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1: Pliers Hold Stuff Really, Really Tight Youth gripping his front teeth with a pair of pliers Wow, amazeballs. 2: They Can Also Cut Cables Pair of pliers cutting wire That is so multitaskingly cool. 3: Side-Cutters Are NOT Pliers A pair of side cutters No no no no no. 4: Neither Are Pincers A pair of pincers …

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gripping...

slow news day huh?

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10. You can't use pliers to regain precious seconds of your life that have been lost to reading garbage on the Internet.

11. You can use pliers to cause extreme anguish to someone who writes garbage and posts it on the Internet.

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11.a. But only if you're in plier distance of them

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You mean you've never used a pair of pliers to pull back the space time continuum and re-live a precious moment, you sad person.

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11.b. Alternatively within throwing distance if you just want to hit them in the head with pliers.

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10a. You can, evidently, use pliers to force people to 'read garbage on the internet.' Or maybe the thing that ElReg held to your head was a gun, and not pliers?

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Re: gripping...

nope, just Friday!

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nope, just Friday!

Things that are written down discovered to be READABLE the FOLLOWING DAY!!!

Be sure to read more on this absurd notion tomorrow...

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12. Pliers, when combined with Chaka Demus gain additional functionality of being able to twist as well as shout.

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Awesome article, thanks guys! Pretty amazing about never being 6ft away from pliers, I'll be on the look out from now on.

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Pretty amazing about never being 6ft away from pliers...

They're a leading dark matter candidate.

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@ Aaiieeee

Doesn't mean you can always find them, see 5: Pliers Are Sociable. This means when you want them they are usually hidden under something else and you can't see them. No matter how many times you go over the same area, lifting things out of the way, until they want to be found, forget it.

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Yup, one is always in my backpack, under the disguise of "Stanley universal tool".

Anonymous, so you can wonder if I am this fellow by the next desk ...

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Generally you will find them with the several 3-way 13A plug adaptors that the wife has put away so that you know where they are.

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I think the AC above is a pair of pliers in disguise.

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"This means when you want them they are usually hidden under something else"

Ah, so pliers are the cockroach of the toolbox then?

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Pretty amazing about never being 6ft away from pliers,
No so amazing to me - mine are in my pocket.

Fumble, fumble.... BUGGER! ... of the other pair of trousers.

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What did I just read?

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A parody of BuzzFeed click-bait articles. Except this is not based off an arbitrary number of pictures of celebrities with minimal textual accompaniment it is instead an arbitrary number of pictures of pliers and almost pliers with minimal textual accompaniment.

If you don't know what BuzzFeed is then good. No need to find out.

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And with many thanks to you "cyborg" and the good people of The Reg, I'm glad I don't know and likely never will!

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Not correct!

Actually the Arapaho term for pliers is "chaka demas"

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Very good. Award yourself beer.

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Aha! But that's clearly two words! *claims internet pendant award*

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Aha! But that's clearly two words! *claims internet pendant award*

Except the poster clearly stated "term" not "word". It's quite common for other languages to have to use more than one word for a direct translation of English, in much the same way as English sometimes has to use more than one word to express a foreign word. I give you "Schadenfreude", and take your pedant award.

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Bravo, sir!

Post of the week by a country mile.

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It means "wingless iron eagle that bites metal splinters in its beak of steel"

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Re: Aha! But that's clearly two words! *claims internet pendant award*

Aha! I put down the little known English word "epicaricacy" meaning "Rejoicing at or derivation of pleasure from the misfortunes of others."( http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/epicaricacy ) and take the pedantry award myself!

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tooyo'oenoo'

(http://www.colorado.edu/csilw/arapahoproject/language/dictionary/dic_frame2.html)

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Excellent.

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"epicaricacy"

well played sir ! Please accept a pint with the award ;)

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Ahh yes. I think "chaka demas" is a southern Arapaho variation.

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You must mean 'pedant', right?

Because 'Internet loose hanging jewellery award' sounds like something awarded to people playing with glass beads and pretending they're jewellers...

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Ah, so that's our word for schadenfreude. Cheers!

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Re: Epicaricacy

Well played, sir!

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I wouldn't touch your internet "pendant" comment with a 6 foot plier...pole?

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So one can describe a person as epicaricacious ?

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Re: "epicaricacy"

And spit in his eye with the very word!

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@JimmyPage "Except the poster clearly stated "term" not "word"."

The article, however, said "word". Good day to you, sir! *bows*

(yes of course 'pendant' was intentional, what do you take me for!)

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Word for today, right there!

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But...the English for Schadenfreude is Schadenfreude. Just like the English for bungalow is bungalow and the English for tour de force is tour de force.

Inferior languages invent. Superior languages assimilate.

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So the pop artist(s), Chaka Demas and Pliers, translates to Pliers and Pliers. Every day is a school day!!

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And how wonderful to see pendant being used correctly* here!

* It's a long story involving me and Polly Toynbee but yes, the above usage is indeed correct.

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Re: Aha! But that's clearly two words! *claims internet pendant award*

(yes of course 'pendant' was intentional, what do you take me for!)

I thnk you should all be less pedentic

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Re: Aha! But that's clearly two words! *claims internet pendant award*

If epicaricacy is an English word, so surely is Schadenfreude. Because epicaricacy is a compound Greek word*, even if one made up by one of those people who did that kind of thing in the 18th century, and Schadenfreude is a German word. Teutonic is closer to English than is Greek.

*from epi, on or around, xara, joy or happiness, and kakos, evil or bad.

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I thought it meant "nut rounder".

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I have it from a reliable authority that the Arapaho phrase is also used in the wilds of Borneo, the vineyards of Bordeaux and Eskimo.

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But pliers are inherantly plural anyway. You don't get a plier, they always come in pairs.

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Re: Aha! But that's clearly two words! *claims internet pendant award*

But what's French for 'en suite' ?

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But only in relation to rhythm sticks

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Um, What?

Someone below their article quota this week?

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