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- adjective informal Like a
spod; swotty; dorky.
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WHP Curated By Kieran Hebden, ManchesterAs much as you can gain a real flavour of Manchester clubbing by dancing to a DJ only your most spoddy mate's heard of in some subterranean hovel, there's a lot still to be said for the large-capacity raveathon.
Sci Fi Channel in America has decided to not make any more bewilderingly similar Stargate SG-1 episodes after its 10th series has finished, no doubt sparking all kinds of spoddy fan fiction about Teal'c The Jaffa crushing puny science-fiction networks with his mighty Zat'nik'tel while Samantha Carter does a sexy naked dance in the background.
But one of the most consistently striking things about the coverage of the conflict - and every other conflict of the modern TV era - is the way it has been dominated by an endless flow of facts, stats and graphics about military hardware, from the sort of spoddy experts usually banished to minority satellite channels aimed at men you would rather not sit next to on the tube.
No, not the much-hyped debut of emmy winning 'Lost' where 48 people get stranded in designer suits and designer pose with the guy who used to be the spoddy assistant to Hetty Wainthrop - but the ongoing disaster that is Big Brother.
Detailed explanations of why I hate U2 really are a bit spoddy.
So a) there's still hope (yes, I'm a spod, I would actually quite like to go on telly and prove it, even though it would be really spoddy and nerve-wracking), and b) it should be quite interesting and fun (in that nerve-wracking way.)