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    • MSE Megan F
    • By MSE Megan F 13th Feb 18, 1:09 PM
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    MSE News: Martin slams new Facebook Messenger scam
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    • 13th Feb 18, 1:09 PM
    MSE News: Martin slams new Facebook Messenger scam 13th Feb 18 at 1:09 PM
    MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis has said he's "sickened" by a new scam which tries to trick victims using his name and profile picture on Facebook Messenger...
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    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 13th Feb 18, 1:16 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 1:16 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 1:16 PM
    is slammed the same as sickened?
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    • esuhl
    • By esuhl 13th Feb 18, 2:24 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 2:24 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 2:24 PM
    is slammed the same as sickened?
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    No -- that wouldn't make sense:

    Martin Lewis slams new scam.
    Martin Lewis sickened new scam.

    The latter isn't grammatically correct. It would have to be "sickened by".

    And slamming is an external activity, while being sickened is an internal (subjective) one. So they definitely don't mean the same thing.
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 13th Feb 18, 2:55 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 2:55 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 2:55 PM
    so the article above by MSE saying Martin "slams" new facebook ,,,,,,,,, is not true?
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 13th Feb 18, 3:06 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 3:06 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 3:06 PM
    He simultaneously slams, and is sickened by it
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • pappa golf
    • By pappa golf 13th Feb 18, 3:11 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 3:11 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 3:11 PM
    2 stories here , one says slams the other sickened

    which one is true
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    • takman
    • By takman 13th Feb 18, 3:22 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 3:22 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 3:22 PM
    2 stories here , one says slams the other sickened

    which one is true
    Originally posted by pappa golf
    I don't see how you are confused?. "Slamming" basically means that he is heavily criticising it and he is doing this because he is "sickened" by it.
    • BorisThomson
    • By BorisThomson 13th Feb 18, 3:37 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 3:37 PM
    He simultaneously slams, and is sickened by it
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Maybe all that slamming is making him sick?
    • giraffe69
    • By giraffe69 13th Feb 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 4:12 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 4:12 PM
    This is a very worthwhile thread.
    • dealer wins
    • By dealer wins 13th Feb 18, 10:47 PM
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    The scam reads like an advert for the UKs stupidly generous benefits system lol
    Choose life
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 14th Feb 18, 7:41 PM
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    I!!!8217;m slammed to know what to do!
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    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 14th Feb 18, 7:44 PM
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    That's the downside of being a multi-millionaire .... if it were me I'd just turn off the PC and go on a jolly holiday somewhere nice and hot.

    It'll happen.... and you can't stop it. There'll be more, and another .... etc.

    That's life.
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 14th Feb 18, 7:46 PM
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    If he ever logged in here he'd be "sickened" by all the scam SPAM posts ;-)
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