Yes, but what does it mean?

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    1) Why are you using a word when you don't know the meaning?

    2) Why are you so concerned that it may be vulgar thousands of miles away?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez View Post
    > Cos I'd be interested in your definition of "better" if you've still got "dubya"

    We have better soccer. Also we basically perfected music. The Stones, the Who, the Beatles, etc. It doesn't get any better than that.

    > I could put them on ebay to see who wants them.

    Serious question: does anyone actually give a crap about them besides the tabloids? When the Queen was here a couple months ago I couldn't go anywhere without hearing about her being at the Kentucky Derby and it drove me crazy.
    I'm confused. . . Are you a citizen of the USA? Are you using "we" in the sentence that says "we basically perfected music" as in that WE of England? Are you aware that ALL of these bands started in England??? I'm confused by what you point of this sentence was. Listing these three top bands of all times as coming from the USA is pretty lame.

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    Do you have a new president as well?
    Cos I'd be interested in your definition of "better" if you've still got "dubya"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez View Post
    1) Why are you using a word when you don't know the meaning?
    One can assume a meaning from within the context of the situation in which it was used, however:
    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez View Post
    2) Why are you so concerned that it may be vulgar thousands of miles away?
    one may wish to "shun the very appearance of evil" if that is what one believes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennedy View Post
    I'm confused. . . Are you a citizen of the USA? Are you using "we" in the sentence that says "we basically perfected music" as in that WE of England? Are you aware that ALL of these bands started in England??? I'm confused by what you point of this sentence was. Listing these three top bands of all times as coming from the USA is pretty lame.
    What are you talking about? The Beatles are from Detroit, the Stones are from Cleveland (why do you think they built the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame there?), and the Who is from Bangor, Maine.

    Do some research, nublet

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    > One can assume a meaning from within the context of the situation in which it was used, however:

    You'd have to be pretty dumb not to figure out that it's a vulgarity or at the very least a derogatory comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    > Salem, are you one of the Tories?
    At the moment, it's like choosing between "suffocation" and "poisoning".
    A pretty sound analogy to any two-party system, it seems. Where's that headbanging smiley when you need it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez View Post
    What are you talking about? The Beatles are from Detroit, the Stones are from Cleveland (why do you think they built the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame there?), and the Who is from Bangor, Maine.

    Do some research, nublet
    Did you ever hear of the "British Invasion" that happened in the late 50's early 60's?

    EDIT: You are talking about The Beatles, as in John, Paul, George, and Ringo, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennedy View Post
    Did you ever hear of the "British Invasion" that happened in the late 50's early 60's?
    Yeah, but what does WWII have to do with music?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez View Post
    Also we basically perfected music. The Stones, the Who, the Beatles, etc. It doesn't get any better than that.
    bleh, those chaps are a'ight, but they cant hold a candle in the wind to Hendrix, REO, Scorpions, S&G, CCR, Johnny Johnson, Fats Domino, etc.
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    See now, I thought "Tosser" might have been a shorthand for "Salad Tosser", oh well, what might have been...

    Canada, England: woof woof, pant pant pant, shhluuurrrppp!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez View Post
    Why don't you guys kick the royals out? We did that and we're way better than the UK now.

    Hell, I bet Prince Charles can't even throw a punch.
    yeah it must be fun to vote a congress in to end the war and find they can't do anything.

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    Also in England tosser is just about equivalent to calling someone an a-hole

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    We created Jazz Govtcheez, it's as perfect as it gets. You can keep your bobbed haircut musicians ;b

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    yeah it must be fun to vote a congress in to end the war and find they can't do anything.
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