What the dogmuffins is up with this? September 4, 2002 1:50 PM   Subscribe

What the dogmuffins is up with this? I think that searching for the phrase "fuckwit" will prove that I've never used it. Is there someway to delete comments like this, which serve no purpose except to be nasty?
posted by dejah420 to Etiquette/Policy at 1:50 PM (52 comments total)

I think Caustic was just making a "funny" "callback" to the contentious comments in Foldy's thread. 'Twas inexpertly done, but I don't think s/he was attacking you directly. Comments like this have been deleted in the past tho', if memory serves.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 1:53 PM on September 4, 2002


What can you say? He's caustic.
posted by ColdChef at 1:57 PM on September 4, 2002


I think Caustic was just making a "funny" "callback"...

Be that as it may, *I* didn't make the fuckwit comment, so there is no reason for the kid to come shit on my thread. In fact, a quick search of the phrase "fuckwit" will show that I've never used it. Not that I haven't been provoked by cretinous fools who feel free to shit all over things a week after they join a community, mind you.
posted by dejah420 at 2:01 PM on September 4, 2002


Deep breaths, De. It was a joke, referring to one Mr evanizer's oh-so polite comment here.

Personally, I think 'fuckwit' is a term of endearment when coming from a friend, especially an Aussie friend. But if said to me here in earnest, I'd be way ticked too.

Give my best to the little ducky.


posted by Shane at 2:04 PM on September 4, 2002


Be that as it may, *I* didn't make the fuckwit comment, so there is no reason for the kid to come shit on my thread.

Which is why I called it "inexpertly done" (high toned for stoopid).
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 2:11 PM on September 4, 2002


You want I should rough him up, Dejah?

*cracks knuckles, winces at the pain in his pinkie finger*
posted by ColdChef at 2:12 PM on September 4, 2002


Call me a male chauvinist pig but "fuckwit", whether in jest or irony, is boyzone stuff, far too crude and damn familiar to be directed to a woman one doesn't know, right at the beginning of an interesting thread. To a man too, actually. But it's not as bad.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 2:16 PM on September 4, 2002


Deep breaths, De. - Shane and Which is why I called it "inexpertly done" (high toned for stoopid).-- PinkStainlessTail

You're right guys...silly thing to get upset about. I've been all flame and snark today. Just Grrr! I'll go breathe deep now... :)

Give my best to the little ducky. - Shane

I'll tell him you said howdy the next time he kicks my bellybutton from the other side. :)

You want I should rough him up, Dejah? - ColdChef

Na, I'm just being all hormonal about the place. Pregnancy...you never know how much you'll miss sanity. :)

posted by dejah420 at 2:17 PM on September 4, 2002


Dejah caustic, said it himself, look at the bottom of his profile page. I bet he reads Meta for the talk. You been here too long to be treated as such. I know it is frustrating, yet your beyond that, as I have read your comments recently about how to post a good thread with some helpfull hints for the new folks here. Look at your profile page do you need his feedback? No, so ignore the troll and bait and let him pancake himself.
posted by thomcatspike at 2:19 PM on September 4, 2002


Now that that's settled, what der fook are dogmuffins? Or do I not want to know?
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 2:21 PM on September 4, 2002


Pink,

same here. Dogmuffins?

Dejah, please?


posted by matteo at 2:23 PM on September 4, 2002


Aren't they like cowpies except smaller?
posted by timeistight at 2:27 PM on September 4, 2002


And when's the due date? (Gotta commute now. Catcha later.)
posted by Shane at 2:27 PM on September 4, 2002


"Fuckwit" is the official, Matt-endorsed MetaFilter Bad Word. We use "fuckwit" here. But never, ever use "asshat". Trust me.
posted by mcwetboy at 2:34 PM on September 4, 2002


What about permutations? Fuckhat? Asswit?
posted by me3dia at 2:41 PM on September 4, 2002


Know some shmoe is thinking, hey, fuckwit my kids next name....that will be Master Fuckwit to you....;P
posted by thomcatspike at 2:42 PM on September 4, 2002


Get your own weblog, fuckwit.
posted by evanizer at 12:12 PM PST on September 4


Is there anything this guy doesn't take personally? The typical evanizer post makes me wish mefi had a killfile option.
posted by skallas at 3:04 PM on September 4, 2002


what der fook are dogmuffins

Heh...I'm not really sure. You see, I have this tendency to occasionally use language that may not be considered proper by the Miss Manners crowd.

And, since I'm expecting, I've been trying to clean up my expressions, such that I don't send a child to kindergarten who says things like "I hate this damn brand of cookies...where the fuck are the chocolate chips?"

So, I've been trying really hard to come up with new and interesting ways to express myself. So, I often put two completely unrelated words together and use that phrase to replace the "f" word I was actually thinking. (also "pants" has become one of my faves...as in "OH PANTS!" when something goes wrong.)

