Author Barbara Bellisi Zito drops in to promote her excellent debut novel "Lucky Stiff" and to discuss her lifelong love of Boy George and Culture Club. How did Boy George go from club kid to one of the biggest pop stars on the planet in the space of a year or so? How was he able to hide his romantic relationship with drummer Jon Moss for so long? Why did America freak out after he called himself a drag queen at the Grammys? All this and more on a brand new ILRR!
Noah Gladstone wears many hats. On any given day he may be found performing on historical trombones and other bass instruments for period concert reconstructions to recording trombone for the latest Hollywood's motion picture or TV show, to managing orchestras for high profile clients and contracting musicians for global productions and recording sessions, to producing original music for the latest video game release with millions of viewers. In 2011, he founded Hollywood Scoring, which has quickly become one of the premiere music production companies in the industry. In addition to writing original music and bespoke compositions for a variety of global clients and brands and building stadium shows on all major continents, Hollywood Scoring also maintains and operates a state of the art scoring stage in the heart of Los Angeles. Mr Gladstone has been involved with the production of recording sessions and live music shows and events (both locally and global) for a variety of clients from NBC-Universal, Illumination Entertainment, Microsoft, Riot Games League of Legends, MiHoYo's Genshin Impact, Netflix, Paramount Productions, The Arcane anime series, Tencent Entertainment, Adult Swim, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks and Thanksgiving Parade, Disney Theme Parks, Blizzard Entertainment, National Public Radio, among others. As a trombonist and instrumentalist, he has performed with world class ensembles such as The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Santa Barbara Symphony, Juilliard 415, Tesserae Baroque, Musica Transalpina to name a few. He has performed with pop icons such as Boy George and the Culture Club, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald, Pete Townshend, The Wu-Tang Clan, RZA, Pete Tong, Snow Patrol, Belle and Sebastian, Billy Idol and many others. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in music from The University of Southern California in trombone performance. He has studied with Byron Peebles, Jay Friedman, Ralph Sauer and Terry Cravens. Noah has been a brass instrument enthusiast since starting the trombone at age 12 and got into serious collecting in high school, under the mentorship of Byron Peebles, when he found his first Bach Mt Vernon 42 and Elkhart Conn 88H trombone and developed obsession of the art of musical instrument craftsmanship. He began working with Steve Ferguson at The Horn Guys Shop in 2001 and helped build that store in the early days, learning a lot about the instrument business along the way and making friends with trombonists from around the world. In 2010, he founded The Brass Ark, his own music store dedicated to the appreciation, collection, restoration and sales of the best new, vintage and used brasswind instruments. It was with this goal in mind, to offer a location where brass enthusiasts could buy, sell, trade and learn about these rare horns and accessories, represented by a seller who is not only an expert and enthusiast himself in the field of vintage brasswinds. He maintains and upkeeps a museum and collection of some of the finest trombones ever made, including many rarities which have become inspiration for new models and equipment brought to market in collaboration with Noah and various makers such as Stephen Shires, Bob Reeves, Markus Leuchter, Brad Close, Stephan Schmidt and others.
Artist Scooter LaForge is a delight. To be honest, I somehow felt like connecting with him on this show was healing for me-now who's the shrink!? Scooter's work is amazing and so instinctual- he cannot not do it. Even though he's worked with big names like he is as humble as can be. So much to learn from his perspective—growing up as a gay man in a tiny town in Arizona. I have to say I was envious hearing of all the free-range outdoor time he had, but alas the town, it's sounds really small and devoid of gays which means a pretty homogenous group of people (boring!) Scooter is the best of what an artist is—someone fueled by their work and satisfied because of it. He complimented me a lot, so I'm going to give him an A as a guest rating. Follow and learn more about Scooter HERE: https://www.scooter-laforge.com/ Instagram @scooterlaforge @scooter_laforge_a_life_of_art/ BIO: Scooter Laforge began his love affair with art at a very young age while growing up in the small town of Las Cruces, New Mexico. His burning desire to render things beautifully began with his singer/songwriter mother, and his landscape painting father; both equally inspired his creativity and lust for art. Laforge's work can be characterized as Pop Art partnered with abstract expressionism and Dutch classicism. His paintings and drawings are portraitures, landscapes, and objective subject matter, utilizing his special painting techniques and incorporating his homoerotic, in your face, non-apologetic lifestyle. Like Golden Books on acid, his work employs a 50's illustrated storybook technique, modernized by 70's color palettes and are influenced heavily by gay pornography, cute fluffy animals, and sometimes iconic cartoons (i.e. SpongeBob Square Pants, The Cookie Monster, and Popeye and Brutis) which are reoccurring characters and themes within his work. LaForge earned his BFA from the University of Arizona in 1993, and began his career as a painter in San Francisco. He moved to New York City in 2001, where he attended the Cooper Union School of Art under a fellowship. His art is in the collections of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art and Beth Rudin DeWoody. LaForge has a line of hand-painted, unique clothing items that are sold through fashion stylist Patricia Field. He has twice collaborated with Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck. His clothing has been worn by Susanne Bartsch, Sandra Bernhard, Beyoncé, Miley Cyrus, Boy George, Debbie Harry, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Iggy Pop, Rihanna, and Lil Wayne.
In a stunning turn of events, the Pod On Lansdowne boys decided to talk almost exclusively about baseball this episode! We didn't know that a certain shortstop would be signing in Queens when we recorded this, but hey--what can ya do? The OTM show from out of left field had to get real for an episode. Prior to the holiday celebrations this weekend, decided to have ourselves a little vent session. Why are the Red Sox "galaxies apart" on a Rafael Devers contract extension? What is the culture of this club, shoutout to Boy George? What is the, I dunno, GENERAL PLAN going forward for Boston?! Your guess is as good as ours, buckaroo. We also aim to answer the age old question: why wasn't Liam at elf practice? Follow us on Twitter baby: @PodOnLansdowne. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mike Parry and Lesley-Ann Jones are back with a festive edition of Life on Planet Porky. Topics include: The festive season, Christmas cards, workers on strike, the sad passing of Shirley Watts, parental struggles, inter-family squabbling, Gary Glitter's life, the Beatles' Eight Days a Week movie, Shane McGowan, Boy George, and urban foxes. It's the podcast that's covered in tinsel, it's Life on Planet Porky. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - see you in 2023! Follow the show on Twitter: @PlanetPorky or Mike is: @MikeParry8 while you can find Lesley-Ann: @LAJwriter. Or you can email us questions or comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!
