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Posted: 06 October 2017 06:51 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Google is tryharding at phones right now, and I love it

source: https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/10/6/16431670/google-pixel-2-vs-apple-iphone-price-tryharding

Is this new, or just fairly recent and clunky?

Edit- Seems it is recent and that it is a gaming term.

http://forums.euw.leagueoflegends.com/board/showthread.php?t=859940

[ Edited: 06 October 2017 06:59 AM by cuchuflete ]
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Posted: 06 October 2017 07:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Urban dictionary has an entry for Try Harding meaning something like “a person who tries too hard to get girls but is always unsuccessful.”

On the right column of that entry has a list of “TryHard” words. It does sound like it is from gaming but has leaked over into other senses.

Or the UD entry for Try Hard as a word.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=try-hard

A person who puts a large amount of effort into achieving a certain image, or counter-image, to the point where it is obviously contrived. Rather than achieving an image through genuine personality, the try-hard consciously attempts to fit a certain style through deliberate imitation, forced style, or scripted behavior. That is to say, he/she is trying hard to create an image.

edit: a second definition suggesting that it might originate in gaming

In online video games, it is that guy who is giving it 110% all the time because winning and/or having a high kill/death ratio is more important than just having fun. Try hards are most common in games like Halo or Call of Duty and are frequently seen yelling at their teammates for dying a lot.

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Posted: 06 October 2017 09:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Thanks for the definitions, which are a bit less complimentary than the meaning in the Google phone article.

Oecolampadius - 06 October 2017 07:28 AM

In online video games, it is that guy who is giving it 110% all the time because winning and/or having a high kill/death ratio is more important than just having fun. Try hards are most common in games like Halo or Call of Duty and are frequently seen yelling at their teammates for dying a lot.

Blowharding…

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Posted: 06 October 2017 02:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Coincidentally I just saw the word myself for the first time yesterday.

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Posted: 07 October 2017 04:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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It’s new and it’s clunky and I don’t like it…

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Posted: 07 October 2017 07:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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aldiboronti - 06 October 2017 02:10 PM

Coincidentally I just saw the word myself for the first time yesterday.

There ought to be a word for that!

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Posted: 07 October 2017 08:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Oecolampadius - 07 October 2017 07:27 AM

aldiboronti - 06 October 2017 02:10 PM
Coincidentally I just saw the word myself for the first time yesterday.

There ought to be a word for that!

“Newclunkywordspotting,” he offered, from behind the potted plant.

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