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Postby Bailey » Thu Apr 06, 2006 4:29 pm

I was just sitting there, minding my own business when this word just popped into my mind
rib·ald (rbld, rbôld)
adj.
Characterized by or indulging in vulgar, lewd humor.
n.
A vulgar, lewdly funny person.



[From Middle English ribaud, ribald person, from Old French, from riber, to be wanton, of Germanic origin; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

ThesaurusLegend: Synonyms Related Words AntonymsNoun 1. ribald - a ribald person; someone who uses vulgar and offensive language
vulgarian - a vulgar person (especially someone who makes a vulgar display of wealth)
Adj. 1. ribald - humorously vulgar; "bawdy songs"; "off-color jokes"; "ribald language"
bawdy, off-color
dirty - (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth"


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Postby Perry » Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:56 pm

And yet, doesn't ribald humor sound so much more refined than dirty jokes?
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Postby Bailey » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:01 am

yes it does, and bawdy better than body, with a nod to Flaminus.

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Postby Flaminius » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:09 am

I mark(s) my name!
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Postby Perry » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:04 pm

Bailey wrote:yes it does, and bawdy better than body, with a nod to Flaminus.

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Do you think that bawdy bodies were ubiquitous in anitquitous?
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Postby Bailey » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:56 am

Perry wrote:
Bailey wrote:yes it does, and bawdy better than body, with a nod to Flaminus.



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Do you think that bawdy bodies were ubiquitous in anitquitous?

nope, I think they are ribald. Some may wish they were ubiquitous, even propinquitous (sic).

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Postby Stargzer » Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:27 am

And Flam has a new Avatar! 8)
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Postby Flaminius » Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:16 am

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOh, yes.

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Postby Stargzer » Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:57 pm

Ah, but I thought those Oriental dragons were a kinder, gentler race, as opposed to those Western dragons of St. George's foe's ilk. :D
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