Author Topic: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread  (Read 85352 times)

Kim

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Re: The "I'm Such a <div>" Thread
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2016, 09:26:59 pm »
I thought there was a rule (possibly an unwritten one, or simply best practice) that subject lines be SFW everywhere outside the NSFW board?

Nobody wants to trip the Scunthorpe alarm simply by loading the unread posts page.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2016, 09:30:48 pm »
I thought there was a rule (possibly an unwritten one, or simply best practice) that subject lines be SFW everywhere outside the NSFW board?

Nobody wants to trip the Scunthorpe alarm simply by loading the unread posts page.

That would be this one: -
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- No inline images or avatars containing porn, goatse, anything you might see on rotten.com or anything likely to upset or seriously offend.  If in doubt, leave it as a URL with an appropriate warning or don't post it.  We are a family forum.
- Keep thread titles clean, even in NSFW.
- No selling of anything illegal, nicked or copyright-infringing.  We don't strongly object to eBay links, but they get rather tedious and defeat the advantage of trading among your friends.
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ElyDave

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #52 on: January 31, 2016, 09:32:33 pm »
The name would raise no eyebrows where I work, nearly everyone will have committed one of these forms of fuckwittery
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #53 on: January 31, 2016, 09:37:16 pm »
I thought there was a rule (possibly an unwritten one, or simply best practice) that subject lines be SFW everywhere outside the NSFW board?

Nobody wants to trip the Scunthorpe alarm simply by loading the unread posts page.

That would be this one: -
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4. Please don't do anything that will get the admins into trouble.  Specifically, this means

- No inline images or avatars containing porn, goatse, anything you might see on rotten.com or anything likely to upset or seriously offend.  If in doubt, leave it as a URL with an appropriate warning or don't post it.  We are a family forum.
- Keep thread titles clean, even in NSFW.
- No selling of anything illegal, nicked or copyright-infringing.  We don't strongly object to eBay links, but they get rather tedious and defeat the advantage of trading among your friends.
http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=232.0

Given that the "Super Twat" thread has been left in publicly searchable boards, rather than being deposited in NSFW or P&OBI (which is where it really belongs, seeing as it's mainly a Two Minutes Hate most of the time), it can be safely assumed that Suggestion 4 isn't even a guideline, never mind a rule.  :demon:
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #54 on: January 31, 2016, 09:58:19 pm »
Thanks all for being so unhelpful.  It would raise eyebrows where I work.  But that's not a problem for you, so that's OK then, isn't it?

Spesh, are you the new arbitrator then?
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #55 on: January 31, 2016, 10:27:30 pm »
I'll add a 'please change the title' request. We have plenty of discussion elsewhere on behaviour that is unwittingly exclusionary to certain sections of society.
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ElyDave

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fucking Div" Thread
« Reply #56 on: January 31, 2016, 10:42:03 pm »
PS: Can we make the title of this thread a bit more SFW please?

+1
Great thread, but a bit awkward even in steath mode at work.

This seems a bit understated to me, if this would raise eyebrows. Perhaps you're being a bit too British?
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #57 on: January 31, 2016, 10:42:50 pm »
The title has changed...
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fucking Div" Thread
« Reply #58 on: January 31, 2016, 10:46:46 pm »
I once went to Northampton for a meeting which was not only in Swindon, it was on a different day.

Being away from Swindon is very sensible, thobut?

spesh

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #59 on: January 31, 2016, 10:49:16 pm »
The title has changed...

To be honest, I was half-expecting someone to pass comment on the use of "div", never mind the f-word. If you check out the thread that arose from Ricky Gervais copping flak for using the word "mong", the discussion encompasses whether words like "idiot" or "fool" are ablist...
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #60 on: January 31, 2016, 11:00:14 pm »
Fecking is still probably a bit dodgy but not sure what's better, effing maybe.

Div I always assume came from divot and doesn't have specifically disablist meanings as far as I can find. Numpty is also a good word, again, Scottish. They have all the BEST words.

Mong is disablist cos it comes from Mongolism meaning Down's syndrome.  Idiot and fool are less obviously disablist as in most people don't know their history of classification of "learning difficulties" but are probably as bad as mong really...  I think one uses idiot/fool about people who don't have down's syndrome whereas mong means "you're thick/stupid/slow LIKE someone with Down's syndrome" with the intended negative meaning around that... I am however trying to train myself out of using idiot and fool... 

Basil

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fucking Div" Thread
« Reply #61 on: February 01, 2016, 12:04:41 am »
Perhaps you're being a bit too British?

For heaven's sake!  Do try and understand.  It's not about me.
It's not my attitude.  It's my employer's attitude.  Over which I have no control.
Read any of my posts to see my enjoyment of fruity language. 

