Random non sequitur posts catch-all thread

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Duh. The native English word for female genitalia was "{sexist slur}", as any proper Game of Thrones fan can tell you.

It was also spelled "quaint", so have fun with that trivia.

Is "quim" a derivative from "quaint"?

ClockworkHouse wrote:

The use of the word "cock" in English is actually really interesting (and I know you boys all love talking about dicks!). Cock is derived from the older English word pillicock or pilkoc and is sort of the native English word for a penis. It wasn't originally a vulgar term like it is today. It was the proper word for that body part and no more controversial than hand or foot. (This is, incidentally, one of the ways in which the vulgar language of Game of Thrones is at least somewhat historically accurate.)

When I were a lad one of the names we’d call each other was ‘pillock!’ (As in, “ What did you do that for you daft pillock!?”) I always thought it was a very innocent little insult but it looks like it derives from pillicock as well.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

It was also spelled "quaint", so have fun with that trivia.

There's a lot it's going to be very hard to describe without giggling now, thank you.

Meanwhile, last day at the job before the new one! I am having a solid Wednesday.

Higgledy wrote:

When I were a lad one of the names we’d call each other was ‘pillock!’ (As in, “ What did you do that for you daft pillock!?”) I always thought it was a very innocent little insult but it looks like it derives from pillicock as well.

We used to use "berk", which I much later realized was a contraction of Berkeley Hunt, itself cockney rhyming slang for c***.

So yeah, adorable 6 year olds running around the playground yelling STOP IT YOU C*** at each other....

Jonman wrote:

We used to use "berk", which I much later realized was a contraction of Berkeley Hunt, itself cockney rhyming slang for c***.

So yeah, adorable 6 year olds running around the playground yelling STOP IT YOU C*** at each other....

And here I thought that "berk" was an insult invented by the writers of Planescape Torment.

See, and I thought it was the homeland of the fabled dragonriders.

SallyNasty wrote:

See, and I thought it was the homeland of the fabled dragonriders.

TIL: people who ride dragons are c***s.

This reminds me that there's an amazing book of old-timey British slang out there somewhere that I have to find again because it's AMAZING.

Jonman wrote:
ClockworkHouse wrote:

Duh. The native English word for female genitalia was "{sexist slur}", as any proper Game of Thrones fan can tell you.

It was also spelled "quaint", so have fun with that trivia.

Is "quim" a derivative from "quaint"?

Doesn't look like it. I checked a few sources, and no one seems to have any idea where "quim" comes from.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Duh. The native English word for female genitalia was "{sexist slur}", as any proper Game of Thrones fan can tell you.

Three cheers for etymonline! From the relevant entry:

Under "MONOSYLLABLE" Farmer lists 552 synonyms ... A sampling: Botany Bay, chum, coffee-shop, cookie, End of the Sentimental Journey, fancy bit, Fumbler's Hall, funniment, goatmilker, heaven, hell, Itching Jenny, jelly-bag, Low Countries, nature's tufted treasure, penwiper, prick-skinner, seminary, tickle-toby, undeniable, wonderful lamp, and aphrodisaical tennis court..

tired: "{sexist slur}"
wired: "nature's tufted treasure"

(Though with that said, I mailed the etymonline guy years ago about an incorrect entry (for "anime") but he never replied. )

Jonman wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

When I were a lad one of the names we’d call each other was ‘pillock!’ (As in, “ What did you do that for you daft pillock!?”) I always thought it was a very innocent little insult but it looks like it derives from pillicock as well.

We used to use "berk", which I much later realized was a contraction of Berkeley Hunt, itself cockney rhyming slang for c***.

So yeah, adorable 6 year olds running around the playground yelling STOP IT YOU C*** at each other....

Wow. I would have though ‘berk’ was innocent to the point of ineffectuality. This is all pleasantly mind blowing.

Higgledy wrote:

Wow. I would have though ‘berk’ was innocent to the point of ineffectuality. This is all pleasantly mind blowing.

Right? Makes me feel like a total wazzock.

Which of course is old English for a sheep's erection.

Spoiler:

Probably

Wazzock. One of my favourites. How had I forgotten about wazzock. It’s gotta have genital based origins. Sheep’s erection at the very least...

Higgledy wrote:

Wazzock. One of my favourites. How had I forgotten about wazzock. It’s gotta have genital based origins. Sheep’s erection at the very least...

