Something I'm noticing around here lately


GreenGreta
#1
I swear, I swear a lot. However, seeing a thread called "telus twats" truly offended me. (Like I totally hate cell service, but really) When did we stop censoring ourselves and remembering our manners? Everyone likes a good feck and **** now and then, but seriously, twat? That just seems too much here.

If you people disagree with me, let me know.
 
Reverend Blair
#2
I thought "twat" was a form of self-censorship. Also, I kind of like the alliteration.
 
PoisonPete2
#3
'twit' probably would have been more appropriate. We should move people with the logic of our arguement, not offend them by the choice of our 'expletives'
 
peapod
#4
Well it depends on your defination of a twat. now greta, get your mind outa the gutter.

My defination:
Another word for what :P
 
Reverend Blair
#5
I'm arguing for expletives, Pete. Without expletives and the invention of beer, the pyramids never would have been built.

We have to watch the censorship thing. The history.ca site, before they shut it down, used to censor so much you couldn't decipher your own post sometimes. You'd end up with things like "Yeah, <censored> Cheney is a real <censored> cat." It's hard enough to convey sarcasm without that happening.
 
Canucklehead
#6
This.. compliments fo Cambridge Dictionary...

Definition
twat
noun [C] UK OFFENSIVE
a stupid or unpleasant person

twit
noun [C] INFORMAL
a stupid person

So... the two are not synonomous

shag
verb [I or T] -gg- UK OFFENSIVE
to have sex with someone

noun [C] UK OFFENSIVE
an act of having sex, or a sexual partner

If we censor twat, then shag and a whole host of others are in danger of the same... best not to go there, really.
 
Vanni Fucci
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by Reverend Blair

I thought "twat" was a form of self-censorship. Also, I kind of like the alliteration.

I agree...she said twat, but what she meant was ****...
 
Vanni Fucci
#8
See how censorship works on this site?
 
GL Schmitt
#9
And here I thought TWAT was a beverage served by Trans World Airlines.
 
peapod
#10
Yes I was thinking more along the line of the defination I found in the urban dictionary..

Work collegue or Boss who pisses you offBoss: We really need this done
Employee: Ok...You twat

Although some of the definations are like very over there. I assure you greta..I don't dwell on the female genitila..I don't even know what it looks like...my momsy always said...don't look, and don't give it away!!!
Why buy the cow when the milk is free

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=twat (external - login to view)
 
Cosmo
#11
Pea ... you Mom's advice was good. Not being a **** has served you well in life. Me on the other hand ... well, let's don't go there.

I found a good definition for ya, Greta:

en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Twat (external - login to view)

Quote:

twat

1. (vulgar): ******, *****.
2. (slang): idiot, jerk.
3. (colloquial): A popular, mild insult (if not in conjuction with other profanity) often in use by people across Yorkshire that, in recent years, has spread into popular use throughout the UK.

So yes, it can be vulgar, but it can also be mild.

I have a mouth like a drunk sailor, so swearing doesn't bother me. The only thing I find profane are racial slurs. Other than that, if I don't like a word, I don't use it.

I think it's so funny that everyone find the "c" word so awful ... yet all the straight men and all the dykes spend their lives pursuing it. Doesn't exactly sound like an insult to me! More like a Porche than a swear word, me thinks!
 
Semperfi_dani
#12
In general, i wish that bad language would go away, especially when there is no need to swear when there are hundreds of far more appropriate words to use.

On the other hand, come to my desk at work during RSP season (I process all those checks) and i swear like a drunken sailor. (Which btw..FYI to all Canadians...YOU HAVE ALL FLIPPING YEAR TO CONTRIBUTE...DO NOT LEAVE IT TO THE LAST DAY OF THE MONTH IN FEBRUARY YOU EFFING LOSERS.).

Oh..i feel better now.
 
Reverend Blair
#13
Oddly enough Steve Earle is sing F*ck the FCC on my stereo right now. Wonder what he'd think about this thread?
 
Semperfi_dani
#14
Heheh..well if he made a contribution on time to his RRSP, i would forgive him. LOL. (yah.i have alot of pent up rage issues..hahaha).
 
zenfisher
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Canucklehead

This.. compliments fo Cambridge Dictionary...

Definition
twat
noun [C] UK OFFENSIVE
a stupid or unpleasant person

twit
noun [C] INFORMAL
a stupid person

So... the two are not synonomous

shag
verb [I or T] -gg- UK OFFENSIVE
to have sex with someone

noun [C] UK OFFENSIVE
an act of having sex, or a sexual partner

If we censor twat, then shag and a whole host of others are in danger of the same... best not to go there, really.

Adds a whole new meaning to shag carpeting... :P
 
GreenGreta
#16
I did not even realize it was PEAPOD who originally said it. OOPS.
 
peapod
#17
Not to worry greta, its all hard luck henry's fault :P I been hanging around him and picking up his liverpudian twaddle
 
Dexter Sinister
#18
uh... it also seems to be a place name, somewhere in Britain I'd guess from this. Or maybe it's a description of the person by the sign?
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peapod
#19
 
Hard-Luck Henry
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

Not to worry greta, its all hard luck henry's fault :P I been hanging around him and picking up his liverpudian twaddle

Yeah? My fault, you say? Prove it!


(You keep out of this, Vanni Fucci )
 
peapod
#21
Well how come you say things like, "I like Beethoven, especially the poems." eh?
 
Hard-Luck Henry
#22
Blah! I know full well Beethoven was NOT a poet. I've actually got some Beethoven in my house; "The Scream" and "Nude with Raised Arms". So there. :P
 
no1important
#23
I thought Beethoven was a dog? I saw all the movies.
 
peapod
#24
uh huh! and here is one of your more devilish requests

You asked me to make a record of my voice. Well here it is. What you want me to say is "I love you". Here's the truth. I hate you, you little prick. You make me sick!
 
Hard-Luck Henry
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by peapod

Not to worry greta, its all hard luck henry's fault :P I been hanging around him and picking up his liverpudian twaddle


"The man who first abused his fellows with swear-words instead of bashing their brains out with a club should be counted among those who laid the foundations of civilization."

John Cohen 1911 - : in Observer, 21 November, 1965.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
 
Andygal
#26
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me"- somebody wise.
 
Twila
#27
Twat's that? I can't hear you? I think I have an ear in****tion.

The one word missing from the above is a word that in Canada will have any woman slap you but in Scotland it's used completely differently and constantly. I can't bring myself to actually type the word.
 
GreenGreta
#28
Sadly Twila, the one you refer too is used almost constantly at my work (even by me) but instead of the u we use two oos.

Scotland Grandmas have filthy mouths. True story.
 
missile
#29
Then the word can't be "haggis"?
 
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