Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Pedo to the Metal

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  1. krasivaya_devushka

    Oh Bozhe…
    You guys are being rude. I never said what you think I said; it’s not my fault you read into it too much. People have a different sense of humor when it comes to certain things, and I just find that t-shirt more disturbing than anything else. And I’m not one of those people who comes online to argue. I respect everyone’s opinion, and I don’t ever mean to sound rude. Maybe it just looks like it, but this is Internet – you can’t ever know completely how someone meant what he/she said. So with that being said, I apologize if I came off rude with my comment(s) ’cause I never intended for that to happen. 🙂

  2. “That shirt is fucked up! Nothing hilarious there samwise.”
    “And how the hell is that “hilarious because it’s sick”?”
    “I never said that you can’t find it funny; just that I don’t.”

    My intention was not to be rude, just to point out the contradiction in your comments. Your opinion is as valid as anyone else’s, but you certainly seemed to be challenging other people’s opinions. And now you call us rude!

    Oh well. I’d still bang you.

  3. @amtrak4lovers June 2nd, 2010 at 10:14 am

    “Jeffry gives me the creeps. Wierd wierd wierd.
    I’ll bet he’s on some creepy dating website somewhere messaging younger girls odd things like that.
    I had one from a 39 year old man the other day calling me ‘flower’


    39 is old enough to be creepy? Wow. I have never dated anyone in there 30s but seriously? Really? Just wow.

    I agree that the father trying to groom his son’s friends is very disconcerting. but while I might also not wear that shirt, it looks to be a Halloween costume, which explains the blank expressions and pigtails. I highly doubt he is a pedo and the shirt and others like it bring out into the open discussions on things that until recently were just not discussed. That in my eyes is a win. While I may not choose something for myself for the most part I believe that being able to do so is and should be a choice available to me.

  4. …and the title for the post I see is Pedo to the Metal.

  5. *their

  6. rebarbativebecc

    That Jeffry one reminds me of something I saw with this girl and guy in a chat room and the guy is like ‘Oh i like young girls, if my daughter was asleep id be in there trying to get with her friend who’s over to help with her science project’ (all that info was delivered over a space of time and not in order) and then says they should meet up and the daughter is like ‘yeah i like older guys (actually agrees to meet him sometime)…well i better go i have to work on my project before my dad finds me on the computer’ and the dads like ‘whats your project, maybe i can help’ daughter ‘a science project with my friend’ dad’where do you live?’ daughter’*place*’ dad’YOURE GROUNDED!’ daughter’DAD?!’

  7. @ 56. rebarbativebecc If you are going to lie at least lie and say a friend told you so if you get caught you have plausible deniablilty. I mean come on, really, that is one of the oldest urban legends out there. It has been around since IRC according to my uncle. I personally have seen it in almost every chat room or message board I have been to in like the last 10 years. At least the people ussualy have the concept of plausible deniability under their belts. 😀 Idiot.

  8. The second one sums up why I prefer British English to American English:

    PED is the Latin root for feet (hence pedometer, pedal, pedalo etc)
    PAED is the Latin root for child (hence paedophile, paediatrician)

    When you remove the silent letters the word changes meaning.

    Sorry for being a pretentious dick but it annoys me that I get red underlines when I spell things with the silent letters included. A paedophile is a nonce, a PEDOfile should just be some guy with a foot fetish.

    PS. In the UK the age of consent is 16 so the girl in the first one is open season! 😉

  9. I’m in agreement with the Mongolian ^

  10. @5(amtrak4lovers): Who says Jeffry is talking to his son’s FEMALE friend(s)? BAHAHAHA

    Seriously, thought, that is really really creepy.

  11. Walter Sobchak

    The post from Jeffry is the most horrible, disgusting, disturbing, pathetic thing I have ever seen. He is from forever onward, my idol.

  12. Walter Sobchak

    So the reason you prefer British English is because you’re a traditionalist and you don’t like it when spellings are changed or when new words appear, like “nonce?” Maybe you should be speaking Latin?

    Or is it that you prefer British English because you’re British?

