Since when is buffy an insulting term???

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Syzygys, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. Captain Kremmen All aboard, me Hearties! Valued Senior Member

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    I could kill vampires too if they only gave me a chance
     
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    Excellent.
     
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  5. superstring01 Moderator

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    Actually, it's for the site's administration to decide, not the community.

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  7. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    phlogistician was stating that its up to the community to decide if they think a person if hypersensitive, as opposed to the individual deciding if himself/herself is hypersensitive. I agree with phlogistician. The site's administration do not tell us what we think of others.
     
  8. superstring01 Moderator

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    That's half the discussion. If you follow the conversation, there was also the debate as to whether Buffalo's request was reasonable and if it should be granted.

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  9. Pinwheel Banned Banned

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    Yes, I was adressing the part where John99 was raising the issue of whether a person decides how they are percevied by others. They clearly do not.
     
  10. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Did I just make the Linguistic section the most popular? Hey, I have just learnt that the original Buffy in the '92 movie was her:

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  11. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Let's just say that this discussion is longer than the one on the same subject on the super-secret Moderators' board.
    I didn't care for the movie or the TV show, but I loved the spinoff "Angel" and Charisma Carpenter's character "Cordelia."
     
  12. phlogistician Banned Banned

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    Do you really think that? I always knew you were a terrible moderator, now you have just underlined that. What purpose do you think you serve here?
     
  13. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    its real fun when you get warned about it and that the first time you here about it. and yet when I asked him to stop using a condescending term to refer to me(grasshopper) he made it a point to use it.
     
  14. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    it would be viewed as a diminutive.


    adult charles: child charlie or chucky
    adult william: child willy or billy
    adult elizibeth: child lizzy
    adult annebeth: child annie
    and so on and so forth
     
  15. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    using my name like that is a bad example. my first name id phillip and I am a junior so I do actually go by PJ to my friends.
     
  16. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    dude its not offensive to call me PJ its the short hand I go by in real life.
     
  17. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    that answers one phase of the issue but not the other. he demands people respect his wishes in regards of what to be called and than catagorically ignores other people's wishes of what to be called.
     
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  18. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    you don't want to do that. than you get labeled as whiny and a problem poster.
     
  19. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Charlie, Willie (we usually spell it with IE in the States), Billy and Annie are quite common adult nicknames in the USA. Of all those, only Chuckie (again with an IE) is rare for adults; they are just Chuck. We wouldn't even call a child Chuckie once he's in school.

    Of course Lizzy isn't widely used at all over here for either women or older girls. Since Elizabeth Taylor became Liz, all Elizabeths are now Liz. ^_^ Or Betty.

    I've never encountered the name Annebeth; Annie is our nickname for Anne or Ann.

    We call adult men Andy, Artie, Bernie, Bobby, Denny, Eddie, Harry, Jackie, Jerry, Jimmy, Johnny, Larry, Lenny, Manny, Mickey, Ollie, Randy, Reggie, Richie, Ronnie, Teddy, Tommy and Wally.

    And we call adult women Abby, Betsy, Bobbi, Cathy, Janey, Joanie, Patsy, Patty, Peggy, Penny, Robbie, Suzy, Trudy and Vickie. It's hard to come up with a list of female nicknames because so many of them are simply used as given names, like Judy, Kristy and Sherry.
     
  20. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    He's subject to the same rules as everybody else. If I receive reports of BR misusing other posters' names, especially after this episode, I'll happily ban him.
     
  21. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    I have seen the name in real life once and twice in fiction. it is not a common name. Anne and Ann are derived from the name Annabeth.
     
  22. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    I guess we know the real reason why the Senior Skywalker went all Sith lord then.
     
  23. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Why not just ban him in advance?

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    People are crying about nicknames, I cry about lack of logic, which is a way bigger offense.

    For example a certain member, let's call him Bruce, trying to argue against global warning using 2 contradictory arguments. Well, that just doesn't work. You have to pick your side and your argument and go with it.

    You can't have it both...Now that stupid approach is a way bigger offense against humanity then a silly namecalling or such...
     

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