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Postby Wind In My Hair » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:10 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I have to agree with you on both paragraphs. :wink:

that's right boy, you agree with everything i say and we'll get along just fine. :P

micknlea wrote:My answer to this is "bollocks" :) ...a man does not truly love his wife if he cheats on her in any way shape or form. It is the same both ways. Obviously there is something wrong. As for the temptation here, I agree with the OP. OK , yes it happens everywhere else, but for some reason here in Asia it is more rampant, more open and more "acceptable" not only from the local point of view, but also from the expat point of view. Sorry, so many experiences (friends etc) of it that all the excuses have worn thin.

i like your "bollocks". it goes easy on my ear. "bullocks" just doesn't cut it, maybe it the american version and i always liked the english version of the word. it has such a nice ring to it. bollocks! :wink:

agree that it's wrong. i don't think that is in question. but i'm starting to believe that a man who cheats on his wife can still love her, maybe not 'truly' love her as you say, but he can still love her. i've seen this too many times to deny the possibility.

ironlady wrote:Maybe you can meet up with me and judge my level of English.

looks like EADG got himself a date! :D

(oops, just saw his reply above. ah there goes a potentially linguistically satisfying union.)
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Postby EADG » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:13 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:i like your "bollocks"! i

=D>

Wind In My Hair wrote:maybe it the american version and i always liked the english version of the word.


no dear, there is no American version of bollocks
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Postby Wind In My Hair » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:13 pm

oy, stop posting at the same time as me! :P

or at least, have the decency to hit the submit button after i do! or should that be before... aiyoh you are confusing me.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:16 pm

EADG wrote:interesting, you say you like his bollocks...... you must know him pretty well

but no dear, there is no American version of bollocks

heellooooo... did you wash your wits out along with your hair? :P

micknlea is a she. well at least the female half of it is. ah yes, now i see the confusion...

yes there is too an american version of bollocks. i just saw it. "bullocks". as in the cart, you know. :lol:

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:20 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:i like your "bollocks". it goes easy on my ear. "bullocks" just doesn't cut it, maybe it the american version and i always liked the english version of the word. it has such a nice ring to it. bollocks! :wink:


It's really two different words. The "american" one refers specifically to a young or castrated bull. Which explains why this one was originally used where it was used. :wink:

"Bollocks" is a vulgar slang term meaning testicles in British English. The word is often used figuratively, most commonly as a noun to mean "nonsense" or as an expletive following a minor accident or misfortune, but also in a number of other ways; as an adjective to mean "poor quality" or "useless", and in various compound expressions. Due to its versatility, bollocks has been called the Swiss Army Knife of andrological profanities.

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Postby EADG » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:24 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It's really two different words. The "american" one refers specifically to a young or castrated bull. Which explains why this one was originally used where it was used. :wink:

"Bollocks" is a vulgar slang term meaning testicles in British English.

exactly SMS, it is simply not part of the American vernacular, I first learned it from the Sex Pistols album, but never heard it used until I lived overseas
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Postby Wind In My Hair » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:31 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:It's really two different words. The "american" one refers specifically to a young or castrated bull. Which explains why this one was originally used where it was used. :wink:

bollocks! :lol:
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:32 pm

EADG,

same here. It was only after moving to Singapore that I started hearing bollocks and for that matter 'bloody' as well. Both standard British fare.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:34 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:EADG,

same here. It was only after moving to Singapore that I started hearing bollocks and for that matter 'bloody' as well. Both standard British fare.

i've never heard bollocks spoken in singapore. learnt it in england.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:36 pm

WIMH,

A young or castrated bull, not a young castrated bull. But think about it, it's virtually the same thing as one of the meanings of bollocks 'useless'. To me a ball-less bull is useless as a bull. So in that sense a comment without merit is a useless comment therefore either could be effectively used.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:39 pm

Wind In My Hair wrote:i've never heard bollocks spoken in singapore. learnt it in england.


I've usually worked with Brits, Aussies & Kiwi's the first 10 years or so over here.

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:42 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:WIMH,

A young or castrated bull, not a young castrated bull. But think about it, it's virtually the same thing as one of the meanings of bollocks 'useless'. To me a ball-less bull is useless as a bull. So in that sense a comment without merit is a useless comment therefore either could be effectively used.

so a young castrated bull would be a bullocked bullock? :cool:

sorry, but the guy ploughing the field with the cart would find a bullock entirely useful and a prancing bull (minus the -ock) useless. so you see, one man's bullock is another man's bull. :wink:

no no, "bullocks" used in place of bollocks is a vulgarisation of that lovely british word. i now raise my glass of choya to...

bollocks! :lol:

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:44 pm

SMS, why don't you split the thread and start a new one? we could call it...

drum roll.....












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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 11 Jul 2006 11:48 pm

Your toast to bollocks caused a split-second flash through my mind..........

Ouch, having your bollocks hoist on the horns of a bullock! :oops!: :shit:

Well, well, well would you lookie here. Our smilies are STILL working! :mrgreen:

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Wed, 12 Jul 2006 12:14 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Well, well, well would you lookie here. Our smilies are STILL working! :mrgreen:

with such charming swear words as the ones we're learning, who needs smilies? :wink:


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