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(Hang on - "X"? - Ed)
An incomprehensibleness is run to earth.
Example:"Climbing into your space fighter, you must overcome insuperable odds. It's sort of like R-Type, but without the inventive messiness, or the apocalyptic power-ups, or the R or the Type. (Hang on - "Overcome insuperable odds"? - Ed.)"
Note 1: Must be left until the end of a paragraph so the reader has time to consider the error smugly.
Note 2: A close relation of No, hang on.
See mighty beings.
See What a hilarious misunderstanding!
Example: "You play (hngh) an orc."
Secret origin: Coined by Jonathan Davies.
Note 1: "Hnngh" can be used for exceptional folly.
Note 2: See also a familial resemblance.
Hooray Tanky Tanky!
Celebrating the appearance of a tank, the Vehicle of Champions.
Example: In Allied General you can run people over in your tank. Hooray Tanky Tanky!"
Secret origin: Coined by Cam Winstanley.
Note: The "hooray" can be omitted for speed.
("Humorous replacement" - Ed.)
(1) Ironic censorship. (2) A stylistic device to remove swearing or indecorous references. (3) A rhyme achieving the same. (4) A picture achieving the same. (5) An oblique rhyme (rare). (6) A rhyme referring to a rival magazine.
Example 1: "The hideous explosion ("Gave him non-fatal wounds" - Ed)."
Example 2: "Down the pub for some ("Tizer" - Ed)."
Example 3: "He genuinely was a ("Tankie tanker" - Ed)."
Example 4: " ("" - Ed.)"
Example 5: "It ("Terry Scott will be sadly missed" - Ed) me off."
Example 6: "("Michael Jackson" - Ed) had clearly 'reviewed' the PC version."
Secret origin 1: Coined by Stuart Campbell following the television version of Robocop, the highlight of which is "Bitches, leave!" dubbed into "Ladies, leave!"
Secret origin 2: Unknown.
Secret origin 3: Unknown.
Secret origin 4: Coined by Steve Faragher.
Secret origin 5: Adapted by J Nash.
Secret origin 6: Adapted by Jonathan Davies.
First used: (1) AP33, (4) AP45, (5) AP41.
Note: Refined/formalised in AP37's review of Apocalypse and the next month's censorship feature.
An expression of joy.
Example: "He's not dead after all. Hurrah!"
Secret origin: Traditional. Like crap, made famous by Your Sinclair.
Note 1: A fast, almost barking delivery is essential.
Note 2: Variations include "Hoorah!" (usually used by Rich Pelley), "Hooray!", "Hurray!" etc. But "Hurrah!" is best.