"Bastards"

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
I was rather amazed to hear the choice word Hans Blix used to describe some in Washington.



"bastards"



BBC Link



Is this a bit odd to any of you?



I was rather amazed he would use such a word.



Fellowship

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  • Reply 1 of 16
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by FellowshipChurch iBook

    I was rather amazed to hear the choice word Hans Blix used to describe some in Washington.



    "bastards"



    BBC Link



    Is this a bit odd to any of you?



    I was rather amazed he would use such a word.



    Fellowship




    Oh well Fellowship, I reckon Blix has big shoes to fill in comparison to Richard Butler ...the previous UN Arms inspector to Iraq.

    Butler is an Aussie..Yeah !

    Butler is " one of the lads "

    In Aussie-speak calling someone a "Bastard " can actually be a term of endearment.

    Yes i know it sounds wierd to most people on the wrong side of the planet, but here in Aussie-land it's used with affection.



    If you ever come here you will know your accepted when someone says to you.

    " How ya going ya old bastard ?"

    or

    " You lucky bastard " .



    Even "F*ck off you old bastard " is an acceptable form of diplomatic language in aussie speak so long as it's delivered with a smile or a keg of beer !.



    So I reckon Blix, who is a bit of a " Nancy boy " is just tugging on a few in the hope of getting some action..

    pathetic really..
  • Reply 2 of 16
    fellowshipfellowship Posts: 5,038member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by aquafire

    Oh well Fellowship, I reckon Blix has big shoes to fill in comparison to Richard Butler ...the previous UN Arms inspector to Iraq.

    Butler is an Aussie..Yeah !

    Butler is " one of the lads "

    In Aussie-speak calling someone a "Bastard " can actually be a term of endearment.

    Yes i know it sounds wierd to most people on the wrong side of the planet, but here in Aussie-land it's used with affection.



    If you ever come here you will know your accepted when someone says to you.

    " How ya going ya old bastard ?"

    or

    " You lucky bastard " .



    Even "F*ck off you old bastard " is an acceptable form of diplomatic language in aussie speak so long as it's delivered with a smile or a keg of beer !.



    So I reckon Blix, who is a bit of a " Nancy boy " is just tugging on a few in the hope of getting some action..

    pathetic really..




    The Aussie speak is a bit different from us bastard yanks I will grant you. There is a rather friendly lady at a local department store where I shop sometimes and when I purchased a leather belt at her counter she said to me "Hi there love" and I had no trouble understanding her friendly nature.



    Thanks for adding to understanding the Aussie art of communication.



    Fellows
  • Reply 3 of 16
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Consider yourself lucky there's only 20 million of us.. Just consider what 20 million Rupert Murdoch's could do to the USA...
  • Reply 4 of 16
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by aquafire

    Consider yourself lucky there's only 20 million of us.. Just consider what 20 million Rupert Murdoch's could do to the USA...



    Hey Fellows what time is it over yonder?

    Here in little ol Adelaide, it is 6.45 PM
  • Reply 5 of 16
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Is it me or is FCiB especially philosophical today?
  • Reply 6 of 16
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Eugene

    Is it me or is FCiB especially philosophical today?



    Fellows is a bit of a " Dark Horsey " really.

    Guess it's his way of showing he's got a broader than the pulpit perspective on things going on in this corner of the universe....



    Besides..a questioning mind is the foundation of all learning.



  • Reply 7 of 16
    brbr Posts: 8,395member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by FellowshipChurch iBook

    I was rather amazed to hear the choice word Hans Blix used to describe some in Washington.



    "bastards"



    BBC Link



    Is this a bit odd to any of you?



    I was rather amazed he would use such a word.



    Fellowship




    I'm rather amazed at your rather amazement for no rather amazing reason.
  • Reply 8 of 16
    liquidrliquidr Posts: 884member
    Quote:

    originally posted by aquafire

    In Aussie-speak calling someone a "Bastard " can actually be a term of endearment.

    Yes i know it sounds wierd to most people on the wrong side of the planet, but here in Aussie-land it's used with affection.



    Actually among certain packs of American guys "Bastard" has the same meaning, but you have to be one of the guys. Sometimes that is usurped by different terms. My boys and I will call each other "Jackass", or flip each other the bird as a way of saying "what's up".
  • Reply 9 of 16
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BR

    I'm rather amazed at your rather amazement for no rather amazing reason.



    Wow . Try saying that fast ?

    It's almost a tongue twister
  • Reply 10 of 16
    brbr Posts: 8,395member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by aquafire

    Wow . Try saying that fast ?

    It's almost a tongue twister




    Rather amazing, huh?
  • Reply 11 of 16
    fellowshipfellowship Posts: 5,038member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Eugene

    Is it me or is FCiB especially philosophical today?



    Who me?



    Fellows
  • Reply 12 of 16
    fellowshipfellowship Posts: 5,038member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by aquafire

    Fellows is a bit of a " Dark Horsey " really.

    Guess it's his way of showing he's got a broader than the pulpit perspective on things going on in this corner of the universe....



    Besides..a questioning mind is the foundation of all learning.







    love it and to reply to your earlier question of what time it is here in Dallas it is 5:20 am



    I have a wonderful day ahead!



    Fellows
  • Reply 13 of 16
    aquafireaquafire Posts: 2,758member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by BR

    Rather amazing, huh?



    Indubitably!
  • Reply 14 of 16
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    n/m
  • Reply 15 of 16
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    I think there's something in the Bible about that, but then I wonder how Fellowship got those red eyes!
  • Reply 16 of 16
    enaena Posts: 667member
    The blood is in the water on the CBN thing, GWB's opponents have been looking for a way to nuke him since 9/11---they may have found his Achilles' heel.
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