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'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot'

By CharlieSpencer ·
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has apparently been added to the 'banned words' list.

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That's what I like about it...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to .-.. --- .-..

It's like we hand them a coconut, and they spend all damn day opening the damn coconut... with the swearing and the hitting of the fingers with the hammer and all.
And then they get the coconut open, and inside there's this ugly troll doll - which pees on them, ballistic-like.

What's not to love about that setup?

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Its the end results which are bothersome.

by seanferd In reply to That's what I like about ...

Making people who are searching to be offended work for their payoff is always fun. There's a certain minor bit of shady-frood involved. It highlights their hypocrisy and keeps them busy working on one thing, rather than ten others.

Its when the rule-maker's behavior is to default to appeasing the whiners (as a result of a complaint, or preemptively) by banning all sorts of things that it becomes truly offensive infantilizing of adults.

Not saying that I'm terribly annoyed by the bannination of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. I'm just hoping that it isn't a continuing trend, especially if it starts extending beyond mere "foul language".

Just for clarity, I'm speaking of a wider world beyond TR here. I know TR is what it is, and why, mostly. But if Whiskey is offensive enough to be filtered, then so is crap pseud-logic, lies, made-up stuff, and poorly examined opinion presented as fact that is constantly in these fora. That, and the constant spam.

But whatever. I can ignore most of it (besides the high spam level and its effects) and read thing I find worthwhile like an adult. (Although adults have no monopoly on this ability, it is a common turn of phrase, based on the assumption that "adults" are "mature" and that these mean anything other than in a biological sense.) So, "as a reasonable person" would probably be a better choice.

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Are you a turtle?

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Its the end results which ...

There will always be ways to foil those that have their minds in the gutter... Like HAL said it means "Want That Furniture?".
Or "Watch that Football!"
Or "Welders take first" ... cake, obviously.

And did you know that a scumsucker is an amphibian?

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I just realized....

by jck In reply to .. ..-. / .-- . / -.- . . ...

exactly how rusty I'd gotten with Morse Code after 20 years of not doing any.

I need to get my 2m/440 and 10m rigs working again.

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My morse code consists of

by NickNielsen In reply to I just realized....

..-. ..- .- .... and

Usually sent with the headlights. The second I save for truckers want to pull out... B-)

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