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To detest the word "Frape"

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Asmodeus Thu 01-Sep-11 13:12:12

I'm see8ng and hearing a lot of people talking about "Fraping" or having been "Fraped" on FB. It sends a chill right down my spine every time I hear people say it. I find it far too flippant a play on words considering we know what the word really means.

I now it's one of those made-up words that people are using to sound cool but I put it in the same catagory as those currently running around calling their kids "sexy"

Surely these terms are a touch inappropriate?

cornsilksi Thu 01-Sep-11 13:13:45

yes it's a horrible word - YANBU

kenobi Thu 01-Sep-11 13:14:44

It's vile and I hate it too. Fortunately my friends are all too old and decrepit to use terms like that but it freaks me out a little when I see it on young people's pages (god I really do sound old) - but I think it devalues what rape is.

Kayano Thu 01-Sep-11 13:15:25

Deja vu? I have seen this thread somewhere before?

I wouldnt use it but it does not enrage me as language evolves? I'm ducking out of this one early Tara!

5Foot5 Thu 01-Sep-11 13:15:43

"I find it far too flippant a play on words considering we know what the word really means. "

I don't. But then I don't Facebook. Is it something specifically used there?

JosieRosie Thu 01-Sep-11 13:17:15

YANBU at all. It's disgusting.

Asmodeus Thu 01-Sep-11 13:17:24

Yes %ft5 It mens to have your Facebook account hacked. IE you were "Facebook raped"

Asmodeus Thu 01-Sep-11 13:17:34


KellyKettle Thu 01-Sep-11 13:17:57

YANBU I feel exactly the same and have to resist commenting on the status because I am sure I would just sound like a nutter.

You're right though, very inappropriate and I agree with kenobi devalues the word rape.

TrillianAstra Thu 01-Sep-11 13:18:06

YANBU, horrible word.

I guess it's too difficult to combine "Facebook" and "hijack" to make something snappy.

5foot5 it's play on words meaning "Facebook rape" when someone uses your login to post something as you.

StrandedBear Thu 01-Sep-11 13:21:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PattySimcox Thu 01-Sep-11 13:23:08

YANBU - vile term, but then the children who use these terms don't understand the full gravity of what they are saying

giyadas Thu 01-Sep-11 13:29:30

a friend of mine used it and he's over 30. Some people don't have the excuse of being young and naive.

mayorquimby Thu 01-Sep-11 13:32:09

I don't see a problem with it but I can see why others might even if I don't agree with them

mayorquimby Thu 01-Sep-11 13:35:21

*I don't have a problem with it...

JosieRosie Thu 01-Sep-11 13:35:39

My SIL uses it and she's 27 i.e. old enough to know better hmm

BeerTricksPotter Thu 01-Sep-11 13:36:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Asmodeus Thu 01-Sep-11 13:38:22

stranded bear I'm not on often enough to know how often things are being discussed.

Tara I'm well aware that language evolves. I know I use words that others would probably find offensive but that's in closed company when I'm having a laugh and I kNOW I'm not going to offend anyone. Surely anyone with an ounce of decency would know that when speakig online you should show some consideration. Think before you speak and all that. Otherwise it's just thoughtless discourse in an obvious attempt to follow the trendies. That's screamingly obvious.

People are entitled to say what they like. just as I am entitled to tell them to fuck off, rant about it or ignore then if I don't like it.

Asmodeus Thu 01-Sep-11 13:39:00


FIJACK!! My new word of the day!

GrimmaTheNome Thu 01-Sep-11 13:40:08


Not being an FBer I didn't know what it meant, was thinking (slightly less flippant but just as wrong) 'friend-raped'. For FB-hacked, why don't they call it facked?

BeerTricksPotter Thu 01-Sep-11 13:42:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mayorquimby Thu 01-Sep-11 13:42:29

"Surely anyone with an ounce of decency would know that when speakig online you should show some consideration."

You have seen the internet before, haven't you?


ShirleyKnot Thu 01-Sep-11 13:44:16


It doesn't bother me, I've got to be honest.

PattySimcox Thu 01-Sep-11 13:44:25

grin mayor

CharCharGabor Thu 01-Sep-11 13:44:27

YANBU, I hate it as well! My sister uses it loads and I have to sit on my hands as she'd go ballistic if I actually mentioned it.

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