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Rigil Kent (October 01, 2013, 06:39:51 AM):
Why, no bad done at all.

Another curiosity from the ill defined world of net slang is the monstrous ROFLMAO. It is in common use, yet at the same time bumless geeks are a rarity. We must conclude that its intended meaning is often less that literal.

Maybe in expressing suprize/amazement I should forego web cool and stick to the less fashionable but more rigorous goodness gracious me! :)

Rigil
BoogieMonster (October 01, 2013, 09:52:09 AM):
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goodness gracious me!


Yes, but what does it mean? :P

There is a more informative account of what went down in that video.
Mefiante (October 01, 2013, 10:20:24 AM):
Yes, but what does it mean? :P
It means that that Mail Online article wears its anti-biker bias like an election button. :P

To clarify: I don’t condone the bikers’ retaliatory actions but the news report doesn’t even consider the possibility that Lien may have provoked them earlier through some ill-advised incitement, e.g. impatiently trying to pass them or something. I’m sure the bikers among you will confirm that riding in busy traffic is highly stressful to begin with, no less so when there are lots of other bikers around you, and the last thing you need is some asshat behaving badly and endangering you and/or invading your safe space. Road rage is a common phenomenon for this reason.

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BoogieMonster (October 01, 2013, 10:23:09 AM):
It means that that Mail Online article wears its anti-biker bias like an election button. :P

I mean the words, "Goodness gracious me", the meaning is no more clear than ROFLMAO, they're just seperated by a generation or so.
BoogieMonster (October 01, 2013, 10:30:36 AM):
I don’t condone the bikers’ retaliatory actions but the news report doesn’t even consider the possibility that Lien may have provoked them earlier through some ill-advised incitement, e.g. impatiently trying to pass them or something.

I think both parties acted badly, fwiw.

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I’m sure the bikers among you will confirm that riding in busy traffic is highly stressful to begin with, no less so when there are lots of other bikers around you, and the last thing you need is some asshat behaving badly and endangering you and/or invading your safe space.

Yes, it is stressful, drivers do stupid stuff. My pet hate is actually people crossing between cars standing at a light instead of at the crossing. Which means as you filter through (no matter how cautiously) you can have a clueless person standing in front of you at any moment. Compared to that, stupid car drivers are much easier to anticipate.

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Road rage is a common phenomenon for this reason.

While "I understand" the reason for the rage, I have an issue with the "mob justice" attitude a lot of bikers have, which itself just breeds more disdain for bikers from the general public. I know a number of people who wouldn't bat an eyelid at breaking mirrors off, kicking cars, etc. for some minor infraction on the part of the car. IMHO, this is a crime, plain and simple, and does nothing for making car drivers more courteous towards bikers.

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