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(Salon)   As society develops, so do its invectives, and here is a handy list of some classics--and some new ones. Not safe for work language, though that should be obvious, you buggery shrew   (salon.com) divider line 48
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2013-05-11 11:34:45 AM
A dildo, Grose helpfully explains, is "an implement resembling the virile member, for which it is said to be substituted, by nuns, boarding school misses, and others obliged to celibacy, or fearful of pregnancy. Dildoes are made of wax, horn, leather, and diverse other substances, and if fame does not lie more than usually, are to be had at many of our great toy shops and nick nackatories."
 
2013-05-11 11:45:19 AM
Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".

My grandmother is an almost 90 year old lady who served in World War II as a nurse. When then-Senator Obama was campaigning, he visited South Bend, Indiana (about an hour away from Chicago) and did the usual campaign things (shock hands, photo op, "good for America" speech). To this day, Grammy is still happy to have voted for "That nice colored gentleman who became President"
 
2013-05-11 11:56:54 AM
t bloody l;dr
 
2013-05-11 01:38:35 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".

My grandmother is an almost 90 year old lady who served in World War II as a nurse. When then-Senator Obama was campaigning, he visited South Bend, Indiana (about an hour away from Chicago) and did the usual campaign things (shock hands, photo op, "good for America" speech). To this day, Grammy is still happy to have voted for "That nice colored gentleman who became President"


Shame, since Lovecraft used that word in pretty much every story, in the sense of "weird" or "odd"
 
2013-05-11 02:12:12 PM
oh look, another #&@# link from Salon.

If fark a division of Salon now?
 
2013-05-11 02:12:51 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".

My grandmother is an almost 90 year old lady who served in World War II as a nurse. When then-Senator Obama was campaigning, he visited South Bend, Indiana (about an hour away from Chicago) and did the usual campaign things (shock hands, photo op, "good for America" speech). To this day, Grammy is still happy to have voted for "That nice colored gentleman who became President"

Shame, since Lovecraft used that word in pretty much every story, in the sense of "weird" or "odd"


That's how we meant it when we played "smear the queer".  The person with the football was the odd one, so you tried to tackle him.  We had no concept really of gay at that age.

Strumpet is a good slur I learned from Shakespeare.
 
2013-05-11 02:18:21 PM
Pity us courtiers, who, moanin' and groanin',
Are forced willy nilly to imitate Onan. . . .
Daily and monthly it's surely undoing us,
Seminal weakness will certainly ruin us.

Spermatorrhoea,
That's what we fear,
We shall all perish from Spermatorrhoea.

Our pallid complexions foreshadow death's doom in us.
And our water's remarkably thick and albuminous . . .
Nocturnal emissions o'erwhelm us in oceans.
And at stool our roe shoot, along with our motions.

Spermatorrhoea,
That's what we fear,
We shall all perish from Spermatorrhoea.

[General dance of all.]

Quoted from one of the references in the piece
 
2013-05-11 02:18:29 PM
swinchgnarkle
 
2013-05-11 02:25:09 PM
Attractive and successful African American
 
2013-05-11 02:30:04 PM
FA doesn't mention that "bugger" comes from the name of the heretical Christian sect of Bogomilism that started in the First Bulgarian Empire. It was reputed to endorse "perverse" or "reverse" sexual acts.

Thus "Bulgarian" also became a slang way of referring to homosexuals.
 
2013-05-11 02:41:41 PM
Parnel is a priest's whore
 
2013-05-11 02:45:31 PM
That's one motherfarking long article.
 
2013-05-11 02:46:40 PM
What did people call douchebags before the existence of douchebags?
 
2013-05-11 02:50:08 PM
"Nackle-ass"? Gotta work that into my usual invective filled rants...
 
2013-05-11 02:53:24 PM
I was amused to find out how offensive "mewling quim" was to Brits, when it was in "The Avengers".
 
2013-05-11 03:01:01 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".

My grandmother is an almost 90 year old lady who served in World War II as a nurse. When then-Senator Obama was campaigning, he visited South Bend, Indiana (about an hour away from Chicago) and did the usual campaign things (shock hands, photo op, "good for America" speech). To this day, Grammy is still happy to have voted for "That nice colored gentleman who became President"


Meh. Old people use old slang. Colour me shocked. Only people that will find that a bother is the usual brigade of people looking to be offended on someone elses behalf
 
2013-05-11 03:03:16 PM

belhade: I was amused to find out how offensive "mewling quim" was to Brits, when it was in "The Avengers".


This.

Have a friend who loves Hiddleston, and who was pissed when she found out what it meant

/Loki's the bomb
 
2013-05-11 03:09:14 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".


I don't know. I don't see many black individuals identifying themselves as "colored". Sure, the NAACP has it in the title, but that's because the organization was named so long ago.

