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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #45 on: January 16, 2018, 11:35:41 AM »
It's funny because I think Americans tend to think the C-bomb is used as casually as they appear to use it in Australia. While it's used far more in a casual setting here than in the US, it's DEFINITELY still offensive. It all depends on where you are/who you're speaking to. My husband literally winces in pain if he hears people use the c-word! When people form the US say to him "but you guys use the c-word all the time, don't you?" or something of that nature he's like "OMG ABSOLUTELY NOT!"

That was pretty much my FIL's reaction.  *blush*

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I do accidentally drop the f-bomb A LOT.

"Accidentally... a LOT."  I feel like these words don't fit together.  But it did make me laugh.  :P

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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #46 on: January 16, 2018, 11:46:50 AM »
That was pretty much my FIL's reaction.  *blush*

"Accidentally... a LOT."  I feel like these words don't fit together.  But it did make me laugh.  :P

My husband says the "little" words.  Bugger, c-word, bum.  I generally am on my best behaviour.  But when I think it's socially acceptable, I say the big words.  F, bs, @sshole, sh--.

But I also say the made-up alternatives, too.  Once, I dropped a whole pan of meat when I was working at Taco Bell (oh, yes, I did... off and on through university... I had ALL the noms!), I exclaimed, "Gosh darnit to heck!"... with feeling!  My shift manager wasn't amused.  I don't know if it was my fake-cursing loud enough for the whole restaurant to hear, or if it was the food cost of dropping the pan of meat, but he wasn't happy.

Haha in fairness it is accidentally a lot because I totally don't mean to do it....it just comes out of my mouth....a lot....without me even realising....  ::)

I've also used "made up" swear words for sure or replacing words that totally aren't swears in replacement of bad words lo (E.G. "SON OF A BISCUIT!"). My husband would absolutely die of shock at the description of the c-bomb as a "little word" hahaha


I was surprised to hear that Twat is quite a strong word here.

We are guilty of using the word "twat" WAY too much in our household....
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #47 on: January 16, 2018, 11:58:10 AM »
I feel like all of the UK folks I know must have such potty mouths after reading this conversation! Wow! All words that were part of their normal language, especially on forums. My husband will have a good laugh at this later...

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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #48 on: January 16, 2018, 12:01:32 PM »
We are good people, I promise! Just with atrocious language at times! hahahah
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2018, 12:06:14 PM »
I feel like all of the UK folks I know must have such potty mouths after reading this conversation! Wow! All words that were part of their normal language, especially on forums. My husband will have a good laugh at this later...

My husband gave me the impression that some of these words were okay... it turns out it depends on the social situation, as one might expect.  When it's just the two of us at the weekend, he says whatever comes into his head.  And if the subject of politics comes up (which it invariably does), all the "little" words come into his head.  :)
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2018, 12:20:47 PM »
 ;D
In Glasgow, the c-word has 3 syllables:

ya-c*nt-ya!  as in when you hit your thumb with a hammer or you're having a verbal altercation with someone you hate -- yac*ntya!

or

c*nt-ay-it! as in when you've made a mess/ruined something - you've made a c*ntayit!

eta: oh and the 't' isn't really pronounced... it's more of a glottal stop.
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2018, 03:02:46 PM »
I do like to make fun of people (silently in my head) when they think they are special.  You know, "the only gay in the village" kind of thing.  But I genuinely do think you are the only American in like a 100 mile radius.   ;D

I am special. I'm a special snowflake.  No one is like me.  No one lives here, except at least 50 other North Americans in like a 50 mile radius.   LOL.  ;D
Pretty sure I am the only American in my teeny tiny village. But I wouldn't be surprised if I am not.   Just have to keep being special in other ways.   ;)

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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #52 on: January 17, 2018, 03:04:45 PM »
I am special. I'm a special snowflake.  No one is like me.  No one lives here, except at least 50 other North Americans in like a 50 mile radius.   LOL.  ;D
Pretty sure I am the only American in my teeny tiny village. But I wouldn't be surprised if I am not.   Just have to keep being special in other ways.   ;)

You ARE special.  But for much more than your nationality!