We're gonna have a party tonight... there's some very special surprises at the end of this episode! It's both our first Christmas' diagnosed with ADHD; finally having the answers to our lifelong struggles. Will we be able to keep our masks off instead of performing for everyone else?! We'll let you know! (TW) Here's one for a Christmas cracker -What do you get when you mix Christmas time with people pleasing tendencies, an inability to manage finances, time blindness, forgetfulness, task paralysis, procrastination, disorganisation, emotional dysregulation, grief, family conflict, trauma, perfectionism, indecision, object/person impermanence, impulsivity, rejection sensitive dysphoria, domestic anxiety, a tendency to leave things to the very last minute, and family, friends and societal pressure?BURNOUT! ...Funny if it wasn't so true!Christmas leaves Laura in semi constant nostalgic tears; triggered by everything from Bowie & Bing to Boy George, brass bands and Bill Murray! Despite a childhood spent not believing in Father Christmas, at the age of 39, the magic in the air on Christmas Eve tempts her to check the skies for Santa's sleigh. ADHDer contradictions hey! Dawn divulges a sentiment shared by many that are single and without children, she finds festive joy in the excitement of her young Nieces. It will be Dawn's first sober Christmas, having been inspired by last week's guest @notsosecretlysober Anybody else have an irrational hatred of Doctor Who?! Oh, and here's the sexy cake of dreams recipe by Nige! If it's common for you to have a Christmas meltdown and end the festive period exhausted; check out our ADHD hacks for avoiding Christmas Burnout If in need call SamaritansAll we want for Christmas is YOU... If you've found this podcast helpful & are in a position to do so, please help us continue to help others by joining our Community. Packages include: vlogs, blogs, live blethers, body doubling and all the chats! If you would prefer you can leave us a tip.MASSIVE thank you to our Patreon pledgers! With more supoport we will be able to continue producing ADHD As Females. In particular a massive thank you to our Gold Tier Patrons: Sarah Newell, Ola Czarnecka, Rach, Callan Davy, Rachael Riley, Derec Thompson, Anne Barrow, Leanne Smith, Clare Hale, Amy Gramham, Liesel McDonald, Michelle Corcoran, Dee Naylor, Samantha Knowles-Owen, Kim Pierpoint, Sinéad McDermott, Amy Davies, Cecilia Leslie, Angela Curtis, Kelsey Fehlberg, Kate Wilkinson, Rochelle Fyander, Alana Pinatiello, Eleanor Macpherson, Katharine Kaufman, Lorna Crowe, N. Scott, Suzanne Tanser, Marianne Stevens, Philippa Pickering, Kate Smith, Jenna King, Jacqueline McGeachie, Lynn McKenna, Bee Wood, Jennifer Wilson, Seonaid Macdonald, Manar, Roz King, Helen McCann, Joanne Eccles, Eleanor Campen, Christie Maxted, Ali O'Connor, Rachel Stewart, Meet Lauren Mitchell, Claire Turner, Katie Enstone, Lauren Bullen, Annmarie Kemsley, Cclaire, Amanda Thomson, Lizzee Oliver, Allie Warren, Nicola Mackenzie- Cracknell, Michelle Bellyou, Katharina Rodda,Eleni Manesiotis, & Olivia Dyer, who have helped make this episode happen; raising much needed ADHD awareness and providing validation and information to those who desperately need it. JOIN US!Support the show
Taylor Swift says karma is her boyfriend, and Boy George sings about karma chameleons. In addition to “karma,” there are lots of other Sanskrit terms which have made their way into English: yoga, dharma, mantra, guru, Buddha, swastika, and more. In this season, we'll focus on one word an episode to get a deeper understanding of what they meant in their original contexts, and how these meanings resonate today. Episodes of Season Four will air the first Friday of every month, beginning January 6, 2023. Subscribe anywhere you can download podcasts. Music & Effects Credits: "Brittle Rille" by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3460-brittle-rille License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ "Karma" by Taylor Swift Excerpts used for educational purposes based on fair use principles Record Scratch by user luffy Link: https://freesound.org/people/luffy/sounds/3536/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support
Dori brings in a guest to help uncover her childhood trauma that may or may not have involved cosmic sluts - but before that we find out why Boy George went to prison - Karma is not only a chameleon, it's also a bitch. We go star spotting on The Love Boat and end off with name suggestions for Tiffany's cook book. Everything we discuss in this show can be found on @That80sShowSA on Facebook. This podcast originally plays as a radio show with music that we have to remove from the podcast - here are the songs we spoke about and played: Orange Crush - REM Last Christmas - Wham!
Finding your 'True Funny' Paul Dornan has worked in the TV and film and comedy world for over two decades as a writer, producer, director, teacher and mentor. Specialising in character comedy and comedy-drama, he's written and helped create sketch shows, sit-coms, series and films that have won awards, stormed the box office and sold around the world. Along the way he's worked with a galaxy of stars – from Dame Edna to Mrs Merton aka Caroline Aherne from Boy George to Downton's Hugh Bonneville, from Lenny Henry to the Spice Girls. A natural collaborator and team player, he's acted as writing mentor for rising comedy talents and once co-wrote the massive Sunday Times No 1 bestseller ‘The A-Z OF Behaving Badly with Simon Nye – one of the biggest comedy books ever. Away from page and screen, he has used his narrative skills in the business world too, helping a range of international brands with creative brainstorming and story. He's now the founder of a new venture – True Funny – a service offering creative consultancy and coaching to help professional speakers bring more humour, warmth and likeable storytelling to their work. Paul shares how his work as a writer and director can help speakers make great main-stage speeches, what true funny is and why this is so important for professional speakers and whether making people laugh is a god given gift, a magic trick, or is this something anyone can learn. Links Connect with Paul on LinkedIn Learn more about Maria Connect with Maria on LinkedIn Listen Here Libsyn Itunes Stitcher Spotify
