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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.
    TODAY show fans have pointed out a mistake host Dylan Dreyer made while sharing an announcement on Wednesday. The 41-year-old has been promoting her new children’s title, Misty the Cloud: Friends Through Rain or Shine. 4Credit: Getty 4Credit: Instagram A week after the release of her new book, Dylan has been sharing details about various signing events she has coming up. After promoting one of her tour dates, a few fans pointed out how a local would’ve written her Instagram caption. Dylan wrote: “Anyone want to join me in Long Island this Saturday??  “I’ll be signing Misty the Cloud books at @barnesandnoble in Carle Place and I’d love meet you!!” Read More on The Today ShowFLAT-OUT Today's Dylan Dreyer shares bizarre pool pic and admits it's been a 'long week'ON CLOUD NINE Today star reveals major career update after fans slammed changing hosts The Today host’s followers noticed she said “in Long Island,” which those around the area would not have said. One fan realized this and decided to help Dylan learn the local lingo ahead of her event, writing:...
    CONOR MCGREGOR stunned fans as he repeated the same phrase ten times in a peculiar Twitter video. The Notorious, 34, first caught fans' attention with a wild video showing off his new bulky look. The most power twitters ever seen pic.twitter.com/alHLVNmOzP— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 18, 2022 2Conor McGregor worried and amused fans with his bizarre videoCredit: PA 2McGregor had shared a topless post alongside the caption: "The most power Twitter's ever seen."Credit: Instagram @thenotoriousmma He captioned that post: "The most power Twitter's ever seen." And it seems that line has become his new mantra as he repeated it over and over again in a second video. More bizarrely, the Irishman did so in several different accents, from Mickey Mouse to the actor Christopher Lee. McGregor's behaviour left a number of his followers concerned and asking about his wellbeing. READ MORE IN SPORTCON ON THEN Conor McGregor looks terrifying as star tenses muscles and lets out war cryHIGH FLYING Tyson Fury & wife Paris fly on private jet for holiday ahead of AJ fight talks One fan asked: "Bro are...
    Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.On September 8, Queen Elizabeth II passed away. Since then, there has been a global outpouring of grief as Brits mourn the death of their longest reigning monarch.  However, I hope that in this time of grief, we can also take a moment to self-reflect. Recently, I’ve noticed a lot of people and publications using the term “rest in power” in lieu of the traditional “rest in peace” to memorialize the queen. Most notably, E! News used the term to eulogize the 96-year-old monarch in a now deleted tweet that read: “The end of a royal era. Rest in power Queen Elizabeth II.”  And they got criticized. Heavily. Hundreds of Twitter users called out the online magazine’s tone-deaf wording, noting that the turn of phrase is associated with racial and social justice movements and that it’s not really appropriate in this context. At first glance, what E! News did may not seem like a big deal. The queen was,...
    Billionaire Richard Branson has revealed the simple-yet-sweet phrase his dad said every day that he has adopted to stay positive and motivated.  The Virgin CEO says the three words: 'Isn't life wonderful?' when he wakes up to centre him and start his day off in a positive light.  In his monthly newsletter on LinkedIn, Richard answered a fan-submitted question: 'What words keep you centred and motivated when you wake up?' and gave his five mantras he lives by including 'Screw it, let's do it' and 'Only a fool never changes his mind'.  Virgin CEO Richard Branson (pictured) has revealed five phrases that he says to himself to keep him centred and motivated including 'Screw it, let's do it' and 'Isn't life wonderful?' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Royal butler reveals the side of the Queen many didn't see... Doctor pinpoints the tell-tale sign at the Queen's final... The Queen's footman of 11 years recalls the incredible... How the Queen's visit to Australia almost 60 years ago... Share this article Share The...
    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...
    OUR FURRY friends provide us with lots of love, attention and entertainment. Felines have a knack for making us giggle - from sliding your stuff off the table for no reason to making landings you didn't think were possible. 1The saying 'cats have nine lives' doesn't mean what you thinkCredit: Getty And being able to constantly survive falls from great heights has led to many saying cats have nine lives, but it turns out that's not where the saying started at all. Despite being able to survive tricky situations due to their flexibility and speed, they are unfortunately not invincible. The myth of a cat having nine lives actually differs in countries, reports the Daily Star. For example, in Arabic-speaking countries cats are said to have six lives, while in Italy, Greece and Brazil they are thought to have seven. But the saying originally comes from an English proverb. It reads: "A cat has nine lives. For three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays." The proverb was written to describe a cat's life...
