Joe Biden.'    'I don't think he spends much time focused on it or thinking about it,' she said at the briefing, after a number of prominent Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, have embraced the phrase. Psaki added, 'Well, it takes two to move toward a more civil engagement and discourse in this country.'  'And the president's going to continue to operate, as you said, from the promise he made early on, which is that he wants to govern for all Americans,' Psaki stated.  During the 2020 campaign, Biden called for an end of the 'uncivil war' between Republicans and Democrats. White House press secretary Jen Psaki (left) said Friday that President Joe Biden (right) doesn't spend 'much time' thinking about the 'Let's Go Brandon' chants, signs and merchandise. The phrase has become a stand-in for 'f**k Joe Biden'  Fans put up a 'Let's go Brandon' sign at...
    The fitness company Peloton has blocked users from using hashtags reading "Let's go Brandon" after several users started putting the phrase in their personal profiles. The company banned the use of the tag, claiming the phrase violated their guidelines, PJ Media reported . DESANTIS REFERS TO BIDEN ADMINISTRATION AS 'BRANDON ADMINISTRATION' "Hateful , offensive, or obscene speech is strictly forbidden on the Peloton Service," the company's guidelines read. "This includes any leaderboard names, locations, profile pictures, Tags or any other User Content that promotes, relates to, or condones lack of respect, discrimination, or violence of any kind against individuals or groups based on age, ethnicity/culture, race, nationality, immigration status, disability status, physical ability, gender or gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status, body shape, socio-economic status, or political affiliation." The "Let's go Brandon" phrase has spread like wildfire over the past month as a euphemism for the phrase "F*** Joe Biden ." It has been used to protest the Biden administration by sports fans, musicians, and even politicians across the United States. The hashtags...
    Peloton has blocked users from using the #LetsGoBrandon tag on its platforms because it 'does not meet guidelines'. The fitness company, famous for its spin bikes, gives members access to a Peloton App where they can post their workout along with tags to connect with other Peloton users with similar interests. However, Peloton has banned the use of the tag #LetsGoBrandon and sends an error message when the anti-Biden hashtag is used on their app, according to screenshots from PJ Media.  The phrase Let's Go Brandon was sparked after a reporter mistook chants of 'f*** Joe Biden' at a NASCAR rally in October for the more benign phrase, and it has since become a running joke among Biden critics, and used to mock the president.  Peloton has blocked the use of #LetsGoBrandon tag on its platforms because it 'does not meet guidelines'  The screenshot from the Peloton app shows that when the phrase is typed in, it returns the words: 'This tag does not meet our guidelines.'  It is not clear how #LetsGoBrandon violates Peloton's community guidelines as other political hashtags critical of President Biden such...
    Peloton has been accused of blocking users from using the #LetsGoBrandon tag on its platforms because it 'does not meet guidelines'. The fitness company, famous for its spin bikes, gives members access to a Peloton App where they can post their workout along with tags to connect with other Peloton users with similar interests. However, Peloton appears to have banned the use of the tag #LetsGoBrandon and sends an error message when the anti-Biden hashtag is used on their app, according to screenshots from PJ Media.  The phrase Let's Go Brandon was sparked after a reporter mistook chants of 'f*** Joe Biden' at a NASCAR rally in October for the more benign phrase, and it has since become a running joke among Biden critics, and used to mock the president.  Peloton has been accused of blocking users from using the #LetsGoBrandon tag on its platforms because it 'does not meet guidelines'  The screenshot from the Peloton app shows that when the phrase is typed in, it returns the words: 'This tag does not meet our guidelines.'  It is not clear how #LetsGoBrandon violates Peloton's community...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami) – Gov. Ron DeSantis is defending his embrace of the phrase “Let’s Go Brandon.” It’s used by Trump supporters as a euphemism for an obscenity followed by Joe Biden. READ MORE: 'Welcome Home To Planet Earth': 4 Space Station Astronauts Safely Return In SpaceX CapsuleLast week to cheers and laughter, DeSantis referred to the president’s team as the “Brandon administration.” “Let me ask you how he’s treated us,” he said. “Look, I think it’s a joke. But honestly one of the reasons that has taken on is because a lot of your folks in the national media, they get very sensitive to it.” READ MORE: Miami International Airport Joins U.S. Airports In Reopening To Vaccinated International TravelersHe added, “I think the reason it’s caught on because it needles the national media a little bit. Look, they’ve become very partisan. They were very much against Trump, they’re very much a head of Biden. So I think we view it as fun.” On Monday, in a rare sit down interview outside conservative media, he spoke with the CBS station in...