Justin is the President and founding partner of Primary Wave Music - the leading independent publisher of iconic and legendary music in the world. The company is home to some of the most iconic songwriters, artists, and record labels across the history of recorded music including Sun Records, Bob Marley, Stevie Nicks, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Smokey Robinson, Whitney Houston, Burt Bacharach, Prince, Olivia Newton-John, Ray Charles, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, War, Robbie Robertson, Count Basie, Sly & The Family Stone, Boston, Alice Cooper, Paul Anka, Boy George and Culture Club, Allee Willis, Leon Russell, Free, Toots & The Maytals, Steve Cropper, Glenn Gould, Air Supply, Holly Knight, Godsmack, Disturbed, Devo, Donny Hathaway, Nicky Chinn, Noel Hogan (Cranberries), Dan Wilson, KT Tunstall, Patrick Leonard, Sturken & Rogers, and many more. The songs represented by Primary Wave include over 700 Top 10 singles, and over 300 #1 hits. Throughout the company's 15-year existence, Primary Wave Music has embraced an entrepreneurial spirit, offering and executing proactive one-of-a-kind ideas, unique services and marketing campaigns for our artists. Primary Wave has earned a stellar reputation for being forward thinking and re-introducing classic artists and their music into the modern marketplace as well as nurturing young talent to become legends themselves. This success is based upon our team of seasoned and creative executives collaboratively working together closely with our artists as partners. As a company, we strive for excellence in the pursuit of iconic artists and catalogs that not only reflect great artistry, but impact and influence culture.Get interviewed on the Matt Brown Show: www.mattbrownshow.com
UK gossip alert! Dana welcomes Stephen Pink on the show! Check out Stephen's show Basically Amazing Podcast! Hitting all the UK gossip about Elton John, George Michael, Boy George, PK & DJ Fat Tony, and David and Victoria Beckham World Cup tea... and maybe even a little Leo Dicaprio gossip. Where better to start than with a Sir Elton John mini-dive? Was Elton John helping Britney Spears get sober? Donatella Versace's birthday intervention... What celebrities has Elton tried to get sober? George Michael's passing and time on the London scene... The UK reality TV doctor that has one BAD reputation... How do the networks leverage each other's stories and make trades? Elton John's early life and marriage to Renate Blauel... the legal action Renate took in 2020... How much did she sue him for? What two projects were the cause of the lawsuit?David Furnish and the yacht scandal... Who did David buy a house for?Did Elton block the story from going to print... Threeways??Lisa Vandermpump and Ken Todd's Shadow Lounge and Cedric Martinez...What do former employees have to say about Victoria Beckham? DJ Fat Tony and Boy George... Boy George and a male escort chained to a radiator? David and Victoria Beckham in trouble over World Cup in Qatar... Qatar's anti-LGBT legislation... A quick Leo DiCaprio story... Leo banned from certain yachts? Why Leo??Support the showDana is on Cameo!Get Dishing Drama Dana Merch!https://represent.com/store/dishing-drama-dana-wilkeyFollow Dana: @Wilkey_DanaFollow Casey: @CaseyHanley$25,000 Song - Apple Music$25,000 Song - SpotifyTo support the show and listen to full episodes, become a member on PatreonTo learn more about sponsorships, email DDDWpodcast@gmail.comDana's YouTube Channel
Room rates are way up in Las Vegas. We break down the numbers and discuss the increase. There's also a warning out about a certain shipment of oysters and one Las Vegas restaurant was affected. DJ Steve Aoki pops in to workout at an Orangetheory class in Las Vegas and Dayna was there! Did you know Aoki is the Chief Music Officer for the popular workout franchise? We attended the longest running dinner show on the strip! Why you should go see Tournament of Kings show at Excalibur. Garth Brooks adds more residency shows before he even hits the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Carrie Underwood announces return to Resorts World. Miranda Lambert adds dates in 2023 at Planet Hollywood. Boy George releases a song about Liberace and talks about how his last visit to Las Vegas inspired him to do it. Plus, a new Hawaiian coffee spot opens in Las Vegas and a new food hall is coming to the Fremont Hotel and Casino downtown. Anthony Plog on MusicConversations with performers, composers, and entrepreneurs.Listen on: Apple Podcasts SpotifyVegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. Support the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com
The show kicks off with misheard Duran Duran lyrics, explained by Simon Le Bon. We then go 80s shopping at Aldi which makes us wonder what was the use of soap on a rope. Paulo was watching Baywatch wrong if he remembers where The Hoffs nipples were and Chesney Hawkes is now the England football team's lucky mascot - The Celeb Savant has already congratulated him and got a smiley face in return. Dori inadvertently guesses Paulo's movie and Andrew Ridgeley opens Christmas season and kills Wham!ageddon. Everything we discuss in this show can be found on @That80sShowSA on Facebook. This podcast originally plays as a radio show with music that we have to remove from the podcast - here are the songs we spoke about and played: What a feeling - Irene Cara Last Christmas - Wham!
These rock stars definitely made the naughty list with their exploits that lead to arrests and became the stuff of legend. What else would we expect from them, though? SOURCEShttps://faroutmagazine.co.uk/redlands-drug-bust-the-rolling-stones/https://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/article/San-Antonio-Ozzy-Osbourne-pee-Alamo-Cenotaph-16920580.phphttps://www.standard.co.uk/culture/music/david-bowie-mugshot-iggy-pop-1976-drug-arrest-auction-b1012690.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/uk/2009/jan/16/boy-george-sentenced-handcuffing-male-escorthttps://outsider.com/entertainment/music/jerry-lee-lewis-once-arrested-at-gates-of-elvis-presleys-graceland-heres-why/https://ultimateclassicrock.com/david-lee-roth-arrested-van-halen-book/https://ultimateclassicrock.com/jim-morrison-arrest-history/https://www.myradiolink.com/2022/01/13/flashback-paul-mccartney-busted-in-tokyo-2/https://ultimateclassicrock.com/beatles-arrest-history/https://www.grunge.com/782928/how-many-times-was-joe-strummer-arrested/
Hello Eavesdroppers! It's beginning to look a lot like… a Hoarders episode! But not before a bit of ramble chat about Hamble, Boy George, Puberty Blues and a discussion on whether or not it's acceptable to pee in the shower…So let's get into it! Michelle kicks off the episode with a chat about Phyllis. She's not a general-type hoarder but a hoarder of a very specific item… Listen now to find out what Phyllis hoards, the difference between a collector and a hoarder, a teeny look at the psychology of why people hoard and whether or not Phyllis was able to let go of her possessions…Geordie then talks about a woman who has an unusual and slightly disgusting item that she hoards and whose boyfriend doesn't know what to do… Listen in to find out what she keeps in her bathroom drawer! Geordie then discusses the death of Sydney hoarder Bruce Roberts who was a reclusive hoarder with a twist… Find out what cleaners found went they went into Bruce's home after he died that shook the posh Sydney suburb of Greenwich… Hint: it's TRUE CRIME!Remember, wherever you are, whatever you do, just keep Eavesdroppin'!