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am I alone in thinking this is very wrong

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2shoes Mon 22-Nov-10 08:19:43

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lottiejenkins Mon 22-Nov-10 08:29:48

I hate the use of that word too! also when people call others "a spacco" My friends daughter uses it and my friend always says "it doesnt have the same meaning any more!" hmm Errrrrrrrrrr Yes it does!
Also when i was at school the unpleasent name of choice was Joey Deacon sad

sarah293 Mon 22-Nov-10 09:00:40

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TheArsenicCupCake Mon 22-Nov-10 09:10:42

Your not alone I hate the word with a passion

ShadeofViolet Mon 22-Nov-10 09:41:45


tallwivglasses Mon 22-Nov-10 20:30:59

Nasty. The Americans are pioneers in disability equality but they seem a few decades behind in addressing terminology. The 'R' word springs to mind. Bleuh.

signandsay Tue 23-Nov-10 18:25:25

I have the inside story on this, [is there a smug emoticon?] DH is big transformers guy, he found the info on pre-order (advance publicity) and contacted them, as did lots of other friends and contacts in the toy world, Hasbro UK replied and said they did not plan to issue toy in the UK, but this came to the attention of Hasbro US, (head office) who have decided to change the name on the toy. (you are right does not have the same meaning over there.)

This is especially positive as retailers such as ToysRUs Tesco and Asda source their toys from abroad, so they could have appeared here.

Can't believe it, DH's toy obsession has born positive fruit, I will have to stop being so p'd off about it smile

intothewest Tue 23-Nov-10 19:00:56

You are not alone-because it is wrong,very wrong

hocuspontas Tue 23-Nov-10 21:08:36

Ha ha! "Kiss me, faint on me" they're hilarious!

hocuspontas Tue 23-Nov-10 21:09:24

Sorry, wrong thread blush

SantasMooningArse Tue 23-Nov-10 21:15:20

Very wrong indeed

Glad Hasbro relaised as rthey are a few miles away, no more

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