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Reddy Mc Redface

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The “XXXy McXXXFace” meme/fad seems to have gained a life of its own and spread to places one would never have expected it to. For many, the most famous example is “Boaty McBoatFace”, a suggestion made for the name of a polar research vessel in the UK. But dig a little deeper, and you’ll find references to, for example, “Hooty… Read more »

Silly Season Prompts Purge of Old Material

In days of old, when news media reported interesting and important happenings in a sober fashion for most of the year, the mid-to-late summer period was known as “Silly Season” in the UK and elsewhere. The official explanation is that the amount of government and business news declines in the summer, so the newspapers have to be padded out with… Read more »