*Disclaimer: We don't claim to have any factual info about anything ever and our opinions are just opinions not fact, soooooorrrrrryyyyyyyy! Don't sue us!Get in touch with your stories and listen, like, subscribe, share etc… Or email us at email@example.com Listen here: www.eavesdroppinpodcast.comOr here: https://podfollow.com/1539144364Support us on PATREON :) https://www.patreon.com/eavesdroppinEAVESDROPPIN' ON SPOTIFY : https://open.spotify.com/show/3BKt2Oy4zfPCxI7LDOQLN4APPLE PODCASTS : https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/eavesdroppin/id1539144364GOOGLE PODCASTS : https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL2VhdmVzZHJvcHBpbi9mZWVkLnhtbA?hl=enYOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqcuzv-EXizUo4emmt9PgfwFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/eavesdroppinpodcast#hoarders #hoarding #murder #bruceroberts #phyllis #psychology #podcast #comedy #truecrime #eavesdroppin Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Neil & Debbie (aka NDebz) Podcast 245/361 ‘ The Whip! ‘ - (Just the chat) 271122 This time… Joe Lycett shreds David Beckham, I'm a Celebrity & Boy George, Australian Lisa and definitely NO Weigh in! Remember you can catch up with the latest via @ThisisNDebz on Twitter. If you'd like to get in touch with the show you can email us via thisisNDebz@gmail.com or message us via www.facebook.com/NDebzOfficial
Sean and Dayna deliver Las Vegas entertainment reports for the Highway Radio network. Here is this week's report. VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. Support the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com
Hello Eavesdroppers! Another week, another murder… But not before Geordie & Michelle chat about I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, Boy George's false teeth and Tameera the Modern Mystic' 5/8 Caution Days… Geordie kicks off this week's True Crime Time episode by stepping back in time to a murder featured on a 1993 episode of British TV phenomena, CrimeWatch… So, earlier that year, the slayings of Kent newlyweds Harry and Nicola Fuller made headline news around the country. After CrimeWatch aired a previously unreleased phonecall asking viewers if they recognised the voice on the telephone conversation, a slew of people called in saying they know who the voice was: an insurance broker from Pembury called Stephen Young. Why are we talking about Jill Dando? Why didn't emergency services respond to the 999 call? And what's all this about a Ouija board? Listen in to find out!Michelle then talks about a podcast called The Clearing and America's worst serial killer you've never heard of… It all starts off when April Balascio couldn't shake the feeling that her dad had killed someone. What unfolds is a story that spans decades, multiple states, a man begging for the death penalty and a theory that one man could be responsible for every unsolved high-profile murder in America. Listen now to find out all aboutserial killer Ed Edwards… We hope you enjoy this week's episode and remember, wherever you are, whatever you do, just keep Eavesdroppin'!*Disclaimer: We don't claim to have any factual info about anything ever and our opinions are just opinions not fact, soooooorrrrrryyyyyyyy! Don't sue us!Get in touch with your stories and listen, like, subscribe, share etc… Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Listen here: www.eavesdroppinpodcast.comOr here: https://podfollow.com/1539144364WE ARE NOW ON PATREON :) Support your favourite podcast: https://www.patreon.com/eavesdroppinYOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqcuzv-EXizUo4emmt9PgfwOur Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/eavesdroppinpodcast#ededwards #truecrime #crimewatch #edwardwayneedwards #serialkiller #TheClearing #AprilBalascio #zodiackiller #murder #HarryNicolaFuller #jilldando #ouijaboard #podcast #comedy #comedypodcast #truestories #supernatural #truelife #storytellingpodcast #eavesdroppin #eavesdroppinpodcast Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This time… We're off to the Jungle with Boy George and pay a visit to Trumpytown with you know who?! Plus Joe Lycett, Cara Delevigne and Australian Lisa. We also hear from Basket ball player Issac Humphries who this week came out to his teammates. Remember you can catch up with the latest via @ThisisNDebz on Twitter. If you'd like to get in touch with the show you can email us via thisisNDebz@gmail.com or message us via www.facebook.com/NDebzOfficial
This time… We're off to the Jungle with Boy George and pay a visit to Trumpytown with you know who?! Plus Joe Lycett, Cara Delevigne and Australian Lisa. We also hear from Basket ball player Issac Humphries who this week came out to his teammates. Remember you can catch up with the latest via @ThisisNDebz on Twitter. If you'd like to get in touch with the show you can email us via thisisNDebz@gmail.com or message us via www.facebook.com/NDebzOfficial
Garth Brooks/Plus ONE is coming to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace! Brooks announced his new 2023 residency at Caesars Palace last week. We explain what the Plus ONE means and have all the details. P!NK is also coming to Allegiant Stadium in October and you do not need to be a verified fan to get a ticket! Also, Boy George and the Culture Club are returning to the Wynn Las Vegas. Boy George is currently on a popular TV show in the UK and a Behind The Music piece on his life is about to start streaming. Circa Las Vegas' Stadium Swim is launching "Winter Swim" with the World's Largest Hot Tub Party! Backstreet Boys hint at a return to the strip in a recent article. There's an Italian restaurant off the strip that has a great pre-fixed menu at an incredible price. It also includes a wine pairing. We recap the new Brunched By An Angel show at the Palms. Plus, Sean is getting ready to host the Ribbon of Life show and fundraiser at The Tropicana. It benefits Golden Rainbow. It's set for December 4th. More than 200 performers will sing, dance, and defy gravity with aerial acrobatics to holiday classics. Buy tickets to Ribbon of Life HERE.VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. Support the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com
We have a big catch up on all things topical, including a deep dive on the budget but also Boy George. Then the excellent Man Whisperer returns to the show. He tries to talk to me sensibly about feelings while I make cheap puns and try to think of dilemmas. Support the Podcast, keep it weekly & AD-FREE https://www.patreon.com/geoffnorcott?fan_landing=true Order my BOOK amzn.to/2TNsKOU Check out my TIK-TOK www.tiktok.com/@geoffnorcott
