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  • n. a person from Wigan in northern England or the surrounding area


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  • However, on a serious note, overenthusiastic microwaving of any pie could put the pie-eater at risk of serious tongue-burn and related injuries.

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  • If you hit it, you and the other pie-eater switch places and then you can eat one of his pies.

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  • He throws with an overhand motion, releasing the ball before he steps into the crease, usually bouncing the ball on the ground to make it harder for the pie-eater to pick up.

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  • But here was Emerson, a hopelessly confirmed pie-eater, never, so far as I remember, complaining of dyspepsia; and there, on the other side, was Carlyle, feeding largely on wholesome oatmeal, groaning with indigestion all his days, and living with half his self-consciousness habitually centred beneath his diaphragm.

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Instead of my teenage chocolate pie-eater cleaning his room, he plays video games.

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  • But a picture of me looking like a pie-eater isn't the end of the world. '

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  • The "pie-eater" term given to Wiganers dates back to the 1920s, when miners in the town were forced back to work before the end of a strike.


  • - a game, by the way, whose recent spring break release my teen chocolate pie-eater and two of his friends had been anticipating for weeks.

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