HI Dark, Ahem...Yeah, you mention the word faggot in America and you are liable to get your brains bashed out. That's because over hear the word faggot is a slang term for a homosexual man or woman. It is very very offensive to most people in America. So that's why people would get extremely upset if you use it.
No matter how inocently you fraze it I can certainly imagine some very disgusting conotations of the word. I love faggots. I love eating faggots. Please, put the faggot in the fireplace. In their proper English context there is nothing wrong with it. However, if we take the American interpretation then everything I just said would have a totally different meaning than the one I had intended. Cheers! On 3/12/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote: > A hell of an interesting chat ;d. > > Though actually very similar to what I was reading about a while aog whilst > reading the percy jaxon novels and deciding to do some extra research on > griek myths such as Tartarus. > > Also as an amusing point, in nordic languages Hell just means hill, in fact > there is a very famous station in Sweedan simply called "hell station" and > lots of tourists have photos of the sign precisely for the reason you > mention ;d. > > But I do take the contextual point, ---- I was most surprised when i found > Americans getting upset at the word faggot, which in England simply means a > large bundle of firewood or, ---- in the midlands where I'm from, an > extremely tasty spicy meat dish similar to black pudding (the local butcher > in Nottingham where my parents lives makes the most wonderful faggots). > > Beware the Grue! > > Dark. > > > --- > Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org > If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to > gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. > You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at > http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. > All messages are archived and can be searched and read at > http://email@example.com. > If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, > please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org. > --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.