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brian_eggleston
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11/24/2008 9:06:24 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
There are certain words that I think we all know are off limits in debates, the F word, the C word, the S word are all clearly unacceptable.

However, there are some expletives that are considered highly offensive in the UK that I suspect may be tolerated in the US.

For example, the episodes of the Simpsons that I have seen on American TV are full of words that would never be allowed on children's TV in the UK. Actually, one slipped through the net recently, forcing the broadcaster to apologise.

http://www.guardian.co.uk...

I wonder if my fellow debaters in the US could clarify which of the following swear words are also considered swear words in the US and, therefore, not allowed on debate.org?

*rse
Bl**dy
B*llocks
B*gger
C*ck
Cr*p
F*nny
G*sh
Qu*m
M*nge
S*d
T*dger
T*sser
Tw*t
W*nker

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
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funnybrad333
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11/24/2008 9:16:01 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
What?

Fill in the asterisks so I know what words to avoid, you bloody wanker.
If I didn't answer what you said, try bolding the important part.
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11/24/2008 9:28:24 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 11/24/2008 9:16:01 AM, funnybrad333 wrote:
What?

Fill in the asterisks so I know what words to avoid, you bloody wanker.

Aha. So there are two that I assume I can use in America. Never use either in the UK, funnybrad333, by the way. The latter is just about as bad as you can get!

I can't fill in the asterisks, though, just in case the words turn out to be rude and the moderators chuck me out!

Here are two more I forgot to include:

J*sm
Sp*nk
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11/24/2008 9:46:59 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
I'm pretty sure only c*ck is unacceptable
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11/24/2008 10:13:56 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 11/24/2008 9:46:59 AM, askbob wrote:
I'm pretty sure only c*ck is unacceptable

Really? So I can use the words:

Arse
Bloody
Bollocks
Bugger
Crap
Fanny
Gash
Jism
Quim
Minge
Sod
Spunk
Todger
Tosser
Twat
Wanker

If so cool. If not, sorry moderators, I wrote them in good faith.
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11/24/2008 10:21:07 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
Twat and jism might get pretty close to the line but I think they're ok as well.
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11/24/2008 2:40:46 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
Tw*t is pretty clearly an expletive. And yeah, I'd be careful with jism and gash in certain contexts (probably the only contexts you're likely to use them in), but most of the time they aren't a problem.

The Simpsons, mind, is not rated as children's TV. :D
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11/24/2008 10:13:34 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 11/24/2008 3:14:05 PM, Harlan wrote:
Wait...is "fanny" really a curse-word over there?

Yep, but it means the front side of a woman (groin area). You should have seen the looks my friend got in London when he asked where he put his fanny pack.

Brian, F*g isn't the same here as over there - When I was in a pub, some English friend said "hey, let's go out and smoke a f*g.."
I was sure he wanted to go set some gay guy on fire....
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11/24/2008 10:43:59 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 11/24/2008 10:13:34 PM, jjmd280 wrote:
At 11/24/2008 3:14:05 PM, Harlan wrote:
Wait...is "fanny" really a curse-word over there?

Yep, but it means the front side of a woman (groin area). You should have seen the looks my friend got in London when he asked where he put his fanny pack.

Brian, F*g isn't the same here as over there - When I was in a pub, some English friend said "hey, let's go out and smoke a f*g.."
I was sure he wanted to go set some gay guy on fire....

Um, if you're going to smoke a f*g in the US, you aren't gonna use fire...

*sniggers*
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11/24/2008 11:42:45 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
True enough, that one's context dependent too :D
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11/26/2008 8:34:21 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 11/24/2008 10:13:34 PM, jjmd280 wrote:
Brian, F*g isn't the same here as over there - When I was in a pub, some English friend said "hey, let's go out and smoke a f*g.."
I was sure he wanted to go set some gay guy on fire....

Haha, in the US, "Let's go out and smoke a f*g" would mean to shoot him, not burn him XD
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11/26/2008 9:23:46 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 11/26/2008 8:34:21 AM, Kleptin wrote:
At 11/24/2008 10:13:34 PM, jjmd280 wrote:
Brian, F*g isn't the same here as over there - When I was in a pub, some English friend said "hey, let's go out and smoke a f*g.."
I was sure he wanted to go set some gay guy on fire....

Haha, in the US, "Let's go out and smoke a f*g" would mean to shoot him, not burn him XD

lol - correct.
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11/26/2008 10:13:33 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 11/26/2008 8:34:21 AM, Kleptin wrote:
At 11/24/2008 10:13:34 PM, jjmd280 wrote:
Brian, F*g isn't the same here as over there - When I was in a pub, some English friend said "hey, let's go out and smoke a f*g.."
I was sure he wanted to go set some gay guy on fire....

Haha, in the US, "Let's go out and smoke a f*g" would mean to shoot him, not burn him XD

No... maybe in hip-hop world...

For the rest of us, however, it means doing something with your mouth, while on your knees :D.

