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A Simple Question For The American Readers  
User currently offlineFarcry From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1963 times:

Having watched programmes like...

Monster House. Overhaulin' etc. Why is it the people who are on the recieving end say the same thing. Over and over and over again.

"Oh my God!" "OH MY GOD!" "I don't believe it! OH MY GOD!"

Why not; "Jesus Christ! You're taking the p*ss. No uffing way!"

I find the repetitive OMG so damned shallow. Just wondering.

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User currently offlineFlyUSCG From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

Well first of all any cussing would be edited out. Secondly, people aren't generally thinking about what they say when they just had a bombshell (such as a new house) dropped on them. So basically, don't think about it too much and just try and ignore it.


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User currently offline767Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Quoting FlyUSCG (Reply 1):
Well first of all any cussing would be edited out. Secondly, people aren't generally thinking about what they say when they just had a bombshell (such as a new house) dropped on them.

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And because

Quoting Farcry (Thread starter):
You're taking the p*ss.

over here means you're urinating on yourself.

Honestly, I try not to curse in public anymore. I used to have a bit of a potty mouth and was told a couple of times that it made me look uneducated and not very classy.

Besides, I've seen plenty of "Oh My God's" on shows like the BBC version of What Not To Wear (and not dubbed, either.)


User currently offlineDougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Quoting Farcry (Thread starter):
Having watched programmes like...

Every television in the United States has an onn-off switch. I use mine regularly.


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1880 times:

Cussing and swearing is a shortcut from rational thinking. Plus knowing that you're on camera, you tend to over-react to anything, if you're emotionally outgoing. Personally, I only cuss when I'm angry about a situation I can no longer control, which is not often. And anger is just a temporary emotion. I don't swear in every-day's conversation either because I don't need foul words to make my point. I let my voice's volume do that.  Wink
People using foul words & swear-ed wordings are just attention whores, but they turn me off completely.
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User currently offlineDiamond From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3279 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Quoting Farcry (Thread starter):
" ... Why not; "Jesus Christ! You're taking the p*ss. ... "

I have never understood that expression. It makes no sense to me.



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User currently offlineCheckraiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Quoting Farcry (Thread starter):
You're taking the p*ss.

I don't get that phrase either; I'm sure I'm with the majority of Americans.


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Quoting 767Lover (Reply 2):
Besides, I've seen plenty of "Oh My God's" on shows like the BBC version of What Not To Wear (and not dubbed, either.)

Well, there's your first mistake...  Wink

Actually, there are people here who say that kind of thing all the time. Especially the "Oh. My. God." types who should be taken to the edge of a very high cliff and then smacked on the back of the head with a cricket bat for irritating everyone else intensely. They can line up next to all those people who finish every sentence with a rising inflexion so that everything they say becomes a question? They're really annoying?  grumpy 



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User currently offlineHuskyAviation From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1152 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Quoting Farcry (Thread starter):
Why not; "Jesus Christ! You're taking the p*ss. No uffing way!"

I find the repetitive OMG so damned shallow. Just wondering.

How is that "shallow"? Predictable, yes. No more shallow that "you're taking the p*ss", whatever that is supposed to mean.

I prefer "Holy Toledo!" personally. Seems like fewer people use this nowadays, no one knows what the hell it means (including me), and it's not offensive to anyone.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Quoting HuskyAviation (Reply 8):
I prefer "Holy Toledo!" personally

Let's not forget "Jimminy Freakin' Crickets" or "Jumpin' Jehosophat" whilst we're at it.  Wink


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Well their is a innate human sense of a god ... most people have a sense that they are in the care of some god .. or force or higher being. In a shocking scenario it is curious how their immediate reaction is to recognise this force. The recognition of the "force" or being in their life is a way to acknowledge that their feelings have reached the level of the unexplained or the unexplainable. It become a safety outlet for their emotions I guess..

Kind of like the news anchor who watched the second aircraft go into the WTC... I believe he or she said "OH MY GOD".

All that aside it gets pretty annoying ,, but that is why I do not watch those shows I guess.



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User currently offlineHuskyAviation From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 1152 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 9):
Let's not forget "Jimminy Freakin' Crickets" or "Jumpin' Jehosophat" whilst we're at it.

 laughing  Always good alternatives!  Wink


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Quoting Farcry (Thread starter):
Why is it the people who are on the recieving end say the same thing.

I suspect they are being coached by the same producers

Quoting Farcry (Thread starter):
I find the repetitive OMG so damned shallow

A lot of these shows are filmed in CA . There are a lot of shallow people there.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21730 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1716 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 7):
They can line up next to all those people who finish every sentence with a rising inflexion so that everything they say becomes a question? They're really annoying?

Like, totally?  mad 

-Mir



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