  13. Reread his post Walter. You have completely misunderstood his reasoning.

  14. Well, the T-shirt is may or may not be funny in your opinion. But, let me tell you a story. People said I look like a kid , so I got a haircut thinking it’d accentuate my feature and make me look older, but people just laughed. Then, I grew a mustache and a goatee thinking it’d make look older, but people still..just laughed. Then I got that T-shirt and people just shut the fuck up.

  15. rebarbativebecc

    I said “reminds me of something I saw” meaning I saw it in on something similar to Lamebook. I never said it happened to me…? So I really have no idea what you’re accusing me of or why you’re calling me an idiot.

  16. Walter Sobchak

    Mystery Goose, maybe I didn’t make my point clear. American English and British English are almost entirely the same. I’m not a linguist or anything, but I’m sure there are 100’s of examples where both have taken words with Latin or Greek or French roots and changed the spellings or pronounciations in exactly the same way. To then pick one example and say “oh in British English we haven’t changed this spelling yet, so I prefer British English” is kind of silly.

    And anyway, in Greek, “ped” means “child” not “foot.” So you could just say in American English they use the Greek ped instead of the Latin paed. But to me it’s arbitrary anyway.

    The real issue here is that Bill Gates invented spell check. Meanwhile Das Mogul is British trying to type with British spelling. That’s why he’s upset. He said it himself.

  17. Haha! Walter my love you’ve just made yourself look like an argumentative idiot with no clue about the English language.

  18. What do you mean by “look like?”

    I love you too 😀

  19. Walter Sobchak

    (even though you’re obviously retarded)

  20. Walter Sobchak

    (because only a retard wouldn’t realise that as soon as you try to defend your stupid comment you become a hypocrite (just in case you didn’t realise why you’re a retard))

  21. Nope I don’t need to defend my comment as you’re doing a perfectly fine job of making my point for me.

  22. Walter Sobchak

    I don’t agree. You want to continue arguing about it, hypocrite?

  23. hahahahahaha… ahhhhhh again, thank you

  24. Space, I agree. Walter… you need to research your history of the English language before arguing about it. Your pointer in #66:

    “oh in British English we haven’t changed this spelling yet, so I prefer British English” is kind of silly.

    Yes it is silly. It’s also rather naive. “haven’t changed this spelling YET”? Really? You do know that the majority of the rest of the world uses British spelling, right?

    And in case you were wondering, no I’m not British. But the British spelling is more widely used, and implying that the rest of the world is behind American English because you spell it differently to the rest of the world is, in your words “kind of silly”, and very self-absorbed.

  25. oh and by the way

    “ped” does mean “foot”, directly translated from Latin.

    HOWEVER (here comes the interesting part), it has come into use in the English language as a variation of “paed”… BUT ONLY IN THE AMERICAN ENGLISH USAGE! The Latin definition is of a foot. So technically, yes, a “pedophile” should mean someone with a foot fetish or the likes… unless you’re in America. So yes, you have made yourself look like an idiot by your lack of knowledge of the English language anywhere outside of America.

    See for US English definition.

  26. Walter, you are quite clearly a complete and utter twat.

  27. Walter Sobchak

    This is fun.

    Rockerchick, thank you for saying something with some actual substance. I was starting to get used to the vacuousness.

    But I’ll tell you what’s naive. It’s naive to agree with somebody who hasn’t actually said anything and then assume I am the person who hasn’t done research.

    The majority of the rest of the world use British spelling? No, I didn’t know that. I thought that most countries use their own version of a language (a language that is always changing). For example, where I live, in Australia, we normally use British spellings where there are differences in spellings between American and English. You might have even noticed how I spelled “realise” in one of my other comments (if you were the observant type of person and read the things I actually wrote). However, sometimes we use American spelling and it’s considered acceptable. I know this is also the case in Canada. So I would never say to somebody “We use British spelling in Australia, you know that right?” because I don’t agree with that. I do know what you mean though. In Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, they usually use the British spelling rather than the American spelling when they differ.

    You also seem to have assumed i was “implying that the rest of the world is behind American English because you spell it differently to the rest of the world.” I don’t know where you got any of that from. But I’m sure it’s my fault. I should probably just stop wasting my time arguing with tardos.