Talk Art is back for Season 15!!!! This special Talk Art live episode with DJ Fat Tony is brought to you in partnership with L'OR coffee for the Secret Podcast Experience.We met artist Fat Tony live from Spring Studios London in front of a live audience for an incredible thought provoking chat about his life experiences, inspirations and interesting people he has met along the way.Follow @DJ_FatTony_ on Instagram and his official website: www.djfattony.co.uk Thanks for listening!!! We are so excited to share this new season with you. Keeping you company through the Winter!!!We would love to hear your feedback: https://survey.euro.confirmit.com/wix/2/p703696360272.aspx?l=9&src=1&HQLType=6&foreignID=%5BID%5DStarting his career 3 decades ago at an age too young to mention, Fat Tony has had his say in paving the way for the UK's current music scene. Early on he won residencies for Trade at Turnmills, Egg and Limelight while also making his mark in New York holding a weekly show at The Palladium for Steve Rubell during the height of Paradise Garage. He has also graced the main floor of Privilege Ibiza, Space, Amnesia and DC10. A regular at Ministry of Sound and Glitterbox, Tony has already in this short season of 2021 played Defected Festival in Croatia, One Out & Wilderness Festival and countless other venues with The Warehouse Project and so much more around the corner. As official DJ to the icons like Elton John, Kate Moss and Donatella Versace, he is also one of the fashion scene's go to performers.As one of club culture's most notorious - and best loved - figures, Tony is a complete force of nature. In his recent book I Don't Take Requests, he tells the most extraordinary stories of depravity and hedonism, of week-long benders and extreme self-destruction - and of recovery, redemption, friendship and the joy of a good tune.'Anyone can get a party started, but no one keeps it going like Fat Tony, the energy never dips andwhat a life he's lived.. He's a tosser but we still love him.' ELTON JOHN & DAVID FURNISHDJ Fat Tony has been described as 'the closest thing that club culture has to a national treasure' and the 'unlikely cult hero of quarantine'. Few people have crammed so many lives into one: when your first line of cocaine is aged 16 with Freddie Mercury, where do you go from there? I Don't Take Requests is Fat Tony's breathtakingly candid and outrageous memoir of a life of extremes. From his childhood on an estate in Battersea where he honed his petty criminality, was abused by an older man and made friends with Boy George, to his teenage years spent parading the Kings Road in his latest (stolen) clobber, working as a receptionist for a prostitute, hanging out with Leigh Bowery and Sue Tilley and creating his drag persona, to his life as DJ to the stars and his spiral into serious drug addiction. Now, he is 16 years sober and, alongside working to help others overcome addiction, DJing for everyone from Elton John to Louis Vuitton - and running one of lockdown's most popular Instagram accounts with its wickedly funny memes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Thirty years ago, this small little UK thriller from writer/director Neil Jordan took the world by storm - it was a surprise hit at the box office, received near universal critical acclaim, and it also received seven Oscar nominations including for Best Picture. What ended up being the main driver for much of this film's buzz and success was that it contained a "The Twist" which most audiences weren't expecting....and not just ANY twist either. ;) Besides that twist, the film features a stellar cast including Stephen Rea, Miranda Richardson, Forest Whitaker, and Jaye Davidson who made QUITE the impression in only his first film role. It's basically a romantic thriller focusing on a former IRA terrorist (Rea) who's on the run and tries to redeem himself by seeking out to protect the girlfriend of a man (Whitaker) who he held captive. Let's find out if this '90's classic is more than JUST its twist.....Host: Geoff Gershon Editors: Geoff and Ella GershonProducer: Marlene Gershonhttps://livingforthecinema.com/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Living-for-the-Cinema-Podcast-101167838847578Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/livingforthecinema/Letterboxd:https://letterboxd.com/Living4Cinema/
For the first time ever here on Podbean, we bring you the preshow we do before the show. There's been so much going on in the past week that we have to talk about it to you right here. Enjoy as we discuss the dumpster fire going on at Twitter, Newlywed Game '96 on BUZZR and the time Johnny Olson won a Boy George look alike contest! Timestamps 0:03 - Intro/Twitter is a dumpster fire 3:16 - FTX goes bankrupt as the Crypto market crashes 7:28 - We get an Instagram comment 9:14 - PAX/ION discussion 14:39 - Kevin Conroy's passing 17:29 - Old timey radio style podcasts 18:56 - Omnibus goes down from two episodes a week to one 20:36 - Mike gets sick over last weekend 21:45 - Supermarket discussion 25:24 - Gallagher's passing 29:32 - Gary Kroeger's Newlywed Game airs on BUZZR/MG90 discussion 35:57 - Who will buy Twitter after Elon Musk ruins it? 40:00 - Previewing this week's episodes on the podcast 45:59 - Discussion on the time that Johnny Olson won a Boy George look alike contest on The Price is Right 55:27 - Previewing the next live show (Star Trek IV) and closing
The power of nature! Janey chats to positive psychologist Cheryl Rickman on her new book Tree Glee When you need to 'ground' yourself, get into nature! Selfcare is SO important for your alcohol free journey. Janey chats about Boy George doing EFT tapping in I'm a celeb and announces an online family constellations on Fri 18 Nov at 8pm uk time www.thesoberclub.com click on events For inspiration, connection and accountability join us in The Sober Club If you want to support the podcast and Janey's work you can pop a donation into The Sober Club giveback fund or buy a coffee! #thesoberclub #sobercurious #sobrietyrocks
Liz is copying Meghan again and ‘standing in her knowing' this week. Everyone and everything is getting on Nic's nerves including the new season of The Crown. Plus, Liz is looking back at the time she interviewed Boy George, and he revealed something he might now regret saying.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Fat Joe sits down with Ebro in the Morning as he shares many stories about his career, life after rap, where he sits in hip hop history, and more. The rapper-turned-personality discusses topics such as meeting The Notorious B.I.G. and his relationship with Diddy, being the "Scottie Pippen" to Big Pun during the beginning of his career, meeting Irv Gotti, and how he feels about him today, his run-in with Boy George when he was young, and more! He also discusses how lyrics are being used in court today, being a marijuana business owner, and more! Fat Joe's memoir The Book of Jose is available now. LISTEN TO "4 MINUTES OF FIRE" for exclusive new music - Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0kZ6VBItIJS59Tna074P6q?si=161b8ff6e55746f4 iTunes: 4 Minutes Of Fire: D4M $loan - November 4th, 2022 on Apple PodcastsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Jumbo Ep:480 - 09.11.22 - He Reminds Them of Who?On Todays Show:Louisiana Day, They Get Annoyed, Black Adam, Toblerone Coffee, Door Handles, Posh Date Night, Lisa Wilkes / Wozey, Chris Moyles / Boy George, Strictly Come Dancing, Upcoming Gigs, Camera Handle, Patreons.Support me on Patreon at:www.patreon.com/Jumbowww.buymeacoffee.com/jumbowww.jumbopodcast.comYou can listen on Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Spreaker and many others.
