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To think this is the most offensive band name

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Nora2012 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:09:16

In the pub I bumped into some people I knew from school days and haven't seen in 15+ years one was telling me he'd set up his own record label, which I though was great, then he took off his hoodie and reviled the latest band merchandise. The band was called "cot death" WTAF!! I must have looked shocked/appalled and I said I didn't think it was an appropriate name, after a quick exchange of cross words in which he said he thought I "used to be cool" we parted company and avoided each other for the rest if the night. Is this offensive?

quoteunquote Sun 22-Sep-13 19:11:56

Of corse it is, it's meant to be, was he particular thick at school?

phantomnamechanger Sun 22-Sep-13 19:13:57

I thought it might have the c word or something misogynistic.......not expecting THAT level of crassness, bleurgh and shock

fluffyraggies Sun 22-Sep-13 19:16:01

God how old is he?

As a youngster it may seem cool and subversive - as an adult - mixing with other adults who may well have been devastated by a cot-death, he's being a wanker to think it's still ok.

Kids get away with it 'cos they're kids.

AllTwerkNoPlay Sun 22-Sep-13 19:16:18

No. That's disgusting.

Nora2012 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:16:29

He wasn't thick. I know this is some kind of attention seeking thing, but we should have all grown out of that now. He ha

JCDenton Sun 22-Sep-13 19:17:36

I opened this thread thinking that there's no way it could beat 'Anal Cunt' but fair play, you've found worse.

Nora2012 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:17:51

He's 30! And had a really lovely set of parents, I think his dad died, a few years ago but that's not an excuse.

pigletmania Sun 22-Sep-13 19:28:29

I initially thought it would be something like The Retards, but this takes the Busicuit angry

FeckOffCup Sun 22-Sep-13 19:31:03

He is a wanker. Hopefully his record label will be short lived if he doesn't wise up and stop trying so hard to be offensive/controversial.

OneStepCloser Sun 22-Sep-13 19:32:17

Well his band is not going to go far with that name, so he might think they are edgy and controversial but they're just a bit stupid and sad really.

ILetHimKeep20Quid Sun 22-Sep-13 19:34:24

It's edgy and contraversial if you were 13

ICameOnTheJitney Sun 22-Sep-13 19:35:44

Reminds me of the not so nicely named "Cradle of Filth". It's an old and boring shock tactic....

ScariestFairyByFar Sun 22-Sep-13 19:41:56

Reminds me of the band of a guy I went to uni with his band was PSV which stood for putrid stinking vaginas. I thought that was awful but yours tops it.

Nora2012 Sun 22-Sep-13 19:45:42

I get the whole shock factor as (misplaced/poorly judged) means of marketing but surely there's no way it could work and it just made me want to shake some sense into him. What's wrong with some people.

KatyTheCleaningLady Sun 22-Sep-13 19:55:26

I clicked on this thread thinking it would be "Dying Fetus." I like that band but would never wear one of their shirts because I'd hate to upset someone who'd suffered a miscarriage.

GetStuffezd Sun 22-Sep-13 19:58:00

What a dick. Reminds me of a terrible, terrible online date I went on once where the bloke told a truly awful joke involving sex with a baby really loudly in a quiet pub. People looked over shocked; I was absolutely mortified.
Some folk are just incredibly dense.

MoveYourArmsLikeHenry Sun 22-Sep-13 19:58:14

Horrible, disgusting name. My sister died from cot death and I don't find this name amusing at all, be the band members 13 or 73.

KatyTheCleaningLady Sun 22-Sep-13 19:58:38

The name wouldn't hurt the band's chances of success if the genre ws death metal or some other genre where such names are common.

StuntGirl Sun 22-Sep-13 20:04:11

Well I doubt they're a cheery pop band, so the name likely suits the genre. Some extreme metal bands have horrible names, it's part of the genre.

Nora2012 Sun 22-Sep-13 20:07:04

Jeez Katy is that a band name too? I just don't understand why, whatever the genre. Stuff, no second date then? Ha

StuntGirl Sun 22-Sep-13 20:10:48

You're not meant to get it Nora smile It's meant to offend and appall you.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sun 22-Sep-13 20:13:02

Does he think he's a rocker?

Twatty offensive shock-value name

Nora2012 Sun 22-Sep-13 20:14:24

Mission accomplished stunt?!? Maybe he's right and I did used to be cool. Now I feel how my mum must have when in was trying to explain why I loved nirvana!

PinkFairyArmadillo Sun 22-Sep-13 20:17:34

It's the one thing in certain genres to try and come up with the most shocking and/or offensive name possible.

Even as a teenager, heavily into various forms of black metal, I remember being rather uncomfortable with a band called Zyklon-B.

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