Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg is one of the most astonishing politicians to grace the House of Commons — and one of the greatest throwbacks in British political life. The Old Etonian investment banker is the son of a former Times editor who became a Conservative peer, before himself becoming a politician. At the age of 12, the younger Rees-Mogg was photographed reading the Financial Times before addressing the annual meeting of a company he held shares in.
Taking the piss is a Commonwealth term meaning to take liberties at the expense of others, or to be joking, or to be unreasonable. It is a shortening of the idiom taking the piss out of, which is an expression meaning to mocktease, joke, ridicule, or scoff. Taking the Mickey Mickey Bliss, Cockney rhyming slangtaking the Mick or taking the Michael is another term for making fun of someone.
Victoria Beckham has always cultivated a signature look. When she first shot to fame as Posh Spice, it was all about the mini-dress with lace-up heels or, as famously described in the seminal film Spice World"the little Gucci dress". She's since moved on, of course, and built a fashion empire of her own of impeccably tailored, simple silhouettes that has made her one of fashion's elite. So when the designer stepped out wearing an atypical slogan t-shirt last year with the saying "Fashion Stole My Smile,"a sly nod to her infamous proclivity to never smile in photos, the internet all but broke.
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Deadpool's marketing for the film's release was nothing short of spectacular, so with the film now out on Blu-Ray and DVD, it's no surprise Ryan Reynolds and the bods at Fox are back at it again with another smart bit of fun. So when Deadpool's trailer came up next, they came up with a fun surprise. Because Deadpool - aka Ryan Reynolds - himself pops up for another session of meta fun to make some dick jokes.
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This paper shows how banter helps forge organizational culture by facilitating socialization of work group members and presents original research conducted in three IT companies. The IT organizations studied were young, creative and energetic and the banter was lively and almost always enjoyed. Six main functions of banter were identified: making a point, boredom busting, socialization, celebrating differences, displaying the culture, and highlighting and defining status. Banter occurred more readily when it involved popular and well-liked colleagues that were fully socialized into the organizational culture.
Danes believe that everyone has the right not to be bothered in public, and that they should be able to go about their business free of awkward exchanges, unsolicited greetings, or general inconveniences created by others. This silent cultural norm is something I began referring to as the Privacy in Public Act PIPAand slowly learned that stepping out of line in public is one of the easiest ways to provoke anger in this flock of stoic Scandinavians. Research was gathered over 18 months of daily life in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.