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I have a simple question: Can the word "Bloody" be considered offensive? I'm not sure because of the mixed culture. Should it be in the Slang dictionary, or should it be considered as everyday language, not a swear word? Youdead00 02:03, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - This is debatable. In the U.S., bloody isn't even close to a swear word, whereas from reading books by European authors I'd guess it is some form of a swear word in Europe. I guess I'd look for a precedent in this case, unless there's a rule that British English overrules all in these issues. Bassjason1 02:25, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - Say the word in RuneScape. If it comes out as asterisks, its offensive {Whistle} . --Nup(T) 03:46, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

It does NOT come out as asterisks, but the question still stands as it being a slang term. Bassjason1 03:51, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
The word 'ass' isn't blocked but used in the wrong way, it may be. Also as an American, seeing the use of the word bloody in media and such, it seems as a harsh word to show anger. Kind of like hell or the F word. scoot4.pngscooties 04:25, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - Bloody is pretty much a substitute to "F***ing". It is just an intensifier to make things sound more infuriating. Chicken7 >talk 06:44, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - I think it should be used where it means covered in blood, but I can't think of anywhere it's used on the wiki off the top of my head. HFPKFZXBucket detail.pngrwojy 06:50, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

I love saying bloody, but I always thought it was more like "damn" then the F bomb.--Degenret01 07:41, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

Ditto. --Nup(T) 07:42, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
Agreed. Just it is a less offensive alternative to the F word. Chicken7 >talk 07:49, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
I thought so, too. I don't find "bloody" offensive; however, some people do. Prgmbeta 07:58, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
I also thought it was about as offensive as "damn". I think it is OK to use this word in moderation, but not excessively. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  08:42, January 9, 2010 (UTC)
It's nowhere near as offensive as "fuck" to most ppl, and is akin to "damn" or something like that. It's not censored, and nor should it be. It's broadcast at all times of day and night on TV in Britain. I've used it before in the clan chat, and I will again if it comes naturally to what I want to say. I feel certain it's not reportable. RuneScape is not a kids' game, and anyone who is offended by such mild profanity might want to rethink whether they should be playing it at all. Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 17:27, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - Saying "bloody" is basically swearing, but I wouldn't consider it offensive. Ancient talisman.png Oil4 Talk 17:32, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - Like when Ron Weasley says, "Bloody hell!"? I never really thought of "bloody" as offensive in that case (I thought it was just for emphasis), but since JK Rowling is from England, it may be offensive there...?  Tien  17:37, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

Its kinda like a pseudo-swear; less severe than the F-bomb and other in-game censored swears, around on par with 'damn'. Not the kind of thing you'd say to the Queen, but you're (likely) not going to get in trouble if you say it to your parents at a young age. Plus the dual meaning messes things up somewhat. Quest.png Gaz Lloyd 7:^]Events!99s 18:20, January 9, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - It seems like a Brit version of a certain offensive word in America, but not considered swearing in America and maybe vice-versa. But is it reportable?? Youdead00 19:30, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

I doubt it. ~ Fire Surge icon.png Sentry Telos Talk  20:46, January 11, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - In Australia it is not very offensive and i'm sure you couldn't go one day without hearing it from at least one person. I'm not sure if anybody actually finds it offensive in my town (I live in the Country). —Manyman (talk) 00:44, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - Yes you can't go 100km without hearing the word bloody. We hear it everyday!!

Comment - Definitely. It is not slang, but common Australian English. Chicken7 >talk 08:47, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - This story doesn't really contribute to either argument, but I will say it anyway. I watched season one of this British sitcom about a TV repairman who goes back in time to the 1940's and has various shenanigans like pretending he wrote Beatles and Elton John Songs. (I am not making it. The show is called "Goodnight sweetheart") and throughout it there is a reoccurring gag about how all the men would use the word "bloody" quiet freely, but if there was a woman in the room and someone said "Bloody", all the men in the room would say "ladies present". While this is more of a social commentary on the predetermined roles that society had placed on the sexes, it still shows how during world war II bloody was considered one of the worst words you could use when in the insulting form. This has absolutely no impact on this discussion since society has moved on past then and therefore the word can no longer be used for the impact that it use to. Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 09:52, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Ah, now that is true - decades ago, people took it rather more seriously. "Bloody" as a swear word was not heard on mainstream TV in Britain until Till Death Us Do Part started in 1965, where it was used very often. I am sure that if it were reportable in RuneScape, Jagex would have censored it. In my opinion, people should be able to use it freely without fear of consequence (unless they start spamming it, of course). Leevclarke talk Max_logo_mini.png bulldog_puppy.png 18:58, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - I use bloody as a describing word, "That bloody noob stole my spot". Like that Swiz Talk Review Me 19:26, January 12, 2010 (UTC)

Unless the noob was literally covered in blood, (like saying "that muddy noob stole my spot") then you are using bloody for emphesis instead of descriptive reasons. Unicorn horn dust.png Evil Yanks talk 02:35, January 13, 2010 (UTC)

To Evil Yanks and everyone else: Here is a link to Goodnight, sweetheart: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodnight_Sweetheart


Youdead00 20:52, January 13, 2010 (UTC)

Comment - Hmm, like when Draco Malfoy said "You filthy little mudblood!" ... Youdead00 20:54, January 13, 2010 (UTC)

Request for closure - Youdead00 18:27, January 18, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - TehKittyCatTalk Wikian-Book 22:14, January 18, 2010 (UTC)