Use of the word 'pimping'

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

  1. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    As a speaker of several languages, and an avid reader, I know that words are very important, more so, imo, the way words are put together.
    Even more important than the spoken word, are the written words.
    Of course, one needs to be aware of the social, cultural background words come from, but this is going way OT.
    In conclusion, the answer from me to the OP @mickle is: yes, we can, we should, it is better form not to use those terms.
    In saying that, please do not start to report instances of "pimp my bike, food/bike porn" on CC, because the above is only my personal opinion.
  2. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    I think this is often a generational thing. To the older person 'pimping' is very different to a younger person's view, just like being described a 'Sick'. Personally, to me 'pimping' brings to mind the medical use of the word where students/juniors are effectively quizzed with questions that cannot satisfactorily answered by more senior members of staff.
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  3. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog


    Starting every sentence with the word, ‘So.’

    Ending every sentence with, ‘So yeah.’
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  4. Inertia

    Inertia I feel like I could... TAKE ON THE WORLD!!

    BH didn’t ask a question though. he made a couple of open statements that anyone in the forum is entitled to comment on.

    We are all entitled to answer any post anyway, this isn’t a private conversation.
  5. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    You learn something new every day: I was not aware of this usage for the word pimping!
  6. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Behave yourself i am 67 years old, i pimp my bike all the time.:laugh::laugh::laugh:
    Am pimping my garden this week.
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  7. MichaelW2

    MichaelW2 Veteran

    This is a very queer conversation, very queer indeed.
    Dirk, netman, PK99 and 2 others like this.
  8. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

    Maybe rather than 'older person' I should have said 'older outlook on life'. :smile:
    derrick likes this.
  9. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    My nephew informs me Pimp stands for "Party In My Pants"

    Apparently :wacko:
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  10. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Around these parts, pimp also means a small fart.
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  11. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Facetious Remark Generator, Waffler

    I don't have a TV.

    Also, people who say "Let that sink in" :gun:
  12. OP

    mickle FFS

  13. CarlP

    CarlP There’s no need to live in a pit of doom

    I have a bicycle that is bright, shiny and colourful, it’s so cheery and gay.
    Dirk and classic33 like this.
  14. @mickle doesn't like the use of certain words because of their associations. I am sympathetic to his arguments. What I find bizarre is the number of people that argue he's wrong or dismiss his arguments as silly or worthless.

    Surely if people get upset by something, we should acknowledge and accept this. The upset is real. It's not posing or posturing. I find many of the responses on this thread sad. If you don't like what he says or haven't a counter argument, just move on. Don't post, don't even read it. As my mother used to say, if you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all.

    Please let's not go looking for other offensive words. It's not big and it's not clever.
  15. cisamcgu

    cisamcgu Guru

    Surely the last sentence is a contradiction of the rest of your post; since it seems the OP is allowed to find word offensive, but the rest of us are not ?
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