Sadly, barakta's examples of disableist words would always pass the Scunthorpe test of my employer's net nanny, whereas a perfectly healthy fuck wouldn't.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fucking Div" Thread
« Reply #62 on: February 01, 2016, 12:47:24 am »

For heaven's sake!  Do try and understand.  It's not about me.
It's not my attitude.  It's my employer's attitude.  Over which I have no control.
Read any of my posts to see my enjoyment of fruity language. 

Sadly, barakta's examples of disableist words would always pass the Scunthorpe test of my employer's net nanny, whereas a perfectly healthy fuck wouldn't.

What are they going to do? Sack you?  ;D
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ElyDave

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fucking Div" Thread
« Reply #63 on: February 01, 2016, 07:03:43 am »
Perhaps you're being a bit too British?

For heaven's sake!  Do try and understand.  It's not about me.
It's not my attitude.  It's my employer's attitude.  Over which I have no control.
Read any of my posts to see my enjoyment of fruity language. 

Sadly, barakta's examples of disableist words would always pass the Scunthorpe test of my employer's net nanny, whereas a perfectly healthy fuck wouldn't.

I understand, I meant you were being too British in your understatement of your opposition, not in your acceptance of naughty words :thumbsup:
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Vince

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #64 on: February 01, 2016, 07:30:37 am »
When I went to the kitchen cupboard for a sauce pan I remembered I had only completed part of my plan to take to good, copper bottomed pans to the UK and bring back the cheap ikea pans. :facepalm:
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Wombat

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fucking Div" Thread
« Reply #65 on: February 01, 2016, 08:20:31 am »

For heaven's sake!  Do try and understand.  It's not about me.
It's not my attitude.  It's my employer's attitude.  Over which I have no control.
Read any of my posts to see my enjoyment of fruity language. 

Sadly, barakta's examples of disableist words would always pass the Scunthorpe test of my employer's net nanny, whereas a perfectly healthy fuck wouldn't.

What are they going to do? Sack you?  ;D

No, but repeated triggerings of the "bad word alarm" will be recorded on his employment record, just like it is for me, and thousands of other local government and other "establishment" employers.  I am currently YACF'ing outside work time (I'll clock on in a few mins) but my internet use is still being monitored.
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #66 on: February 01, 2016, 09:42:36 am »
So what words for a person displaying membership of the Thick Tendency can one use without offending anyone (except the target, obv)?

Anyway, my latest.  No, Mr Larrington, that rather-poor-quality-but-still-officially-sanctioned release of "The Fantastic Trimmer & Jenkins Live From London's Fabulous Comic Strip" was not recorded using antique monaural SCIENCE, no.  It just looked that way after you knocked a cassette off the desk and dislodged the right channel's piece of anbaric string, and now you have to digificate the bloody thing again >:(
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fucking Div" Thread
« Reply #67 on: February 01, 2016, 10:41:05 am »
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #68 on: February 01, 2016, 11:12:11 am »
Pancho; paying tax so google don't have to.


In my world; 'div' means a crappy bit of markup that never works as expected.
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Kim

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #69 on: February 01, 2016, 12:17:42 pm »
In my world; 'div' means a crappy bit of markup that never works as expected.

 :D   :thumbsup:
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #70 on: February 01, 2016, 12:57:11 pm »
I know we're all grown-ups here but it doesn't hurt anyone to exercise a bit of self-moderation when composing thread titles. Be sensible, folks.

Fecking is still probably a bit dodgy but not sure what's better, effing maybe.

Or just no modifier at all? "I'm such a div" works fine. "I've been a bit of a wally" would also do the job nicely.

Fwiw, Collins speculates that 'div' probably derives from 'deviant'.

Zipperhead

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #71 on: February 01, 2016, 02:10:06 pm »
So what words for a person displaying membership of the Thick Tendency can one use without offending anyone (except the target, obv)?

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #72 on: February 01, 2016, 02:20:02 pm »
So what words for a person displaying membership of the Thick Tendency can one use without offending anyone (except the target, obv)?

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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #73 on: February 01, 2016, 02:31:25 pm »
I know we're all grown-ups here but it doesn't hurt anyone to exercise a bit of self-moderation when composing thread titles. Be sensible, folks.

Fecking is still probably a bit dodgy but not sure what's better, effing maybe.

Or just no modifier at all? "I'm such a div" works fine. "I've been a bit of a wally" would also do the job nicely.

Fwiw, Collins speculates that 'div' probably derives from 'deviant'.
A modifier! What's a modifier? They called it an adjective in my day!
I think you'll find it's a present participle. Ends in -ing.
You mean a gerund. That's a verbal noun.
We called all those 'describing words' when I was at school.
Surely it doesn't matter what you call it as long as you know how to use it?
That's all very well, but it's impossible to truly understand without the appropriate terminology.

Oh, sorry, wrong thread.  :)
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Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Reply #74 on: February 01, 2016, 05:22:22 pm »