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Questions about anything

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by miss kermie, May 8, 2012.

  1. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Because sometimes, and this is something that at some time or another we all do, people lose focus of their true motivation. It's fine to have a religion that disagrees with what someone is doing or believing, but many people take that and use it in an out of control disagreement or war, completely contradicting their beliefs. It's good that they are fighting for something, they just lose focus of everything else they believe in...

    Right...that's mainly what I use it for...it's really great to get up to the minute story details...especially useful in about 4 days...
  2. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    Why do so many people insist on using foul language in order to get their point across? Or even in normal day-to-day conversation? I'm sure these people could come up with much better things to say.
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  3. Hayley B

    Hayley B Active Member

    But it's like why right now? All I ask for is just a few minutes. lol
  4. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Like this? (I should probably give a content warning :p)

  5. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    :sigh: My Internet Explorer won't let me watch videos straight from the forum.
  6. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    I know, I know...I've been asking that exact same thing for quite a while now...
  7. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    Why were bad words called bad words when said?
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Because they were made up by someone to refer to an inappropriate meaning. So when used, people knew what they meant, and they became bad words because they had that meaning.

    For example, say you made up the word "hat" (if it wasn't already created previously), and the meaning of it was something inappropriate. It most likely would be seen as a bad word due to its meaning, so that it is frowned upon in some cases when said.
  9. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Well, words are only turned bad in context. Many so called "bad" words have normal meanings. Female Dog...Rooster...donkey...they were just mangled and became "bad." Its the same deal using substitute words, even if they sound less offensive. If you say darn in place of another word, its still being used in the same context. It just sounds less offensive, even though there is really no difference.
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    The foul language thing is just another example of how far we've crumbled and decayed as a society: like I said in other threads, in this day and age, kids are actually encouraged to swear after kindergarten, because it's considered acceptable. It seems strange now when watching 90s cartoons on YouTube, and reading in the comments how people are shocked they got away with saying "crap", because I had forgotten THAT was considered a bad word in the 90s (along with "fart"), but now, they're pretty tame and harmless... then again, they were never actual swear/curse words, they were just "dirty" words.

    To ask a new question, is that Hanson in Buttahfly's new av?
  11. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Why does Syfy show wrestling? Whats that got to do with anything sci-fi or paranormal? :p
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  12. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    Wrestling with superhuman powers? :p
  13. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

  14. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Look on any chinese calendar...I would rather not go into details
  15. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    O_____O Oh THAT one.
  16. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    That's actually the only nonanatomically-accepted word I will accept for that particular anatomy part. The others sound ridiculous to me. And there really isn't a friendly-sounding one for the female equivalent.

    I have no problem with cursing in context...and can even find excessive cursing amusing, depending on circumstances. (Take David Mamet. Dark, funny, and R-rated as...you get the picture. Same deal with Tarantino.) But I agree it shouldn't be for everyday-in-public use, and kids cursing isn't charming or funny, it's just inappropriate...I guess it goes back to how we perceive the concept of "innocence." Even I am dismayed when a 5-year-old drops F-bombs.
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  17. Vincent L

    Vincent L Well-Known Member

    "Chinese calendar"? I don't get it. And maybe I prefer not to know it's real meaning.
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You actually can't say crap on a kid's show. I don't know how Ren and Stimpy and Hey Arnold (the only 2 cartoons I've ever heard use it) managed to get that by the radar, but what happened was a "Whomps" situation... or rather a (in the context of that episode, regarding the specialist's speech to Prickley) Darn being a substitute for a certain word and becoming a full blown bad word. Crap is the rare occasion of a substitute that's still off limits in certain cases.

    I hate that.

    I also hate not being able to use certain biblical terms IN context. The 90's X-Men got away with a Shakespearean quote unaltered, as did Histeria which used that same word in context to quote General Sherman. They also used the D word twice, once in a Shakespearean quote and once in quoting "&^%$ The Torpedoes, Full Speed Ahead." And the only time that Histeria didn't lampshade it with Lydia the network censor was that Shakespeare song.

    Let's face it. Heck is the LAMEST word in the English language. It works for Earthworm Jim and Dilbert, who are clearly using it to mock the fact they can't (in Dilbert's case, making a much weaker penalty). Why can't we say the real word in reference to the Biblical term? I like how Pinky and the Brain got away with the biblical term for Donkey, though...

    Swearing's a matter of being offended easily. Words only have power if you let them. Personally, watching uncensored American Dad and South Park, I realize that the WORST part of the bleep isn't so much that we're hiding a word. We're hiding a delivery. From an angsty, angry Klaus the fish telling Francine that it's "Too XXXXing Late" to an angry, evil, paranoid, and exploitational Mickey Mouse (not even an ersatz version) ranting about his audience of suckers buying into the Jonahs Brothers. Hearing those actual words in context, and with a great deliverance has a bigger impact than "Beep a beep beep beep." Especially how almost nightmarishly evil the South park guys made Mickey sound. I'm shocked they got away from that without a massive lawsuit. He is Disney after all.
  19. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    What a wonderful post for a thread where we ask questions...:p
  20. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay, somebody explain this to me: why are Pamela Anderson, and especially Bristol Palin and Kirstie Alley returning to DWTS this fall as "fan favorites"? Or explain to me how they have fans?

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