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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Katya » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:12 pm

http://theboard.byu.edu/questions/87395/

"Spam" has one of my favorite etymologies of all time, because of the Monty Python connection.

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Portia » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:25 pm

Katya wrote:http://theboard.byu.edu/questions/87395/

"Spam" has one of my favorite etymologies of all time, because of the Monty Python connection.
I take it you're a fan of Toad the Wet Sprocket, then? ;-)

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by larry_wayne » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:48 pm

Looks like Ms. Potts stole your thunder, Skipper. Can we expect an identical question in another two years?

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Katya » Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:31 pm

http://theboard.byu.edu/questions/87490/

There are always more girls that go to EFY than guys, which meant that a substantial percentage of the guys had to walk around with a girl on each arm, which I always thought made them look like a pimp. (Or a polygamist! Either way, not the image we want to associate with Mormon youth.)

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Portia » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:31 am

Katya wrote:http://theboard.byu.edu/questions/87490/

There are always more girls that go to EFY than guys, which meant that a substantial percentage of the guys had to walk around with a girl on each arm, which I always thought made them look like a pimp. (Or a polygamist! Either way, not the image we want to associate with Mormon youth.)
Matt Meese has you covered.

https://youtu.be/84u5k4bboU4?t=1m58s

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by mic0 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:28 am

I was a timid girl who didn't like the locking elbows/escorting thing. But it was expected so I had to. Honestly, it seems good to me they don't "make" them do it anymore; one more way to show kids they have control over their own bodies, even in a small way.

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Katya » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:12 pm

http://theboard.byu.edu/questions/87569/

Yeah, Utah is certainly colder than places where it never snows, but much of the rest of the country (and Canada) is colder. (Actually, now that I think about it, Utah is the warmest place I've ever lived.)

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by TheBlackSheep » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:05 am

http://theboard.byu.edu/questions/87556/

Pointing out that a word's primary definition has a sexual connotation does not make a word (or comment about that word, or the person making a comment about that word) dirty. Another quality, polite, assertive smackdown by Zedability.

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Katya » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:58 am

TheBlackSheep wrote:http://theboard.byu.edu/questions/87556/

Pointing out that a word's primary definition has a sexual connotation does not make a word (or comment about that word, or the person making a comment about that word) dirty. Another quality, polite, assertive smackdown by Zedability.
Plus, even if the primary definition of a word isn't sexual, it's still a good idea to be aware of any sexual connotations the word may have, to avoid embarrassment or distraction.

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Cognoscente » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:15 am

lol @ "letting the bad guys win." Let's take back our definitions, culture warriors! We'll have a gay old time if we can avoid pulling too many boners!

EDIT: Now I have to link this because I can't stop laughing.
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Re: Answers I liked

Post by NerdGirl » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:43 pm

Cognoscente wrote:lol @ "letting the bad guys win." Let's take back our definitions, culture warriors! We'll have a gay old time if we can avoid pulling too many boners!

EDIT: Now I have to link this because I can't stop laughing.
Lololol. I'm dying.

Also I came on here specifically to say how awesome Zed's answer to that was. Honestly, I met tons people at my time at BYU who were sheltered enough that they really had no idea that certain words had sexual connotations, or that British swear words actually sometimes meant really bad things, etc. I feel like it was good that she pointed it out, because the questioner may have had legitimately no idea. I had a friend at BYU who used to say she was "gang banging" something if she meant she was going to do something quickly, and she had no idea what that actually meant. She was really mad when we told her and thought we were accusing her of saying it on purpose, but at least she stopped.

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Katya » Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:13 am

A friend of mine is an editor at a children's magazine and she jokes that children's editors have to have the dirtiest minds of anyone in the industry, because they have to be able to think of every possible way a word or phrase could be misinterpreted.

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Shrinky Dink » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:01 pm

Speaking of innuendos, I was part of a juggling group at BYU-I where we would put on a small show each semester. We'd have some juggling mixed in with some divine comedy type skits, but not quite as good. Each year we tended to pick a theme, Twilight, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, etc. Anyway, the year we did LotR, our big pun was Lord of the Juggling Rings and we made fun of church dating culture, had the girl control the guy with the juggling/engagement ring, etc. We got towards writing the end of the skit and thought the line "One Ring to rule them all, One ring to find them; One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them." would be perfect, except I was the only one who started laughing and said that we shouldn't use the line as-is because what do people do in the dark after getting married? Yeah... We changed 'bind' to something else, but the line is so familiar that our narrator kind of went on autopilot and said it the original way anyway.
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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Craig Jessop » Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:06 pm

I've really enjoyed everything by Dr. Occam recently. He's pretty funny, and also writes good answers. (His describing a saint as "metal" made me actually laugh out loud.)

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by TheBlackSheep » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:14 pm

I noticed some brief summaries and links today and just wanted to say I noticed. I like this crop of writers a lot.

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Integrating Editor » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:45 pm

The Board giving out French kissing advice (and to someone who certainly doesn't seem to be married) is hilarious to me. Especially when you put it next to this:
FCSM wrote: I think it's okay to kiss your SO, as long as you kiss him/her like you'd kiss your parents. When I decide to kiss my boyfriend, that will be as far as it goes. That's about as far as ANYONE should go. [emphasis in the original]
I might be weird, but I've never kissed a relative on the lips and I have no desire to start now. And I've never kissed or been kissed by my parents as far as I can remember. So I guess if I followed her advice, I'd be stuck not kissing anyone until my wedding day. Too late for that . . .

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by TheBlackSheep » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:25 pm

IE, I thought of the exact same thing. If only FCSM could see them now!

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Craig Jessop » Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:58 am

Seriously. If I kissed my SOs like I kissed my parents, it would have to be before I turned 8, freshly bathed, and on my way to bed. I feel like those criteria would land my SO in jail, so it's probably best to ignore that advice.

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by Portia » Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:12 pm

Katya wrote:
TheBlackSheep wrote:http://theboard.byu.edu/questions/87556/

Pointing out that a word's primary definition has a sexual connotation does not make a word (or comment about that word, or the person making a comment about that word) dirty. Another quality, polite, assertive smackdown by Zedability.
Plus, even if the primary definition of a word isn't sexual, it's still a good idea to be aware of any sexual connotations the word may have, to avoid embarrassment or distraction.
Guys, I'm in the spatula aisle, and I'm dying.

- Does it all spatula
- dual ended (!!!) silicone spatula -- cleans up nicely
- silicone locking tongs (ouch)

They're totally usable as sex toys. Just remember, folks, don't use your food preparation implements for personal use -- buy 2! ;D

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Re: Answers I liked

Post by yayfulness » Sun Aug 14, 2016 9:43 pm

When I was scanning through the question and Zed's placeholder, I completely failed to catch that the dictionary definition she was referring to was for "fetish" and not "spatula."

That was confusing.