    Kirk Cousins famously said “you like that” when he was the quarterback for Washington. Entering the 2022 season with the Minnesota Vikings, he made a slight alteration to that phrase. Back in 2015, when he was the quarterback for the now-Washington Commanders, Kirk Cousins orchestrated a 24-point comeback to lead the team to a 31-30 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After the game, cameras showed Cousins walking to the locker room, where he uttered the now famous words “you like that?” That has been a phrase that has followed Cousins throughout his career. Much like anything, a remix is bound to happen. During Minnesota Vikings practice on Wednesday, Aug. 17, Cousins completed a pass to wide receiver Adam Thielen, and yelled “you f—ing like that?” That comes courtesy of multiple media members who were in attendance. Kirk Cousins yelled “you F—ing like that” after a completion to Thielen. Can’t say I’ve heard him add color to that phrase before but joint practices are intense — Matthew Coller (@MatthewColler) August 17, 2022 Kirk Cousins reveals remix of famous catchphrase Well,...
    POPULARLY used in gangster movies and wartime stories, you may have heard the phrase "go to the mattresses" and wondered: what does that actually mean? The saying is often traced back to Italy, and you'll most likely hear people use the saying when referring to preparing for battle - but the story actually goes deeper. What does 'go to the mattresses' mean? The saying essentially means prepare for a battle with an enemy. In the modern context of its use in gangster movies, 'go to the mattresses' also expresses a need to use ruthless tactics or to avoid showing mercy. 1'Go to the mattresses' essentially means to prepare for a battle with an enemy - but the saying has a long historyCredit: Getty Where did 'go to the mattresses' come from? The phrase is often traced back to a story from 16th Century Italy. When troops of Charles V and Medici Pope Clement VII lay siege to Florence, the bell tower of San Miniato al Monte was part of the defences. A soldier named Michelangelo Buonarroti...
    A North Dakota school board voted to stop saying the Pledge of Allegiance before meetings because the phrase 'under God' doesn't include all faiths.  The Fargo School Board voted 7-2 to drop the Pledge on Tuesday because its members felt it wasn't inclusive.  During the spring, the board had originally voted to keep the Pledge, but after recent elections - which saw four new board members joining the team - Vice President Seth Holden sought to rescind the previous action, board member Robin Nelson told DailyMail.com on Thursday.  Nelson, who voted to keep the Pledge, told DailyMail.com that Holden argued that keeping the pledge violated their 'equity inclusion' clause and didn't represent all religions and those who are atheist or agnostic.  The Fargo School Board voted 7-2 to eliminate the Pledge of Allegiance from their meetings on Tuesday (pictured front to back: (front row) Nikkie Gullickson, Robin Nelson, Katie Christensen, Greg Clark, Pres. Tracie Newman, (back row) Nyamal Dei, Jim Johnson, VP Seth Holden, and Melissa Burkland)  Holden said the Pledge violated their 'equity inclusion' clause and did not represent...
    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...
    PLENTY of people get phrases mixed up - but you might want to sit down and buckle up as these revelations may shock you. It turns out that the phrase isn't 'butt naked' and plenty of people have been saying it wrong. 2Jasmine revealed she'd been saying 'butt naked' wrong her entire life along with a couple of other phrasesCredit: honeyjastea / Tiktok One of those is Jasmine, who was stunned when she realised there were three phrases she was saying wrong her entire life. Posting to her TikTok account, Honey Jastea, Jasmine revealed that nobody had corrected her on saying these common phrases wrong her entire life. The 23-year-old said: "Buck naked. "When someone is fully nude they're buck naked." READ MORE REAL LIFE STORIESDI-WHY? I'm a single mom - I can't build furniture so my house is only half finishedDRESSING DOWN I forgot about school fancy dress day so I put daughter in ANN SUMMERS outfit Jasmine thought the phrase was 'butt naked,' but it turns out she was wrong all along. She explained her reasoning: "Like down...
