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Old 10 September 2007, 19:22   #11
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Looking at the heading shouldn't this be in the North American section???
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Old 11 September 2007, 03:03   #12
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Actually...I'm sort of with TimW on this one....shock, horror.... I work in the Engineering trade and therefore know lots of interesting variations on phrases for "Excuse me, my good fellow, but I think you may have made a smallish error, there.." and as such, find that I’m using more and more expletives in everyday life…and I AM embarrassed… but because I use so many at work it has become a habit.. one of which I’m not proud.
I do think that the increasing use of profanity and expletives on television and in films has numbed us to their effect and it is now common to hear youngsters and I mean children, not “Yoofs” using bad language as an everyday method of communication….and worse is that we all tolerate it because we’re as guilty as they are… ho-hum…


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We don't need a self-important moral guardian.
And who exactly is "We"? Do you speak on behalf of others in some sort of vitual club or clique you are in?

Jono is right...the tide of foul language is embarrassing. It can be turned if adults set an example to children.

In previous posts, you go to great lengths to distance yourself from (and I hate to use the media popular word) Chavs.

So may I suggest you stop being one and behave appropriately at occasions where families are present.
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Old 11 September 2007, 07:51   #14
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I'm with Nos - if someone's heading in a car towards me or one of mine - then the actual language used would be of secondary importance to getting the message across.

and I think Nos was actually quite restrained!
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Old 11 September 2007, 08:32   #15
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Actually...I'm sort of with TimW on this one...

an mee az wel. de bastud iz rite. fowl langwij inn a pubic plaice iz jus nott on.

itts fkin ileegul az wel


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Cod... was that a slam? Curse you for pointing us out yet again..

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Looking at the heading shouldn't this be in the North American section???
It's the Queens english Cod, where do you think it properly belongs? Too many people use slang/curse words unfortunately, spread through television, music and movies and general use. I have heard the origins of the F word were that it stood for "fornication under consent of king". Anyone care to comment on that to enlighten our posters? In any case swearing around women and especially children is of course in poor taste. I have slipped myself on occasion, generally followed by an apology, no individual is perfect...
By the way, would a chav be a general description for any social misfit or does this describe a certain ethnicity? That slang term is not in use here and I have never heard anyone use it...
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It's the Queens english Cod, where do you think it properly belongs? Too many people use slang/curse words unfortunately, spread through television, music and movies and general use. I have heard the origins of the F word were that it stood for "fornication under consent of king". Anyone care to comment on that to enlighten our posters? In any case swearing around women and especially children is of course in poor taste. I have slipped myself on occasion, generally followed by an apology, no individual is perfect...
By the way, would a chav be a general description for any social misfit or does this describe a certain ethnicity? That slang term is not in use here and I have never heard anyone use it...
The F-word come from the phrase "Found under Carnal Knowledge" which came from a period in Ireland's history, that when a couple were caught fornicating in public, like under a bush or somewhere, this was the phrase written in the charge book in the police stations, hence the initials resulting in today's f-word.

"Chav" is derived from "Cheltenham Average" the term used by the pupils of the highly expensive and exclusive Cheltenham Ladies College, about some of the poorer townspeople who they considered "lower class".
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The F-word come from the phrase "Found under Carnal Knowledge"
Oh no it doesn't!

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Not sure that's right either!

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The F-word come from the phrase "Found under Carnal Knowledge" which came from a period in Ireland's history, that when a couple were caught fornicating in public, like under a bush or somewhere, this was the phrase written in the charge book in the police stations, hence the initials resulting in today's f-word.

"Chav" is derived from "Cheltenham Average" the term used by the pupils of the highly expensive and exclusive Cheltenham Ladies College, about some of the poorer townspeople who they considered "lower class".
I tend to agree with your view on the 'over' use of offensive language but, I dont know where you got these word derivations from? The 'F' word I always thought derived from some Anglo Saxon utterance and 'Chav'or 'Chavie' is Romany for child.
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Am I getting old?

Well, well, well- the great Jono now looking in the mirror... and not happy with the reflection?????

Join the gang brother.. Got that Zimmer yet??

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