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There's a site http://getmilked.com/ with satirical comics. I already googled for the definition of get milked.

What I got from googling is the following definitions:

To draw out or extract something from..., To obtain money or benefits from...

so based on the satirical context, the site has, these definitions doesn't really make sense. So what's the real meaning of get milked?

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Niko G. - have you read the "about" section of the website? It explains what the site is about. –  Matt Эллен Oct 4 '11 at 9:41
    
@Matt of course I have and yes I know what the site is about. I just don't get the context of "get milked". I'll rephrase question: when a person "gets milked" viewing some satirical content, what is the meaning of "get milked"? –  Niko G. Oct 4 '11 at 9:54
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@MattЭллен: Wrong link - sorry. webtalkforums.com/showthread.php/… Lastly, is the name "Get Milked" off-putting? I know in some regions it has naughty connotations, but I do not mean it that way. I mean it more in a tongue-and-cheek sense of "Get Ripped Off. –  shinynewbike Oct 4 '11 at 9:59
    
@shinynewbike I think you should make that an answer –  Waggers Oct 4 '11 at 10:42

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As I commented, the author of that blog explains it on this PHP forum

Lastly, is the name "Get Milked" off-putting? I know in some regions it has naughty connotations, but I do not mean it that way. I mean it more in a tongue-and-cheek sense of "Get Ripped Off.

I'm not sure if this is a standard usage of "Get Milked", it seems to be the author's own invention

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Thanks for you effort. I'll vote up your answer. And guess there's nothing left but to accept it. however I'll wait a bit more to see if there are any other explanations for "get milked". –  Niko G. Oct 4 '11 at 11:41

you "milk someone" when you make them give up something of their own ( cash/ kind) for your benefit. This is used in a negative sense... where the one who "gets milked" doesn't get anything in return

I feel a good way to understand would be to imagine a cow getting milked. The milk is meant for it's calf, but we take more than a fair share of it

Eg: Banks milk customers by hiking interest rates

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To "milk something" (sometimes seen as "milk it for all it's worth") is to keep pushing well beyond what you would normally have expected. For example, perhaps your cable company is a local monopoly and nails you with fee after fee after fee, so the apparently-low rate isn't so low after all; they can be said to be "milking" their customers. It works for non-tangibles too; say you've had a minor disagreement with somebody, but in telling the story to your friends you exaggerate the emotional harm to you; you're "milking" the situation.

"Got milk?" is an advertising slogan from, yes, the milk industry. "Get milked" is a play on that.

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I don't see how you've jumped from "I mean it more in a tongue-and-cheek sense of "Get Ripped Off" (quoting the website owner) to stating "Get Milked" is a play on "Got Milk?", since that is not stated by the site owner anywhere. I think the phrase, as it is used by the site, is unrelated to that slogan. –  Matt Эллен Oct 4 '11 at 14:15
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I think (based only on what I've learned of this site in this discussion) that they are independent factors -- "milked" in the sense of "ripped off" is the motivation, and "get milked" is a catchy name because of the popular ad campaign. –  Monica Cellio Oct 4 '11 at 19:35

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