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Sanmayce
Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 2:55:20 PM

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Hi,
just saw a phrase which I couldn't understand at all though I looked the WEB.

The phrase is 'fairground stripper'.

Context at:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2184316/Elton-John-Madonna-feud-Now-labels-f--ing-fairground-stripper.html

Being a fan of Madonna it is a must-know accusation.
I need some links if you have some other uses.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 3:10:37 PM

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This is not true of all fairgrounds, but the type that have "freak shows" - "World's hairiest woman", "world's thinnest man" etc - sometimes have strippers who start their show outside (of course you have to pay to go inside the tent and see the rest of the show). From the films I have seen where this type of fair is depicted, the strippers are usually so old or 'plain' or ugly, that they would not be hired by a normal 'strip club'.

Madonna:



Strippers:




Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Sanmayce
Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 3:25:39 PM

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Thanks Drag0nspeaker,
I got it, it turns out that this phrase is not some punny play of words but is well-established.

By the way what Madonna did (your first picture) in Turkey (I think) was kind-of-weird, but the context was 'NO FEAR' tattooed at her back.


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Christine
Posted: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 6:19:59 PM

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means fake

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Sanmayce
Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 11:19:37 AM

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Thanks Christine,
as I see it has literal meaning and figurative as well, yes the E.J. context suggests (lip-sync thing) 'fake', I also heard him saying that a singer who uses lip-syncing should be shot when people have paid for live performance, anyway the figurative meaning here maybe is an unworthy pseudo-artist, is it not? On second thought 'fucking fake' sounds bad (or well - depending on which side one is).

Google Ngram Viewer graph for 'fairground stripper'
The graph is empty i.e. not a single use in written (4% or so) English so far.

Not by the way I still regard Madonna as a phenom.

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Christine
Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2012 4:53:35 PM

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Sanmayce wrote:
Thanks Christine,
as I see it has literal meaning and figurative as well, yes the E.J. context suggests (lip-sync thing) 'fake', I also heard him saying that a singer who uses lip-syncing should be shot when people have paid for live performance, anyway the figurative meaning here maybe is an unworthy pseudo-artist, is it not? On second thought 'fucking fake' sounds bad (or well - depending on which side one is).

Google Ngram Viewer graph for 'fairground stripper'
The graph is empty i.e. not a single use in written (4% or so) English so far.

Not by the way I still regard Madonna as a phenom.


no obscene in this siteShame on you

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Sanmayce
Posted: Monday, August 13, 2012 12:54:20 PM

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Ha, you meant 'No obscenity/obscenities in this site.', right?

I just filled the asterisks with missing letters in dailymail.co.uk headline.
It is difficult (to me) to draw the line between vulgar slang and the mainstream colloquialisms, I am sorry, feel free to censor it.
Do you think that using asterisks makes dailymail less vulgar?

I am immersed (these months) into English colloquialisms (idioms in particular) and next five colloquialisms are to enter my cluster corpus without any censorship.

**** like bunnies /Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms/
**** around /The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms/
**** off /The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms/
**** over /The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms/
**** up /The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms/



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