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    Post The notion of the prime minister's son and the gameshow hostess

    From Emma Noble: Why are the Majors ignoring my autistic son? | Mail Online

    In the text below, what do the words in bold mean?

    The notion of the prime minister's son and the gameshow hostess was irresistible. Overnight, their burgeoning relationship began to be played out in a frenzy of tabloid headlines. 'I fell in love with him. He was a nice boy. He was handsome. He was tall. He was big. He was very loving. He was a wally - like me. I'm a bit of a wally. I liked screaming around the house to Meat Loaf, and he did too.'


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    Re: The notion of the prime minister's son and the gameshow hostess

    This is a nasty little piece of snide journalism!

    The notion = the concept/the idea

    "gameshow hostess" - gameshows are those shows on TV where people hope to win lots of money or prizes. They usually have a male host and a number of pretty girls to escort the participants onto the set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    This is a nasty little piece of snide journalism!
    Hello Anglika,

    I am just interested in English. I do not care about what they say about those people. I do not even know them. I am male, married with a lovely wife. I mean, I HATE gossip (because men do not like gossip!). I am just trying to compare formal English by reading Newsweek, BBC news, and informal English by reading The Mail. That's it!

    Thanks.


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    Re: The notion of the prime minister's son and the gameshow hostess

    I do understand that - but that piece had me so riled that I burst into comment!

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    Smile Re: The notion of the prime minister's son and the gameshow hostess

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I do understand that - but that piece had me so riled that I burst into comment!
    Do not worry. I will not ask more question about it.

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    Re: The notion of the prime minister's son and the gameshow hostess

    You could maybe find something better than the Mail, it's horrible.

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    Re: The notion of the prime minister's son and the gameshow hostess

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You could maybe find something better than the Mail, it's horrible.
    What would you suggest? By the way, what is horrible: the Mail, or our society?

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    Re: The notion of the prime minister's son and the gameshow hostess

    You could try The Guardian or The Independant. It's true that society could be described as horrible, but newspapers like the Mail, amongst others, tend to exacerbate the situation.

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