A 16-year-old California boy dumped by his high school girlfriend didn't violate a state obscenity law by using four-letter words in anguished text messages to his ex, an appellate court ruled this week.
The boy, identified by his initials in the ruling, was convicted by a juvenile court judge in Chico, California, of sending threatening or obscene telephone communications, based on two profanity-laced text messages he sent the girl shortly after the breakup last year."Fuck u u stupid fuckin girl! One of the girl's friends told police about the texts, leading to the boy's arrest. When the teenager appealed, state Attorney General Edmund Brown argued that the conviction should stand.
On Tuesday, the Third Appellate District Court overturned the conviction (.pdf), finding that the text messages' language was not "offensive to prevailing notions of modesty or decency.""[T]he words ...
are generally eschewed in polite settings, which is why in court the parties and witnesses generally referred to the ' F word' or ' B word' or ' C word,'" wrote Associate Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, for the unanimous three-judge panel."But each has acquired secondary meanings through modern usage," the judge wrote.
[Bridge] I've been whippin' this up I've been tippin' this cup I've been waiting my turn I've been working so hard Got my spirit turnt up And I can't stop now I've been running so long I been vibing so strong I want it, I need it, I got it for real I love it, real woman I'll feed you this meal Hey mama, I did it, the top of the hill Been a minute, don't forget it, motherfucker I'm ill [Breakdown] Now lemme see you milfshake (Lemme see you milfshake) I got that MILF money I got that MILF money I got that MILF money (Lemme see you milfshake) I got that MILF money I got that MILF money I got that MILF money [Outro] Been working at your service to give it to ya Didn't mean to make you nervous To give it to ya You motherfucker . Hours after the premiere of this song, Fergie released the music video which features Hollywood’s “hottest” moms.
is a commonly used acronym that stands for “Mother I’d Like To F***.” However, Fergie has expressed a desire to see it changed to the less objectifying “Moms I’d Like To Follow.” The music video subliminally features this alternate reading many times.
They could have been all like I love swearing when it's done skillfully.
Sweary abbreviations also play a role in signaling group identity, expressing personal style, and so on, FYFI ( Abbreviating swearwords like this also allows people to use a form of language they might not feel so comfortable with were it spelled out, or in contexts where the explicit forms may be too risqué.
Abbreviations make it easier to say whatever TF ( There’s a downside to its familiarity, or at least there was if you worked at the Wisconsin Tourism Federation (now Tourism Federation of Wisconsin) a few years ago, before it changed its name and logo.
If you ask me, the marketing department missed a trick by not embracing this happy coincidence.
No matter how solid your "text game" is, it comes down to whether she's attracted to you or not. You know what's gayer than getting a text like "Hi Hank! " So what makes you think a female isn't thinking the same thing? I ignore a good 20% - 25% of texts I get from females. Depending on the girl, her writing style, the conversation, the stage of the relationship etc., I will use basic emoticons (smiley face, winky face) sparingly at times where something I'm saying could potentially be misinterpreted as being a lot more serious than it is (I'm rarely a very serious person, but dead pan humour and occasional sarcasm dont always transfer well to text messages).
The most alpha text in the world can't save a situation where the frame has been lost. Given that's the case, in my view, you can't really generate attraction with text messages, but you can fuck it up. "i want steak tonight, lets hit up steak house at 730. dress hot" Issuing commands and making decisions makes the whole thing much easier for her. Today my cat jumped up the wall and did something stupid! "Hank, this guy said this creepy thing to me at work today, what should I do? It also depends on the local culture - from what I've heard about American women it's likely I would stay entirely away from smilies with them.