I may be American but there's a whole person underneath that!   ;D


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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #53 on: January 17, 2018, 03:06:06 PM »
I may be American but there's a whole person underneath that!   ;D

Now, actually, you're American and British- selling yourself short.   :D
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2018, 03:11:05 PM »
Talking about boardgames, I love 'em.  What are some good ones that people like?
Ones we really enjoy are Articulate, Cards against Humanity, Cluedo, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, Chess, and Othelo.

I HATE Monopoly for many reasons.

We ended up witih the British Logo game and it was lame. 
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2018, 08:53:22 PM »
Now, actually, you're American and British- selling yourself short.   :D

hahah KF is now a DOUBLE-person!

Talking about boardgames, I love 'em.  What are some good ones that people like?
Ones we really enjoy are Articulate, Cards against Humanity, Cluedo, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit, Chess, and Othelo.

I HATE Monopoly for many reasons.

We ended up witih the British Logo game and it was lame. 

We got Beano Cluedo and Monopoly Gamer (which is SOOO much better than normal Monopoly!!). Husband and I usually play deck-builders together or strategic board games (the one I posted the pic of further above was called Runebound). We have some fun dice games as well but those typically require more than just 2 player.

We've got a Sons of Anarchy game we are dying to play but it's more of a lengthy strategic one but it takes 3 people minimum to play so it's collecting dust at present (never watched the show or anything).
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #56 on: January 17, 2018, 09:08:30 PM »
We got Beano Cluedo and Monopoly Gamer (which is SOOO much better than normal Monopoly!!). Husband and I usually play deck-builders together or strategic board games (the one I posted the pic of further above was called Runebound). We have some fun dice games as well but those typically require more than just 2 player.

We've got a Sons of Anarchy game we are dying to play but it's more of a lengthy strategic one but it takes 3 people minimum to play so it's collecting dust at present (never watched the show or anything).

We have backgammon (which we play a lot), Cathedral, and Gobblet.  They're all two-player games.  We don't socialize much.

Now I will Google Monopoly Gamer to find out what it is, because my opinion of Monopoly is similar to PB's.
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #57 on: January 17, 2018, 09:12:48 PM »
We have backgammon (which we play a lot), Cathedral, and Gobblet.  They're all two-player games.  We don't socialize much.

Now I will Google Monopoly Gamer to find out what it is, because my opinion of Monopoly is similar to PB's.

We aren’t monopoly people but gameplay is SO different with monopoly gamer! Much more palatable length of play. It doesn’t drag on for ages and you don’t really build up properties or anything. It gets competitive but it’s not literally relationship ending like normal monopoly haha

Hahahahaha the problem is we *don’t* socialise much! We have very few games that are more than 2 player minimum because it’s hard to find others to play. We’re thinking of starting a FB page in an attempt to organize gaming meet ups (as I won’t pay monthly to start a meetup lol).


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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2018, 09:50:23 PM »
We aren’t monopoly people but gameplay is SO different with monopoly gamer! Much more palatable length of play. It doesn’t drag on for ages and you don’t really build up properties or anything. It gets competitive but it’s not literally relationship ending like normal monopoly haha

Hahahahaha the problem is we *don’t* socialise much! We have very few games that are more than 2 player minimum because it’s hard to find others to play. We’re thinking of starting a FB page in an attempt to organize gaming meet ups (as I won’t pay monthly to start a meetup lol).

I would happily meet up for a regular games night if I lived your way.  I bet I could even convince my husband to come along (he hates people... I'm fine because he's convinced I'm an alien).
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Re: Boardgame Meetup
« Reply #59 on: January 17, 2018, 09:51:36 PM »
I would happily meet up for a regular games night if I lived your way.  I bet I could even convince my husband to come along (he hates people... I'm fine because he's convinced I'm an alien).

Haha sometimes it’s about finding the right people :)


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