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We'd just like to clarify something this afternoon for the benefit of those commentators among you who have a) not been keeping up with developments regarding the word "mobe" and b) seem to believe that Vulture Central operates some kind of democratic system in which the unwashed masses are allowed to chip in their two bits' worth regarding what sort of lingo should and should not appear in the hallowed pages of El Reg.

True, mobe was by popular demand struck from the lexicon, later to be followed into linguistic oblivion by lappy and ICT.

That's as may be, but at the beginning of this month a shock move liberated both mobe and lappy, as many of our stunned readers have since noticed.

Or rather, they've noticed the reinstatement of mobe, as demonstrated here, here and here.

Sadly for lappy, while it was made freely available to Reg hacks, no one availed themselves of this fine term. Accordingly, it's been sent off to the blogosphere with a small pension and our best wishes.

Finally, and just to prove that while we operate a sort of Laughing Bob Mugabe style of democracy we haven't yet taken a Taser to your comments, a pint to Mr Anonymous Coward for his contribution to the mobe debate:

Dear MR L Haines

Regarding your recent piece on the incorrect use of a mobile telephone you used the phrase "Jesus mobe inversion syndrome"

I would like to bring to your attention that the use of the term "mobe" even if used in a sarcastic or ironic sense is utterly unacceptable to the readership of this esteemed rag as evidenced by the edict relating usage of said pseudo-fashion-youth speak.

Therefore it is incumbent upon me as duly appointed chair of the "Lynching Council of El Reg Intolerant Flamers" to advise that you are required to abide this ruling and in accordance with the El Reg commandments, get your coat sir.

Standard Procedures are applicable and should you make it from the building and to the public house safely you will be required to atone for your crimes by buying a round supported by the copy checker who abetted you in your crime. Failure to make it to the public house in one piece will also be considered atonement.

In accordance with Standard Procedures your local BOFH has been notified and use of the lifts and / or stairs is at your own risk as is remaining in the building. Best of Luck to you.

Yours Sincerely

A. Coward

Good stuff. Just send us your name and address and we'll get our Zanu-PF boys to deliver your flagon of foaming ale in person. ®

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