This week, Nick chats with Toby (threat to the Chinese Communist Party and ‘Destroyer of Britain') about how awful ‘I'm a Celebrity' is, the decline of Ant and Dec, the disappointing absence of Matt Hancock, Boy George's colourful past and Nick's amazing reality show idea: ‘Culture Wars'. They also discuss Gary Neville's dim-witted defence of his pathetic lack of principles, Rishi's U Turn on attending Cop27, Britain being asked to pay reparations for post industrialisation climate change damage and Boris's pitiful response. Birthday boy Nick is joined by the Daily Sceptic's editor, Will Jones to cover the recent week's most interesting stories. Toby and Nick then talk about yet another Christian falling foul of the inclusive Lib Dems, how Christians who espouse orthodox beliefs are treated as mad by the Church of England, the ongoing Elon-Twitter saga, dark money pressure on advertisers, how business should never attempt to appease the leftist mob …and this week's contenders for Peak Woke! Please go to https://dailysceptic.org/ and make a donation so we can keep bringing you all this high quality content. This week's sponsor is Thor Holt and you can find him here: https://www.thorholt.com/ or on his telegram channel at @thor_holt Nick's substack: https://nickdixon.substack.com/ Produced by Jason Clift Music by Tinderella
Rosie O'Donnell is a beloved comedian, celebrated actress, and talk show legend. Despite all these professional accolades, it is perhaps her generosity of spirit, her tireless advocacy on behalf of children and families, and her heartfelt commitment to the health of the American theater that most definitively define her impact on popular culture.Born in Commack, New York on March 21, 1962, Rosie O'Donnell embarked on a career as a standup comedian right out of high school, and in short order found herself enjoying a five show winning streak on the iconic television series, “Star Search” Shortly thereafter, she scored additional major appearances on television, including a regular role as Maggie O'Brien on NBC's popular sitcom, “Gimme a Break” and a high profile run as a VH1 VJIn 1992, Rosie was cast alongside Tom Hanks, Madonna, and Geena Davis in the smash hit “A League of Their Own.” She went on to further success on the big screen, starring in twelve films between 1992 and 1996, including 1993's “Sleepless in Seattle,” 1995's “Now and Then,”and 1996's “Beautiful Girls.”Her most monumental break came by accepting NBC's offer to host a variety daytime television show, “The Rosie O'Donnell Show” in 1996. Rosie's innate love of all things show business and her easy rapport with the celebrities she had grown up idolizing translated into a unique and hugely popular TV phenomenon. “The Rosie O'Donnell Show” ran for six seasons and went on to win a variety of Emmy awards, leaving a memorable mark on American television before ending production in 2002.In the past 20 years, Rosie's dedication to her artistic endeavors and charitable interests have continued unabated. She has been a regular fixture on television, on Broadway, and, in recent years, has gotten rave reviews for her powerful performances in Showtime's “SMILF” and HBO's “I Know This Much is True.” She can currently be seen in the Showtime original series, “American Gigolo.”-bio adapted and edited from Rosie.com
Whether as a touring guitarist for the avant-garde rockers, Psychic TV, or producer for artists like Boy George, Lenny Kaye, and Pharoahe Monch, Jeff Berner makes a safe, creative space for those around him to make great art. This week, we trace Jeff's life from first falling for “Sunshine of Your Love,” to building his studio career, performing in Russia with punk legend Genesis P-Orridge – and producing, performing on and brilliantly wedging an electric bouzouki into my new album, Constellations.
Fyre Festival Billy McFarland's new scam, Ethan Crumbley admits guilt, Gary Graff joins us, murder details of WWJ anchor Jim Matthews, Bob Carmack charges dropped, Olivia Wilde & Jason Sudeikis's loose lipped nanny, Clarktober, and the Kardashians weak anti-Semitism response.Drew was surfing the web and came across some retro Jim Carroll and Bozo the Clown D&M audio.Our Autoblows have arrived just in time for Autoblow Wednesday ™.Vinny Stubbs is living rent free in Trudi's ass™... and headThe World Series is set... for Friday: JV and the Houston Astros vs Nick "Apology Interrupter" Castellanos and the Philadelphia Phillies.Kanye West Madness: Creative Artists Agency parts with Ye. Johnny Depp's lawyer drops Ye. Ye declares Kim Kardashian the 'new Marilyn Monroe'. Kim sides with Jews over Ye (because of Boy George). Ivanka and Kim K are besties. Everybody cheats on the Kardashians.ABNN: Antonio Brown continues to troll Tom Brady.Follow 52 minutes of technical difficulties as we connect with Gary Graff to discuss the Revolver re-release, update us on his good friend Brian Johnson, rip on the Elvis movie, defend Chrissie Hynde's biography, comment on the Leonard Cohen tribute, review the CCR doc, answer Marc's questions about new Taylor Swift material, mention Charlie Watts book, Bono's deeeeep book, Rob Halford's book, comment on Kanye and more.Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going to nordvpn.com/dams to get up a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It's completely risk free with Nord's 30-day money-back guarantee.James Corden is NOT sorry now. Meghan Markle is also a beast to restaurants. Dennis Rodman has been known to dine and dash. Tony Robbins and Naomi Campbell are terrible too.Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis' nanny just will NOT shut up.Ethan Crumbley pleads guilty to all 24 charges. Meanwhile, there was another school shooting today in St. Louis.Hinck-Dogg has a new gig planned in Albany. It'll probably get canceled.Lionel Dahmer's son is so hot that women are tossing undies on his property.Murdered WWJ anchor Jim Matthews' girlfriend broke her silence. Arthur Williamson is charged with first-degree murder.ML Elrick has been airing Lee Chatfield's dirty laundry.Kids are really dumb now.San Francisco is a mess.This land is Bob Carmack's land!Uvalde teacher, Amy Marin, has finally been vindicated after footage was released from the school.Billy McFarland is back and ready for his next scam.Not too many new celebrities on Cameo these days.Reminder: The Detroit Lions still suck.Jim Harbaugh is tired of James Franklin and Penn State crying about the tunnel at The Big House.More Clarktober for your ear-holes.Social media is dumb, but we're on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (Drew and Mike Show, Marc Fellhauer, Trudi Daniels and BranDon).
This attention paid to the state of our public schools has created a new political alliance. After that discussion (working COVID and RSV into the conversation), we move on to "Ye," "Whoopi," and "Other Stuff."
