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Does a person who doesn't sweat really exist?

Yes. The bastard spawn of Spoo and Vox raised by RSS.

What is the meaning of the reply? What do "bastard spawn" and "Spoo and Vox" and "RSS" mean actually?

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SpooPoker, voxsartoria, and RSS are all prominent members held in high esteem by members of styleforum. Therefore, the idea that their spawn would not sweat is something of an in joke, and has nothing to do with English language usage in the slightest.

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"bastard spawn" - means the illegitimate offspring of a couple. In this context it is used to mean unholy or unpleasant in some way.

As to the meaning of Spoo, Vox and RSS they are names for things or people, or given that RSS is perhaps the feed protocol, possibly bits of software.

If you give details of the context, I may be able to fill in further as to what exactly they are implying.

If this styleforum thread is the context, I am still none the wiser, unless they are brands of sneaker, given the discussion.

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@Tim: Was just editing my post, as I found that link myself. – Orbling Feb 24 '11 at 0:40
Vox is a blogging platform (among many other things) so RSS as the syndication feed protocol makes sense. I've never heard of Spoo in that context (it does have a sci-fi meaning in the context of Babylon 5, but that makes less sense than drive-by artists in forums usually make), but it's likely an obscure and hopelessly complex content management system -- that would fit the posting, even if it makes zero sense as a response in the thread. – bye Feb 24 '11 at 0:52
@Stan Rogers: Yes, I had all those from some quick googling. But wasn't sure they all were coherent. I though the Vox platform went with RSS, but Spoo is too remote. I love J. Michael Straczynski, and it is one of his odd devices, originally from She-Ra or He-Man, a type of food, made out of a worm thing called Spoo. They eat it in Babylon 5 too, he thought the old reference would be amusing, I still think it's nasty! – Orbling Feb 24 '11 at 0:56
The reason that suggestion came up is because "vox" is a common abbreviation of "vocals" on recording credits, and there are is an indie record label called "Spoon", dozens of singers with the last name "Spoon", and a seemingly endless parade of bands with the word "spoon" in their name. – bye Feb 24 '11 at 1:10
A quick search on that forum reveals that Vox and Spoo(poker) are regular members. – James Jul 15 '11 at 0:43

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