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Taste my foul eggs, you cur!
See Foul eggs.
Indicating disappointment. An alternative to tsk.
Example: "And you still can't redefine the keys. Tch."
Secret origin: Coined by Jonathan Davies.
Note: Often written as "Tch, eh?"
The best X ever in the history of all things
The ultimate in a discipline is identified.
Example: "Robin Hood Daffy is the best cartoon ever in the history of all things."
Secret origin: Coined by J Nash.
The irony of this is just sickening
An especially dispiriting moment is admitted.
Example: "We'd have printed the photographs of The Four Cyclists Of The Apocalypse, but they were destroyed in a fire. The irony of this is just sickening."
Secret origin: Coined by Bill Watterson for the Calvin and Hobbes strip where Calvin keeps a snowball in the refrigerator until June, then hurls it at Susie Derkins. He misses, and, in cursing fate, fails to notice the sharpershooter Susie scoop up the snowball herself. ("POW!") Taken for his own by J Nash.
This just goes to show something, although I'm sure I don't know what
A likely penetrative conclusion is deceptively fudged.
Example: "Though the common approach is to establish a rapport, I twist obfuscatingly. This just goes to show something, although I'm sure I don't know what."
Secret origin: Coined by Bill Watterson for the Calvin and Hobbes strip where Calvin's holding a balloon causes him to drift away miles into space. ("This probably just goes to show something, but I sure don't know what.") Slightly reworded for AP by J Nash, ie incompetently misremembered.
TOOL OF THE DEVIL
Exposing something as the work of Satan.
Example: "In-game music is a TOOL OF THE DEVIL."
Secret origin: Traditional. Brought to AP by (probably) Jonathan Davies.
Note 1: An archaic term, although meaninglessly coincidentally it enjoyed a revival about six months after appearing in AP.
Note 2: Elaborate alternatives such as THE ODIFEROUS HANDIWORK OF THE BLACKHEARTED ONE can be constructed around synonyms for Satan.
Note 3: There is also a utensil known as the Tool of the Devil. (AP55; invented by Tim Cant.)
Heralding an event with enthusiasm.
Example: "Help, I seem to have fallen precipitously down these stairs." "Total Carnage!"
Secret origin: From the announcer in the Smash TV coin-op.
Note 1: Must follow the original staccato pronunciation, with the syllables of "Total" opposing each other in pitch, and an extended second syllable in "Carnage!"
Note 2: Although first used exclusively to allude to catastrophe (or "carnage"), it evolved to publicising practically any sudden movement.
Note 3: We love it.
First used: AP32.
Provocatively incorrect spelling of "truly."
Example: "In a truely breathtaking scene, the ship takes off."
Secret origin: Coined by Matt Bielby.
Note 1: The one infallible device for exposing a Matt Bielby impostor, say if there was a bit like at the end of that Yul Brynner spy movie or something.
Note 2: See also cutsie.
First used: AP01.
Indicating disappointment. An alternative to tch.
Example: "There is much swearing. Tsk."
Secret origin: Traditional.