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Re: 'bloody hell'

Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:35 am

carolynlm wrote:This is seriously the limit.....
The Australian Tourist Commission has a new advertisement out that shows people overseas just what we have to offer...and it ends with 'so where the bloody hell are you'
Apparently, the British have banned the ad because of the word 'bloody'...they find it offensive......
I suppose if our Tourist Commission had put the word 'F#$@ instead of 'bloody' it may have been passed.....
I'm sorry if I have offended the delicate eyes (ears) of my cousins in the UK but.....really folks...... :?
BTW, it was shown to an audience in San Francisco, and they couldn't understand it at all...... :lol:


It didn't offend these delicate eyes or ears !

Apparently the word 'bloody' is pretty meaningless [as a swear word] in the US !

Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:37 am

Carolynlm,

'They' don't find it offensive. 'They' have decided that others 'may' find it offensive. 'They' are w*nkers!

Makes you proud to be a Brit.............NOT! :evil:

Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:40 am

It isnt the British that have banned it but the British Government.

The British people are digusted as are everyone else with this Political Correctness rubbish that is happening in the UK.

I read this morning that a school has banned throwing snowballs unless the person gives permission for a snowball to be thrown at them.If they dont, it can be classed as 'bullying'. :roll:

Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:58 pm

bloody bloody bloody bloody bloody bloody bloody bloody bloody bloody

Just thought i'd get that out of my system!!! :lol:


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Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:25 pm

Sam. I find your language disgusting. Please delete this post ! :shock:

Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:55 pm

jake wrote:Sam. I find your language disgusting. Please delete this post ! :shock:


I can't delete your post!!! :?


:wink:

Re: 'bloody hell'

Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:58 pm

carolynlm wrote:This is seriously the limit.....
The Australian Tourist Commission has a new advertisement out that shows people overseas just what we have to offer...and it ends with 'so where the bloody hell are you'


Sounds like a great advert!

If anything, it seems like it was tailored for us Brits. To have it banned, is, well... sad and hilarious at the same time.

Sean Ryan wrote:I read this morning that a school has banned throwing snowballs unless the person gives permission for a snowball to be thrown at them.If they dont, it can be classed as 'bullying'.


Er... this is a good move. Some people were really vicious with this activity when I was at school. Bullying and school aggression is out of control as it is. I support this measure.

Thu Mar 09, 2006 4:32 pm

This is bloody ridiculous! :lol:

Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:28 pm

really. this would be bloody rediculous if it weren't so funny. those poufs can go wank-off.

it is without a doubt the best and most amusing english curse. and yes, it is utterly meaningless here in the united states.

once again:

BLOODY HELL!

and may i add the two finger salute as well. :lol:

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(and of course "bloody hell" is the above guy's punchline...i couldn't resist)

Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:49 pm

sam wrote:
jake wrote:Sam. I find your language disgusting. Please delete this post ! :shock:


I can't delete your post!!! :? :wink:


Actually, you can't delete your own post - not if someone has replied to it.

Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:34 pm

Sean Ryan wrote:It isnt the British that have banned it but the British Government.


Wrong. It was the Advertising Standards Authority, which is an independent regulator. Nothing to do with the British Government. It will still appear in cinemas and in print. The version shown on tv will be edited, presumably so it can be shown at any time of the day. Over the top? Yes :)

Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:13 pm

We're going to see it, after all !

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-p ... 819022.stm