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- ‘I feel abso-bloody-lutely dreadful’emphatic or humorous form of absolutely‘‘We should celebrate,’ Otter said. ‘Abso-bloody-lutely,’ Matt agreed.’
- ‘But my abso-bloody-lutely favourite way of swearing is to use bastardised tmesis - the splitting up of a compound word into parts, and then slotting a rude word in the middle.’
- ‘Shelias are washing their jocks and boulder holders every day. Abso-bloody-lutely a bloody waste.’
- ‘The day was abso-bloody-lutely perfect.’
- ‘These are the bloody words that drive me abso-bloody-lutely bananas.’
- ‘The songs were abso-BLOODY-lutely terrible.’
- ‘That was abso-bloody-lutely stupid.’
- ‘"Abso-bloody-lutely," she says with relish in her voice.’
- ‘It was the most abso-bloody-lutely amazing film experience of the last five years.’
- ‘The strain of trying is abso-bloody-lutely knackering.’
- ‘He's abso-bloody-lutely brilliant!’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.