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Shuttlecock

Shut"tle*cock`, n.
 A cork stuck with feathers, which is to be struck by a
 battledoor in play; also, the play itself.
 [1913 Webster]
 
    -- From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48

Shut"tle*cock, v. t.
 To send or toss to and fro; to bandy; as, to shuttlecock
 words. --Thackeray.
 [1913 Webster]
 
    -- From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48


First use of the Shuttlecock hashtag on teh interwebs


@120new: "shuttlecock": someone who says/does something idiotic & fails to apologise.


Invented by @andyc: In reference to Mark Shuttleworth's sexist comments at the 2009 LinuxCon in Portland, Oregon, USA

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