A new word added to the verboten list

Discussion in 'Communications' started by Saint_of_Killers, Dec 31, 2003.

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  1. Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling

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    Apparently we can't say "mofo" now. [face_plain]
  2. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    And what did I tell you was the reason multiple times via PM, Saint of Killers?
  3. Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling

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    Your reasoning is faulty.

    New things keep getting added to the "do not say" list.

    Maybe we shouldn't be allowed to say crap, because it means the same thing as the S-word?
  4. Terpmaniac09 Jedi Master

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    I agree with the Adminstration. Since mofo is just an abreviated form of mother ******.
  5. KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus

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    I think there's still an acceptable use of "Mofo," and that's when naming the third track of U2's album Pop, which happens to be called "Mofo." That kind of usage and context seems fine to me.
  6. AmazingB Manager Emeritus

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    You can't say "WTF" or "MILF" either. How is this different?

    Amazing.
  7. Tabula Rasa Administrator Emeritus

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    Damn, now I can't do my Jules Windu skit any more.
  8. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    See, look how many other people knew exactly what it meant. And when I edited it, you were using it to mean just that. I know it, you know it. Bob Dole knows it.
  9. Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling

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  10. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    Repoening to allow responses for what KW et. al. said.
  11. mac-nut Jedi Grand Master

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    I can only assume what it means, and since it isn't kindly, it's better we use different words more acceptable to the rest of our 123,893 registered users here.
  12. AdamBertocci Manager

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    Personally I think it should be allowed, as should WT*, MIL*, etc. It's a euphemism.
    EDIT: But frankly this is beating a dead horse now.



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  13. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    Well, we already addressed those and Josh closed the issue. Only discuss the one brought up in the initial post or we'll have to lock it.
  14. Tabula Rasa Administrator Emeritus

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    Banning "mofo" would be a slap in Sam Jackson's face.
  15. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    Sam Jackson would first be warned if he posted that here and then banned if he did it again.
  16. jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus

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    [face_laugh]

    I think there's still an acceptable use of "Mofo," and that's when naming the third track of U2's album Pop, which happens to be called "Mofo." That kind of usage and context seems fine to me.

    Going by that would allow much worse things to be said since pretty much any banned word you can think of is in a song title somewhere.
  17. DarthBane420 Jedi Grand Master

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    Sapes,
    If we want to use Mofo but star it out, do we need to use 5 stars? Or would 4 stars be ok?
  18. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    None, because the implication is there. How about find something much nicer to use as a derogatory term. There are hundreds of potential candidates.
  19. Genghis12 Manager Emeritus

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    Saint, I think you really ought to call MoFo and make a case out of just how unjust our site rules are.

    And while you're telling MoFo about the evil unworkable rules of Tf.n, tell them that my MOFO Power Akoustic speakers quit working and the store won't take them back and I need legal advice on the matter. I suppose it could be worse, though, at least they're not FUBR!

    I really am disappointed that my MOFO's aren't working, because I was all set to join NetPlay's MobileForces for some real surround sound fragging action. :_|
  20. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    As I said before, the original edited out version was used as the mother of all bad words.
  21. NarundiJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Ok, so if we can't say that, what about things like shiz or 'that's the shizzle'?

    Surely you know what those mean, and that they refer to vulgar terms, but they're also part of popular culture. Even Old Navy says "My shizzle's gone fazizzle!" :p

    While I would never utter anything like that outside of this post because I'm a white chick like Fran Drescher, and it's lame for me to say, I was merely curious about the rules surrounding "shizzle".

    Jae Angel
  22. dp4m Chosen One

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    I'm a white chick like Fran Drescher

    I'm sorry, I didn't think you spoke "Long Island Jewish Princess"... ;)
  23. Genghis12 Manager Emeritus

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    To repeat what that bigwig MoFo said, "'The issue we had was if we knew it had this other implication,' said Small, now senior counsel. 'Some people at the firm claim we didn't know...'"

    Is it too hard to accept that evidently like bigwig MoFo's everywhere, Tf.n does know of "this other implication" of the word? I mean, it's not too unreasonable an expectation to have.
  24. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

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    Ok, so if we can't say that, what about things like shiz or 'that's the shizzle'?

    I don't know and it would depend on how it's used. I'd look at each occurrence on a case-by-case basis.
  25. NarundiJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm sorry, I didn't think you spoke "Long Island Jewish Princess"... ;)

    You! No having fun in comms! ;) *laughs that annoying laugh, just for effect*

    Sape . . .

    Usually it's used to mean that something is awesome, but in Fran's case it would have to mean the swear word, I think.

    Jae Angel
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