I identify myself as "queer". In part because none of the other letters in the LGBT alphabet soup identify my sexuality well enough, and in part because then I don't have to go into details, like saying
"Well, I'm a bit bisexual, but I'm married to a member of the opposite sex, so it doesn't count for much"
 
2013-05-11 03:12:28 PM

mark12A: "Nackle-ass"? Gotta work that into my usual invective filled rants...


No, no, no.  It's too close to Nickleback to ever be publicly uttered.
 
2013-05-11 03:13:48 PM
Ah, the Buggery Shrew....

Those things make a lot of racket in the early morning....
 
2013-05-11 03:16:24 PM

CruJones: PC LOAD LETTER: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".

My grandmother is an almost 90 year old lady who served in World War II as a nurse. When then-Senator Obama was campaigning, he visited South Bend, Indiana (about an hour away from Chicago) and did the usual campaign things (shock hands, photo op, "good for America" speech). To this day, Grammy is still happy to have voted for "That nice colored gentleman who became President"

Shame, since Lovecraft used that word in pretty much every story, in the sense of "weird" or "odd"

That's how we meant it when we played "smear the queer".  The person with the football was the odd one, so you tried to tackle him.  We had no concept really of gay at that age.

Strumpet is a good slur I learned from Shakespeare.


I remember Sister Marie referring to our beloved, violent recess activity as "tackle the guy with the ball", instead of Smear the Queer.

Political correctness had already run amuck in midwestern Catholic grade schools in 1975.
 
2013-05-11 03:37:22 PM

DoctorCal: CruJones: PC LOAD LETTER: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".

My grandmother is an almost 90 year old lady who served in World War II as a nurse. When then-Senator Obama was campaigning, he visited South Bend, Indiana (about an hour away from Chicago) and did the usual campaign things (shock hands, photo op, "good for America" speech). To this day, Grammy is still happy to have voted for "That nice colored gentleman who became President"

Shame, since Lovecraft used that word in pretty much every story, in the sense of "weird" or "odd"

That's how we meant it when we played "smear the queer".  The person with the football was the odd one, so you tried to tackle him.  We had no concept really of gay at that age.

Strumpet is a good slur I learned from Shakespeare.

I remember Sister Marie referring to our beloved, violent recess activity as "tackle the guy with the ball", instead of Smear the Queer.

Political correctness had already run amuck in midwestern Catholic grade schools in 1975.


Hmm, my friends and I have always called it 'Kill the carrier'.
 
2013-05-11 03:38:15 PM
www.cardinalfang.net
 
2013-05-11 03:45:06 PM

PC LOAD LETTER: Shame, since Lovecraft used that word in pretty much every story, in the sense of "weird" or "odd"


"Colored"?
 
2013-05-11 04:01:30 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".

My grandmother is an almost 90 year old lady who served in World War II as a nurse. When then-Senator Obama was campaigning, he visited South Bend, Indiana (about an hour away from Chicago) and did the usual campaign things (shock hands, photo op, "good for America" speech). To this day, Grammy is still happy to have voted for "That nice colored gentleman who became President"


The NAACP agrees.
 
2013-05-11 04:02:09 PM
Gives an interesting new meaning to "larking about".
 
2013-05-11 04:06:54 PM
In his 1785 "Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," Francis Grose includes to huffle, which is "a piece of bestiality too filthy for explanation." (The 1788 and 1823 editions decide that discretion is the better part of valor and fail to mention the bestial practice at all.) Grose also lists "to bagpipe, a lascivious practice too indecent for explanation."

This stuff is gold, Jerry, GOLD!
 
2013-05-11 04:09:55 PM
Don't forget meekrob.
 
2013-05-11 04:10:26 PM
Once the worst word in the language, fark can be used in all eight of Hughes's categories and in fourteen of McEnery's sixteen.

So, what's the new worst word?
 
2013-05-11 04:11:42 PM
 
2013-05-11 04:18:27 PM
My favourite from James May's Gentleman Laboratory:

IIRC, it goes like this: "I put it to you, Sir, that you are more than adequately versed in the sin of Onan, Sir ! "

I know this is not a swear as per TFA, but it is a proper invective.
 
2013-05-11 04:42:29 PM

CruJones: PC LOAD LETTER: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".

My grandmother is an almost 90 year old lady who served in World War II as a nurse. When then-Senator Obama was campaigning, he visited South Bend, Indiana (about an hour away from Chicago) and did the usual campaign things (shock hands, photo op, "good for America" speech). To this day, Grammy is still happy to have voted for "That nice colored gentleman who became President"

Shame, since Lovecraft used that word in pretty much every story, in the sense of "weird" or "odd"

That's how we meant it when we played "smear the queer".  The person with the football was the odd one, so you tried to tackle him.  We had no concept really of gay at that age.

Strumpet is a good slur I learned from Shakespeare.


When I was growing up I heard both "queer duck" and "strange bird" describing the oddball.
 