    You may be seeing the phrase “Let’s go Brandon” all over social media, but who is Brandon, and why are they cheering him on? The phrase isn’t a cheer for someone named Brandon… the truth is it’s actually a vulgar term essentially telling Biden to fuck himself. It’s popular among conservatives and members of the GOP who think they are being slick and in unison by using it. But how exactly did it start and why Brandon? As do many other stupid and horrible things, the phrase began at a NASCAR race at the Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama. After a 28-year-old driver, Brandon Brown won his first Xfinity Series on Oct. 2, crowds chanted what reporters thought was “Let’s go Brandon.”  “As you can hear the chants from the crowd — ‘Let’s go, Brandon,'” an NBC News reporter mistakenly commented. But in reality, the crowds were chanting “Fuck Joe Biden.” And that my friends is how the phrase came to be— no one cared about the reporter's mistake instead they took to using the phrase for their own agenda. Within days, “Let’s...
    A DEBATE has kicked off on social media over who should be allowed to use the phrase wagwan. But what does the phrase mean? Here's all you need to know... 1MC Big Narstie believes the problem is culture not colour What does wagwan mean?  Wagwan is a way of saying ‘what’s going on?’ in Jamaican English. It is used throughout the Jamaican diaspora especially in certain pockets of south and east London. Who can say wagwan?  Many people argue that white people should not use the phrase - but Grime MC Big Narstie believes the problem is culture not colour. He explained to BBC Three: “I've got white friends who say wagwan and they're not being fake by saying wagwan because they’ll smash your face in. Most read in UK NewsIN IT TO WIN IT Live National Lottery updates as £7.3m Lotto jackpot up for grabs tonightALL FOR ONE Royal Family rallies round The Queen as she battles back from health scareExclusiveDEADLY PLUNGE I plunged 30ft from 4-storey flat window while sleepwalking at 5amDON'T BOTHER Salt Bae's restaurant '2nd most...
    FROM cat litter, leaves, and even rocks, the average dog owner will yell “What are you eating?!” to their pups nearly 50 times a year, according to new research. The study asked 2,000 American dog owners to reflect on their dogs’ nutritional habits – both good and bad – and found they’ve gotten into some sticky situations. 4Dog parents ask their pets what they have in their mouth over 50 times a year 4Dogs will often have garbage, socks, and children's toys in their mouthsCredit: Getty The top non-treats their pups have gotten into included socks (48 percent), garbage (47 percent), and children’s toys (44 percent) – with one respondent even sharing their dog got ahold of their toilet plunger. Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Zignature, the survey also found that the average pet owner has to remove something from their dog’s mouth about three times a month. This rings especially true for the third (34 percent) of respondents who have a dog that tries to eat anything but food. In response, 39 percent have a pup that immediately drops...
    The University of Texas-San Antonio (UTSA) dropped the slogan "Come and Take It" ahead of its first home game over the weekend amid concerns about potential racial connotations associated with it. UTSA President Taylor Eighmy issued a letter to students, staff and faculty on Sept. 7, announcing that the rallying cry would not be used at athletic contests. At football games, a flag reading "Come and Take It" would be unfurled during the fourth quarter along with the firing of the cannon. The tradition was paused last season as fans were not allowed at games due to the pandemic. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Eighmy, who mentioned the possibility of launching a task force into the phrase in August, said that wouldn't happen and instead, ended the tradition altogether. "The matter has become a distraction from our mission and is likely to continue shifting our focus away from our work yet to be accomplished. Further, we will identify the use of this phrase in our digital environment, in licensed merchandise, and in our buildings and playing fields,...
