Are these insults?

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  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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    - If someone calls you Spud, Home Slice, would these be classified as an insult?

    I did check urban dictionary.com , but it seems to go both ways. What do you think?
     
  2. amd4me macrumors 6502

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    No not an insult. In fact I have neither heard either of these used in any kind of negative fashion. Urban dictionary is user edited there for a POS.
     
  3. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Yes, if you don't know the person in question well.
     
  4. Keniff macrumors 6502a

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    If the person said it with a cheeky glint/sparkle in their eye, then I'd say it wasn't an insult, and you should have smiled, and maybe been quick witted enough to respond with something just as challenging.

    BUT, if you have a head that looks like a Potato, then I'd be concerned ;)
     
  5. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Home Slice? Has someone been watching too much Fresh Prince?
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    If someone called me 'home slice', I honestly wouldn't have a clue what they were whittering on about.

    Word.
     
  7. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

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    I've never heard the term 'Home Slice' before. I don't consider the term 'Spud' and insult. For example, my good friend and I call each other 'Punk' sometimes, but we're only joking around.
     
  8. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    Exactly what I was going to say, it's a pretty 90's term tbh...
     
  9. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Here in Australia as long as you're friends with someone then calling them anything isn't classed as an insult unless it's actually said in anger.

    I could call my best mate an ***** c and he'd laugh it off and return in kind, but if I told him he was an ***** c in no uncertain terms then he'd be right to feel insulted.
     
  10. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Generally if you call someone a spud then you are calling them a bit of a plonker. It is used in a friendly context in the UK though.
     
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    THOSE are insults. Same goes for Tiger, Killer, Sport, etc.. Still, any man who get riled up over being called Tiger doesn't get insulted enough.
     
  13. jarjarblinks macrumors 6502

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    "Slim" should have a derigatory tinge to it, yes?

    So does "snowflake", I believe? :confused:
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I wouldn't be insulted, but only because I don't know what any of these terms mean.

    Spud?
    Home slice?
    Hoss?????
     
  15. Mr. lax macrumors 6502

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    That shows up lots in lacrosse, mostly to rile up the other team.
     
  16. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    I hate when people use that lingo with me, even if they don't intend it as an insult. How are you supposed to respond to that?
     
  17. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    Shake one's head?
     
  18. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't consider "Spud" offensive (my best mates nickname is Spud :) ) but "Home Slice" I have never heard of it.
     
  19. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Same here, I just didn't want to admit it :p.
     
  20. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, "Hoss"?

    If someone called me the Hoff, I'd take it a bit more personal.
     
  21. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    A hoss is one of those four-legged things cowboys ride. I don't see how that's that bad an insult, unless they're saying you have teeth like an hoss.

    The tiger is a magnificent beast. I can think of no higher compliment.
     
  22. MikeTheC Guest

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    Have to admit I've never heard of those terms before.

    Where did they come from and when were they used?

    Well, let's see here. "Hoss" originated, I believe, from the 60s tv series Gunsmoke. Here's his picture:

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    Big Guy I've only heard as a casual, throw-away reference to someone in some kind of (possibly humorous, possibly serious) acknowledgment. Chief I haven't heard used insultingly. Normally, I've heard it used (or I've used it myself) as a form of acknowledgment of someone who was actually in charge of something (project, team, department, etc.) Heck, I've had it used on me by others and it was never meant as an insult.
     
  23. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Perhaps "Your mom's a hoss."
     
  24. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    But not if you're hung like one.
     
  25. bartelby macrumors Core

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    No, you're thinking of an "oss".
    Just ask OllyW:D
     

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