Feckin Bloody hell
As my Gran used to say
"Bloody's in the Bible, Bloody's in the Book, if you don't Bloody believe me, have a BLOODY look"
A poster for Magners cider that featured the words 'Feck off bees' has been cleared by the UK's advertising watchdog. The word 'feck' is unlikely to be seen as a swearword, said the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). In contrast, the ASA ruled last month that the word 'bloody' is an offensive word. The poster for Magners …
Feck off Asa, ye bunch of wee feckers.
No, true enough, I'd never say it quite like that in real life.... but anyone who's not a complete head-the-ball knows that most people, certainly under 30,in Ireland, North or South would use fuck and feck interchangeably.
Can't wait to see the new Scrumpy Jack "Fuck you <insert larger name>!" advert series.
Another prude (and likely beardy botherer) complaining about a word that looks like another.
As in FCUK (French Connection UK), it has the same letters they must mean FUCK....then again it explains why all the chavs "five finger discount" it, probably apply the same logic.
if less than 5% of the population complain, its a non complaint, if less than 30% of the population complain its a very low priority complaint
See I could save millions by avoiding investigating spurious complaints
Reminded me of an old, very non-PC joke...
Bush, Blair and Michael Jackson on the Titanic. When it began to sink, Bush pushed his way to the front and demanded to be in a lifeboat as he was the president of the most powerful country in the world. As he and his aids were throwing the women and children off the boat, noble, fair-minded Blair said "But Mr. President, what about the children?" "F*** the children", came the reply. A voice belonging to a famous singer said "Have we got time?"
I agree. In this context it is quite obviously being used as a replacement for that other similar word and as such should not be used on a public advertising display.
If anyone can offer up another explanation as to how it is being used in this context in a non-offensive manner (although I do not belive there is one), please speak up...
It isn't... not in this context. In this context it means "to leave hastily", not as a substitute for a well known swearword. So the ASA is completely right.
In Ireland it's historically not meant as a substitute word, but is a word in its own right with its own meaning, however, of course a lot of people DO use it as a substitute word.
er... I think I'd like to call bollocks on that one.
Although if you spell it 'feic' you might convince a few more people. 'Feic' is the Irish verb 'to see.'
I've had a few conversations about this with Irish people in the 4 years or so I've been living in Dublin. Mainly in pubs, where it seemed most appropriate. But people do talk about being 'fecked out of the pub' for pouring themselves pints. This being a non-literal use, in the same way that when I tell someone to 'f off' I don't literally mean for them to go forth and multiply. I'm not that biblical.
Time for me to feck off - it's after pub o'clock. After all, who gives a fuck, really?
"In this context it means "to leave hastily", not as a substitute for a well known swearword"
"Feck off", when used to mean "leave hastily" has exactly the same meaning and origin as "fuck off", so do you mean the fuck in "fuck off" isn't a swearword either? I look forward to Magners trying to use that as an excuse.
After a lot of checking the only places which spout this continued crap are christian sites and other assorted moron sites.
But when did being totally wrong stop christians spouting crap...never
According to them SANTA = SATAN, Pagans copied the date of Xmas from the Christians and are trying to usurp their holy day, that SANTA/SATAN is trying to draw children away from Jesus....and on and on and on and on
I dont even need research funding to prove religious people especially christians are of a lower intellect than non religious types.
Was the ad being put up on billboards in Ireland? If I can find a language where mother-fucking cock-suckers happens to be the name of a pretty flower, can I splash it all over the UK on ads? And that "most people don't see it as a swear word" bit? Is there *anyone* in the UK who doesn't see "feck" as a substitute for "fuck", like "fcuk" but more pronouceable?
But yeah, that one complainant really needs to get out less.
Apologies in advance, asterisks inserted to get past company 'profanity' filters...
Let's get one thing straight - feck and f*ck are NOT the same word, they are not used interchangeably.
The word 'feck' for them that need it to be explained again, means 'to steal', it is not a swearword, it never was and it never can be. You may well use it if you'd rather say feck than f*ck, and that's your choice, but their meanings are not the same and you certainly wouldn't say f*ck if you really meant feck.
Think duck and deck, or indeed think *sshole and grasshole and fub off the lof of ye.
Feck is used as a less offensive substitute for 'fuck' in Ireland. It is not always a suitable stand-in, though. For example, it would not be used as a verb replacement for 'to copulate'.
"Feck off", as used in the ad, is a *relatively* inoffensive way to say "go away" in Ireland.
So when Microsoft run an ad with a ffruistrated engineer snapping "fsck you" at a server that's not booting, is that a swear word? It is the literal truth, but he intends it as a venting of ire. I replace swearwords woith ridiculous things like "sugar butties" and people still know I'm swearing.
Any word can be a swearword, but there are some thyat are firmly established as being only swearwords. Fuck is one. I certainly can't think of any non-crass expression of it.
In this instance I'd say it all depended on the expression on the guys face. If he's looking angry or tense, then there could be a violence construed. But if he looks like he's enjoying the sun, then feck 'em all, he's clearly not intending to offend anyone.
I always thought that words that were part of normal average persons speech pattern were not swear words. In the UK, b####r, b######s, f##k etc were considered swear words as they weren't part of normal evryday speech.
I've been to Eire, sitting in the pub or queueing in the post office, every other word I heard from the youngest person to the oldest was what I (being english) would consider to be a swear word but that is just how they speak.
To ban another race from speaking in their natural language would surely be racist.
Banning me from speaking or writing in another persons language must also be racist.
so feck the lot of them, they're all shite anyway
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