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Forum: General Chat 19th Apr 2007, 22:04
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Posted By Oryx
Re: Most Hated Words

Back to gay for a minute.

I think what may be happening here is the morphing of a word. Despite my (and obviously Col's) explanations to otherwise intelligent children that the use of the word...
Forum: General Chat 18th Apr 2007, 22:11
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By Oryx
Re: Most Hated Words

And yet, I don't think a lot of the kids using the word are necessarily homophobic. That may have been the original intent-who knows how these things get started- but I'm not sure they make the...
Forum: General Chat 18th Apr 2007, 21:02
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By Oryx
Re: Most Hated Words

Well, then Col, you have some clever children where you live.
Forum: General Chat 18th Apr 2007, 20:24
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By Oryx
Re: Most Hated Words

Oh yes, gay.

It means stupid. Boy, has that word morphed over the years.
Forum: General Chat 18th Apr 2007, 19:51
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By Oryx
Re: Most Hated Words

Having three teenagers in the house, I get to hear some of the most outrageous misuse of and misappropriation of language around.

A couple of years ago, it was fasionable to discribe silly or...
Forum: General Chat 13th Feb 2007, 1:26
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By Oryx
Re: Most Hated Words

Phrase that can't stand:

"thinking outside the box"

Can't help but think of a very rude use of the word "box"
Forum: General Chat 12th Feb 2007, 1:28
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By Oryx
Re: Most Hated Words

See what I mean?
Forum: General Chat 12th Feb 2007, 1:22
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By Oryx
Re: Most Hated Words

You should try being Canadian!

We say A-dult when its an adjective and a-DULT whein its a noun

Its ciga-RETTE when its a question and CIGA-rette when its a statement

Its neither maga-ZINE...
Forum: General Chat 11th Jan 2007, 20:26
Replies: 436
Views: 38,598
Posted By Oryx
Re: Most Hated Words

This may not be the worst word, but one that I hate quite a lot, and this is bucolic.

Rather than sound like a picturesque rural setting, which I believe is what it means, it conjures images of...
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