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2014-09-03 08:32:15 AM  
The word bloody has a whole 'nother connotation in England, too.
 
2014-09-03 08:33:29 AM  
astrobioloblog.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-09-03 08:43:16 AM  
list fail without calling somebody a "mewling quim"
 
2014-09-03 08:43:21 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: The word bloody has a whole 'nother connotation in England, too.


Quite right.
 
2014-09-03 08:46:49 AM  
I'm betting "your mom" will always be as filthy and dank as, well, your mom.
 
2014-09-03 09:29:56 AM  
"What the Hell man?"
img1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-09-03 09:39:39 AM  

SauronWasFramed: list fail without calling somebody a "mewling quim"


Also shoe, megaphone and grunties.
 
2014-09-03 10:15:46 AM  
I tend to use the term 'Bunbury' or 'Bunbury Suit' to describe the ugly suits sold by the upscale department stores.

It's an awesome reference that very few will actually get.
 
2014-09-03 10:34:58 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: SauronWasFramed: list fail without calling somebody a "mewling quim"

Also shoe, megaphone and grunties.


Wankel Rotary Engine
 
2014-09-03 10:55:01 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I_Am_Weasel: SauronWasFramed: list fail without calling somebody a "mewling quim"

Also shoe, megaphone and grunties.

Wankel Rotary Engine


Large Hadron Collider
 
2014-09-03 11:36:09 AM  
9. Occupy

Well, that explains the strangest pickup line I ever heard. Decades¹  ago at a local street fair this guy dressed and groomed in a beatnik kinda style and with his visible skin covered in odd tattoos went up to a reasonable hot young woman and asked, "Are you being occupied?"

¹ like 5 of 'em, yeah I'm old.
 
2014-09-03 11:44:22 AM  
Those iron dildos look really textured, like my oil can pitching wedge.
 
2014-09-03 11:48:45 AM  
i am going to hypnotize someone with my penis magic, which is done using my big metal erect penis charm, baby

/penis
 
2014-09-03 11:49:11 AM  
Semprini?
 
2014-09-03 11:50:50 AM  
I'm not buying much of this...

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-09-03 11:51:22 AM  

macross87: Semprini?


OUT!
 
2014-09-03 11:57:22 AM  
Bollucks
 
2014-09-03 11:57:45 AM  
This thread is full of cromulence!

img.fark.net
 
2014-09-03 11:58:20 AM  

some_beer_drinker: i am going to hypnotize someone with my penis magic, which is done using my big metal erect penis charm, baby

/penis


'A little penis charm' was the best thing about that article.

I'm picturing Belushi a la Little Chocolate Donuts.  "When I can't get laid, I turn on A Little Penis Charm..."
 
2014-09-03 12:01:33 PM  
I don't know about you but I'm planning on having an awful conversation with my wife tonight.


/ I read the comments below the article
 
2014-09-03 12:02:55 PM  
The sun has got his hat on...
Hip Hip Hip hooray.
The sun has got his hat on and he's coming out to play.
 
2014-09-03 12:04:55 PM  
That explains why boys are so fascinated with their own junk.
 
2014-09-03 12:07:44 PM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: I'm not buying much of this...

[imgs.xkcd.com image 500x271]


You aren't alone.
 
2014-09-03 12:15:37 PM  
Next thing you know, someone will say "see you next Tuesday" is dirty.
 
2014-09-03 12:17:44 PM  
3. Feet

There's a whole lot of feet washing going on in the Bible too. Hmmmmmm....
 
2014-09-03 12:24:02 PM  
The term "jazz" originally meant sexual intercourse: "Law'za mercy! Ah sho' nuf would like to jazz dat girl!"

The term "rock and roll" also originally meant sexual intercourse.

"Good golly, Miss Molly!
Ah sho' like to ball ya;
Between yo' rockin' and yo' rollin'
You cain't hear yo momma call ya!"
 
2014-09-03 12:25:23 PM  

Fano: Next thing you know, someone will say "see you next Tuesday" is dirty.


It is.  Mardi Gras reference where people would screw one last time before the beginning of Lent.
 
2014-09-03 12:26:04 PM  
Blithering tilderstools!
 
2014-09-03 12:26:30 PM  

I've heard these sweatshirts are quite popular in Australia.

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2014-09-03 12:29:07 PM  

BitwiseShift: This thread is full of cromulence!

[img.fark.net image 300x168]


brony.cscdn.us
 
2014-09-03 12:38:50 PM  

CleanAndPure: The sun has got his hat on...
Hip Hip Hip hooray.
The sun has got his hat on and he's coming out to play.


My first college musical. Leaning on a Lampost is my go-to audition piece.

However I came here to say you'd have to be a real fartleberry to not know this stuff.

/Why yes, I do own a copy of the Vulgar dictionary. Why do you ask?
 
2014-09-03 12:41:33 PM  
Rush Limbaugh got a lot of publicity over "---women farding (that is applying cosmetics) in their cars."
 
2014-09-03 12:43:13 PM  
This list fails without mentioning that the word "dirt" once meant excrement in English a very long time ago
 
2014-09-03 01:07:36 PM  
"Sumbag" used to be dirty?

Ladies and Gentlemen, from that long ago time of 1965, I give you The Fugs, and "Saran Wrap"!

After the Prom, and I ain't got no scumbag,
Saran Wrap, Saran Wrap
My baby and me, huggin' in the back seat,
Saran Wrap, Saran Wrap
Huffin and a-puffin', nothin' else to do, but
Saran Wrap, Saran Wrap
Get into her drawers, rip off a sheet of that
Saran Wrap, Saran Wrap

And so on...

