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Post  Pheobsky on Fri Sep 12, 2008 3:28 pm

It isn't terribly much to do with anything steampunk; but my friend was asked to write an article for the independant regarding a 'teenspeak' translation website:
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/martha-robinson-teenspeak-is-not-for-adults-927034.html

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Post  Gazongola on Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:19 pm

Ha ha! That's brilliant, and it is fun to read the patronising comments left by the adults!
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Post  Kirsty on Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:35 pm

I can't stand teenspeak, or 'textspeak' also, even though I'm 19 myself, I just can't stand it. Even when I do send text messages (rarely), they're written in full English!
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Post  Gadd on Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:02 pm

I find British slang to be absolutely hilarious.
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Post  Sir Nikolas Vendigroth on Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:31 pm

Gadd wrote:I find British slang to be absolutely hilarious.


So do I

My cousin's been saying "Darsh" a lot recently, can someone shed some light?

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Post  Zwack on Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:35 pm

We have all gone through this stage in life and some of us recently enough to remember not only the sulks and confusions but also the respect we had for each other; enough not to resort to stabbings violent crime.

Can anyone tell me what "stabbings violent crime" is? Whoever wrote this obviously didn't ever have anything to do with the Glasgow Razor gangs. Gang life seems to have existed from at least the 20's in Glasgow and presumably was around much before that...

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Post  Sir Nikolas Vendigroth on Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:52 pm

Zwack wrote:
We have all gone through this stage in life and some of us recently enough to remember not only the sulks and confusions but also the respect we had for each other; enough not to resort to stabbings violent crime.

Can anyone tell me what "stabbings violent crime" is? Whoever wrote this obviously didn't ever have anything to do with the Glasgow Razor gangs. Gang life seems to have existed from at least the 20's in Glasgow and presumably was around much before that...

Z.

Knife crime's in fashion, at the moment. It's all over the papers and the TV, and not a week goes by without some young man being stabbed to death somewhere.

I'm sure the crime rates haven't gone up, but the amount of media reports detailing them have.

As a hobbyist knifemaker and collector, I'm sort of sued to being called a warmonger by now...

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Post  Kirsty on Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:02 pm

Sir Nikolas Vendigroth wrote:
Gadd wrote:I find British slang to be absolutely hilarious.


So do I

My cousin's been saying "Darsh" a lot recently, can someone shed some light?

Never heard of 'Darsh' being said..
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Post  Pheobsky on Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:33 pm

Sir Nikolas Vendigroth wrote:
Zwack wrote:
We have all gone through this stage in life and some of us recently enough to remember not only the sulks and confusions but also the respect we had for each other; enough not to resort to stabbings violent crime.

Can anyone tell me what "stabbings violent crime" is? Whoever wrote this obviously didn't ever have anything to do with the Glasgow Razor gangs. Gang life seems to have existed from at least the 20's in Glasgow and presumably was around much before that...

Z.

Knife crime's in fashion, at the moment. It's all over the papers and the TV, and not a week goes by without some young man being stabbed to death somewhere.

I'm sure the crime rates haven't gone up, but the amount of media reports detailing them have.

As a hobbyist knifemaker and collector, I'm sort of sued to being called a warmonger by now...

Again I believe that statistics are to blame here:
crime in general is decreasing,
however knife crime is not decreasing as much & is on a very slight increase
subsequently the proportions of crimes committed with a knife is much higher as there is less crime for it to be compared to.

Although I wouldn't put it past the media hype to have encouraged knives to be more favoured as an armament... Its not uncommon for people to get slightly apprehensive when they're told everyone is going to stab them & then take countermeasures -However I've only been aware of this happening in one case: a year 7 who I know wouldn't hurt a fly, but was scared sensless (mainly by his parents too :/ )
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Post  Zwack on Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:16 pm

I'm not trying to minimise the risk of "knife crime" but damn... I remember going to see "Nick cave and the bad seeds" and having the guy in front of me in the line refuse to be patted down... he came back a few minutes later without the obvious machete line across his back... This was in the early 90's in the UK...

I don't remember a big fuss about "knife crime" then... People were probably a bit more worried about IRA bombings though.

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Post  jack_corvus on Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:53 pm

And this is why Americans laugh at the British on occasion.


Knife crime? Seriously?


We've got gangs that are better armed and equipped than many third world nations. We've got drug kingpins that quite literally field their own armies.


Not that we don't take you seriously as a country, we like you really we do. You're one of the only countries around that knows how to speak properly.

But seriously, stabbings? Unless their in prison our criminals try not to stab people. They have a reputation to protect.

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Post  Gadd on Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:34 am

Stabbings are what you do when you can't afford a full-automatic.
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Post  A.G.Morgan on Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:32 pm

Gadd wrote:Stabbings are what you do when you can't afford a full-automatic.

That's actually a common misconception, machine guns are almost never used in violent crime. 'Round here, full-automatics are so heavily regulated and licensed that it's hard for anyone to afford one, especially poor criminals. And don't even get me started on the price of ammunition...

But as to the original subject... I consider 'teenspeak' another language that I have a partial understanding of. Unless it's British teenspeak, then I'm lost at sea as far as translating goes.

Fortunately, my little sister is able to translate what little I need to know of the language for me. And as I have yet to see anything worth understanding in British teenspeak, I see no need to have any of it translated.

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Post  the indi on Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:51 pm

The only 'Darsh' I can think of comes from South Park (I've used it myself to refer to those of no intellect trying to dis me & 'challenge me to a duel', but have no idea if anyone else does bar in that TV episode) - there's an episode where a group of dumb people challenge Stan along the lines of atypical in-groups in high schools, and the only insult they can think up is to call him 'Darsh' because his surname is 'Marsh'.

Darsh doesn't actually mean anything of course. What context did anyone hear it used in?, I'm interested to know if it is from SP.

('the indi' is meant to say 'the indifference engine', so the guest posts must have a character limit.)

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