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Comic #3741

1 Death of Being Wrestled To Death By Steve: G'day. Strewth! What a balls-up, eh?
2 Death of Insanely Overpowered Fireballs: Yes. Obviously if Steve's involved, you're going to be needed at some point here.
3 Death of Insanely Overpowered Fireballs: Hopefully we can resolve this without having to destroy the universe. Again.
4 Death of Being Wrestled To Death By Steve: Strewth, yeah. But I'm more worried about bein' wrestled to Death by Steve, again. Again!

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It appears that once again I have been deceived by my daily use of Australian English into thinking that a term is not especially vulgar and is used in everyday language in polite company. I wanted to begin by linking to a definition of balls-up for the benefit of anyone who might not be familiar with the term, and lo, I found that every online source regards it as "vulgar" - which was not at all what I was expecting.

Oh well, the comic is made now and I don't want to change it, so you can all pretend you're Australians of average linguistic politeness for a day.

Anyway, with that out of the way, this comic precipitated a discussion amongst my friends of usage of the term balls-up as a verb, and how to form the various grammatical tenses thereof:

Most of the compound tenses are fairly straightforward once you settle these.

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