I apologise for using the phrase "Chinese whispers"

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30 Jan 2021, 5:31 pm

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Scot Squad, I apologise for using the phrase "Chinese whispers"



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30 Jan 2021, 6:21 pm

What exactly are Chinese Whispers?


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30 Jan 2021, 6:29 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
What exactly are Chinese Whispers?


That children's game in which you whisper a sentence in another kid's ear, and that kid whispers it to the next kid, and by the time the eighth kid in the circle hears it it's totally garbled into a completely different sentence. The game goes by other names I think.



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30 Jan 2021, 6:29 pm

Aberdonian community are easily offended now? Sounds a bit sheepish...


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30 Jan 2021, 6:42 pm

How does he feel about the term "Scotch Tape"?



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30 Jan 2021, 6:46 pm

Why would he need to apologize?


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30 Jan 2021, 10:41 pm

We called that game “ gossip”.


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30 Jan 2021, 10:58 pm

KT67 wrote:
Aberdonian community are easily offended now? Sounds a bit sheepish...


Ladies, and Gentlemen

Miss KT67 would like to apologize now to the many Americans, of the Ovid persuasion, for her...insensitive comments .



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31 Jan 2021, 10:17 am

naturalplastic wrote:
KT67 wrote:
Aberdonian community are easily offended now? Sounds a bit sheepish...


Ladies, and Gentlemen

Miss KT67 would like to apologize now to the many Americans, of the Ovid persuasion, for her...insensitive comments .


Mr KT67 would like to apologise to any North Eastern Scots of the ovid persuasion for his... insinuations :lol:


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31 Jan 2021, 3:19 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
How does he feel about the term "Scotch Tape"?
In any event, that's a complete misnomer. The taste isn't even close to being right.


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31 Jan 2021, 5:32 pm

Eh, they were just quoting a rap song.


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31 Jan 2021, 5:40 pm

Misslizard wrote:
We called that game “ gossip”.


And here it's called "Telephone," or "Playing telephone," if you're referring to how someone's message got mixed up or distorted along the way.

When I clicked this thread I assumed that "Chinese whispers," was going to refer to some sort of tactic by the CCP used to plant the seeds of ideas in various other countries and Pepe was apologizing for criticising them. :lol: In which case I was going to defend him, because they actually do things like that all over the world.. in governments, on university campuses etc - they do it here 100% for sure.

I was just talking to a political sciences student at The Fire the other night who was born in Shanghai, moved to the USA when he was 4, also has Canadian citizenship & is here to study. He's extremely critical of the CCP for many reasons. His grandfather basically sold his soul to the party for $$, that then allowed his dad to get an education and build wealth so that now him and his older brother can be highly educated in Canada. A Machiavellian means to an end that he's very, very, well aware of - well beyond his years. He's frustrated that the CCP have growing tendrils in Canadian society and government and angry that we don't put a stop to it/elect officials that help facilitate it - and I get his frustrations 100%, but we as the little people have next to zero control over what our lying politicians do once in office. If their aim is to fly to China and sell us out, as they did, then that's that and now there's approximately sweet F all we can do by closing the barn door once all the horses have run away.

How's that for garbling the OP? :lol:


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31 Jan 2021, 5:47 pm

I thought it sounded like a Chinese tantric sex position.


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31 Jan 2021, 5:54 pm

Misslizard wrote:
I thought it sounded like a Chinese tantric sex position.


That sounds like fun. :twisted:

*adds it to my post-covid to do list* :D


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31 Jan 2021, 6:14 pm

I thought Chinese Whispers was slang for Covid-19.


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31 Jan 2021, 7:23 pm

Yeah. "Playing telephone".

Thank you.

I was gonna say "its another name for the game of 'telephone'" after my description of it, but had one of those brain farts while typing my post, and forgot that simpler name for it in mid sentence, and couldnt get it back. :lol: