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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Mr. Checks, Sep 9, 2006.

  1. faustian bargain

    faustian bargain Distinguished Member

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    ... Sunday driver ...
    i like to say that one in mr magoo's voice, but hardly anyone i've met actually gets the reference. well, either that or it's too stupid for them to even acknowledge.
     


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    Wet blanket perhaps?

    Wet towel = When a used condom is turned inside out and is smeared on a person's face.

    As in: While sleeping, Frank received a wet towel from Steve.



    Oh my gawd. I am such a tool. Yes, I meant wet blanket.

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    I said this once to a French guy that I got into an argument with: frog fucker.
     


  4. Alter

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    Wet blanket perhaps?

    Wet towel = When a used condom is turned inside out and is smeared on a person's face.

    As in: While sleeping, Frank received a wet towel from Steve.


    But the question is...what did Frank call Steve when he woke up?
     


  5. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    But the question is...what did Frank call Steve when he woke up?

    Fuckin' baghole!
     


  6. rdawson808

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    you were expecting respect for fellow humans in a thread titled 'favorite putdowns'?

    No, not at all. But if we have all of these insults aimed at gay men, why no racial, ethnic, or religious slurs? Surely some of those would be ultimately insulting to the right person. But they simply are not acceptable. Yet gay-bashing is. I think that needs to change.

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    Whatever happened to good ol' fashioned "Loser"?
     


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    We have had racial slurs posted here already, not offended by those then?
     


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    We have had racial slurs posted here already, not offended by those then?
    I haven't seen any--my fault. And you have obviously missed my implication that, yes, they are offensive. "I think that needs to change," means that I think people should view insults to gays as being every bit as offensive as racial or religous slurs. b
     


  10. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    No, not at all. But if we have all of these insults aimed at gay men, why no racial, ethnic, or religious slurs? Surely some of those would be ultimately insulting to the right person. But they simply are not acceptable. Yet gay-bashing is. I think that needs to change.

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    You have a point, but it's a matter of interpretation.

    In terms of sheer insult potential, male sexuality makes an excellent target because it's highly insulting regardless of orientation. It's equivalent to insulting penis size, which is relatively juvenile and harmless and can be amusing as well.

    There's little harm in trotting such insults out for display in a spirit of humor.

    As an expression of genuine hatred it is indeed objectionable.
     


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    Yeah, I'm kind of regretting starting this, and was blindsided a bit by the anti-gay stuff.
    My sense is that it's not seen as such - but unfortunate nonetheless.
     


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    Thomas Stylish Dinosaur

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    Slurs of that sort (anti-gay, etc) are so cheap that they don't merit mention IMHO. Whatever happened to creativity, decorum, and the artful insult? Specifically tailored insults appropriate to the situation at hand?

    When you're on the road and the person ahead of you is driving slowly, do you tag them as "loser" or "sunday driver"? When your boss is counting your paperclips and holding spare pens in a locker, "Micromanager" or "Bean Counter" really fits the bill. How about the fool abusing his audience with powerpoint? "Clown".

    Frankly I have avoided vulgarity for a long time, since I see it as the sign of an underdeveloped vocabulary. Of course I make exceptions when I am getting static from a f-----g computer!
     


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    I hate to be the wet towel here but the homophobia in this thread is staggering.

    Yeah, you're right, and I for one apologize for contributing to it, although I should probably blame Aristophanes.
     


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    In terms of sheer insult potential, male sexuality makes an excellent target because it's highly insulting regardless of orientation. It's equivalent to insulting penis size, which is relatively juvenile and harmless and can be amusing as well.



    Actually I meant to say this too. Just thinking logically about the best way to insult a guy, sexuality is a prime target. Many many men are mortally offended if you suggest they are gay. Unfortunately it also perpetuates the hatred. It's a double-edged sword. And of course if you want to offend a black guy... But we still would never accept that.


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