Yes, but what does it mean?

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    Yes, but what does it mean?

    A while back I stumbled (via Netflicks) onto Ocean's 11 -- BTW, great movie, and 12, and 13 (just released in theaters). In 11, there was the following quote:
    Quote Originally Posted by Basher
    Oh, leave it out! You tossers! You had one job to do!
    I'm guessing that, due to the accent, Basher is supposed to be descended/originated from England. Toward that end, I'm assuming that this phrase is also an English saying. So, what does the phrase "You tossers" mean? Is this vulgar, or is it just like saying "You idiots!"?

    If one of you fine Englanders would give me the answer to this, I'd greatly appreciate it.

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    For future reference, I wouldn't post what you believe to be a potentially vulgar word on public forums... lol....

    If you really want to know, check wikipedia.

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    I can't accept that somene needing to find a meaning of a vulgarity would go to Cboards before google.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo0086 View Post
    I can't accept that somene needing to find a meaning of a vulgarity would go to Cboards before google.
    You assume too much.

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    Someone get queatrix to post a poll about this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez View Post
    Someone get queatrix to post a poll about this
    Can we hijack this topic and have a political debate?

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    Yeah, the UK has a new prime minister today.
    Unfortunately, it's the arse end of the same pantomime horse.
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
    I support http://www.ukip.org/ as the first necessary step to a free Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver View Post
    Can we hijack this topic and have a political debate?
    Sure, I don't mind. . . What type of debate would you like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    Yeah, the UK has a new prime minister today.
    Unfortunately, it's the arse end of the same pantomime horse.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    Yeah, the UK has a new prime minister today.
    Unfortunately, it's the arse end of the same pantomime horse.
    Salem, are you one of the Tories?

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    Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

    Tosser \Toss"er\, n.
    Ohe who tosser. --J. Fletcher.
    Best definition ever.
    Callou collei we'll code the way
    Of prime numbers and pings!

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    "Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
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    > We did that and we're way better than the UK now.
    Do you have a new president as well?
    Cos I'd be interested in your definition of "better" if you've still got "dubya"

    > Why don't you guys kick the royals out?
    I could put them on ebay to see who wants them.

    > Salem, are you one of the Tories?
    At the moment, it's like choosing between "suffocation" and "poisoning".
    If you dance barefoot on the broken glass of undefined behaviour, you've got to expect the occasional cut.
    If at first you don't succeed, try writing your phone number on the exam paper.
    I support http://www.ukip.org/ as the first necessary step to a free Europe.

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    > 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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hk_mp5kpdw View Post
    Again, herein lies my problem. Is it vulgar in Europe, or is it just like saying you idiot? The wiki article I had already found and it didn't really help me that much. The peevish one I hadn't seen, but which is the authority?

    Reason being -- I don't use vulgar language, but I liked that expression and I have picked it up. I'll drop it in a heartbeat, however, if it is vulgar in _ANY_ part of the world.

    Thanks for the links, however!

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