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(1) A comment seemingly from the Ed. (2) A comment from the Ed (extremely rare).
Example 1: "I'm going to sing. (Oi! Stop that! - Ed.)"
Example 2: "I went to see Kilmarnock. (Gnuk. - Ed.)"
Secret origin: Traditional.
First used: AP Zero.
Note: Genuine Ed comments appear mostly in the Stuart Campbell and Jonathan Davies Eras.
Ed comment (other)
See ("Humorous replacement" - Ed).
Ingenious. Often used ironically.
Example: "An 'egeanieuse' trick, eh, readers?"
Secret origin: Coined by reader Steven Culmour of Ayrshire in a uselessly un-clever competition entry. Adopted by AMIGA POWER as quite the best spelling error ever seen.
First used: AP41.
Note: A small but vocal minority insists it's 'egeaniouse.' But it's not.
Eliminate dissonant elements
(1) To engender support by argument. (2) To have someone killed.
Example 1: "Four votes to go to The Hudsucker Proxy, but one for True Lies? We must eliminate dissonant elements."
Example 2: "Your SINISTER TEDDY MEN must maintain order and happiness levels by eliminating dissonant elements."
Secret origin: Coined by J Nash.
First used: AP43.
Lamenting a trait of the mighty beings.
Example: "Trying to force the endemically lazy AMIGA POWER staff to hit deadlines."
Secret origin: Coined by Steve Faragher.
First used: AP47
Eugh, that's not egg
(1) Indicating general dismay. (2) Identifying an egg.
Example: "They say it's the Amiga version in the review." "Eugh, that's not egg."
Example 2: "Egg?" "Eugh, that's not egg."
Secret origin: Coined by Jacquie Spanton while Art Ed of Sega Zone after the antics of a particularly loathsome sandwich man. Adopted by Simon Kirrane of Game Zone as funny catchphrasey thing.
Note: A forerunner of Taste my foul eggs, you cur!
Exclamation! Marks! Are! For! "Tankie tankers" - Ed)!
(Of writers.) An instruction in style.
Example: "But why have you returned my review?" "Because exclamation! Marks! Are! For! ("Tankie tankers" - Ed)!"
Secret origin: Coined by Stuart Campbell. Adopted by Tim Norris as a wall poster upon becoming editor of Amstrad Action.
(1) Meaningless coverline beloved of publishers. (2) An exceptionally meaningless version of it.
Example 1: "Exclusive!!!"
Example 2: "World Exclusive!!!"
Secret origin: Traditional. Brought to AP by a publisher.
First used: The picosecond AP came into existence. By a publisher.
Note 1: Crap.
Note 2: Exceptionally crap.