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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

    Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling star 5

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

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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

    Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling star 5

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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

    Terpmaniac09 Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    Amazing.
     
  7. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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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

    Saint_of_Killers Jedi Youngling star 5

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  10. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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

    mac-nut Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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.



    Rick McCallum loves you!
     
  13. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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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

    Tabula Rasa Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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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

    jedi_master_ousley Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    DarthBane420 Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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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

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Saint, I think you really ought to call [link=http://www.mofo.com/news/leno.cfm]MoFo[/link] 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 [link=http://www.poweracoustik.com/products/subs/mofo.html]MOFO[/link] 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 [link=http://www.poweracoustik.com/products/subs/fubr.html]FUBR![/link]

    I really am disappointed that my MOFO's aren't working, because I was all set to join NetPlay's [link=http://mobileforces.org/template.php]MobileForces[/link] for some real surround sound fragging action. :_|
     
  20. DarthSapient

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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

    NarundiJedi Jedi Master star 6

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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

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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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

    Genghis12 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    To repeat what that bigwig [link=http://www.mofo.com/news/leno.cfm]MoFo[/link] 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

    DarthSapient Jedi Youngling star 10

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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

    NarundiJedi Jedi Master star 6

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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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