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  • n. Plural form of killjoy.

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Examples

  • According to The Sun, Palace "killjoys" have decreed that tea towels commemorating next year's royal wedding would not be "in good taste."

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  • Sanchez goes on to suggest the city of Houston build a parking lot for club-goers, that the cops patrolling the street not be "killjoys", and that a management district be created for …

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  • It would have taken courage: in those days Tony Blair still had a little gloss left on him and we did not want to sound like killjoys.

    The London Olympics are the new Millennium Dome

  • * A british expression that they should really be ashamed of using. guest jesus.killjoys. only the sceptics on today then?

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  • I've reduced the posted story to just an excerpt; I was going back and forth about it, but enough well-meaning killjoys in the comments pointed out that as a copyrighted story, there were issues in posting it all online, especially since the donation I suggested went to the homeless shelter as opposed to the author directly, who is still unreachable.

    Boing Boing

  • A lot of times, in the 1920s, in the Prohibition era and the women behind the temperance movement are sort of depicted as a bunch of killjoys and party poopers, and, you know, they want to prevent people from having a good time.

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  • However, as Conservative-studded as it was, the list of British dignitaries was not the controversial one: I know it's déclassé to mention it, and they disinvited Syria, and is that not enough for you human-rights-abuse killjoys?

    Royal wedding guest list: perplexing – and where was naughty Uncle Gary?

  • Punters are to the Pro Bowl what lockdown defenders are to the NBA All-Star Game: killjoys.

    Great Moments in Pro Bowl Punting

  • All the societies will have processed to their bonfire sites and 'enemies of bonfire' will have been burned in effigy (usually local politicos and killjoys), and fireworks like you've never seen will have been fired.

    Ruddles County

  • The killjoys at Men's Health are out with their list of the worst French fries in America -- based on how toxic they are, rather than on relative yumminess -- and have crowned Chili's Texas Chese Fries the deadliest.

    Chili’s Texas Cheese Fries Named Worst In America - The Consumerist

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