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 v.— «The sites also offer athletes a forum to trash-talk electronically with upcoming opponents. UM’s Darryl Sharpton told a funny story about a Virginia Tech linebacker who last season jokingly “poked” several UM players—a phrase that means flirt in Facebook vernacular. “After we won that game, we found that guy and had some fun with him.”» —“Space invasion” by Michelle Kaufman, Sarah Rothschild Miami Herald (Florida) Aug. 30, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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