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(The Sun)   Everyone freaks out after comedian says "wanker" on live BBC broadcast. What a bunch of bollocks   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 64
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2012-02-01 10:40:36 PM  
At least he didn't talk about Buggery.
 
2012-02-01 10:43:21 PM  
What a bell end
 
2012-02-01 10:53:57 PM  
What a gobshiate.
 
2012-02-01 11:02:45 PM  
Wow. You guys are on a completely different level of swearing here.
 
2012-02-01 11:06:28 PM  
I can't believe they're actually considering and American version of Only Fools and Horses.
 
2012-02-01 11:08:00 PM  
unicron702: Wow. You guys are on a completely different level of swearing here.

USA! USA!
 
2012-02-01 11:08:39 PM  
It's just a car engine! What's the big deal?
 
2012-02-01 11:10:09 PM  
An American saying wanker has no malice behind it. It's like an Englishman saying "asshole."
 
2012-02-01 11:20:23 PM  
Wait, that's a bad word over there?
I checked Urban Dictionary and the accepted definition seems to be "one who wanks". Is it different in England?

"George W. Bush" was the second definition. Heh.
 
2012-02-01 11:21:04 PM  
Wait until they find out about Malcolm Tucker (new window)
 
2012-02-01 11:21:26 PM  
That takes some major ghoulies.
 
2012-02-01 11:30:11 PM  

12349876: That takes some major ghoulies.


Groovy ones?
 
2012-02-01 11:32:27 PM  
He should have given them a trunky in the tradesmen's entrance.
 
2012-02-01 11:33:09 PM  
Good thing he didn't say twatwaffle.
 
2012-02-01 11:37:25 PM  

moothemagiccow: An American saying wanker has no malice behind it. It's like an Englishman saying "asshole."


How dare you say that. I love that word and I started using it. No one knows what it means, because they are eeg-norant.

/because I can never have too many pejorative terms for people.
 
2012-02-01 11:37:25 PM  
Bloody berk.
 
2012-02-01 11:51:24 PM  
i46.photobucket.com
 
2012-02-01 11:52:43 PM  
Wankers are just tossers who don't put enough effort into the task at hand.
 
2012-02-02 12:00:43 AM  

unicron702: Wow. You guys are on a completely different level of swearing here.


To the Fiesty Goat?
 
2012-02-02 12:05:29 AM  
 
2012-02-02 12:09:04 AM  
Bloody hell
 
2012-02-02 12:15:48 AM  
i43.tinypic.com
 
2012-02-02 12:44:18 AM  
HARRUMPH HARRUMPH harrumph harrumph, and by God, HARRUMPH!
 
2012-02-02 12:54:32 AM  
I'm not really sure what an equivalent to "wanker" is, aside from maybe "bastard" or "asshole." I guess because I've never been to the UK.

Then again, I think "c--t" is a far less insulting word there, which is also odd to me.
 
2012-02-02 01:18:16 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: Wait, that's a bad word over there?
I checked Urban Dictionary and the accepted definition seems to be "one who wanks". Is it different in England?

"George W. Bush" was the second definition. Heh.


I guess it's like "douche" where the original meaning has faded somewhat.
 
2012-02-02 01:25:42 AM  
Fun fact: I live only a few miles from this place:

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2012-02-02 01:26:10 AM  
What kind of cocksnorfler gets pissy about some tosser talking about wankers? Bloody hell the sodding officials over there suck.
 
2012-02-02 01:26:12 AM  
Rule one, no poofters.
 
2012-02-02 01:56:11 AM  

Jabberocknroll: HARRUMPH HARRUMPH harrumph harrumph, and by God, HARRUMPH!


I didn't get a harrumph out of that guy!
 
2012-02-02 02:06:39 AM  
I used the adjective 'bloody' when I was a bit cheesed off in front of my Mum and her friend over from Scotland. You'd think I fisted the cat the way they blanched. Apparently it's a serious word.
 
2012-02-02 02:07:19 AM  
Also, a fanny is an entirely different part of the anatomy over there.
 
2012-02-02 02:10:11 AM  

Wayne 985: I'm not really sure what an equivalent to "wanker" is, aside from maybe "bastard" or "asshole." I guess because I've never been to the UK.

Then again, I think "c--t" is a far less insulting word there, which is also odd to me.



Wanker would be more akin to 'Jerk-off' in the US, given the penis connection. A wanker is someone who wanks, a masturbator. The Scottish accented robot in The Transformers III uttered 'wanker' and I was surprised it escaped the censors.

Also, it's twAt, America. It's a hard sound. Twaaat. Not Twot, as the Yanks are fond of saying. Stupid khunts.
 
2012-02-02 02:13:07 AM  

moothemagiccow: An American saying wanker has no malice behind it. It's like an Englishman saying "asshole."


No, that'd be an American saying tosser would be like an Englishman saying asshole.

/ you cheeky git
 
2012-02-02 02:21:12 AM  
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Yeah, I just stayed in; had a big wank.
 
2012-02-02 02:38:37 AM  

Farabor: Jabberocknroll: HARRUMPH HARRUMPH harrumph harrumph, and by God, HARRUMPH!

I didn't get a harrumph out of that guy!



Harrrumph!
 
2012-02-02 02:49:40 AM  

phrenicmonkey: I used the adjective 'bloody' when I was a bit cheesed off in front of my Mum and her friend over from Scotland. You'd think I fisted the cat the way they blanched. Apparently it's a serious word.


They say that word in Harry Potter. How serious can it be?!
 
