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Condemned to the Marxist Hell of Sweden! Answered

You know how something just occurs to you?

In various places around the internet, I find people who choose to have a "difference in opinion" with me.

I like to think I am quite well-educated, and with a decent vocabulary, so it is usually the other party that descends to out-right name-calling first.

That doesn't bother me. In fact, sometimes it entertains me, as some of the insults can be quite surreal.

My current favourite is from a poster on the BBC. He turned out to be, er, rather right wing, and eventually ended up declaring that I probably want to go and live in the Marxist Hell that is Sweden.

I had to check - Sweden is actually a slightly right-of-centre, healthy, wealthy monarchy, with no particularly horrific crime rate.

It turned out that the poster had found out that Sweden is about 85% non-religious or atheist (and climbing), and also has a fairly healthy immigrant population.

The poster put this together with the ranting of a Norwegian blogger based in Belgium (?), and decided that Sweden is doomed until it rids itself of all the Muslim immigrant criminals. The poster was a complete loon, but I loved the insult.

Anyhoo, to the rambling point; what insults have you been on the receiving end of that have been unintentionally entertaining?

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Gorfram

10 years ago

I was deeply amused and flattered, on a very different website than this, to have one of my just-left-of-center arguments dismissed on the grounds that I'd been raised (and brainwashed) as a "Red Diaper Doper Baby." :)

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lemonieGorfram

Reply 10 years ago

Can you explain that phrase? L

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Johnny Football Herolemonie

Reply 10 years ago

"Red Diaper Doper Baby" is a phrase that was invented by Michael Savage, a conservative talk radio host.

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kelseymhlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

It sound extraordinarily American, probably of the John Birch Society school of insult. "Red" for Communist (i.e., anything left-wing of the Nazi Party), "doper" for drug experimenter (i.e., anyone alive during the 1960s). "Diaper" and "Baby" are pretty self-explanatory.

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Gorframkelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Right.

The "red diaper" bit is meant to imply that my parents were such strident socialists that they dressed me, even as an infant, in the colors of the Communist party. (US diapers = British nappies.)

"Dope" is (or was) slang for any sort of drug available in the 1960's (marijuana, coke, heroin, quaaludes(sp?), speed, etc.).

My mother does not share my amusement at the phrase, and insists that my diapers were either white or that pale yellowing gray that much-washed-and-bleached fabric takes on; and, much more importantly, that no "dope" was ever allowed in or even very near the house. (Both of these were the case as far as I know and can remember.)

The works and doings of people like Ghandi and Martin Luther King, Jr., were more than welcome in the house, which was often chock full of Quakers and other peace activists. My mother initiated and admisinstered early childhood education programs for the children of Hispanic migrant farm workers and for inner-city (i.e., Black, Hispanic, or both) children; and somehow my personal political outlook wound up somewhat left of center. :)

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GorframGorfram

Reply 10 years ago

(My mother would also be appalled at my having mispelled "administered" so badly. :)

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lemonie

10 years ago

I thought that I'd commented, but then I remembered that I looked at this and couldn't think of anything. Today, I remember that having indulged in a spot of "pogo-ing" in a pub, some person accused us of affecting the electronic gambling-machine they just lost money on (cellar-bar, solid, solid stone-floor with sticky-carpet). "Rip ()ing head off and () down your neck" sits with me, I still find it moderately amusing. L

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kelseymhlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Missed this one last week, Lemonie.

My mother used to threaten us kids with, "If you touch that again, I'm going to tear your arm off at the shoulder and grind the bleeding stump into your eye."  Yes, she really said that!  I think I turned out all right in the end, though.... >twitch<

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Kitemankelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Haha, my dad used to threaten to tear my arm off, then beat me to death with the soggy end.  In reality, he never raised his hand to me once (although I'm sure he felt like it occasionally).

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I saw a Kite this weekend. Or at least I believe it was a Kite, they've got those distinctive tails haven't they?

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Almost like a <a href="http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/r/redkite/">fish tail</a>?<br /><br /><br />

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Yes, it was making good use of the updraughts, no flapping, just soaring. We found a couple of toads an a frog too.

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

The spell-check doesn't work anymore, it underlines in red but I can't correct. The amphibians were in a wood-pile, and there were some really-cool but most likely not-edible fungi in there too.<br /><br />L<br /><br />one of the toads emptied it's bladder on my friend, as they do. I laughed, as I do...<br />

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Kitemanlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Oh....

I don't think I've ever seen a toad urinating.  Somehow I don't feel I've missed anything...

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lemonieKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Apparently it's a natural defence mechanism against children...

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PKMlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Do they aim for the straw or the mouth?

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lemoniePKM

Reply 10 years ago

?
They don't aim?

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The Ideanatorlemonie

Reply 10 years ago

Hehehe, oh my. I had no idea, as I was never once pissed on by that branch of amphibian, or anything at all for that matter. I must test this theory out on a certain "test subject" I just so happen to live with.

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Lithium RainKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Good gracious - how is that possible?? I've been peed on by, like, at least 4700 toads (and that's not even counting frogs and "not-sures").

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lemoniekelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Mmm, powerful image there, I am of course familiar with the version Kiteman gave you.

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Lithium Rain

10 years ago

I don't really want to go into some of the more...interesting things I've been called, )but there *have* been some good ones, dearie me)....mostly, I'm just so, so, so, so, SO sick of the flaming and trolling and disrespect on the forums. I think I'm going to focus on actual ibles and leave the forums alone for the most part. They've gotten way worse since I started reading them, and it gets to where it isn't very enjoyable.

(And I apologize if I seem to be whining, that's not the intent. Just a bit sad.)

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Rock SoldierLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Why leave the forums? It's fun reading the stoopid people's comments.(If they qualify for comments)

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The IdeanatorRock Soldier

Reply 10 years ago

Indubitably. The........uneducated comments here are well and truly awesome, since when the individuals with at least some sense in their heads find said comments, they attack those comments and/or commentors with such fury/logic that it makes the page the conversation is located in quite awesome.

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KitemanLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

I didn't mean here - the flaming here has always been of the mildest kind - but in the wider, less regulated interwebs.

I kind of meant the less-realist, more surreal non-insults, like the OP.

Don't go too far for too long - we need you.

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Lithium RainKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Well...does "F*cking Jo-Ho" count? ( I haven't posted much anywhere else though).

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Lithium RainLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Oh and "Sister Lithium" - that was awesome.

No, none of these were in any kind of debate - just thrown out there in normal conversation.

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kelseymhLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

"Sister Lithium"? I guess that would be the really laid-back nun :-)

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Kitemankelseymh

Reply 10 years ago

Strangely, my first thought was of a graphic-novel character with gun a lot like gmjhowe's latest.

But then, I grew up reading Strontium Dog.

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KitemanLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

It's probably a terrible character defect, but I do enjoy prodding certain types of very certain people until they leap madly off the deep end, frothing as they fall...

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KitemanLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

I meant this as a fun topic - should I delete it?

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V-Man737Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I say Sister Lithium's next avatar should be her posing with said gun. FTW!

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KitemanV-Man737

Reply 10 years ago

Strontium Dog had a sometime-partner called Durham Red.

I'll let you google for her - if I post a picture, Lira will slap me again.

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Lithium RainKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

  •  I am Lira.
  • I am also awesome, and incredibly gorgeous and brainy.

Hope this clears up any confusion.
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Molten BoronLithium Rain

Reply 10 years ago

Me too!
So you probably also have that frustrating problem where people, for some reason, do not appreciate it. Why is that??