 It's always meant that, folks.
 
2014-09-03 01:18:06 PM  
"Historically speaking, scum and scumbags, seem to have worked their way into and out of being dirty. They were originally used, just as they are used today, to describe the foam and flotsam that collect on water. How condoms got in the mix is anyone's guess."

I'm wondering if the author is serious, or if they've ever heard of flush toilets...
 
2014-09-03 01:22:56 PM  

Deucednuisance: "Sumbag" used to be dirty?

Ladies and Gentlemen, from that long ago time of 1965, I give you The Fugs, and "Saran Wrap"!

After the Prom, and I ain't got no scumbag,
Saran Wrap, Saran Wrap
My baby and me, huggin' in the back seat,
Saran Wrap, Saran Wrap
Huffin and a-puffin', nothin' else to do, but
Saran Wrap, Saran Wrap
Get into her drawers, rip off a sheet of that
Saran Wrap, Saran Wrap

And so on...

 It's always meant that, folks.


Did you not read what the article said about it? In 2006, the New Your Times got complaints because they included it in a crossword puzzle, then people got cross about the word. That's a much better indicator that it currently means "used condom" to some people than lyrics from half a century ago.
 
2014-09-03 01:54:43 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: The word bloody has a whole 'nother connotation in England, too.


as does fanny, or randy... or nekid (naked?)

and then, there's that weird rhyming thing.  strange language over there.
 
2014-09-03 02:08:55 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I_Am_Weasel: SauronWasFramed: list fail without calling somebody a "mewling quim"

Also shoe, megaphone and grunties.

Wankel Rotary Engine

Large Hadron Collider


Event Horizon
 
2014-09-03 02:10:09 PM  

I May Be Crazy But...: Deucednuisance: "Sumbag" used to be dirty?

Ladies and Gentlemen, from that long ago time of 1965, I give you The Fugs, and "Saran Wrap"!

After the Prom, and I ain't got no scumbag,
Saran Wrap, Saran Wrap
My baby and me, huggin' in the back seat,
Saran Wrap, Saran Wrap
Huffin and a-puffin', nothin' else to do, but
Saran Wrap, Saran Wrap
Get into her drawers, rip off a sheet of that
Saran Wrap, Saran Wrap

And so on...

 It's always meant that, folks.

Did you not read what the article said about it? In 2006, the New Your Times got complaints because they included it in a crossword puzzle, then people got cross about the word. That's a much better indicator that it currently means "used condom" to some people than lyrics from half a century ago.


Pfft.  This is Fark, what use have I for TFA when I have a misleading headline to comment on?

The nerve of some people....
 
2014-09-03 02:18:57 PM  
Probably gonna get flamed, but... this article is pretty much the counter-argument I use against people who want to ban words due to racial, sexual, or other culturally sensitive epithets.  Banning them just makes them more powerful.  They then become like nuclear weapons and when you use them, everyone suffers.  Forcing them into everyday use mutes their power and eventually they become like the words on this list: common words without much, if any, vulgarity or hate behind them.

pixel.nymag.com
"So if I have awful intercourse with a guy, there will be a second date?"
 
2014-09-03 02:20:49 PM  

LeroyBourne: Those iron dildos look really textured, like my oil can pitching wedge.


Pitted...for her pleasure.
 
2014-09-03 02:45:09 PM  
got distracted somewhere around Scumbag

(Warning: Yoko Ono Content)
 
2014-09-03 03:01:10 PM  

Ulfhednar: DjangoStonereaver: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: I_Am_Weasel: SauronWasFramed: list fail without calling somebody a "mewling quim"

Also shoe, megaphone and grunties.

Wankel Rotary Engine

Large Hadron Collider

Event Horizon


Modified Wooden Toilet Roll Holder
 
2014-09-03 03:12:49 PM  
So, about half of all English nouns are a "you know what I mean?" from being a dirty word? Sounds about right.

/Wink, wink
//Nudge, nudge
 
2014-09-03 03:17:34 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: So, about half of all English nouns are a "you know what I mean?" from being a dirty word? Sounds about right.

/Wink, wink
//Nudge, nudge


He ran his tongue delicately along her buttons whilst gently cupping her coke bottles.

"Oh, yes!" She cried, "stick your joystick in my usb drive!"

He arched his back and placed his gummi worm into her hot moist paper bag and the two proceeded to email each other vigorously.
 
2014-09-03 03:50:43 PM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: Fano: Next thing you know, someone will say "see you next Tuesday" is dirty.

It is.  Mardi Gras reference where people would screw one last time before the beginning of Lent.


Or you could read it as, "C U Next Tuesday." Either way...
 
2014-09-03 04:21:39 PM  
Meecrob
 
2014-09-03 05:35:21 PM  

pute kisses like a man: DjangoStonereaver: The word bloody has a whole 'nother connotation in England, too.

as does fanny, or randy... or nekid (naked?)

and then, there's that weird rhyming thing.  strange language over there.


My first name is Randy.  I always got a kick out of that.  Why yes I am Randy.  Quite randy actually.
 
2014-09-03 05:43:09 PM  
In Chaucer's day, the 'C' word was spelled (roughly) "quent" which was the nicest way to describe a woman's delicate parts.  He used it in the Miller's Tale, as a double entendre.  Now it is the worst word you can use for ... well, just about anything.  Evolution at its finest!
 
2014-09-03 06:15:52 PM  

amindtat: 3. Feet

There's a whole lot of feet washing going on in the Bible too. Hmmmmmm....


Apparently folks back in Biblical days liked a good double entendre as much as folks do today.

/foot-washing was expected to be performed by slaves.
//so was getting farked.
 
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