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#271 YourMomsLover

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

You are all a bunch of cotton headed ninny muggin esquires...

#272 SZ James

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

i appreciate what you're saying... but frankly even websters backs me up.



it literally says it's used facetiously in the dictionary. it also acknowledges the archaic definitions separately. How it's used... i can't speak to... but as far as the literal definition of the word... it's really not offensive.


he wasn't using it facetiously. plus they got the archaic version and the modern version backwards so..

used to mean young woman, then it meant maid or something, now it means *****.

of course I guess you can agree with stirs and say the N word isn't offensive either because it used to not be or it's spanish or whatever.

#273 SZ James

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

I'll let y'all decide what makes the most sense

"She is a bit of a wench, isn't she?"

she is a bit of a young lady
she is a bit of a maid servant
she is a bit of a slutwhorebitchskank

#274 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:58 PM

In the context of Mr Scots original post, I would equate wench with idiot.

He certainly wasn't calling her a slut or wh*re, that makes zero sense.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

he wasn't using it facetiously. plus they got the archaic version and the modern version backwards so..

used to mean young woman, then it meant maid or something, now it means *****.

of course I guess you can agree with stirs and say the N word isn't offensive either because it used to not be or it's spanish or whatever.


Both are archaic... The meaning you cite is from the 14th century...So here you are, literally arguing with a dictionary... Putting words in scot's mouth and building a strawman while comparing me to stirs and some argument about the word n*gger (which is effectively a godwin 'round here.) I appreciate and understand your opinion on this and you are certainly entitled to your feelings but unless you have an etymology degree... Well, we're just going to have to agree to disagree.

#276 SZ James

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:04 PM

would someone promote ncbiscuit to mod or something?

I realize he lost an election to a muslim but the constant kowtowing is pathetic.

#277 SZ James

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:11 PM

Both are archaic... The meaning you cite is from the 14th century...So here you are, literally arguing with a dictionary... Putting words in scot's mouth and building a strawman while comparing me to stirs and some argument about the word n*gger (which is effectively a godwin 'round here.) I appreciate and understand your opinion on this and you are certainly entitled to your feelings but unless you have an etymology degree... Well, we're just going to have to agree to disagree.


I quoted what he said almost verbatim. Which one makes the most sense?

Sometimes the Godwin comparison is valid, you know that right? Both of you feel that if the word originated from something non-offensive, well then it's all cool then.

Also, you know dictionaries aren't the end-all be-all right? Especially when I can just cite a different dictionary that says what I agree with more.

#278 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

would someone promote ncbiscuit to mod or something?

I realize he lost an election to a muslim but the constant kowtowing is pathetic.


kowtowing to who?

...and Salty isn't a real Muslim.

#279 SZ James

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

kowtowing to who?

...and Salty isn't a real Muslim.


Not even the managment themselves defend their policies as much as you seem to.

Although I am still shocked the majority of posters didn't fall for the boobies gimmick I thought fer sure you'd win.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

Also, you know dictionaries aren't the end-all be-all right? Especially when I can just cite a different dictionary that says what I agree with more.


Lmao

#281 SZ James

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:34 PM

Lmao


it's true. hell the printed dictionaries aren't even the same as the online dictionaries.

THE DICTIONARIES ARE ARGUING AMONGST THEMSELVES OMG

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

This thread is retarded.

#283 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Not even the managment themselves defend their policies as much as you seem to.

Although I am still shocked the majority of posters didn't fall for the boobies gimmick I thought fer sure you'd win.


Not quite sure how giving my opinion on Mr Scots use of wench is "defending the management", but ok...

is today lefty irony day or something though? Because you've given more pi to Cantrell than Mrs Smith... If that's not kowtowing, idk what is.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

Semantics Olympics

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:49 PM

Not quite sure how giving my opinion on Mr Scots use of wench is "defending the management", but ok...

is today lefty irony day or something though? Because you've given more pi to Cantrell than Mrs Smith... If that's not kowtowing, idk what is.


I would give more pie to Mrs Smith but she never posts


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