2012-02-02 03:08:00 AM  

vrax: phrenicmonkey: I used the adjective 'bloody' when I was a bit cheesed off in front of my Mum and her friend over from Scotland. You'd think I fisted the cat the way they blanched. Apparently it's a serious word.

They say that word in Harry Potter. How serious can it be?!


Well, they are little old ladies. Maybe for their generation it's a big deal.
 
2012-02-02 03:11:44 AM  
thenewgay.net
 
2012-02-02 03:27:09 AM  

phrenicmonkey: vrax: phrenicmonkey: I used the adjective 'bloody' when I was a bit cheesed off in front of my Mum and her friend over from Scotland. You'd think I fisted the cat the way they blanched. Apparently it's a serious word.

They say that word in Harry Potter. How serious can it be?!

Well, they are little old ladies. Maybe for their generation it's a big deal.


Next time, fist the cat, then report back.
 
2012-02-02 04:10:52 AM  

phrenicmonkey: vrax: phrenicmonkey: I used the adjective 'bloody' when I was a bit cheesed off in front of my Mum and her friend over from Scotland. You'd think I fisted the cat the way they blanched. Apparently it's a serious word.

They say that word in Harry Potter. How serious can it be?!

Well, they are little old ladies. Maybe for their generation it's a big deal.


Context is important, and tone.

I mean, if we were discussing my honeymoon, and I said, "Most people wouldn't get that close at that time of the month, but we had a bloody good time anyhow".

Pun intended or not, that would mortify a lot of people.

Wayne 985: I'm not really sure what an equivalent to "wanker" is, aside from maybe "bastard" or "asshole." I guess because I've never been to the UK.

Then again, I think "c--t" is a far less insulting word there, which is also odd to me.


I never got the hatred for c**t. Pussy is a very common and even excepted term(even when not dealing with felines).

_________________________________
Anyhow, as some above stated:

Wanker can be, simply, one who wanks. Oddly enough, it's also used precisely the same as jerk-off (and hence jerk for short).

I think it's about having to do with the pleasing of one's self, in that regard, and less about literal masturbation, but more figurative. Self pride, haughty, braggart, etc.

But considered a swear word?
That's ridiculous, especially over there, where there's ten million kinds of not actually descriptive words(often silly) for the more risque anatomy or acts involving anatomy that are uttered on TV all of the time.

If you know what I mean..*wink wink nudge nudge*

I mean, hell, If Monty Python was doing it 30 years ago on TV, it should be more or less ok to say today on TV.(And this in a nation which has nudity on their equivalent to CBS at night.(and lots some days).

I really don't get people.
/boobs are great, on TV or otherwise, so don't get me wrong there
//just saying they're hypocritically tight assed at times
 
2012-02-02 04:34:56 AM  
Sympathizes

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Link (new window)
 
2012-02-02 04:50:33 AM  

phrenicmonkey: Also, a fanny is an entirely different part of the anatomy everywhere else.


FTFY.
 
2012-02-02 05:04:59 AM  
wtfhub.com
 
2012-02-02 05:47:44 AM  

omeganuepsilon: I mean, hell, If Monty Python was doing it 30 years ago on TV, it should be more or less ok to say today on TV.(And this in a nation which has nudity on their equivalent to CBS at night.(and lots some days).


It's morning TV, the BBC has to play it extremely carefully. They have to be careful the pensioners don't get all angry and upset, there's always the risk they'll have to suffer another Daily Fail witch hunt
 
2012-02-02 06:59:41 AM  
Gordon Ramsey can run around saying shiat for 60 minutes straight and one slip of "wanker" causes an uproar? Was it because it was a morning show?
 
2012-02-02 07:38:56 AM  
I wonder if he's fond of pie.

/weebl
 
2012-02-02 07:40:40 AM  

toetag: Gordon Ramsey can run around saying shiat for 60 minutes straight and one slip of "wanker" causes an uproar? Was it because it was a morning show?


Yeah. Do you Americans have something like the watershed, where the language needs to be monitored, until a point when kids are (in old fashioned- no bearing on modern life) supposedly in bed, where you can then say just about anything*?

*See Frankie Boyle
 
2012-02-02 08:02:19 AM  
I believe the americans follow a different system, whereby you aren't really allowed to use any of the so called seven dirty words

shiat, piss, fark, coont, cocksucker, motherfarker, and tits

Then they stick a rating at the beginning of each show and after each ad break.

But yes, I saw this yesterday morning whilst having a bath..and as it's the BBC it gets hugely scrutinised and everyone goes 'ooooh fine them, take them away' (by everyone I mean any media outlet owned by competing media companies)
 
2012-02-02 08:04:48 AM  

capitulating fromage masticating simian: Yeah. Do you Americans have something like the watershed, where the language needs to be monitored, until a point when kids are (in old fashioned- no bearing on modern life) supposedly in bed, where you can then say just about anything*?

*See Frankie Boyle


Yes, thanks to the FCC, it's generally considered to be 00:01 till 23:59. :)

Generally here, it's 8pm or later. Over here though, you can't actually say or display vulgarity/nudity. you can just have two people in a bed together or "adult" type situations. You still can't swear or nudity. (a few times it's been gotten away with but 0.01% out of all the time i've watched over the years.)

Which, i've always found funny, since during the day time, Soap Operas can have the cast parading around in barely anything, romping in bed (at least the initial, crawl under the covers and roll on top of each other while kissing, then cut to commercial)....
 
2012-02-02 08:16:44 AM  
"Balls."
 
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