    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 words "summer homework" might make you cringe, but this clever brainteaser is the best kind of extracurricular activity. Test your intelligence and pun prowess by surveying the summer scene and finding the hidden idioms as quickly as possible. 2Can you spot the five common idioms hidden in this brainteaser?Credit: TollFreeForwarding At first glance, the cheery illustration from telecommunications provider TollFreeForwarding looks simple. People are enjoying sunny summer weather: walking a dog, playing ball in the park, or pushing a stroller with a sun shade for the baby. But hidden in this picture are images representing five common idioms, and if you can find them all in less than a minute, it might indicate you have a high IQ. The symbols you're looking for all represent common workplace jargon, like buzzwords and phrases you'd hear in meetings. Set a timer before you begin, and make sure to challenge your friends, family, and coworkers to beat your score. If you need a hint, start by looking for an unusual weather pattern in this otherwise sunny environment. Underneath that odd aerial sight,...
    NBA superstar LeBron James has applied to trademark the phrase 'Shut up and dribble!' after Fox News star Laura Ingraham insulted him with it in 2018. The basketball icon's firm Uninterrupted Inc. plans to apply Ingraham's insult on a slew of digital products, likely to be sold in the so-called 'metaverse' virtual world, it was revealed Tuesday. That filing will apply to 'downloadable virtual goods, namely, computer programs featuring footwear, clothing, headwear, eyewear, bags, sports bags, backpacks, sports equipment, art, toys and accessories for use online and in online virtual worlds.'   The feud began in 2018 after James criticized former President Donald Trump's administration, saying Trump 'the number-one job in America, the appointed person is someone who doesn’t understand the people. And really don’t give a f*** about the people.  James also famously called Trump a 'bum' on Twitter after Trump rescinded Steph Curry and the Golden State Warrior's invitation to the White House after their championship win. Ingraham, a well known supporter of Trump, said James' comments were 'barely intelligible' at the time and told him to stop the...
    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...
    A company co-owned by LeBron James has filed paperwork to patent the phrase “Shut Up and Dribble” with the U.S. Trademark offices. The phrase was first used by Fox News host Laura Ingraham back in 2018, in response to James weighing in on the changing political climate under then-President Donald Trump. Ingraham advised James to “shut up and dribble” and keep his political views to himself. Laura Ingraham to LeBron and KD: “Shut up and dribble!” To Drew Brees: “He’s allowed to have an opinion.” ???? pic.twitter.com/PtEBHdPh7o — Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) June 4, 2020 Years later, as the phrase has become more widely used when athletes comment on political situations, it appears James may have the last laugh. His company Uninterrupted, Inc. is looking to acquire the trademark to be used on merchandise and other forms of media, including podcasts. The company itself aims at empowering athletes across all sports and offers a wide variety of content already ranging from apparel, merchandise, and a string of radio shows and podcasts. According to Bleacher Report, the trademark request hints...
    Seoul, South Korea (CNN)To many in Asia-Pacific, Shinzo Abe was prescient in recognizing the challenge a rising China posed to the American-led system of political and military alliances.And the former Japanese Prime Minister -- killed by an assassin's bullet on July 8 -- arguably did more than any of his Western contemporaries to meet that challenge.Abe, who served two separate terms and was Japan's longest-serving prime minister, will be remembered by many as the leader who finally led the country out of the shadows of World War II. He foresaw that the rapid growth of China's People's Liberation Army -- fueled by one of the world's fastest growing economies -- would upset the regional balance of power, and argued Japan would, as a result of this shift, have to rethink its post-war, US-imposed pacifist constitution. In 2014, Abe's government reinterpreted that constitution to enable the Japanese military to theoretically fight overseas. And he gave it the tools to do so, buying stealth fighters and building Japan's first aircraft carriers since World War II to accommodate them. Read MoreBut perhaps his...
    RYAN Brierley has a simple message for all Salford’s critics – do not call us an off the cuff team. The Red Devils’ full back admits he is insulted to hear the description for the way Paul Rowley’s play. 1Ryan Brierley says he finds it insulting when people say Salford play off the cuffCredit: SWPIX.COM Not afraid to chance their arm, Salford are not afraid to try things, whether they work or not. But Brierley insists it is not just a case of making it up as they go along, as was showed in Sunday’s 32-6 win over top four contenders Catalans Dragons. He said: “I don’t like it when we get called off the cuff. I find it insulting as we train really hard on things like our shape. “It’s reliant on 13 blokes knowing their role. “I’d call it process, shape-driven rugby with a passing team. The off the cuff phrase gets thrown at Paul’s teams a lot, people say they ‘just throw it anywhere.’ “But that probably insults me more than it does Paul. It bugs me...