    A nearly 200-year-old battle cry adopted by students at a San Antonio university has become the latest victim of 'woke cancel culture' after a professor said it perpetuated racist stereotypes against Mexicans and was used by pro-gun activists.  The University of Texas at San Antonio has banned the ‘Come and Take It’ chant from its college football games and other athletic events after a petition denouncing it  garnered hundreds of signatures. On social media, critics accused the university president of making a 'spineless decision' to ban the phrase.  The school’s president, Taylor Eighmy, sent an email to all students, faculty, and staff on Tuesday announcing that the school would no longer allow the phrase to be featured as a rallying cry on flags and banners. At UTSA football games in San Antonio, a large ‘Come and Take It’ flag is traditionally unfurled in the student section at the start of the fourth quarter at around the same time that a cannon is fired. The ban was announced last week, but photos from inside the Alamodome taken during Saturday's 54-0 victory...
                      by Ben Zeisloft  The University of Texas at San Antonio is no longer using “Come and Take It” as a football chant. In August, university President Taylor Eighmy expressed concern that “Come and Take It” is inseparably linked to political debates, including those over gun rights. The chant is emblazoned on a flag waved at UTSA’s football games and also used as a rallying cry during the fourth quarter. The phrase has roots in the Battle of the Alamo, which occurred in San Antonio and preceded the formation of the Republic of Texas. Eighmy created “task force” to explore the school’s continued usage of the “Come and Take It” imagery and on Tuesday told the university community that UTSA would cease endorsing the phrase. “After much research, consultation and deliberation, I am ending this rather young UTSA Athletics tradition at this time and will not be proceeding with the task force,” Eighmy wrote. “The matter has become a distraction from our mission and is likely to continue shifting our focus away from our work yet to be accomplished,”...
    D1 college team University of Texas at San Antonio (USTA) ditched its historic rallying cry “Come and Take It” due to its connection to “cultural and political” “divisive” issues. “Over the last decade, the phrase has become increasingly affiliated with cultural and political issues beyond its traditional historical context,” UTSA President Taylor Eighmy announced about the removal of the slogan on merchandise, buildings and digital platforms, KSAT.com reported Wednesday. The slogan is also echoed by the student section during the fourth quarter at Roadrunners football games. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) “A simple online search of webpages, articles and images involving this phrase reveals the myriad of ways numerous organizations have adopted it for their particular cause,” he added. “Many of these organizations have values and agendas that differ significantly from ours and our clear focus on excellence in intercollegiate athletics and higher education.” UTSA is removing all merchandise with this flag/ logo and I would like to say how ignorant this is. So sad to see a major university be so soft when...
    A liberal arts college in Massachusetts has warned its students and faculty against using 'violent language' - even banning the phrase 'trigger warning' for its association with guns. Brandeis University in Waltham has created an anti-violence resource called the Prevention, Advocacy & Resource Center which provides information and advice to students and staff.  It lists words and idioms, including 'picnic' and 'rule of thumb,' which it claims are 'violent' and suggests dreary alternatives such as 'outdoor eating' for the former and 'general rule' for the latter. The college claims that 'picnic is often associated with lynchings of black people in the United States, during which white spectators were said to have watched while eating, referring to them as picnics or other terms involving racial slurs against black people.' Picnic is derived from the French 'pique-nique,' originally used to describe the taking of one's own wine to a meal, which later evolved to encompass the sharing of food outdoors and started being used in England in the 18th century.  Brandeis University, a liberal arts college based in Waltham, Massachusetts  The...
