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    #11

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    It makes me feel better about myself. Call me a prude if you want.

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    #12

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    I'd want to know whether it meant 'tats', or tots' - never having heard the phrase before. Even "Show us your t*ts!" could be a request to see a man's tattoos.

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    #13

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    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Indifferent:

    I think that you now understand what the phrase means.

    Of course, you should NEVER, EVER say this to a female colleague. If you did, it could possibly destroy your career.

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    According to Wikipedia, the T-word is one of seven words that are generally avoided on American over-the-air television. (Cable television has more latitude.)

    The Wikipedia article says that American law regarding those seven words is somewhat vague. They are not explicitly banned, but it seems to depend on the time of the broadcast (are innocent little children asleep?) and the general context.

    Nevertheless, there is a lot of self-censorship. Most broadcasters, of course, do not want unnecessary legal problems.

    Especially today, the use of the T-word would offend many female viewers and might result in complaints to the relevant governmental agency.

    Yesterday I was one of the first members to see that thread. But when I read the title, I was too cowardly to answer -- fearing that the answer would not be allowed.

    I am pretty sure that most young Americans in 2014 find it amusing that such a little word can still stir up such controversy.



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    Last edited by TheParser; 26-Sep-2014 at 11:03. Reason: spelling error

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    #14

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    Thanks everyone for your help. It was my birthday yesterday and my children gave me a t-shirt with such an inscription I'm sure they didn,t do it out of spite...

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    #15

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    What a bizarre present to receive from one's children!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #16

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    I'm Polish. My kids are quite young and cannot speak English. They simply wanted to buy me a gift that is in line with my interests I mean learning languages of course

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    #17

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    It'll be fun explaining to them when they're older exactly what they bought you! I assume they are too young to have gone into the shop and bought it with their own money - presumably another adult was involved. Does that adult speak English?
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    #18

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    My mother would have smacked me.

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    #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It'll be fun explaining to them when they're older exactly what they bought you! I assume they are too young to have gone into the shop and bought it with their own money - presumably another adult was involved. Does that adult speak English?
    Their grandma helped them buy it. Although she doesn't speak English, she could have done it intentionally indeed. Mothers-in-low are sometimes able to such deeds. However, seriously speaking, I think the shop assistant should have told them that the meaning of the description is insulting. Perhaps she didn't know what she was selling, either?

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    It sounds to me like no-one knew what they were selling or buying!
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