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    "Baloney" is one of those words a person might use if he thinks something is BS. It's an expression of disapproval. A similar expression is, "What a crock!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    "Baloney" is one of those words a person might use if he thinks something is BS. It's an expression of disapproval. A similar expression is, "What a crock!"
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    So, do you think "baloney" is almost equivalent to "bullshit" (did you mean this word by "BS"??) even though the word "baloney" is altered from "BS"?

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    #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    "Baloney" is one of those words a person might use if he thinks something is BS. It's an expression of disapproval. A similar expression is, "What a crock!"
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    So, do you think "baloney" is almost equivalent to "bullshit" (did you mean this word by "BS"??) even though the word "baloney" is altered from "BS"?
    Yes. BS is short for bullshit. Baloney is a milder form of that word.

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    #14
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    Yes. BS is short for bullshit. Baloney is a milder form of that word.
    Milder, but not to be used in front of the grandmother in the story?

    Do you think tdol's interpretation is correct and mine is impossible, far from the author's intention?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
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    Yes. BS is short for bullshit. Baloney is a milder form of that word.
    Milder, but not to be used in front of the grandmother in the story?

    Do you think tdol's interpretation is correct and mine is impossible, far from the autor's intention?
    It is hard for me to tell if he thinks grandma might have been offended by that word or if he thinks the reader might have been offended by the word he actually used. It seems to me that he might have said, "Grandma, I do nice things for people and all I get back is crap."

    When he says "I didnít use that word" that indicates to me that perhaps a somewhat coarser word was used. "Baloney" is pretty mild compared to some things.

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    Thank you very much RonBee!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    "Baloney" is pretty mild compared to some things.

    :)
    It isn't used much in Tarantino films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    It isn't used much in Tarantino films.
    Ha-ha! That's right!!

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    #19
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    You're welcome. Interesting 'bullshit' in British English is less vulgar than 'shit'.
    I would guess that's because it's disassociated from humans. :?
    I'm not a teacher, so please consider any advice I give in that context.

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    Bugger

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    Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority rejected a complaint about an ad insert in the educational supplement of The Times which referred to children as little ‘buggers’. As in: “Don’t Let the Buggers Get You Down”. It listed teaching guides produced by the London-based publisher Continuum, including: Getting the Buggers to Write; Getting the Buggers to Draw: Getting the Buggers to Think; Getting the Buggers into Languages; and Getting the Buggers to Add Up. The advertisers said the word was inoffensive when applied to a child, when it had the same meaning as ‘rogue scamp.”. -Sky News
    Teachers and Experts from US and UK, please comment on! I sometimes heard my ex late boss, an English called his Chinese partner ‘bugger’. Did he really mean ‘chap’ or ‘fellow’?

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