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whyisthis Wed 01-Jun-05 21:33:21

something has bothered me recently... i agree with the swearing policy, although I myself am not offended by swearing... i think it's a good idea...

but there is someone with a name that really bothers me... phucknuckle.

i don't know why it bothers me so much... but it does.... if you read this phucknuckle, it isn't personal!!!

But just was thinking... if it was spelled fucknuckle then people would complain... why is a ph different?

dejags Wed 01-Jun-05 21:42:58

I am supposed to be in bed but I'll quickly post on this one before I knock off.

I agree with whyisthis that the name isn't particularly nice - not sure why you changed your name though whyisthis?

having said that I wouldn't dream of asking somebody to change their name because I didn't like it.

no offence pn

whyisthis Wed 01-Jun-05 21:44:41

not sure why i changed my name dejags... i felt really nervous! I think that the name phucknuckle intimidates me... i really don't know why though!!!

completely irrational i know!

dejags Wed 01-Jun-05 21:46:22

I can understand that whyisthis.

off to bed now, so cheerio for tonight.

NomDePlume Wed 01-Jun-05 21:47:07

whyisthis - it never even occured to me that phucknuckle might have an offensive name !

Aero Wed 01-Jun-05 21:49:28

I never usually comment on threads of this nature, but it bothered me too - was a bit ed tbh. There was another mner who changed her original name a while ago because it caused offence (not surprisingly), but name was changed and that was the end of it. I couldn't post on pn's thread simply because of the name!

Gwenick Wed 01-Jun-05 21:52:47

can't say I'd ever noticed it either.

I think I know person who changed their name - even though I wasn't using the site then.......did it begin with a T??

paolosgirl Wed 01-Jun-05 21:54:43

I've not come across here. Yep, it's not a good choice of name is it? Kind of reminds me of the FCUK thing - which I guess is also meant to shock/raise eyebrows/whatever.

Heathcliffscathy Wed 01-Jun-05 21:55:12

i think the name is dodgy in that it (for me) implies sex and aggression (maybe that's cause i'm weird). have posted about the name on another thread that pk was on.

whyisthis Wed 01-Jun-05 21:57:44

i think that may be what it is with me as well sophable.... as a general rule, swearing etc doesn't
bother me, but for some reason every time I see the name I feel all weird!

Furball Wed 01-Jun-05 21:59:52

it seems to be a regular who has changed their name Read this thread

slartibardfast Thu 02-Jun-05 12:43:44

Pat Huck's uncle (who can't type) ?

joash Thu 02-Jun-05 13:11:53

Furball - have to ask, what does my daft thread have to do with the 'offensive' name - apart from that perosn posting on the thread, hope ther's no insinuation that it's me .

Furball Thu 02-Jun-05 13:35:08

Jampots - phucknuckle posts saying she's changed her name and can you guess who she is!

Furball Thu 02-Jun-05 13:35:35

sorry not jampots meant joash oopps

joash Thu 02-Jun-05 13:36:12

Oh yes - I see that now - too early in the day for me, I'm not ususlly on here until late at night . SO does anyone know who it is then?

SoupDragon Thu 02-Jun-05 16:14:52

How can it not have occurred to people that phucknuckle was offensive given the recent swearing policy?? How were you pronouncing it then??

phucknuckle Thu 02-Jun-05 16:35:19



WigWamBam Thu 02-Jun-05 16:39:10

I have to admit to a sharp intake of breath when I first saw the name - which I think is probably the reaction that the poster wants. I agree that it comes across as aggressively sexual, and that makes me uneasy.

sunchowder Thu 02-Jun-05 16:41:13

Yes...sort of like someone jaming their fist into your vagina.

phucknuckle Thu 02-Jun-05 16:42:29

That honestly wasn't the intention, to come across aggressively. I saw the name in someone's post, but I can't remember what the post was about.

I just liked the look of it really, but if it's offendeing loads of people I suppose I'l have to change it back


Pinotmum Thu 02-Jun-05 16:42:45

Exactly Sunchowder, and that's not polite

phucknuckle Thu 02-Jun-05 16:44:02

SC that's horrible I just thought it was a funny looing, silly spelled name. I admit my humour has always been slightly adolescent but never though it would offend people to this extent

RTKangaMummy Thu 02-Jun-05 16:45:27

I just saw it as pumpernickle like the fruit

It never occured to me to make F from PH

RTKangaMummy Thu 02-Jun-05 16:46:07

Actually just realised it is a bread not fruit

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