What does gammon mean then?
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.I think we've taken this as far as we can so can someone please knock this on the head.
You may wish to start your own thread?What does gammon mean then?
I wasn't being serious about deleting the post , I was making a point, badly as usualAgain in fairness, @Surly Bruce did not say that any post that could be found offensive/annoying/disagreeable by some must be deleted.
He said there's no need to further aggravate the annoyance/disagreement/offense by deliberately finding/using similar terms, especially (my addition) if the topic did not call for them.
Maybe the OP thought the question was rather loaded, or maybe they felt they'd already answered your question before you'd asked it.
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.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"
Metaphorical. Of course. I knew there'd be a valid, non-insulting reason.Only metaphorically. It's about the puceness of the rage, rather than the underlying skin colour.
Luckily the thread is not advocating banning the metaphorical use of the word pimp, nor should it ban the metaphorical use of gammon.In that usage it is ageist and sexist. Is it therefore disallowed on this forum?