    JEOPARDY! fans were shocked by Mayim Bialik's hosting once more on Monday. They claimed contestant Armand "wasn't given a chance" to rephrase his CORRECT response and that she "wanted" to snub him. 1Jeopardy! fans were shocked as Mayim Bialik snubbed a player's correct response Monday Mayim, 46, is hosting Jeopardy! for her seventh straight week after Ken Jennings' recent stint and his announcement he'd be out for "months." Fans are waiting with bated breath for him to return and for the permanent hosting decision, said to be sealed by the end of Season 38 in July 2022. Tonight, Joe Feldman - a technology worker from Maryland - dialed into his second win with $45K total. But Armand Sanchez, a high school teacher from San Jose, California - was the player Mayim seemed to "want" to snub, many claimed after a shocking scene. Most read in EntertainmentREADY FOR CHANGE View fans beg host Sara to go back to GMA after awkward moment with WhoopiHOT IN HERE Kendall shares a naked pic of herself just days after 'split' from boyfriendKOURTNEY'S CAMP Kardashian fans 'concerned' for Kourtney's daughter & her hunting...
    BEING a parent of teenagers is a tough - and often thankless - gig. There's plenty of advice about how to guide and encourage and discipline them, but maybe the parents need a bit of telling off themselves. 1Do you say this unhelpful phrase in front of your daughter?Credit: Getty According an expert there's a common phrase that many of us say, but if your teenage daughter overhears you, it could be damaging. How girls think about their body is heavily influenced by what they see modelled around them. That's why it's so important to think through what we communicate to them, so that we don't pass down any body image issues without realising. That's why experts say you shouldn't say the phrase: "I've been so good today," in relation to what you've eaten. Read more on parentingKIDDING ME I’m a mum but look like a teenager - people tell me I’m too young to be a parentEYES WILL ROLL I'm a psychologist and here’s 3 ways to deal with your 'moody' teenager Speaking to PureWow, Dr. Helen...
    The publicly-funded British Broadcasting Corporation has drawn criticism for using the phrase “pregnant people” in its news coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to revoke federal protections for abortion under the Roe v. Wade decision. The typically woke BBC used the controversial phrase “pregnant people” when discussing the ruling from the court on abortion, which has seen widespread pushback from pro-abortion European leaders such as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron. In a report from BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight programme from an abortion clinic in Arkansas, presenter Sophie Long stated: “The clinical director and chair of the National Abortion Federation, Lori Williams, said knowing how many women and pregnant people would now not be able to get care was “devastating.” The BBC’s news website followed suit in adopting the gender-neutral phrasing in another report, which said: “In 1973, the court had ruled in Roe vs Wade that pregnant people were entitled to an abortion during the first three months of their pregnancy.” The Roe V. Wade ruling did not use the phrase “pregnant...
    It’s no secret that the Star Wars prequels were not well-received. It’s not something we need to rehash, but despite their critical reception—or maybe because of it—some of the best and longest-lasting memes that have come out of this galactic franchise stem from those early 2000s films. There’s Chancellor Palpatine/Darth Sidious’ “Do it;” the tragedy of Darth Plageius the Wise; and there’s, of course, Anakin’s hatred for sand. But there’s one part of the prequels that sticks out among the seemingly never-ending content that these movies produce. And those are two simple words, spoken by Obi-Wan Kenobi: “Hello there.” If there’s one thing about Episodes I, II, and III that people only have good things to say about, it’s the character of Obi-Wan. Ewan McGregor’s portrayal as the steadfast Jedi knight remains one of the consistently acclaimed parts of the franchise, even now. Amid the prequel-related content renaissance that we find ourselves in—from The Clone Wars to The Bad Batch to Jedi: Fallen Order—it was the perfect time for McGregor, and “Hello there,” to make a comeback in his own...
    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. ...