As an internationally acclaimed comedian that previously taught science to one of the UK's most influential grime stars, it's fair today to say that Shazia Mirza has had a fairly wondrous career. On today's episode, she treats Clive and our live audience to some fascinating stories, including her star appearance in the local paper at the age of 14 when she met Boy George in a nightclub and a bold but ultimately failed attempt to become a pop star.This episode was recorded live at the Edinburgh Fringe, August 2022.**If you enjoyed listening to this podcast, please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Miss Heard celebrates Season 4, Episode 163 with a misheard song lyric from Culture Club's “Karma Chameleon”. You will learn from Boy George himself what the song is actually about and how he handled his longtime feud with Pete Burns of Dead or Alive when he passed away. She also shares who Lieutenant Lush is and the connection to the group Bow Wow Wow. You can listen to all our episodes at our website at: https://pod.co/miss-heard-song-lyrics Or iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and many more platforms under Podcast name “Miss Heard Song Lyrics” Don't forget to subscribe/rate/review to help our Podcast in the ratings. #missheardsonglyrics #missheardsongs #missheardlyrics #misheardsonglyrics #misheardsongs #CultureClub #KarmaChameleon #BoyGeorge #Desertlovinginyoureyes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma_Chameleon https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_Club https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blitz_Kids https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Romantic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Burns
Long time podcast hosts grapple with an otherworldly demon that takes up residence in one of them and threatens to tear their show apart. The presence of a calming, intelligent voice keeps their bond strong. On Episode 532 of Trick or Treat Radio we are joined by regular guest Mina Rose to discuss My Best Friend's Exorcism from director Damon Thomas, based on the book by friend of the podcast, Grady Hendrix! We also discuss October plans, we talk about 80s nostalgia, and the dangers of demonic possession! So grab your most obscure 80s playlist, don't forget to protein load, and strap on for the world's most dangerous podcast!Stuff we talk about: Terrifier 2, can you pause movies in the theater?, Talk is Jericho, hanging with Creepygurl in Salem, MZ and Creepygurl sitting in a tree, Romania, Mina Rose, Briar #1, Haunted Hillando, mouse mausoleum, 12 foot skeletons, The Extra Special Halloween Special, The Hearse Song, Nightmare Before Christmas, Hooperman, John Ritter, Bob Newhart, what is PSTD?, Ween, Piss Up a Rope, nitrous balloons, a different kind of line dance, “Don't Make Me Help Me You”, My Best Friend's Exorcism, Grady Hendrix, 90210, bible belt, Culture Club, Boy George, AOL, having your own phone line in the 80s, Crystal Pepsi, Catholic School, spooky houses, demon possession, Quiz Show, Heaven Help Us, the struggle of urination, Batman Converse Phones, waterbeds, making kids clean their desks with bleach, Repossessed, Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Pen15, “deleprosy”, Stranger Things, Goosebumps, RL Stine, The Craft, Fairuza Balk, what is a teenager?, Scarface, David S. Goyer, David Bruckner, Hellraiser, Clive Barker, Fright Night, Lost Boys, Return of the Living Dead, Better Off Dead, Raven's Hollow, Edgar Allan Poe, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, They're Watching, Hanging with Mr. Hooper, Not Enough for Syndication, Pretty Shitty Trick Dude, Romero and Juliet, and The Hills Are Alive With the Sounds of Dracula.Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/trickortreatradioJoin our Discord Community: discord.trickortreatradio.comSend Email/Voicemail: mailto:email@example.comVisit our website: http://trickortreatradio.comStart your own podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=386Use our Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2CTdZzKFB Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/trickortreatradioTwitter: http://twitter.com/TrickTreatRadioFacebook: http://facebook.com/TrickOrTreatRadioYouTube: http://youtube.com/TrickOrTreatRadioInstagram: http://instagram.com/TrickorTreatRadioSupport the show
Last week saw EDITED relaunch EDITIONS, a live evening of panel discussions on subjects surrounding the Art & Science of Retail.One of our guests discussing Navigating Retail During Economic Uncertainty was Ed Healy, now the Chief of Commercial at VIEVE and formerly Commercial Director at L'Oréal.We decided it was the perfect time to revisit his podcast with EDITED recorded during the height of the pandemic.80s icons such as Boy George and Prince normalized the use of men's beauty products and opened the doors to what we're seeing today. Now the likes of Harry Styles and Jaden Smith are also seen frequently wearing makeup and supporting the use of beauty products. However, education in this area is still lacking in order to obtain wider adoption.In our latest episode, Ed Healy, Commercial Director at L'Oreal, discusses the shift in attitudes as he sees a new digital and gender-neutral future for beauty. With over 10 years of experience in sales and marketing, Ed has worked with a range of companies, including luxury brands within L'Oreal UK, startups and iconic beauty giants.
The Austin City Limits Music festival HAS to be the most eclectic line-up ever. Red Hot Chilli Peppers? Check. The War on Drugs? Check. The Chicks? Check. Spoon? Check. Boy George? Check. (Huh?) Carly Rae Jespson? Check. (Huh?) Music critic Peter Blackstock predicts the breakout acts. https://advertisecast.com/thejeffwardshow Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of "culture"? Androgynous pop star Boy George sing-asking if you really want to hurt him? The active ingredient in the yogurt that Jamie Lee Curtis shills for that makes you have to poop? The Canadian rapper who did the remix of Toto's "Africa" back in the late '00s? (If the third one really is the first thing that comes to your mind ... how? And why?) While all of those are solid answers, this week's episode of The Overlap Podcast will focus on organizational culture at our businesses - a topic that is much discussed within the business community but one that lacks a cohesive collective understanding for almost everyone - culture can be sleuthy and difficult to find, not unlike a karma chameleon. Our boys Sid and Keith will "Tumble 4 Ya" and discuss, dissect and disseminate the dilemma of defining and developing culture in an organization, including a top-notch example from Sid that you really have to listen to the episode to hear - and not just because we're #TeamNoSpoilers. The dialogue and banter in this week's offering is really just too good not to enjoy yourselves, even if our boys may fall short of fully being able to solve the Culture Conundrum in its entirety. But, to be fair, if they did, they wouldn't be able to keep bringing you awesome content week after week, so maybe it's for the best, right? Tune in and turn it up on this week's Overlap Podcast - and if we get over 50 shares across all of our social media sites this week, we'll make Sid and/or Keith dress up in full makeup like the aforementioned Boy George of the famous band Culture Club. How's that for a reward, you loyal friends of the show?
