Use of the word 'pimping'

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by mickle, 14 Apr 2019.

  1. Can we not? Pimping is what pimps did to their cars and outfits to display their wealth. A wealth made off the exploitation of women.

    See also 'porn' as in 'bike porn', 'food porn'.
     
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  2. Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Can we stop saying 'I could murder a pint' ? :angry:
    Words have different usages in different situations. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Or "I'd die for a cup of tea".

    I feckin' wouldn't.
     
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  4. Slioch

    Slioch Veteran

    Location:
    York
    I've got a bad habit of saying "I'm a bit shagged" after a long ride (euphemism not intended).
     
  5. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    Ultima Thule
    Can we stop smashing sportives, calling them epic, or claiming they are a race.
     
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  6. DRHysted

    DRHysted Veteran

    Location:
    New Forest
    “I could eat a horse”. Well I don’t think I could, and as far as I’m aware I haven’t yet.
     
  7. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    I used to like that TV programme where a bunch of experts would come to someone with a beat up old car and transform it into a hotrod. Perhaps I shouldn't watch it any more ?
     
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  8. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Location:
    Ultima Thule
    There was an old woman who ate a horse , she's dead of course.
     
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  9. Dirk

    Dirk If 6 Was 9

    Location:
    Devon's Gold Coast
    Can we rename Oil Seed Rape please?
     
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  10. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    The British Air Farce have dropped their bums on the water works..They have scored a direct hot on the pimps
     
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  11. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    Some of us never started on any of those things, to be fair.
     
  12. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Location:
    Swansea
    Yeah cos that's exactly the same sort of request as the OP is making. :rolleyes:
     
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  13. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    Why not reclaim the word? Originally it meant "to make beautiful" and has been used for over 400 years in various ways before the current usage which is quite close to the original. Are we to allow 1970's Americanisms to dictate language for all time?
     
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  14. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    I've always thought the resolutely PC word "person" rather sexist. Why per-SON? Shouldn't it be "perchild"?
     
  15. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    You've never been to a McDonalds?
     
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