    Scouted selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission. In light of the recent “Don’t Say Gay” bills being considered in several states across America, celebrating Pride month feels especially significant this year. The phrase “that’s so gay” has an enduring legacy of pejorative use in our modern vernacular—a linguistic trend that the founders of the canned wine brand, So Gay Rosé are reversing with everyone’s favorite summertime (OK, any time) beverage. “We’re seeing such an attack on the word ‘gay’ right now. Our philosophy is that being ‘so gay’ is something SO worth celebrating,” says So Gay Rosé co-founder and journalist Tim Chan. “To be honest, we [all] actually have a lot more in common with each other than you might think: we all just want the freedom to live our lives the way we want to; to gather with people we find community with, and to speak our minds boldly for everyone to hear. It’s not about being gay — it’s about being yourself.” Chan grew up...
    An Iowa family has caused a serious controversy after hiding a rude phrase on their late father's gravestone - sparking outrage among cemetery staff who insist the cheeky message is offensive and has no place 'where loved ones are laid to rest'.  After Steven Owens passed away on September 2, 2021, at the age of 59, his family banded together to come up with an idea to forever immortalize his wicked sense of humor and straight-talking personality.  So, they came up with a way of hiding Owens' favorite 'term of endearment' on his gravestone - creating a sweet tribute to the late father-of-two, which also featured the phrase, 'F**k off'.  At first glance, the gravestone at Warren-Powers Cemetery in Polk County reads much like many of the other sentimental tributes inscribed on the monuments around it: 'Forever in our hearts; Until we meet again; Cherished memories; Known as; Our son, brother; Father, papa, uncle; Friend & cousin.' An Iowa family has sparked a serious controversy after hiding a crude message on their father's gravestone - using the first letter of...
    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...
    "NPR calls women 'people who menstruate.' These people are stupid and SO anti-woman," replied commentator Mollie Hemingway. Others noted that NPR only limited itself to transgender-approved phrases in the first tweet and went on to use traditional language in a further tweet. "It's yet another supply chain problem where women are bearing the brunt of the cost, as mothers struggle to feed their babies during the baby formula shortage," read a second tweet. Bloomberg reported that the price of tampons had also increased by 10% over the last year. Here's more about the nationwide tampon shortage: You can now add tampons to the list of product shortages www.youtube.com
    A U.K. women’s organization’s attempts to praise Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, as a symbol of fortitude has instead once again given Markle’s detractors a reason to criticize her. A social media uproar erupted Monday around a tweet, which the organization has since apologized for, falsely attributing an uplifting quote about human perseverance to Markle, instead of its true author, the poet E.E. Cummings. It’s not clear how the wrong attribution occurred, whether Meghan had ever taken credit for the quote, or where she was even an involved party, but the tweet from the Women’s Organization sparked a new round of online discussion among the duchess’ critics about whether she has ever lifted ideas or words from other people, then passed them off as her own. The tweet shows a photo of Meghan in a white Dior suit and matching hat, attending the June 3 thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee. Deleted tweet from the U.K.-based Women’s Organization.  The photo was accompanied by the quote: “To be nobody but yourself in...
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), who featured prominently in the Democrats’ first January 6 hearing Thursday night, read a tweet during the hearing from former President Donald Trump but omitted the final sentences where he told protesters to “go home with love and in peace.” Cheney said in her opening statement: Donald Trump tweeted, but he did not condemn the attack. Instead, he justified it. ‘These are the things and events that happen,’ he said, ‘when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously and viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly and unfairly treated for so long.’ Cheney stopped reading Trump’s tweet there and said, “As you will see in the hearings to come, President Trump believed his supporters at the Capitol, and I quote, ‘were doing what they should be doing.” Cheney left out the last part of Trump’s tweet, which said, “Go home with love & in peace. Remember this day forever!” Liz Cheney reads a Trump tweet from 1/6, but neglects to finish reading the tweet which reads "Go home with love & in...
    FLIGHT attendants have shared some of the secret words and phrases they use if they fancy a passenger, to avoid them finding out. If you hear someone get called Bob, it might not be their name after all. 2 Flight crew have secret ways of telling their colleagues they fancy a passengerCredit: Credit: caia image / Alamy Stock Photo According to the late cabin crew member Owen Beddall, who wrote the book Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant, his colleagues would use the word "Bob" to refer to good-looking travellers. The term stands for "Best on board" and staff use it to point out a passenger to others without alerting members of the public. There’s another secret word for when crew have a crush on passengers - you won't find out until it's pretty much too late though. A member of the cabin crew explained that they play the "cheerio" game as a way of telling each other, without the traveller catching on. The game is played when passengers are disembarking - so too late to do anything about it....
