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Occasionally, you get a swabbie called "suchandsuch Fanny." I doubt this has the same meaning in America, but in the UK it is no longer a name or nickname. In fact it is a rude word applied to part of the female body.

Please could it be changed/removed from the swabbie name list or whatever it is that generates the names. While it was funny the first few times, I think that is a bit off-putting for UK players.
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lol...
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If there's a word you feel should be filtered, that's the address to send it to.

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I could see this going either way.

And no, it doesn't have the same meaning in America. There are candy stores called "Fanny Farmer" (and a number of other "Fanny" trademarks), which is presumably even more of a laugh riot if you're in the UK.

On the other hand, is the game obligated to remove everything that might be something naughty in some dialect somewhere?
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Hmm... I don't remember it being that objectionable when I lived in the UK. Certainly no worse than "bloody." Hell, I heard the phrase "fanny pack" just as often as "bum pack" when I lived there, and that was from my teachers.
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That reminds me, I haven't seen a whole lot of bastard briggands attacking my ships lately.

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Hmm... I don't remember it being that objectionable when I lived in the UK..


[size=9] Fanny is another word for the female fun zone.
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Rubby wrote: 
damienroc wrote: 
Hmm... I don't remember it being that objectionable when I lived in the UK..


[size=9] Fanny is another word for the female fun zone.


Huh. I must have missed that. Well, I was 12 or so. (I always got the sense it was the posterior.)
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Rubby wrote: 
damienroc wrote: 
Hmm... I don't remember it being that objectionable when I lived in the UK..


[size=9] Fanny is another word for the female fun zone.


Their brains?
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If it means anything in the US, or at least in the US Rustbelt, it's an only slightly-naughty kid-slang for the buttocks. It's really childish, though - I don't think anyone after primary school would bat an eye.

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Rubby wrote: 
[size=9] Fanny is another word for the female fun zone.


Their brains?


/em give Quiglin a big kiss.

Good answer!
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www.urbandictionary.com

Tons of slangtastic...i mean..shizzleriffic...fun
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Reverie wrote: 
quiglin wrote: 
Rubby wrote: 
[size=9] Fanny is another word for the female fun zone.


Their brains?


/em give Quiglin a big kiss.

Good answer!


Thank my mother...she was a good teacher!
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I thought fanny wasn't bad in the "ye'll hear it on monty python" way and not in the "it's scuppering censored" way.
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Cue Monty Python's The Meaning of Life...
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Cue Monty Python's The Meaning of Life...


Please don't.

I'm on the National Council for the Elimination of Monty Python as Wit Substitute.
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Cue Monty Python's The Meaning of Life...


Please don't.

I'm on the National Council for the Elimination of Monty Python as Wit Substitute.


I, on the other hand, always look on the bright side of life.
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That reminds me, I haven't seen a whole lot of bastard briggands attacking my ships lately.

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Got hit by some pious bastards last night. I left behind the gideon's bibles when i pillaged 'em though.
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I meant the BBC series, anyway. I just meant, I think if a word is tv-safe in the country of concern, it needn't be filtered in the game.
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Oh my goodness, it's just a name. Should all Fanny's change their names just because somewhere it's a dirty word? Do you get bent out of shape when you meet someone named Dick as well? Because that is a common name here in the netherlands, where it does not mean anything. Should they also change all their names too? Because you never know who you're gonna run into? Isn't it just a little bit over exagerating?
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I'm tempted to start a thread called: Its and it's, it's gone far enough :p
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I'm tempted to start a thread called: Its and it's, it's gone far enough :p


Well, more precisely, it's gone too far. heh.

Oh, and Dick is a semi-common name here too. There's even a couple chains of stores called "Dick's", which is whole boxes of funny when you're 14 or so.
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Personally, I think we should keep the semi-rude names in. It gives us street cred with the 14 year-olds. ;)
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Personally, I think we should keep the semi-rude names in. It gives us street cred with the 14 year-olds. ;)


Yeah, and as long as they're real names in some currency, it's defensible.
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There's even a couple chains of stores called "Dick's", which is whole boxes of funny when you're 14 or so.


It makes it all the more funny in a juvenile way when ye consider that it is called "Dick's Sporting Goods". In a sentence kinda way, it still makes me chuckle.

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54x wrote: 
I'm tempted to start a thread called: Its and it's, it's gone far enough :p


Well, more precisely, it's gone too far. heh.

Oh, and Dick is a semi-common name here too. There's even a couple chains of stores called "Dick's", which is whole boxes of funny when you're 14 or so.


In South Jersey, somewhere near where my inlaws live, there is a strip mall where the stores are, in order (not kidding): Dick's; BJ's; and Seamen's.

And I think there's a baby clothing store right next door.
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I personally find it extra amusing that these shops are in a strip mall.
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I personally find it extra amusing that these shops are in a strip mall.


It's even funnier that it's in Nakednaughtypeepeepoopootown.
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Nah, that's not funny, 'cos we actually have places with names like that here, but we don't have strip malls. Heehee.
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I don't get the BJ's. Must be because i'm dutch. What does it mean?
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