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    #61
    Originally posted by andyn, kensworth View Post
    I find pain is relieved by use of a swear word (or string of them). As was shown today in my use of the sentence 'f***,f***,f***ety, f***' after slipping with the spanner.
    Allegedly Bojo reacted by saying f*** several times when he heard Gove had was standing for Tory leadership

    Annie

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      #62
      Originally posted by Delboy, Essex View Post
      Both my wife and myself have a wide vocabulary of colourful words (although my wife's is wider than mine) neither of which include the 'c' word. These can be used to show our feelings, without having to launch into a time-wasting explanations.

      However as the link explained, when and how we use them, often will depend on any number of factors, including where we are and who can hear us. Since they are both useful and can be offensive, it's vital to get the balance right. Certainly we do not use them as part of everyday conversation.

      It's a social as well as a linguistic skill to be able to judge your audience appropriately, a skill which I think I achieve more so than my wife. They are mainly used when others are talking bulksxxt as my wife often colourfully informs me.

      Although 'bulksxxt bingo' is a phrase new to me.
      Delboy. There are two 'c' words I am aware of. One I think is vulgar beyond words. The other, like Duncan, I consider rather descriptive and so useful.

      As for Bullsxxt Bingo, it doesn't contain one swear word.
      Try
      Elephant in the room
      Ballpark
      Global Theatre
      Blue sky thinking
      Run the numbers...

      you get the drift!

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        #63
        I hear what you're saying and I'll take it onboard..

        Regards
        Garfield

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          #64
          Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
          Delboy. There are two 'c' words I am aware of. One I think is vulgar beyond words. The other, like Duncan, I consider rather descriptive and so useful.

          As for Bullsxxt Bingo, it doesn't contain one swear word.
          Try
          Elephant in the room
          Ballpark
          Global Theatre
          Blue sky thinking
          Run the numbers...

          you get the drift!
          Hi Mrs M

          Yes it's the first 'c' word we do not use, the second 'c' word can often be used as an alternative to the word bullsxxt.

          I did Google Bullsxxt bingo to find the meaning, so I think I get the drift, if I add to your list 'think outside the box'
          Last edited by Delboy, Essex; 20th November 2016, 08:58 PM.
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