    Twitter blocked the phrase “Uncle Tim” from appearing in the platform’s trending section but has not answered whether users who used the derogatory phrase against Sen. Tim Scott will be banned until the tweets are deleted. "I can confirm that we are blocking the phrase you referenced from appearing in Trends. This is in line with our policies on Trends," a Twitter spokesperson told the Washington Examiner. "We want Trends to promote healthy conversations on Twitter. This means that at times, we may not allow or may temporarily prevent content from appearing in Trends until more context is available. This includes Trends that violate The Twitter Rules." Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment if it will ban users who used the derogatory phrase until they delete their tweets. 'UNCLE TIM' TRENDS ON TWITTER AS LIBERALS SLAM TIM SCOTT AFTER HE SAYS US 'IS NOT A RACIST COUNTRY' The term, which plays off the derogatory phrase “Uncle Tom,” was used by a surge of liberals on the platform Wednesday night to describe Scott and his speech...
    SOPA Images / Getty Images Streaming platform Twitch received backlash after using "womxn" in a tweet for Women's History Month. Critics say the term is transphobic because it suggests trans women are not real women. It's OK if someone wants to self-identify as "womxn", but using it as a catchall term for trans people is harmful. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. On the first day of Women's History Month, online streaming platform Twitch got a wave of backlash for its use of the term "womxn" to kick off the month.  "Join us in celebrating and supporting all the Womxn creating their own worlds, building their communities, and leading the way on Twitch," the Twitch Twitter account said in a now-deleted tweet. Womxn became a popular term in the 2010s as a term to break away from linguistic sexism. Feminist organizations started using womxn to cut out the word "men" from "women." It later evolved as a way to include trans women and non-binary people in discussions around women's equity. The problem is that using "womxn" to...
    Facebook is cracking down on potentially violent sedition ahead of the January 20th inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, including a widespread temporary ban on phrases associated with the mob that attacked the Capitol building on January 6th. The policy, detailed in a post published Monday by Facebook vice presidents Guy Rosen and Monika Bickert, includes any content containing the words “stop the steal,” an unusually aggressive policy that appears to still be rolling out across the network. “We are treating the next two weeks as a major civic event,” the post reads. “We are now removing content containing the phrase ‘stop the steal’ under our Coordinating Harm policy from Facebook and Instagram… With continued attempts to organize events against the outcome of the US presidential election that can lead to violence, and use of the term by those involved in Wednesday’s violence in DC, we’re taking this additional step in the lead up to the inauguration.” “We took down… anything that was taking about possible violence last week” “It may take some time to scale up our enforcement of this...
    THE phrase "A dingo ate my baby" has popped up numerous times in popular culture. However, the true meaning of this term comes from a very tragic tale. 3'A dingo ate my baby' is common term in popular cultureCredit: AP:Associated Press What does 'A dingo ate my baby' mean? "A dingo ate my baby!" is a cry popularly attributed to Lindy Chamberlain, after her baby Azaria was snatched by the wild dogs in 1980. The Chamberlain family had been camping in central Australia when their daughter was taken from their tent by a dingo. Prosecuting authorities rejected her story about a dingo as far-fetched, charging her with murder and securing convictions against her and, also, against her then-husband Michael Chamberlain as an accessory after the fact. After years of challenge in the courts, both parents were absolved of the crime and in 2012 a coroner found Azaria's death was "the result of being attacked and taken by a dingo". 3Lindy Chamberlain was accused of killing her baby, when it was actually a dingoCredit: Michael Chamberlain Where does the...
    Getty President Trump and Melania Trump. What is an “October surprise”? Why is it trending today? The phrase started to trend on Friday amid news of President Trump’s positive COVID test. According to Smithsonian Magazine, the phrase was coined by William Casey, a political operative in the 1980s, who managed Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign. The phrase is meant to describe an “unexpected political disaster in the twilit hours of a campaign,” Jared Keller writes for the magazine. Trump’s COVID test could be considered an “October surprise” for a number of reasons. Here’s what you need to know: What Is an ‘October Surprise’? How Could it Impact the Election? For some time, commentators have routinely discussed what would be “the October surprise." Now it is here, and it involves something truly alarming––the state of the President’s health, and what it all will mean for the governance of the United States. https://t.co/mh3Zugmjpn — The New Yorker (@NewYorker) October 2, 2020 At the most basic level, Trump’s “October surprise” will all but guarantee a huge change to his campaigning in...
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