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  1. SubscriberFMF
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    06 Jan '18 10:17
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    It’s [the word "moist"] association with the vagina is what makes the British wince.
    [...] It helps make the world go round.
    Shouting the word might also help flush out Brtish people trying to mingle anonymously with a silent crowd.
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    06 Jan '18 10:26
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Shouting the word might also help flush out Brtish people trying to mingle anonymously with a silent crowd.
    I seem to have you gushing.
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    06 Jan '18 11:25
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    I have ONLY heard it applied to children.

    I know other meanings of "ttinker" through cryptic crosswords,
    but seriously; when did you last hear an adult called a tinker?
    I still dont understand why it’s a slur even if it does refer to a travelling repair person of no fixed abode.
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    06 Jan '18 11:26
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    It’s association with the vagina is what makes the British wince.
    Let’s celebrate the word. It helps make the world go round.
    Thanks for that! 😳
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    06 Jan '18 11:27
    Originally posted by @fmf
    Perhaps British vaginas are a special case.
    Some are but I think it’s spelt differently.
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    06 Jan '18 11:53
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Thanks for that! 😳
    Well....we’ve had your balls bandied all over the place for years.
    Let’s hear it for the girls. 😏
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    06 Jan '18 13:01
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    I seem to have you gushing.
    Thank you but I do not claim to exceed the standard 9 centilitres on any given occasion.
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    06 Jan '18 13:19
    Cvnt.
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    06 Jan '18 16:50
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Not where I come from!
    you didn't feel a sexual tinge there?
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    06 Jan '18 17:34
    Originally posted by @divegeester
    Some are but I think it’s spelt differently.
    I refuse to use the word "vagina" to refer to Piers Morgan, Nigelle Farrage, or even Theresa May.
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    06 Jan '18 17:35
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    Well....we’ve had your balls bandied all over the place for years.
    Let’s hear it for the girls. 😏
    It takes all sorts, after all... unless you're into your own gender.
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    06 Jan '18 17:39
    Originally posted by @drewnogal
    It’s association with the vagina is what makes the British wince.
    Let’s celebrate the word. It helps make the world go round.
    Well... that, and girls' fat bottoms. As proven by that famed astrophysicist, Dr. Brian May.
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    06 Jan '18 17:40
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    Could you explain why "tinker" is considered "offensive"?
    As a youngster my mother used to say that I was, "a wee tinker". It was never considered offensive by anyone we knew..
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    06 Jan '18 17:44
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    Didn't read the "stinker" quote which I presume was a joke.

    But I doubt the etymology of tinker (=naughty child) is from the noun
    tinker = traveller.

    Surely more likely to be from the verb? (to tinker = to mess about)
    I'll seek advice from the interweb when I get time.
    Well, I'm very sorry for your ego, but I'd rather take the Oxford English Dictionary's word for it than yours.
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    06 Jan '18 22:031 edit
    Originally posted by @shallow-blue
    Well, I'm very sorry for your ego, but I'd rather take the Oxford English Dictionary's word for it than yours.
    So would I.
    And I don't know what my ego has to do with anything I have posted. 🙄
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