QuestionHave you ever been embarrassed for calling someone a bastard, and learning later that he really is a bastard, literally?
      – BorgClown, 2008-09-04 at 18:28:20   (30 comments)

On 2008-09-04 at 18:30:19, BorgClown wrote...
Not so far, fortunately. If we jokingly called friends 'bastards' in Mexico, I'm sure I would have offended a few bastards.
On 2008-09-04 at 18:33:14, Korinthian wrote...
@BorgClown: I didn't know people still knew what it meant. I don't think it has that meaning anymore.
On 2008-09-04 at 18:42:00, BorgClown wrote...
How do you call bastards now? The concept can't just evaporate.
On 2008-09-04 at 18:43:37, Korinthian wrote...
@BorgClown: Well, it isn't much of an insult nowadays. Only catholics and really religious people care about a child born out of wedlock. I mean, hell, even the republican party seem to be okay with it.
On 2008-09-04 at 18:58:40, BorgClown wrote...
Can you sort these insults for me by ascending offensiveness? bastard, dumb, fool, idiot, stupid, imbecile. Inquiring minds want to know.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:04:13, Korinthian wrote...
@BorgClown: Sheesh, don't know if I can do that, they're all pretty mild. But for me personally it's: imbecile, idiot, dumb, fool, bastard, stupid. Funny how all of them except bastard has to do with intelligence.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:10:28, BorgClown wrote...
You're right, I should have used alike insults, like asshole, ass, jerk, etc.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:11:00, BorgClown wrote...
So imbecile is milder than stupid?
On 2008-09-04 at 19:14:23, Korinthian wrote...
@BorgClown: Oops, I got it backwards. That's descending offensiveness.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:14:46, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I find it amusing to tell people what the word means - I'm one myself, and they seem all apologetic for using such an ineffective insult.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:16:55, BorgClown wrote...
@Korinthian: Stupid.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:17:09, BorgClown wrote...
That didn't sound so mild after all.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:18:19, BorgClown wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: You mean you don't have your father's last name?
On 2008-09-04 at 19:20:32, Lee J Haywood wrote...
That's correct.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:24:28, BorgClown wrote...
It's very common these days, and I suppose it always have been. One of my nephews is also a bastard. Bastard, for Spanish speakers, is a very strong insult, I'm still surprised it isn't for English speakers.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:25:01, BorgClown wrote...
Next time you'll tell me motherfucker is a mild insult too.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:28:13, Korinthian wrote...
@BorgClown: Motherfucker doesn't even mean "fucker of mothers" anymore. It's more ebonics than it is an insult to me.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:31:15, BorgClown wrote...
Don't you have strong insults anymore? The one who involves fucking and your own mother is the strongest here.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:32:19, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I liked the way the South Park movie invented a new swearword and successfully got a 15 rating, even though it was at least as offensive as any swearword already in use.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:32:53, BorgClown wrote...
Unclefucker?
On 2008-09-04 at 19:33:11, Korinthian wrote...
@BorgClown: You have to understand that I'm a bad judge of these things, I'm so jaded. I always say that the worst insult is the truth, and words like "bastard" and "motherfucker" are just lack of talent.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:33:26, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Yes, that's the one.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:34:46, Korinthian wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: Yeah, that was a stroke of genius. "Step 1: instead of ass say buns. Like kiss my buns and you're a bunshole!"
On 2008-09-04 at 19:35:00, Korinthian wrote...
That's a different song, though.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:35:18, BorgClown wrote...
@Korinthian: I'm a bad swearer also. I can say fuck and shit because I lack the cultural background to feel them offensive. In my native language, I very rarely swear.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:37:11, BorgClown wrote...
The song was rude even without the new swear word: "Shut your fucking face, Unclefucker You're a cock-sucking ass-licking unclefucker"
On 2008-09-04 at 19:37:30, BorgClown wrote...
But it was catchy
On 2008-09-04 at 19:40:10, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Was?
On 2008-09-04 at 19:50:58, BorgClown wrote...
When I saw it. I don't know if it would be as catchy today, because I don't fancy Southpark anymore.
On 2008-09-04 at 19:54:22, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I've got the soundtrack so I hear the songs all the time still.