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TerryLL
06-09-2015, 12:23 PM
Yow, that was quick.

David G
06-09-2015, 12:26 PM
I do wish y'all wouldn't be so cryptic when it comes to notices of poofedness.

WHAT went poof?

Memphis Mike
06-09-2015, 12:34 PM
Where I'm from a "poof" is a derogatory name for homosexuals. Are you calling someone a poof?

S.V. Airlie
06-09-2015, 12:35 PM
Who knows and really, who cares that much!

Phillip Allen
06-09-2015, 12:59 PM
Where I'm from a "poof" is a derogatory name for homosexuals. Are you calling someone a poof?

I think you mean 'poofer'

even 'gay' began as a derogatory term...

Peerie Maa
06-09-2015, 01:18 PM
I think you mean 'poofer'

even 'gay' began as a derogatory term...

That takes a "t", as in poofter.

In pursuit of clarity
poof1
[poo f, poof]



Examples (http://forum.woodenboat.com/source-example-sentences)
Word Origin (http://forum.woodenboat.com/source-word-origin)


interjection 1. (used to express or indicate a sudden disappearance): Poof! The magician made the rabbit disappear.

2. pooh (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pooh)1(def 1).

Origin of poof 1


1815-1825

1815-25

poof2
[poof, poo f]
noun, British Slang. 1. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual.

2. Offensive. an effeminate male.
Also, pooff, pouf (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pouf), poove (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/poove), poofter.
Origin
1840-50; < French pouffe pouf (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pouf)1

Phillip Allen
06-09-2015, 01:54 PM
That takes a "t", as in poofter.

In pursuit of clarity

I'll accept that... it's not a word I use

David G
06-09-2015, 01:59 PM
For those of you too fascinated by issues of sexuality, gender, etc. - there's a lovely little thread you might be interested in: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?193306-Homosexual-bigotry

This one is, putatively, about disappearing threads...

Nicholas Scheuer
06-09-2015, 02:13 PM
Probably the "have we lost the ability to govern?" thread. Every time I bad-mouth the USA and mention moving someplace where they have their heads screwed on straighter, someone else probably looses it. I say "probably" because the tread is always gone before I get back to it.

Phillip Allen
06-09-2015, 04:01 PM
For those of you too fascinated by issues of sexuality, gender, etc. - there's a lovely little thread you might be interested in: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?193306-Homosexual-bigotry

This one is, putatively, about disappearing threads...

the 'Emperor' had clothes made out of disappeared threads :)