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  • cruiser, Larne
    started a topic Bad Language on board ship

    Bad Language on board ship

    I have just been reading a review from a passenger who claims that bad language was used by an entertainer on board a RCI ship. The language was used during a musical set and was in songs the guy encouraged the audience to sing. Has anyone else experienced any kind of foul or inappropriate language on a cruise other than that in an adults only form of late night entertainment? Would you have just walked out of this guy's performance and said nothing choosing not to return to his appearances? If you read the review you will see that he made a point of embarrassing the complainers!

  • Delboy, Essex
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    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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  • Garfield, Waterlooville
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    I hear what you're saying and I'll take it onboard..

    Regards
    Garfield

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  • Mrs M
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    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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  • annie, Glasgow
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    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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  • andyn, Bucks
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    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.

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  • Delboy, Essex
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    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 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 bullsxxt as my wife often colourfully informs me.

    Although 'bulksxxt bingo' is also a phrase new to me.
    Last edited by Delboy, Essex; 20th November 2016, 08:31 PM.

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Garfield, Waterlooville View Post
    I used a little trick to get round it..I wasn't a forum admin for 4 years without learning the odd trick.
    As for xmas...bah humbug.

    Regards
    Garfield
    I'm guessing M&S Mother Christmas didn't strike a chord then!

    I love Christmas!

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  • Garfield, Waterlooville
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    I used a little trick to get round it..I wasn't a forum admin for 4 years without learning the odd trick.
    As for xmas...bah humbug.

    Regards
    Garfield

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Garfield, Waterlooville View Post
    Same thing..BS bingo..but I knew the swear filter would blank out shìt..

    Regards
    Garfield
    ...and it didn't! but as a lady with impeccable manners, I wouldn't DREAM of writing sxxt on this forum!!! Tee hee!

    I wonder if Amazon have that game in their Toys and Games dept. I seem to have spent a lot there over the last few days. Christmas is a coming, apparently.

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  • Garfield, Waterlooville
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    Same thing..BS bingo..but I knew the swear filter would blank out shìt..

    Regards
    Garfield

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Garfield, Waterlooville View Post
    To be fair he doesn't use the c word ..strange really that this is seen a step to far by some.
    Personally I try not to use either...my favourite saying which can be taken either way is" What the flying duck are you going on about"
    Usually in meetings where the bullshine bingo goes into overdrive.

    Regards
    Garfield
    There you go. I've never heard of Bullshine Bingo.New one on me

    However I have heard of Bullsxxt Bingo!!!
    Indeed we wives, used to play it during afterdinner speeches at corporate do's. I won many a glass of S.B...and that was after a few already!!!!

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  • Garfield, Waterlooville
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    To be fair he doesn't use the c word ..strange really that this is seen a step to far by some.
    Personally I try not to use either...my favourite saying which can be taken either way is" What the flying duck are you going on about"
    Usually in meetings where the bullshine bingo goes into overdrive.

    Regards
    Garfield

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Garfield, Waterlooville View Post
    Lol..different strokes for different folks.
    I work with one guy whose every other word begin with f..and he's as thick as pig pooh so gives a lie to that chaps very expensive research.

    Regards
    Garfield
    Ah but...
    There is the constant use of a word/words instead of others as the language skill just hasn't developed enough to use alternative vocabulary, and then there's the occasional XXXt or XXXp as the words are just so explosively descriptive!!!


    ...and by the way, are you challenging that great scientific journal, The Mail Online?
    Shame on you Garfie.

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  • Garfield, Waterlooville
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    Lol..different strokes for different folks.
    I work with one guy whose every other word begin with f..and he's as thick as pig pooh so gives a lie to that chaps very expensive research.

    Regards
    Garfield

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