Clarification on swearing

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Re: Clarification on swearing

Postby Bez » 6 Aug 2018, 5:37pm

Audax67 wrote:Telling someone to elbow off was a mortal insult. I can't imagine it getting much censure here, though.


Probably because most people think it's just humerus.

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Re: Clarification on swearing

Postby Vorpal » 6 Aug 2018, 6:41pm

Bez wrote:
Audax67 wrote:Telling someone to elbow off was a mortal insult. I can't imagine it getting much censure here, though.


Probably because most people think it's just humerus.


Ha! Socket to 'em! :lol:
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Re: Clarification on swearing

Postby Cunobelin » 6 Aug 2018, 6:42pm

Vorpal wrote:
Bez wrote:
Audax67 wrote:Telling someone to elbow off was a mortal insult. I can't imagine it getting much censure here, though.


Probably because most people think it's just humerus.


Ha! Socket to 'em! :lol:


Good to see several people coming to a joint agreement

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Re: Clarification on swearing

Postby mjr » 23 May 2020, 10:31am

pwa wrote:It would be interesting if we could look at how this develops on this Forum over the years. In some ways it is already behind general society in that language and jokes that would go unremarked on a light hearted TV programme such as Taskmaster would be censored here.

There seems to be a recent trend of moderators replacing even very mild swearing with things like "FFE'd" which in at least one case has been put in place of where I'd written "effed". Having it all in capitals is more attention-grabbing and makes it look like I'd used a worse word than I did. Why did it matter in which order the letters E, F and F appeared? Have the mods got this one a bit wrong?
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Re: Clarification on swearing

Postby Graham » 24 May 2020, 6:56pm

The subsequent linguistic digression has been split off into the fun & Games section.
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