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Could someone provide a proper translation of this, because I can't make any sense out of the bot-generated one. 

https://twitter.com/gzlz11/status/1214098636814082050

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Easy riddle at freak level but laborious. Say the 9 runners. Also the 4 lords below, I forgive the one on the right at all. I love the fliper pose of the 4th runner on the right, needless to say who it is.

 :S  :lol
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    Could someone provide a proper translation of this, because I can't make any sense out of the bot-generated one. 
    I asked a Spaniard. He said it's not easy as the language is heavy in slang, but it means:
    "Easy riddle for a freak, but will require some work. Name the 9 riders. Also name the 4 guys sitting below; I can accept not knowing the one at the right of the photo. I love the 'fliper' pose of the 4th rider to the right, who of course you know who he is."
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    I asked a Spaniard.

    Gracias!

    I still don't know what a "fliper" pose is though.  :D
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    I still don't know what a "fliper" pose is though.  :D
    That's our swear filter coming in. :-x
    It's supposed to read "'f*cker' pose".
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    It's supposed to read "'f*cker' pose".

    That's how it reads for me. I still don't know it means, though.  :P
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    That's how it reads for me. I still don't know it means, though.  :P
    Neither do I, to be honest. :S
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    I'm still waiting for Drumbo to name all 13 people in the photo!

    Graham Watson is my contribution.
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    I'm still waiting for Drumbo to name all 13 people in the photo!
    I only got as far as Johan.
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    I don't even know what this means. But I had to stare at it for awhile, as, at first, I thought it was a picture of a worm embedded in a head of broccoli.
    :slow  :lol

    https://twitter.com/deceuninck_qst/status/1215674459929174016
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    I don't even know what this means. But I had to stare at it for awhile, as, at first, I thought it was a picture of a worm embedded in a head of broccoli.
    :slow  :lol

    https://twitter.com/deceuninck_qst/status/1215674459929174016
    One thing it means is that someone can't spell. :P
    "Its starts with us"? "It's starts with us"? Neither makes any sense whatever.

    The main message is that #deceuninck will start offsetting the team's carbon emissions to "become the world's first carbon-neutral cycling team".
    Only problem: #sunweb have done exactly that for at least two years already! :fp
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    "Its starts with us"?

    Hold on. WTF? Why is that even a hashtag others are using, too?  :S
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    Hold on. WTF? Why is that even a hashtag others are using, too?  :S
    It isn't. The rest of the world can spell and uses #itstartswithus. ;)
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    One thing it means is that someone can't spell. :P
    "Its starts with us"? "It's starts with us"? Neither makes any sense whatever.

    Are you seeing an extra S that I'm not?
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    It isn't. The rest of the world can spell and uses #itstartswithus. ;)
    Au contraire. Look it up. :P  It circulates on Twitter. Others are using the misspelled hashtag as well.

    I don't understand how that became a thing. :slow

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    Are you seeing an extra S that I'm not?

    It's the hashtag embedded within the original tweet itself (in blue). Two "S"s.  :fp
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    Sorry: I was only looking at the logo.
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    Au contraire. Look it up. :P  It circulates on Twitter. Others are using the misspelled hashtag as well.

    I don't understand how that became a thing. :slow
    Yep. *Random Twitterers* simply use the same hashtag as the team, trusting the team to, you know, have checked stuff like basic spelling. :-x

    And they have - now. Better late than never, I guess:
    https://twitter.com/deceuninck_qst/status/1216786343759699968
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    Yep. *Random Twitterers* simply use the same hashtag as the team

    Not to beat a dead hashtag with this, but...

    It goes back much further than that. It seems to be a commonly misspelled and, yet recycled, hashtag for various causes. Most odd.

    https://twitter.com/themikeking/status/334220216961736705
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    Not to beat a dead hashtag with this, but...

    It goes back much further than that. It seems to be a commonly misspelled and, yet recycled, hashtag for various causes. Most odd.
    Well, you all know the famous Einstein quote: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." ;)
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    In 2020, this is enough to derail a career...apparently.

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    It's apparently strike three for him. He has a history of questionable comments. Being a Trump fan isn't a reason to fire someone but it is absolutely a reason for fans to stop cheering for him. And the team/sponsor have every right to demand him to stop being divisive on social media.
    It's the use of the black hand emoji that I cannot accept. That requires a conscious decision and is clearly meant to provoke people and cause a stir, at the expense of black people. I have a friend that always uses black emoji. I ask him why, he says he thinks it's funny. In what world is that funny? Skin color should not be used and abused 'to be funny'.
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