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gaff

1. Angling a stiff pole with a stout prong or hook attached for landing large fish
2. Nautical a boom hoisted aft of a mast to support a gaffsail
3. a metal spur fixed to the leg of a gamecock
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It seems football managers are the kings of the gaffes.
Not all PR gaffes this year revolved around a racist theme -- the ailing and disabled were popular, if ill-advised, targets as well.
It said, "Lessons from last hour: 1) Perry gaffe meme so entrenched that most journos' benefit of doubt is out the window & 2) Guys, really?
We in the Labour Party are cringing over Gordon Brown's stupid reaction but the Tories must be seething with anger at Cameron's gaffe which may well have finished the Tory Party from ever again governing this country.
6 (ANI): A furious Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has threatened to take action against journalists for reporting his latest gaffes, involving British Queen Elizabeth II and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
If you are going to write about the gaffes of others, make sure you get it right yourselves.
G is also for GAFFES - one of those journalistic words reserved almost exclusively for politicians and election campaigns.
With the press performing the gatekeeping functions once performed by party regulars, candidates are subject to disintegration if they commit a gaffe or are caught up in scandal.
They overcame the gaffe by turning the whole video into a comedy bit with pop-up graphics recommending that viewers eat a sushi every time I said it.
The formermodel shrugged off the gaffe, tweeting last night : "No embarrassment here.
FOOTBALL GAFFES "R it k "Rosenior takes the throw-on" - PAUL MERSON "Aston Villa have literally metaphorically had their paints pulled down" - DION DUBLIN "Chelsea attacked like the Red Arrows" - JOE COLE "If you're going to win the Premier League, you're going to have to finish ahead of Chelsea and Man City" - GRAEME SOUNESS "The problem is not that we are doing badly, it is because we are not doing things well" - PATRICE EVRA "Man City have got the best, if not the secondbest, squad in the league" - GEORGIE BINGHAM "I'm off to work on my German pronounciation" - GEOFF SHREEVES Heard a gaffe?
The question of how many departments Perry wants to close down produced Perry's most memorable gaffe back in November during a nationally televised debate in Michigan.