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comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
I think you have to pick if you want the word to mean someone who is still trying to be competitive, or just messing around within a rule-set.
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comment What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
The definition of griefing is something like "to cause harm to other players without benefit to yourself within game rules. Usually done to punish a player for acting against the player, or to entertain a player that knows he can no longer win."
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comment Derogatory term for a rookie soldier
That actually stands for "get out of my emergency room" Comes from this book/movie Gomer is also the first name of Private Pyle the description of whom appears in an answer below. I guess Full Metal Jacket made an homage to House of God, and the term got used in this very odd way
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answered Can I “wear an umbrella”?
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comment What is the origin of “holy smoke”?
i think the reason "holly smoke" is the popular expression, is because smoke starts with an s, and is used instead of profanity
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comment “Take your ball and go home” - meaning of this odd phrase?
I think the big difference here is that "Taking your ball and going home" is not amoral. Also it is more commonly used as a threat. As in "we play the game i want or i am taking my ball and going home" I think the 'technical' term for the other one is "flipping the table"