  28. Hehe this is fun.

    True, Space didn’t seem to have done any research to support his/her (?) disagreement, I was more agreeing with Space’s support for Das Mogul’s comment about the Latin derivatives of “ped” and “paed” versus the American translations, in which the Latin meanings were lost due to their leaving out of “silent” letters, which change the entire definition of the word.

    Mmm true they all countries have their own versions of English, I do agree. Most of the differences are found in the colloquialisms, or “slang”, but most countries use British English as their basis for spelling. I didn’t notice the way you spelled “realise” (my mistake), I guess that just comes naturally to me since we spell it that way here too.

    The Australians… Yes I have heard American spelling is considered acceptable in some cases In Australia. Canada, well although it is not part of the USA (technically) is still part of North America so it would make sense for them to use the same spelling.

    My mistake was in assuming that you were from America and implying that American spelling is “the right way to do it”, from your comment “oh in British English we haven’t changed this spelling yet”: it’s the “yet” that got me thinking perhaps you thought the American spelling was the (for lack of a better word) more ‘modern’? More ‘correct’?

    I’m from South Africa, and have European (Swiss to be exact) roots. I’ve travelled throughout various (very different) parts of the world. I’ve grown to love the British English simply because it appears more eloquent. But to each their own, nothing against the American English spelling, apart from the fact that spellcheck here automates to American English. It was rather annoying in highschool years to have corrections in our papers (essays and such) on “incorrect” spelling (it is considered incorrect here) that had been automatically changed to the American spelling in MS Word and such (and for the record, that program is Satan).

    Thanks Walter, this made for an interesting discussion, truce to you! This was fun.

    ps. @52 (Soup) Brilliant finale, love it! XD

  29. Actually, the preferred spelling in Canada is the British one, although some younger people use the American ones. Also, what do you mean when you say we’re ‘technically’ not part of the US?

  30. Do you know that many people who speak English as a first language and another language as a second language can often spell in the second language better than they can in English?

    Do you know that there are an average of about 13 different spelling for every sound in English.

    Do you know that in English you can often see a written word and have no idea how to pronounce it unless you have heard somebody pronounce it first – and you can hear a word and have no idea how to spell it unless you’ve seen it spelled.

    Do you know that sometime around 1000 AD England was defeated by a French army (after the British army was depleted due to defending the ountry from Scandinavians) and controlled by the French for a long time ? The English language was changed considerably at this time. I think French might have been the official language of England for 300 years. The French took control of all the English possessions, etc. and left the wonderful gift of “eloquent” spellings like the “-me” endings (programme) and the “ou” (colour) which replaced the old latin and greek roots, which the British (currently) so seem to love and respect.

    And then, I think it was the 1700’s when Webster changed spelling in his dictionary. He took out the “-me” and the “u.” He was a spelling reformer – concerned about the first things I mentioned in this comment, and that is why he changed the spellings in his dictionary. He didn’t do it to be different from Britain or to try to make the world speak his version of English.

    I think my point in this was to make people realise these things. I never said one thing is right or wrong. But I think the attitude of “It’s English and the language started here so American English is wrong” is wrong. English is about 80% borrowed from Germanic languages, and the rest from Latin/Greek/French. And it changes is England too.

    And by the way, I am American, but I live in Australia. I am VERY aware of the spelling differences and people judge my writing and the way I spell in Australia ALL the time.

  31. But I do apologise if any point I was paedantic.

  32. Agreed there is no “correct” and “incorrect” way when looking at the broader view, in other words, in a world-wide perspective. The only time they are considered “correct” or “incorrect” is based on the country you are in and what spelling and English usage that country decided is “acceptable” to be used in writing, in that particular country.

    Interesting background to the reason behind Webster’s changing of spelling in his dictionary… I do agree neither should be classified as “correct” or “incorrect” in the broader scope. And again apologies for the assumptions, mistake on my part! Made for a very interesting discussion though.

    @79: I simply meant that Canada is not regarded as part of the United States, but it is still part of North America. Interesting to know that they generally use the British spelling but some also use the American spelling, though.

  33. I’m the one who submitted the last post. The worst part about these messages (because there were others) is I am not even friends with Randy. He’s this weird kid I went to high school with that tells me I’m pretty all the time and smells like cat pee.

  34. @Alexis

    Ah, so there is a creepy peado gene.

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