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'roids #113863
10/19/03 03:11 AM
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When I tuned in the ESPN website this evening, to see to it that they had properly recorded the glorious WSU Cougar football victory over the Cardinal of Stanford, I was greeted by an interesting headline: "NFL to test for new 'roid"

Now, I understand that the headline writer had in mind that we would all understand his/her reference to a steroid, not previously screened, which will now be detected in tests of the players. But, where I come from, a "'roid" is a hemorrhoid ... and nothing else.


Re: 'roids #113864
10/19/03 05:51 AM
10/19/03 05:51 AM
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Dunno FS. You may have the writer's intent ass-backward!


Re: 'roids #113865
10/19/03 03:39 PM
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My initial guess, based only on the Subject:, was it was short for android.


Re: 'roids #113866
10/19/03 05:57 PM
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Well, there is 'Roid Rage'. Nice play on words there, Faldage - android-androgenic steroid.


Re: 'roids #113867
10/19/03 06:10 PM
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Is an android who lives either at the extreme north or the extreme south part of the Earth a "polaroid"?



Re: 'roids #113868
10/19/03 06:38 PM
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(sob!)


Re: 'roids #113869
10/19/03 09:45 PM
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Polaroids are a real pain in the ice.


Re: 'roids #113870
10/19/03 10:49 PM
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and soliniods are a painful condition that develop on motors that are strained... or have been forces to sit around to long doing nothing..


Re: 'roids #113871
10/20/03 12:45 AM
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I'm with you on this one FS. 'roids here stand for only the one thing. HOWEVER, we can't very well grumble at their use of it to mean steroids since, well, they're both abbreviations. Pot calling the kettle black and all that there Grandma wisdom.


Re: 'roids #113872
10/20/03 01:28 AM
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I understand that the headline writer had in mind that we would all understand his/her reference to a steroid I reckon it's kind of an age-culture thing: if we were all young athletes or were close to one, I wonder if we'd even have done double-takes.


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