And no wjm, crap is not a problem. :D
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11/26/2008 10:23:34 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 11/26/2008 10:20:44 AM, Logical-Master wrote:
Why is it considered a problem merely to use certain words anyway? :(

Originally? Because mystics are stupid and they decided the functions mentioned by those words were unclean.

Here? Because the site's owners subscribe to the views of those stupid mystics and own the site.
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11/26/2008 10:26:00 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
Rather absurd really. I can say "fecal matter" or "Bowel movement", yet can't say "sh*t." All three terms suggest something unclean, yet two of them are not problematic. Our society is dull.
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11/27/2008 4:10:52 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 11/24/2008 10:13:34 PM, jjmd280 wrote:
At 11/24/2008 3:14:05 PM, Harlan wrote:
Wait...is "fanny" really a curse-word over there?

Yep, but it means the front side of a woman (groin area). You should have seen the looks my friend got in London when he asked where he put his fanny pack.

Brian, F*g isn't the same here as over there - When I was in a pub, some English friend said "hey, let's go out and smoke a f*g.."
I was sure he wanted to go set some gay guy on fire....

LOL!!!
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11/27/2008 4:12:03 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 11/26/2008 7:54:52 AM, s0m31john wrote:
C*ck is the only one on that list that is even remotely bad.

Some of them are remotely, but not more than that....
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11/27/2008 4:14:07 PM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 11/26/2008 10:20:44 AM, Logical-Master wrote:
Why is it considered a problem merely to use certain words anyway? :(

Cause someone decised "Let's mess with the world, you can say anything, EXEPT these words." and sat and waited to see how long it took for us to realize nobody gives a crap.
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10/17/2016 9:06:42 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
Burp
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10/17/2016 10:08:59 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/17/2016 10:07:26 PM, Godgirl wrote:
At 10/17/2016 9:06:42 PM, Perussi wrote:
Burp

What are you doing with your life?

You are on ddo too.
Forum Record: 6/0

Funny Quotes:

"i worship satan and allahu akbar and hispanic muslims i am an illigal immigrant"
-communist_snake-

"What fuking dates are you talking about child. the and ridiculous and stay out of mummies drugs, you're fuked."
-I'll keep this anonymous...-

"fuk off bog, no one even reads your crap, what price is you hooker now?"
-same dude as above....-
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10/17/2016 10:10:29 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/17/2016 10:08:59 PM, Perussi wrote:
At 10/17/2016 10:07:26 PM, Godgirl wrote:
At 10/17/2016 9:06:42 PM, Perussi wrote:
Burp

What are you doing with your life?

You are on ddo too.

Yeah but I'm not necroposting 7 year old threads.
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10/17/2016 10:19:01 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/17/2016 10:10:29 PM, Godgirl wrote:
At 10/17/2016 10:08:59 PM, Perussi wrote:
At 10/17/2016 10:07:26 PM, Godgirl wrote:
At 10/17/2016 9:06:42 PM, Perussi wrote:
Burp

What are you doing with your life?

You are on ddo too.

Yeah but I'm not necroposting 7 year old threads.

It is funny.
Forum Record: 6/0

Funny Quotes:

"i worship satan and allahu akbar and hispanic muslims i am an illigal immigrant"
-communist_snake-

"What fuking dates are you talking about child. the and ridiculous and stay out of mummies drugs, you're fuked."
-I'll keep this anonymous...-

"fuk off bog, no one even reads your crap, what price is you hooker now?"
-same dude as above....-
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10/17/2016 11:46:08 PM
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At 10/17/2016 10:19:01 PM, Perussi wrote:
At 10/17/2016 10:10:29 PM, Godgirl wrote:
At 10/17/2016 10:08:59 PM, Perussi wrote:
At 10/17/2016 10:07:26 PM, Godgirl wrote:
At 10/17/2016 9:06:42 PM, Perussi wrote:
Burp

What are you doing with your life?

You are on ddo too.

Yeah but I'm not necroposting 7 year old threads.

It is funny.

No it's not.
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10/17/2016 11:54:37 PM
Posted: 1 month ago
At 10/17/2016 11:46:08 PM, PetersSmith wrote:
At 10/17/2016 10:19:01 PM, Perussi wrote:
At 10/17/2016 10:10:29 PM, Godgirl wrote:
At 10/17/2016 10:08:59 PM, Perussi wrote:
At 10/17/2016 10:07:26 PM, Godgirl wrote:
At 10/17/2016 9:06:42 PM, Perussi wrote:
Burp

What are you doing with your life?

You are on ddo too.

Yeah but I'm not necroposting 7 year old threads.

It is funny.

No it's not.

I think this one is.
Forum Record: 6/0

Funny Quotes:

"i worship satan and allahu akbar and hispanic muslims i am an illigal immigrant"
-communist_snake-

"What fuking dates are you talking about child. the and ridiculous and stay out of mummies drugs, you're fuked."
-I'll keep this anonymous...-

"fuk off bog, no one even reads your crap, what price is you hooker now?"
-same dude as above....-