    WHEEL of Fortune fans are fuming after a recent episode, accusing host Pat Sajak of having 'made up' a final round phrase. The game show host has been drawing the ire of viewers for some time now. 1Pat Sajak is being slammed of a 'shameful' clue on 'Wheel of Fortune' During Wednesday's episode of the popular game show, contestants were trying to guess the phrase "Swift Foxes." Viewers were furious with Pat, tk, as several noted that it was hardly a phrase at all. Fans flocked to Twitter to weigh in, holding nothing back. One furious viewer wrote: "TF? I aint never heard nobody say 'swift fox.'" More on PatPAT'S ATTACK Wheel of Fortune host Pat shocks fans with controversial comment to VannaWHEEL-Y, PAT? Wheel Of Fortune fans slam Pat Sajak for 'SPOILING' puzzle & want him 'fired' Another user tweeted: "Swift Foxes? Are you kidding me? Incredibly dumb." A third added: "really? SWIFT FOXES for the final play? Shameful." Pat has not responded to the backlash. He has been taking heat over his hosting abilities and more in...
    LOVE Island is known for its aesthetically-blessed cast members and of course, its pretty niche lingo, including muggy and snake. But at times the Islanders' unique terminology can be difficult to grasp, with new phrases being introduced every season. 1 Sometimes fans struggle to understand the Love Island lingoCredit: ITV The full guide to Love Island phrases Pied Pied is the most common phrase used on Love Island. The meaning behind the word is to be rejected by someone. It's not unreasonable to think that the term derived from the slapstick act of smashing a pie into the face to cause humiliation. My type on paper This means an Islander fancies someone. The phrase is used to describe a perfect match - someone who is your "type on paper", means you are attracted to them. Shoot your shot It translates to - "What’s the worst that could happen?". Shoot your shot means you are going to take an opportunity to tell someone you are interested in them.  Ick When someone gives you the "ick" it means they...
    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...
    YOUR iPhone has a clever iMessage trick that lets you send fun animations to pals. It's hidden in the iMessage options so you might never have seen it. 1TikTok superstar @howfinity has over 500,000 followers who love his clever iPhone hacksCredit: TikTok Apple has packed loads of features into your iPhone, and they're not all obvious. But TikTok gadget whiz @howfinity has revealed a clever texting hack online. First, make sure you're updated to the latest version of iOS. Go into Settings > General > Software Update to check. Read more on iPhoneFATAL ERRORS Don't buy a new iPhone – 5 simple ways to boost speed and battery life TODAYHANDS OFF Warning over viral 'iPhone hacks' to catch cheating partner – NEVER try it Now tap on the Messages app and open an iMessage conversation with a pal. Next tap on the chat bar so the keyboard appears. Then choose the Heart icon on the row of options above the keyboard. If you're on the zoomed-in menu, it will say Digital Touch below it. Most read in TechSPOOKY SELFIE AI...
    THE ACRONYM TTM is used most commonly on social media apps including Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. It has become more popular as a means of urgency when one person is chatting with another. 1TTM is the newest slang used on Snapchat What does TTM mean? TTM has become popular on Snapchat and other apps as the abbreviation meaning, Talk to Me. It is used to share a sense of urgency, but can sometimes be compared to something as simple as the phrase hit me up. While the phrase has been around for years, it has become more commonplace, and according to Urban Dictionary it is the shortened expression to say, "I need/want to hear back from you ASAP!" The site uses the example, "When Carla got back from her vacation in Jamaica, I couldn't wait to hear all the details!!! I sent her a text as soon as I knew her plane landed simply putting 'TTM!!!!!' READ MORE ON THE US SUNSNAP HAPPY What does pending mean on Snapchat?TIPS AND GIFTS Snap Tokens is Snapchat's latest feature. "...Needless to say, she called me as...
    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...
