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What does a poke mean in Canberra c2012? [With poll]

By johnboy - 14 May 2012 19

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Urban Dictionary confirms there is a deal of confusion as to what a poke means on Facebook these days.

We should probably sort it out so here we go.

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19 Responses to
What does a poke mean in Canberra c2012? [With poll]
Baldy 9:35 am 15 May 12

Heh. I first read this as “What does a pokemon in Canberra c2012”. I need to wear glasses I think.

davo101 9:25 am 15 May 12

steveu said :

M0les said :

POKE53280,0

ahh yes, background colour to black.

+1

I do miss my C64.

steveu 8:57 am 15 May 12

M0les said :

POKE53280,0

ahh yes, background colour to black.

buzz819 7:26 am 15 May 12

johnboy said :

Well I think we’ve demonstrated a significant proportion of the population have a sexual interpretation of the poke.

But it started so many years ago on ICQ, which in turn turned into a nudge on MSN, then Facebook brought back the poke.

Deref 7:12 am 15 May 12

Where’s the “F***ed if I know” option?

geetee 3:44 am 15 May 12

In Canberra doesn’t it mean ‘can you lend me $50 so I can go to the club for a poke?’

gooterz 11:46 pm 14 May 12

If its sex i’m not poking right!

Evil_Kitten 10:12 pm 14 May 12

No one pokes on Facebook anymore. Or maybe it’s just me 🙁

M0les 10:07 pm 14 May 12

POKE53280,0

johnboy 9:50 pm 14 May 12

Well I think we’ve demonstrated a significant proportion of the population have a sexual interpretation of the poke.

Gerry-Built 8:27 pm 14 May 12

…on Facebook, it simply means “Oi! Champ!”. Used anywhere else in Oz, it means the same thing it has for many, many years…

screaming banshee 6:40 pm 14 May 12

“I’ve lost the ability to communicate in the way of the ‘fore people”

johnboy 3:00 pm 14 May 12

well they did call it a poke not a ping!

buzz819 2:51 pm 14 May 12

Wow… Here I was thinking that a poke was just a way of getting someone’s attention on facebook…

Bosworth 2:38 pm 14 May 12

Would you like to have sex with me?

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