Thus, I had in my office, my very large dog...who was staring with great interest at my blueberry muffin. And therefore, we got "dogmuffins".

Although, I much like timeistight's definition also. :)
posted by dejah420 at 3:06 PM on September 4, 2002


caustic: Do try to keep arguments to the threads in which they occur. Most of us don't read every thread, which means comments like this not only don't make sense, but also make you look silly and petulant. No one cares that one of your posts apparently got deleted, and sabotaging other threads with the news won't make us care any more.
posted by mediareport at 3:21 PM on September 4, 2002


dejah:

When I was toilet-training my son (nearly thirty years ago), I was young and iconoclastic, so I decided to use good old anglo-saxon words instead of the usual euphemisms. Once, after he was babysat by my mother, I asked him if he needed to shit. He told me "Shit isn't nice. People don't like shit."

He never had any trouble with bad language at school, or anywhere else.
posted by timeistight at 3:27 PM on September 4, 2002


I wholly recommend using swear words in front of your kids. There is nothing quite so beautiful as the stupefied expression on an in-law's face upon hearing your little cherub say "dammit" or worse. heh.
posted by whatnot at 3:38 PM on September 4, 2002


Rule #1 in the liberal child-rearing handbook: "what you pay attention to, you get more of." so, you don't like foldy's (stimulating) posts? don't swear at him. don't post in the thread. dont take him to Meta.
Dont enhance his aura. Don't feed the troll (if thats how you see him)
I know i cant resist challenging the dipsticks who post prejudicial comments, but I dont think that Foldy does that, exactly. And there's an argument that says, patiently educate the ignorant, when you can. we may miss something valuable one of these days, cos we are the prejudices ones.

and yeah, my lil cherub hears the odd profanity, so she's allowed the odd profanity, as long as it's not personalised. So, "I had a bitch of a day at school" would not raise my eyebrows, but "My tutor gave me a detention for lateness, the bitch" would prolly result in removal of all cookie privileges and cancellation of our cable sub.

Well, maybe not the first time. I am a fully paid-up, card carrying liberal, after all.

posted by dash_slot- at 4:22 PM on September 4, 2002


shit: i think ive Mtadosed, a lot of that was for another thread. O well, blahdi-blah-blah....
posted by dash_slot- at 4:24 PM on September 4, 2002


whatnot: I totally agree. When I lived in Germany, my friends all worked very hard to teach my 2-year old son to say "schiesse". It was beautiful.

skallas: I'm sure that plenty of people here would like to killfile you as well.
posted by MrBaliHai at 4:26 PM on September 4, 2002


Dont enhance his aura.

Shhhhh. You're gonna spoil this for me.

You mentioned my aura, but forgot my halo...it positively glows a brilliant ad hominem blue at times like these.

Right.

~wink~
posted by fold_and_mutilate at 5:08 PM on September 4, 2002


>Is there anything this guy doesn't take personally? The typical evanizer post makes me wish mefi had a killfile option.

Ditto, although the occasional ray of sunshine, rare as it may be, keeps me reading, because he can write. Whether that goes both ways (as he's made it abundantly clear he's not fond of my politics, such as they are (hey, foldy!)) I do not know.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:14 PM on September 4, 2002


Don't fuck wit me.
posted by Nicolae Carpathia at 5:23 PM on September 4, 2002


The perfect MeFi tagline
posted by matteo at 5:27 PM on September 4, 2002


Foldy! What are you doing here! This is only really at two removes from you & your posts....

I'll go out on a limb here: I actually like foldy's style, I think he's in the grand tradition of english provocateurs (tho' I dont know his nationality), who make us think, justify our assumptions, think again (some of us), undermine our self-importance, but take the mickey out of himself. He's a Paul Johnson, more than a Samuel Johnson: but still, there's a role for him here (otherwise... how come he still has posting rights)...

But as you're reading this, F and M...
- why the comparison with Waterloo? It seems to me, that was a personal and national defeat for Napoleon & the French: nevermore to threaten and dominate the continent.
- Do you think that compares to - in your words - "the terrible events" of 9/11?
- Do you feel that anyone needs to hear more from you - if no-one else - about your emotional responses, on that terrible day?

Just askin'.

~Wink~


posted by dash_slot- at 5:35 PM on September 4, 2002


He's a Paul Johnson

PJ is a gasbag, a drunk and an asshole




posted by matteo at 5:47 PM on September 4, 2002


2 out of 3 ain't bad...
posted by dash_slot- at 5:58 PM on September 4, 2002


I love you stavros. Even though I find some of your political sentiments yucky (hey, vice versa, I'm sure), you're a bright, funny guy. Actually that goes for most of you.

Except skallas.

I want to love foldy, but he's just too frigid. Plus, If I offered him the wrong canape at a party, he might punch me. Or do that creepy tilde wink thing.

