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Arts & Entertainment / Re: RIP Chester Bennington
« Last post by stormneedle on Today at 12:07:57 PM »
It's just a sucky thing when somebody does that. The pain to be willing to is beyond my understanding.
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Arts & Entertainment / RIP Chester Bennington
« Last post by amckenzie on Today at 01:21:11 AM »
I am sad hearing this news awhile ago, Chester has decided to end his life. Linkin Park has been one of my bad and with the lost of their vocalist comes the end of their journey.  :cry:
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Science & Technology / Re: Geek Things I Didn't Expect To See Today
« Last post by flipper on July 13, 2017, 11:15:42 AM »
 :shock:
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General Discussion / Re: Topicless
« Last post by mo on July 11, 2017, 03:11:49 PM »
You'll probably feel fresher.
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General Discussion / Re: Topicless
« Last post by flipper on July 11, 2017, 02:22:24 PM »
I think I'll use enema bag from now on.
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General Discussion / Re: Topicless
« Last post by random axe on July 10, 2017, 03:40:14 PM »
Yeah, terrific link, Hmof:thumbsup:  I'm specifically thinking of "Too bad, douchebag!" as an almost rhyming couplet, but who knows.  Maybe people used that phrase when someone complained about the new Flatiron Building.


I think douche caught on rather than, say, enema bag because it's a terrific yet slightly unpleasant sounding word.  Doooooouche:lol:
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General Discussion / Re: Topicless
« Last post by mo on July 10, 2017, 02:52:30 PM »
 :lol: @ the posterboy.

Good find there. Amazing that that article exists and that they traced it back that far.

It's funny they mention Morton Downey Jr., because he crossed my mind when I was pondering this. Also a true douchebag himself, his show was a negative milestone in TV. You might look back on it as a turning point in civil discourse in the US as well. May he rot in hell.

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Douche and douchebag are hardly the first epithets to cross the gender barrier. Both bitch and faggot were first applied to women before becoming emasculating insults to men. Those examples suggest that douche once referred, in some way, to a failure to conform to gender stereotypes.

That's a stretch.
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General Discussion / Re: Topicless
« Last post by Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 10, 2017, 01:48:52 PM »
Well, it dates to the thirties, according to Slate.

Lovely to read this article.
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General Discussion / Re: Topicless
« Last post by random axe on July 10, 2017, 09:12:28 AM »
It was widely popular by 1980 or 1981 among ten-year-olds, which is what makes me think there might've been a lag of a year or two from its origins. 

But, yeah, I dunno.  Seems "douche bag" generally became a lot more popular in the first half of the 80s.
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