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Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 6 Aug 2018, 5:37pm
by Bez
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.

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 6 Aug 2018, 6:41pm
by Vorpal
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:

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 6 Aug 2018, 6:42pm
by Cunobelin
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

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 23 May 2020, 10:31am
by mjr
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?

Re: Clarification on swearing

Posted: 24 May 2020, 6:56pm
by Graham
The subsequent linguistic digression has been split off into the fun & Games section.
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