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When someone brings up an old problem in a friendship or relationship to distract from the issue at hand. Similar to a "Red Herring", except that it is an old issue. This usually leads to an escalation in the argument.
husband: Why did you let that guy give you his phone number? You should have just said "I'm married".
wife: oh come on! you flirted with my friend Jane at that Belle and Sebastian concert.
husband: that was 5 years ago and I already said sorry for that like a thousand times! You always dig up dead herrings whenever I call you on your bullshit!!!
by leighmon June 28, 2013
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sending two texts in a row without a reply inbetween.
Rachel: whats up?
Tessa: not to much! hbu?
Tessa: dude, i'm so bored.
Rachel: stop double texting me.
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contary to popular belief a 'dead herring' referes to the case in which all the answer exhibited in a multichoise questions do not satisfy the criteria to corrispond to the question. this is normally done by a teacher that is identified by the name anti-haasskett or a binary opposed haaasskkket.
"WTF THIS MUTLI CHOISE IS A DEAD HERRING" "you are correct the premise of the question is invalid." HOW IS NONE THE ANSWER. and so on.
by taskmaster September 12, 2009
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