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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:02 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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Ovoviviparous  fish and animals give birth to live young, Sea Horse and dog fish being two types of such animal.

True, a small minority of fish are ovoviviparous (mostly sharks) and give birth to live young but most, including goldfish, lay eggs, so would not be described as pregnant (a goldfish full of eggs is called 'ripe' not pregnant).

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Twit is a name they experts use for a pregnant goldfish and twat is a term often used to refer to a pregnant fish. Whether rightly or wrongly.

No, I used to believe this one as well, but it just doesn't seem to be true; it's an urban myth.  I suppose that the myth may have been around so long that even some experts may be starting to erroneously use the words, but there's no history to support this usage at all; it is entirely modern and most likely made up as a joke.

If you can find any source which uses either twit or twat to describe a fish, pregnant or otherwise then I would be interested to see it (etymology is a bit of a hobby of mine, and I'm always looking out for more little nuggets of wisdom).
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Puke, in that case I suppose you know the (for once, true) story of how Robert Browning got caught out by a twat?  
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And an old nun's twat at that!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not forgetting - Vanity of Vanities:

   They talk't of his having a Cardinalls Hat
   They'd send him as soon an Old Nuns Twat

I also like the acronyms for TWAT:

The World At War

The War Against Terror

The World According To

There Was A Time

They Were All There etc...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How do you define 'bad language' though? Any word for sex organs, sexual acts or bodily excretions? Just the slang words for those things? Why not all slang words? What's bad about it anyway?

I've never understood it; words are just words, there's nothing bad about them, that's just Victorian prudery.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If you really believe what you wrote about these words then why use them?


Why not use them? They are just words; terms for expressing emphasis, abuse, anger and emotion.

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Why do you not call your mother a dear C**T or tell her F**K OFF?


Because I don't think she is a cunt or want her to fuck off, obviously. I don't see why some words should have this taboo status, but that doesn't mean I am compelled to start randomly insulting people for no reason.

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The truth is that if bad language was not classed as offensive you could not be charged with using abusive language in a Doctors surgery or anywhere in the NHS. You can tell someone they are as deaf as a door post and shout it at them but not get charged with using abusive language. But call someone a deaf C**t whilst shouting at them and you can be charged with being abusive.


Well, now you are just trying to say that it's offensive because it's illegal; that's not a useful argument. Certain words take on a special status, and are made illegal because they are considered extra offensive, but I would say that while I think verbally attacking people (swearing or not swearing) should be generally discouraged in public, I don't think that these words should have a special status and be considered extra offensive or illegal; they are just words after all.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judders Lady... wrote:

Why do you not call your mother a dear CUNT or tell her FUCK OFF?

Don't try arguments which your actions show you do not believe or practice.


I do, I have done, I will do so again....

It's a term of endearment in my family!!!

Now FUCK OFF you CUNT...

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I had..

You're a CUNT..  now FUCK off..

I preached it - now why don't you practice it...


Or does it reaffirm your 'messiah, complex?


In that case; please stay and force everyone away...





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