    On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks said it’s possible to persuade some people by rephrasing gun control as “gun regulation. Like, we have driving regulation, we have cars, and we regulate the cars.” And stated that there are things like raising the age limit to buy a gun from 18 to 21, background checks, red flag laws, and having unique codes for firearms like the password on a phone “that can be done that are just normal, because we do them for cars.” Brooks stated, “I think there is the possibility of changing the way we talk about this in order to get people who are winnable, and that’s not to phrase it as gun control, we’re going to take away your guns. That’s to phrase it as gun regulation. Like, we have driving regulation, we have cars, and we regulate the cars. And there are all sorts of things you could do that are kind of like what we do with cars.” He continued, “Like, we could raise the age limit at which you buy...
    WHEN MEGAN Thee Stallion dropped Hot Girl Summer in 2019 with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, the phrase encompassed the warmer months for many people. Three years later, a new phrase found its way across social media via TikTok - Feral Girl Summer. 2The latest TikTok trend embodies the 'feral girl,' a party animal with no cares What is the 'feral girl summer' TikTok trend? In May of 2022, actress and comedian Rebel Wilson spoke on the TODAY Show about her summer plans. When asked if she would be having a "hot girl summer," Rebel answered: "I don't know; I heard this thing called 'feral girl summer.'" Rebel explained that 'feral girl summer' means you just "don't care." A TikTok sharing their interaction on the morning talk show added to the millions of views under the #feralgirlsummer hashtag. Read More on The US SunSUMMER LOVIN' The meaning of the phrase 'hot girl summer' and how to use it explained'WHO'S WITH ME?' Rebel Wilson prepares for a 'hot girl summer' after 60-pound weight loss The hashtag has...
    YOU’VE most likely heard your teenager say words like “salty” and “cheugy” to their friends - but do you have any idea what those much-used slang terms actually mean?  Luckily for you, language experts from writing app ProWritingAid are on hand and have decoded popular Gen-Z slang terms that may as well have been a foreign language up until now.  2The most popular Gen-Z phrases that your teens use have been decoded so that you'll finally understand what they're talking aboutCredit: Getty Using data from Google to see which phrases are searched for the most in the UK, they’ve uncovered the top twelve.  Coming in at the number one spot with 21,000 searches is “cheugy”, while following hot on the word’s heels is “snatched” with over 5,000 searches.  Meanwhile, “No cap” has over 4,000 monthly searches in the UK, whilst “vibing” has over 3,000.  Here, we take a look at the hidden meaning behind your teen’s favourite words, meaning you’ll now be able to be in on the conversation.  Read More in ParentingMUM'S THE WORD I’m a busy mum -...
    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...
    Multiple woke academics now claim the word 'obesity' is racist and should be dropped in favor of 'people with larger bodies.'   The University of Illinois Chicago's school of public health published a health brief titled: 'Addressing weight stigma and fatphobia in public health' that explored 'the association between racism, weight, and health.' According to Amanda Montgomery RD, public health's focus on preventing obesity has brought in an increase of negative attitudes towards 'people with larger bodies' - her preferred alternative term - and is currently one of the only socially acceptable forms of discrimination.  The brief claims that public health approaches related to obesity can be harmful because of the focus on one outcome - weight loss- and because it tends to ignore the root cause of the issue.  Academics say many of the causes are rooted in discrimination borne of settlers driving Native Americans off their land, then forcing black and Hispanic workers to farm that land for low pay.   Amanda Montgomery RD wrote that public health's focus on preventing obesity has brought an increase of negative attitudes at people with larger...
    YOUR iPhone is packed with hidden features – including inside the Messages app. If you're an iMessage addict, there are a few tricks you need to learn today. 1Become an iMessage pro by learning these new tricksCredit: TikTok / @skelectronicss / Apple Even if you've used iMessage for years, you might not know all of the hacks. Thankfully TikTok gadget whiz @skelectronicss has shared a few iMessage tricks that will upgrade your texting game. There are three you should definitely know. The first is that you can respond to each individual message using an emoji. Read more on iPhoneSUPER SNOOPER Horror iPhone hack spies on you even if mobile is switched OFF Simply go into the selector and drag the emoji onto the text you want to respond to. This works with Apple's custom Memoji that look like you – adding extra character to your replies. You can also unlock a hidden message menu that lets you send text effects. Simply type out a message and then hold down on the send button. Most read in TechBATTLE ROYALE US military...
    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...