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    A. Yes it does sound like some sockpuppet trying to start up some shit about Gale being unhappy again.


    B.Yes it does sound like some sockpuppet trying to start up some shit about Gale's being unhappy again.


    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Sockpuppet is new to me. Please tell me what it means.

    1. So the first osentence is informal and the second sentence [possesive form] is formal, right??


    2. I don't know Sockpuppet, either. Is it a slang??


    3. Can I write " I don't know Sockpuppet, too"??

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    Dictionary.com defines it as follows:
    sock puppet

    n. [Usenet: from the act of placing a sock over
    your hand and talking to it and pretending it's talking back] In
    Usenet parlance, a pseudo through which the puppeteer posts follow-ups to their own original message to give the appearance that a number of people support the views held in the original message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wendy
    A. Yes it does sound like some sockpuppet trying to start up some shit about Gale being unhappy again.


    B.Yes it does sound like some sockpuppet trying to start up some shit about Gale's being unhappy again.


    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith
    Sockpuppet is new to me. Please tell me what it means.

    1. So the first osentence is informal and the second sentence [possesive form] is formal, right??



    2. I don't know Sockpuppet, either. Is it a slang??


    3. Can I write " I don't know Sockpuppet, too"??
    A sockpuppet is a puppet made from a sock or some material that looks like a sock. It can have a little face, ears, etc. on it. One moves one's fingers inside the puppet to make it appear as though the puppet were talking.

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