2013-05-11 05:12:57 PM
The people at Roger's Profanisaurus would like to have a word with you...

http://www.profanisaurusapp.com/ 


http://www.viz.co.uk/profanisaurus.html
 
2013-05-11 05:15:38 PM

Krieghund: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".

I don't know. I don't see many black individuals identifying themselves as "colored". Sure, the NAACP has it in the title, but that's because the organization was named so long ago.

I identify myself as "queer". In part because none of the other letters in the LGBT alphabet soup identify my sexuality well enough, and in part because then I don't have to go into details, like saying
"Well, I'm a bit bisexual, but I'm married to a member of the opposite sex, so it doesn't count for much"


You're as queer as a three-dollar bill.
 
2013-05-11 05:39:00 PM

orbister: PC LOAD LETTER: Shame, since Lovecraft used that word in pretty much every story, in the sense of "weird" or "odd"

"Colored"?


No, silly. "Queer"
 
2013-05-11 05:39:57 PM

Astorix: CruJones: PC LOAD LETTER: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".

My grandmother is an almost 90 year old lady who served in World War II as a nurse. When then-Senator Obama was campaigning, he visited South Bend, Indiana (about an hour away from Chicago) and did the usual campaign things (shock hands, photo op, "good for America" speech). To this day, Grammy is still happy to have voted for "That nice colored gentleman who became President"

Shame, since Lovecraft used that word in pretty much every story, in the sense of "weird" or "odd"

That's how we meant it when we played "smear the queer".  The person with the football was the odd one, so you tried to tackle him.  We had no concept really of gay at that age.

Strumpet is a good slur I learned from Shakespeare.

When I was growing up I heard both "queer duck" and "strange bird" describing the oddball.


My wife and my father say "strange egg".
 
2013-05-11 05:59:04 PM
SAN FLANCISCO CAWK SUCKAS!
 
2013-05-11 06:16:30 PM
 "Go, get thee gone ... thou frantic ass, to the devil, and be buggered"
 
2013-05-11 06:17:29 PM
Well, fark.
 
2013-05-11 06:31:31 PM
nsfw - but

http://chickenhead.com/bannertown/5.asp

National Discount Strumpet
 
2013-05-11 06:51:13 PM

orbister: PC LOAD LETTER: Shame, since Lovecraft used that word in pretty much every story, in the sense of "weird" or "odd"

"Colored"?


That would be "coloured."

/he used "negro"
 
2013-05-11 09:40:47 PM
I knew an old guy who referred to black men as "colored brothers". He wasn't trying to be offensive. He probably thought he was being nice.
 
2013-05-11 11:37:12 PM
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Shameless plug for some of the greatest obscure words ever. Titterywhoppit? Spraints? Naffin?
 
2013-05-11 11:47:04 PM
 
2013-05-12 12:22:07 AM

DoctorCal: English as a Second Farking Language



i3.ytimg.com
 
2013-05-12 04:27:20 AM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".

My grandmother is an almost 90 year old lady who served in World War II as a nurse. When then-Senator Obama was campaigning, he visited South Bend, Indiana (about an hour away from Chicago) and did the usual campaign things (shock hands, photo op, "good for America" speech). To this day, Grammy is still happy to have voted for "That nice colored gentleman who became President"


So she voted for the same kind of creep that caused WWII ?
 
2013-05-12 12:12:01 PM

AMonkey'sUncle: Krieghund: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Personal theory: the word "queer" will be my generation's version of "colored".

I don't know. I don't see many black individuals identifying themselves as "colored". Sure, the NAACP has it in the title, but that's because the organization was named so long ago.

I identify myself as "queer". In part because none of the other letters in the LGBT alphabet soup identify my sexuality well enough, and in part because then I don't have to go into details, like saying
"Well, I'm a bit bisexual, but I'm married to a member of the opposite sex, so it doesn't count for much"

You're as queer as a three-dollar bill.


I actually heard some conservative once complaining that Them Folks reclaimed "queer" because they wanted people to think anyone who was a bit odd was a homo. I told him most people already thought that anyway. He got kinda quiet.

/Me, I'm as straight as two-tone shoes on a white man.
 
2013-05-12 05:17:33 PM
A character in the mock Christmas pantomime "Harlequin Prince Cherrytop and the Good Fairy Fairfark" (1879) declares, "For all your threats I don't care a fark. / I'll never leave my princely darling duck." (The panto relates the story of Prince Cherrytop, who has become enslaved by the Demon of Masturbation. The Good Fairy Fairfark helps him conquer his addiction to self-abuse, so he can embrace the joys of holy matrimony with his betrothed, the Princess Shovituppa. It was written by an eminent journalist for the Daily Telegraph, whose work had also been published by Dickens and Thackeray.)

Call me old-fashioned, but the Victorians were so much better at porn than we are these days.
 
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