Don't forget twazzock! Bonus genital based origins!

I repeat, old-timey English slang is the goddamn best.

Well then listen to this and Bob's your uncle...

Prederick wrote:

I repeat, old-timey English slang is the goddamn best.

I wound up getting curious about that list of synonyms for The Monosyllable, and looked up the original source. It was from 1896 and they were all pretty hilarious. E.g. belly-entrance, Bluebeard's closet, nick-in-the-notch, upright wink, and so on. Probably my favorite was "Hairyfordshire" (after Herefordshire).

But the most curious synonym was "Hans Carvel's ring", which turns out to be a joke dating at least back to the 16th century.

The story goes: Hans Carvel was a jealous old man with a pretty young wife that runs around town on him. So he asks the devil for help (as you do) and the devil promises to visit Hans in a dream and give him a magic ring, which will ensure that Hans never gets cuckolded for as long as it's on his finger.

So Hans gets drunk and falls asleep, with his annoyed wife lying awake next to him. And sure enough the devil visits his dreams, he gets his magic ring, and we get this amazing conclusion:

HANS took the ring with Joy extreme;
(All this was only in a Dream)
And thrusting it beyond his Joint,
'Tis done, He cry'd: I've gain'd my Point.
What Point, said She, You ugly Beast?
You neither give Me Joy nor Rest:
'Tis done. -- What's done, You drunken Bear?
You've thrust your Finger G-d knows where!

That poem is c. 1700! Why was sh*t like this never covered in English class?

Pretty sure we need to rename this thread to "Post some interesting story about old timey english slang, entertain me". I'm entertained

Dude I'm all about where I can find some more of those 500 year old dirty joke poems. I've already told my wife the whole story and informed her that from now on, no matter how intimate the situation, for me "Hans Carvel's Ring" is the term I'll be using.

I was watching Scott Pilgrim this morning and realized Michael Cera beats Chris Evans (Captain America), Brie Larsen (Captain Marvel), and Brandon Routh (Superman). I assume this makes Michael Cera the next big bad of the superhero universe.

Brandon Routh is arrested by the Punisher, and another one of the evil exes is Katara from AtLA

Chris Evans was also the Human Torch, and Brandon Routh is also The Atom, so does beating either of them count as beating two superheroes?

Also Aubrey Plaza is in there too and she's the Shadow King

I refuse to watch any Youtube video that's titled "X DESTROOOOOOYS Y", I don't care which direction the apparent destruction is done.

dejanzie wrote:

I refuse to watch any Youtube video that's titled "X DESTROOOOOOYS Y", I don't care which direction the apparent destruction is done.

Not even this one?

(but yeah, I know what you mean)

Mantid wrote:
dejanzie wrote:

I refuse to watch any Youtube video that's titled "X DESTROOOOOOYS Y", I don't care which direction the apparent destruction is done.

Not even this one?

(but yeah, I know what you mean)

Rebel propaganda! #theempiredidnothingwrong

Mixolyde wrote:
Mantid wrote:
dejanzie wrote:

I refuse to watch any Youtube video that's titled "X DESTROOOOOOYS Y", I don't care which direction the apparent destruction is done.

Not even this one?

(but yeah, I know what you mean)

Rebel propaganda! #theempiredidnothingwrong

To quote Space Janitors, "The more we tighten our grip, the more star systems we'll have in our giant space fist."

Grenn wrote:

To quote Space Janitors, "The more we tighten our grip, the more star systems we'll have in our giant space fist."

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dejanzie wrote:

I refuse to watch any Youtube video that's titled "X DESTROOOOOOYS Y", I don't care which direction the apparent destruction is done.

I refuse to watch any Youtube video with a title that starts '10 things you never noticed about....' How do you know I didn't notice them? I'm an observant chap I might well have noticed some or all of whatever it is you seem adamant that I didn't. I might have spotted them and thought to myself, "Hmmm that's interesting but not really worthy of comment." I feel you are crediting yourself with superior analytical powers that you, likely as not, do not possess!

dejanzie wrote:

I refuse to watch any Youtube video that's titled "X DESTROOOOOOYS Y", I don't care which direction the apparent destruction is done.

What about "X reacts to Y DESTROOOOOOYING Z"?