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Spud McLaren
1209593.  Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:24 pm Reply with quote

Old and Outmoded

(that's not an admission, by the way)

 
flux
1223341.  Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:33 am Reply with quote

Odd one out - about highs and lows that stand out and Alan

Odorous - odours, smells, scents, noses...

Order and Obey - about cults and their followers, dictators, politicians and their people, masters and servants.... husbands and wives...

 
dstarfire
1234267.  Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:36 pm Reply with quote

You know there's onomatopoeia is going to be one of them. 'Word for a sound, from the sound it makes (e.g. bark, drip, purr) leads into: word origins, language, animals (via animal sounds) and basically anything related to sound.


Note to furiously typing researchers: it's properly spelled "DStarfire"

 
'yorz
1234273.  Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:29 am Reply with quote

Obscure - origins unknown

 
tetsabb
1234288.  Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:53 am Reply with quote

Obscene? An episode about things that were once considered so, but are now mainstream?

 
Spud McLaren
1234312.  Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:24 am Reply with quote

Or indeed, t'other way about.

 
suze
1234337.  Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:21 am Reply with quote

Is there anything the other way about?

I know that some will tell you that activities of the kind alleged against Jimmy Savile and the like were socially acceptable back in the day, but I don't believe it. If it had been so, those who did it would have seen no need to keep it secret.

While things like smoking and driving drunk were more socially acceptable formerly than now, they are not considered obscene today. Ill-advised in the first case and criminal in the second, but not obscene.

Conversely, indulging in homosexual acts really was considered obscene in a bygone era; words like "perversion" and "repugnant" were freely used.

What has moved the other way?

 
Bondee
1234338.  Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:25 am Reply with quote

Not "obscene" as such, but the racist terms that were in everyday use in the 70s?


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'yorz
1234339.  Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:25 am Reply with quote

Slavery?

 
suze
1234342.  Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:45 am Reply with quote

Bondee wrote:
Not "obscene" as such, but the racist terms that were in everyday use in the 70s?


I'd be inclined to give you that point, except that such terms appear to have become socially acceptable once again. I've been called a "Politically Correct Libtard" for objecting to "Paki".

'yorz wrote:
Slavery?


Yes, I'll certainly give you that one.

 
Spud McLaren
1234359.  Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:30 pm Reply with quote

Words such as fuck, cunt and nigger; the first two because they were the only words going at certain times and weren't considered curse words, and the third because it was formerly more socially acceptable amongst the classes who might use it than it has been for the last 30 years and more. Latterly all three have become more acceptable again, albeit under very different circumstances than before.

There's also the ancient Roman (or was it Greek, or both?) practice of taking a young adolescent lover of the same sex.


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Dix
1234363.  Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:15 pm Reply with quote

Tinkering with the wedding tackle of pre-pubescent boys to preserve their singing voice into adulthood?

 
Spud McLaren
1234364.  Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:22 pm Reply with quote

And shagging other animals in the US. Unless the 2017 bill has very recently been voted in, Nevada still has no bestiality law. New Hampshire's ban came into effect on 1st Jan 2017.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1234392.  Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:52 am Reply with quote

In Germany bestiality as such is legal. It comes under the general umbrella of animal cruelty, so basically if you can prove beyond reasonable doubt that Flossie had a good time, too, you're grand.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
Ian Dunn
1234401.  Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:37 am Reply with quote

Concerning this, the issue of depicting animals and sex in fiction is a blurry area, especially when the animals are anthropomorphic.

Pornography depicting anthropomorphic animals, known as yiff, seems to be almost unregulated. So long as it doesn't feature people and fall under bestiality, it seems to be OK.

The most famous example of a comic depicting anthropomorphic animal sex is Omaha the Cat Dancer. In 1988, a Chicago comic book shop named Friendly Frank's was fined $750 for selling it and other publications considered obscene. This resulted in the formation of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organisation protecting First Amendment rights of comic book artists, who helped to pay the fine.

In 1990, copies of the same comic were seized by police in New Zealand, who claimed the comic was indecent, and Toronto, who claimed it depicted bestiality. Both charges were rejected.

Source: Omaha the Cat Dancer website (nsfw)

 

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