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Post  Disco Diva on Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:02 pm

Why are much wanted/lusted over polishes known as "lemmings" ? Anyone know ?
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Re: Daft question

Post  Laura on Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:30 pm

I've wondered that too, I think it's silly  Embarassed 
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Post  Sally Magpie on Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:55 pm

When I was young we used to say we really 'lemmed' something if we wanted it. Don't know if its from something like that.
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Re: Daft question

Post  Babafette on Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:17 pm

From Urban Dictionary:

"A lemming refers to a purchase/wished-for-item which results from reading an enthusiastic post about a new fabulous product. Overcome by compulsion, readers follow like lemmings diving off a cliff.

Originally coined in the alt.fashion newsgroup in the late 90s, the term has permeated numerous beauty boards/forums/sites.

May be used as a noun or verb. May apply to the buyer but more commonly to the item of desire.

A flemming is a fledgeling lemming."


I'm not sure how accurate it is.  Smile 
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