Punchable faces are mandatory for those dreadful headline images on Youtube. I gather that an extreme reaction shot should be combined with an indication of the theme, to maximize clicks.

Does it work? I fear it does. The career of Mr Brand seems to have been based on it, on or off social media. :dunno:
 
Off topic but the only reason this is 'one of those German words with no English equivalent' is because in German orthography, they run the elements of compounds together without a space, whereas in English we often put a space between the elements. It is grammatically and in meaning equivalent to the English 'punchable face'. So there absolutely is a 1:1 English equivalent, people just get confused because of the orthography.
 
Punchable faces are mandatory for those dreadful headline images on Youtube. I gather that an extreme reaction shot should be combined with an indication of the theme, to maximize clicks.

Does it work? I fear it does. The career of Mr Brand seems to have been based on it, on or off social media. :dunno:


According to many content creators - including some professional commentators that I follow - agree that the thumbnail and title do affect click-through. However, if you want to be taken seriously then you need to do it carefully or it becomes the nefarious 'click-bait' teasing.
 
Off topic but the only reason this is 'one of those German words with no English equivalent' is because in German orthography, they run the elements of compounds together without a space, whereas in English we often put a space between the elements. It is grammatically and in meaning equivalent to the English 'punchable face'. So there absolutely is a 1:1 English equivalent, people just get confused because of the orthography.
Does this mean we can still punch (say, just for the sake of argument, totally theoretically) Russell Brand in German? :thought:
 

Russell Brand: BBC says it received five complaints about presenter

The BBC has said a total of five complaints have been made about Russell Brand's behaviour while he hosted radio shows between 2006 and 2008.
Two of these complaints have been made in the last two months, since a review of his time at the BBC was launched.
Those two complaints are understood to relate to his workplace conduct, and are not of a serious sexual nature.
The other three were made before he was publicly accused in September of rape and sexual assault, which he denies.
 
Frankly, this would have been one occasion when I’d have hoped for a “No comment” interview. I don’t know if Brand has committed any offences, but he’s definitely guilty of “Felony loving the sound of his own voice.”

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:rofl:
 
I don't think he'd settle for a sensible 'no comment' if he's playing to the conspiracy audience. It's part of the pattern - to give an outraged denial (which might be absolutely valid) ... and then pronounce it's The Authorities - or whatever his latest 'enemy' is - victimising him.
It's win-win for him. If the police decide there's no case to answer, he can claim victimhood. If they decide there's a case to answer, then he can claim martyrdom.
 
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