"Like" abuse redivivus

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Mon Apr 14 00:56:14 UTC 2008

And the next displaysense release was identified thusly:

Displaysense to launch mannequin with a big booty
Displaysense, the UK's leading supplier of display cases and retail display
products have announced that they are to develop a new type of mannequin
with a larger rear end to meet the demands in the clothing industry and to
help promote the image that big is beautiful.
Or, big is bootyful, innit?


       Claims that young people are inarticulate have been around for
> awhile.  I suspect that, while these claims doubtless are overstated,
> there is something to them; I certainly think that I'm more articulate now
> than I was 30 years ago.  I've reproduced below a recent press release,
> which would certainly support the view that its 19-year-old protagonist
> should strive to be more articulate.  Frankly, I have some skepticism
> about the story, even though it was an official press release from a large
> UK retailer and was picked up by several newspapers.  The newspaper
> accounts generally used the more common spelling, "innit."

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