Use of the word 'pimping'

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

  1. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    What does gammon mean then?
  2. Rusty Nails

    Rusty Nails We remember

    Here and there
    It's an insult based on someone's complexion. Imagine anyone ever doing something like that!
  3. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Maybe even spend a few minutes with ourselves, asking ourselves if we agree with the OP or not and the reasons why we do so.
    Introspection not compulsory (I'm certainly not prone to it!) but a wee think about stuff sometimes is good, imo.

    You may wish to start your own thread? ^_^
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  4. theclaud

    theclaud It's teeceegawnmaaaad

    Only metaphorically. It's about the puceness of the rage, rather than the underlying skin colour.
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  5. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    I wasn't being serious about deleting the post , I was making a point, badly as usual:smile:

    I don't believe other than the mods that anybody on here should be policing words they find offensive, it would never end, see "granny gear"
  6. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^


    It was a simple question.

    May as well say the original post was "loaded".

    Have come back to trawl through this and at the point you made the comment I am replying to the OP definitely didn't answer my question.

    If they did please point me at the answer.
  7. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    er, yes I did.

    Clue - it was the sentence with a question mark at the end.
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  8. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Don't you see, it is not about being offended, as in "who are you calling pimp/are you trying to say I got my bike by pimping", it is about reflecting on the meaning of these words in the contest.
    It's not about policing those words either, the Mods team is not going to censor "bike pimping"!
    What I'm trying to say is that we should be able to discuss concerns like the OP's without dismissing them immediately, or, if we can't be bothered leave the OP be.
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  9. Rusty Nails

    Rusty Nails We remember

    Here and there
    Metaphorical. Of course. I knew there'd be a valid, non-insulting reason.

    As someone with mild rosacea the phrase slightly offends me......not enough to go puce with rage though. I'm too left wing for that.
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  10. craigwend

    craigwend Grimpeur des Holderness

    People have differences of opinion and some are offended by stuff and others are not. Some of the 'stuff' of opinions is illegal, some of moderation, and some we'll have to learn to disagree on, like this
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  11. Inertia

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

    Which sentence is that then?
  12. PK99

    PK99 Guru

    In that usage it is ageist and sexist. Is it therefore disallowed on this forum?
  13. Rusty Nails

    Rusty Nails We remember

    Here and there
    Luckily the thread is not advocating banning the metaphorical use of the word pimp, nor should it ban the metaphorical use of gammon.

    In the overall scheme of things they are relatively mild and equally harmless metaphors, accepting that they can offend some people.

    I suppose it is part of the bigger issue of whether we have the right not to be offended (or should that be right to be not offended?), and how much we should care (and/or amend our behaviour appropriately) about people's sensitivities.
    Last edited: 15 Apr 2019
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  14. CarlP

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

    You sweet delusional loon.
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  15. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    er, you have eyes?

    The OP doesn't seem to have.
    This is a question mark:

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