Anyway, I got mad, I said fuckwit. It wasn't very productive. I apologise. But the general sentiment still stands.
posted by evanizer at 6:30 PM on September 4, 2002


Fair enough, evan. For the second time in as many days, hugs all 'round, and lashings of oral sex.


Or maybe just the hugs.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:33 PM on September 4, 2002


I have to admit that Evanizer's 'fuckwit' had me laughing. I don't know why, maybe it was what I was thinking, or the sheer velocity of it...

Global Google Smackdown: fuckwit vs. assclown
MetaFilter Google Search: fuckwit vs. assclown

'Fuckwit, it's our assclown.'

(this has little to do with anything, except a vague reference to fark and I found the phrase, double-meaning and this thread mildly amusing.)
posted by joemaller at 8:22 PM on September 4, 2002


As I've noted in MeTa before, fuckwit may well be a common enough term in the former Commonwealth, but in the US ... let's just say it sounds awfully crude. For me it's the equivalent of a car accident, brakes shrieking and then a crash. Whereas the less personal "what the fuck" washes over me like water. Just something to keep in mind.
posted by dhartung at 8:32 PM on September 4, 2002


yeah but Dan, you live in the midwest

now I will sit quietly and hope that my attempt towards a humorous geographic jab at dhartung doesn't fall completely flat.
posted by joemaller at 8:59 PM on September 4, 2002


OK, perhaps I'm an idiot. Personally, I'm excited by new stylistic variations on the ol' f-word. It keeps things fresh. When language loses it's power, it's time to reinvent language. The very fact that "what the fuck" is powerless against you is serves to endorse the fuckwit.

(side note: Reading this thread filled me with linguistic glee. This one too actually)
posted by joemaller at 9:05 PM on September 4, 2002


I, myself, prefer fucktard.
posted by Mick at 9:14 PM on September 4, 2002


Actually that goes for most of you.

Except skallas.


What, you're done sniping at me from corners?

(For the record, I prefer asswit to fuckhat.)
posted by rushmc at 9:45 PM on September 4, 2002


I actually like foldy's style

Ugh. As someone who apparently shares many of foldy's political views, I'll weigh in and wish s/he would grow up. Hir posting style isn't winning our team many converts.
posted by mediareport at 9:59 PM on September 4, 2002


"Hatwit"! "Clowntard"! My real-world friends are never going to get any of this.

On the other hand, we call each other "Giant-Size Man-Thing" which I bet not many of you get... until now. And, possibly, not even now.
posted by nicwolff at 10:10 PM on September 4, 2002


"What can you say? He's caustic.
posted by ColdChef at 1:57 PM PST on September 4 "


that was cold.

as for me, i prefer the term 'analfoam', too bad it's never gonna catch on.
posted by jcterminal at 10:11 PM on September 4, 2002


...fuckwit may well be a common enough term in the former Commonwealth...

former Commonwealth?
posted by timeistight at 12:29 AM on September 5, 2002


I totally agree. When I lived in Germany, my friends all worked very hard to teach my 2-year old son to say "schiesse". It was beautiful.

'Shiesse' means shoot. 'Sheisse' means shit.

(Sorry to be nit-picky. I'll go now.)


posted by emmling at 12:52 AM on September 5, 2002


So "shoot the shit" would be ...?
posted by timeistight at 12:57 AM on September 5, 2002


...more fun with beer.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:37 AM on September 5, 2002


Everything is more fun with beer.

Especially hunting.
posted by eyeballkid at 1:56 AM on September 5, 2002


[to] "shoot the shit" would be ...?

"Den Scheisse [zu] schiessen", I think. I doubt that any such phrase is used in colloquial German, but I don't know what the equivalent expression is. Gibt's jemand im Haus, die fliessend (umgangssprachlich) D eutsch spricht?
posted by sennoma at 2:16 AM on September 5, 2002


D'oh! I'm just a big Schießekopf...um, I mean Scheißekopf.
posted by MrBaliHai at 3:54 AM on September 5, 2002


My real-world friends are never going to get any of this.

What are those?
posted by adampsyche at 4:03 AM on September 5, 2002


The Profanisaurus is full of genius things.
posted by Fabulon7 at 5:47 AM on September 5, 2002


Nicwolff, I just bought a copy of this issue. No kidding. I'm a Howard the Duck fan of old. And new, now that Gerber is back in form.

So, let me get this straight: According to this thread, I can call someone a fuckwit because I don't like their post, then apologise, then it's just a plain old lovefest till the next time FW (fuckwit, Wits of Fuck) pops up in conversation? Call me lame, but I think I'll stick to a polite bashing of wits, and leave the fuckwits to their own attention-getting.

Obligatory smiley emoticon ; )
posted by Shane at 6:24 AM on September 5, 2002


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