Sign up for our Patreon for bonuses and more! www.themidnightrainpodcast.com Do you happen to swear? Is it something you happen to do when you stub your pinky toe on the coffee table? What about when you've just finished dinner and you pull that glorious lasagna out of the oven, burn yourself and then drop your Italian masterpiece on the floor, in turn burning yourself once again? Odds are that if you're listening to this show, you have a rather colorful vernacular and aren't offended by those that share in your “darker” linguistic abilities. Those dramatic and often harsh, yet exceedingly hilarious words, have a pretty amazing history. Were they written in manuscripts by monks? Or, did we find them used by regular people and found in prose like the names of places, personal names, and animal names? Well, could they tell us more about our medieval past other than just that sex, torture, plagues and incest was all the rage? Let's find out! Fuck Let's start with our favorite word. Let's all say it together, kids. “Fuck!” This most versatile yet often considered one of the worst of the “bad words” doesn't seem to have been around in the English language prior to the fifteenth century and may have arrived later from the German or th Dutch. Leave it to those beautiful Germans to introduce us to such a colorful word. In fact, the Oxford English Dictionary says it wasn't actually used until 1500. However, the name of a specific place may have been used even earlier. Many early instances of fuck were said to actually have been used to mean “to strike” rather than being anything to do with fornicating. The more common Middle English word for sex was ”swive”, which has developed into the Modern English word swivel, as in: go swivel on it. Some of the earliest instances of fuck, seen to mean “hitting” or “striking,” such as Simon Fuckebotere (from in 1290), who was more than likely in the milk industry, hitting butter, or Henry Fuckebeggar (1286/7) who may have, hit the poor. The earliest examples of the word fuck in the English language appeared in the names of places. The first of these is said to be found near Sherwood in 1287: Ric Wyndfuk and Ric Wyndfuck de Wodehous. These both feature a kestrel known as the Windfucker which, we must assume, went in the wind. The next definite example comes from Bristol 1373 in Fockynggroue, which may have been named for a grove where couples went for “some quiet alone time.” However, Somewhere among the indictment rolls of the county court of Chester (1310/11), studied by Dr. Paul Booth of Keele University (Staffordshire), a man whose Christian name was Roger is mentioned three times. His less Christian last name is also recorded. The name being mentioned repetitively pretty much means it did not result from a spelling mistake but rather it's the real thing. Meaning, the man's full name was Roger Fuckebythenavele. Not only does his second name move back the earliest use of fuck in its modern sense by quite a few decades; it also verifies that it is, in fact, a Middle English word. But of course, there are those fuckers that will undoubtedly debate it's fucking origin. The stem *fukkō-, with its characteristic double consonant, is easy to explain as a Germanic iterative verb – one of a large family of similar forms. They originated as combinations of various Indo-European roots with *-nah₂-, a suffix indicating repeated action. The formation is not, strictly speaking, Proto-Indo-European; the suffix owes its existence to the reanalysis of an older morphological structure (reanalysis happens when people fail to analyze an inherited structure in the same way as their predecessors). Still, verbs of this kind are older than Proto-Germanic. *fukkō- apparently meant to ‘strike repeatedly, beat' (like, say, “dashing” the cream with a plunger in a traditional butter churn). Note also windfucker and fuckwind – old, obsolete words for ‘kestrel'. A number of words in other Germanic languages may also be related to fuck. One of them is Old Icelandic fjúka ‘to be tossed or driven by the wind' < *feuka-; cf. also fjúk ‘drifting snowstorm' (or, as one might put it in present-day English, a fucking blizzard). These words fit a recurrent morphological pattern observed by Kroonen (2012): Germanic iteratives with a voiceless geminate produced by Kluge's Law often give rise to “de-iterativised” verbs in which the double stop is simplified if the full vocalism or the root (here, *eu rather than *u) is restored. Kluge's law had a noticeable effect on Proto-Germanic morphology. Because of its dependence on ablaut and accent, it operated in some parts of declension and conjugation, but not in others, giving rise to alternations of short and long consonants in both nominal and verbal paradigms. If the verb is really native (“Anglo-Saxon”), one would expect Old English *fuccian (3sg. *fuccaþ, pl. *fucciaþ, 1/3sg. preterite *fuccode, etc.). If these forms already had “impolite” connotations in Old English, their absence from the Old English literary corpus is understandable. We may be absolutely sure that *feortan (1/3 sg. pret. *feart, pret. pl. *furton, p.p. *forten) existed in Old English, since fart exists today (attested since about 1300, just like the word fuck) and has an impeccable Indo-European etymology, with cognates in several branches. Still, not a single one of these reconstructed Old English verb forms is actually documented (all we have is the scantily attested verbal noun feorting ‘fart(ing)'). One has to remember that written records give us a strongly distorted picture of how people really spoke in the past. If you look at the frequency of fuck, fucking and fucker in written English over the last 200 years, you may get the impression that these words disappeared from English completely ca. 1820 and magically reappeared 140 years later. Even the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary pretended they didn't exist. The volume that should have contained FUCK was published in 1900, and Queen Victoria was still alive. According to the Oxford English Dictionary: Forms: α. 1500s fucke, 1500s– fuck; also Scottish pre-1700 fuk. Frequency (in current use): Show frequency band information Origin: Probably a word inherited from Germanic. Etymology: Probably cognate with Dutch fokken … In coarse slang. In these senses typically, esp. in early use, with a man as the subject of the verb. Thesaurus » Categories » intransitive. To have sexual intercourse. ▸ ?a1513 W. Dunbar Poems (1998) I. 106 Be his feirris he wald haue fukkit. transitive. To have sexual intercourse with (a person). In quot. a1500 in Latin-English macaronic verse; the last four words are enciphered by replacing each letter with the following letter of the alphabet, and fuccant has a Latin third-person plural ending. The passage translates as ‘They [sc. monks] are not in heaven because they fuck the wives of Ely.' [a1500 Flen, Flyys (Harl. 3362) f. 47, in T. Wright & J. O. Halliwell Reliquiæ Antiquæ (1841) I. 91 Non sunt in cœli, quia gxddbov xxkxzt pg ifmk [= fuccant uuiuys of heli].] transitive. With an orifice, part of the body, or something inanimate as an object. Also occasionally intransitive with prepositional objects of this type. [1680 School of Venus ii. 99 An hour after, he Ferked my Arse again in the same manner.] transitive. To damage, ruin, spoil, botch; to destroy, put an end to; = to fuck up 1a at Phrasal verbs 1. Also (chiefly in passive): to put into a difficult or hopeless situation; to ‘do for'. Cf. also mind-fuck v. 1776 Frisky Songster (new ed.) 36 O, says the breeches, I shall be duck'd, Aye, says the petticoat, I shall be f—d. transitive. U.S. To cheat; to deceive, betray. Frequently without. 1866 G. Washington Affidavit 20 Oct. in I. Berlin et al. Black Mil. Experience in Civil War (1982) v. xviii. 792 Mr. Baker replied that deponent would be fucked out of his money by Mr. Brown. transitive. In oaths and imprecations (chiefly in optative with no subject expressed): expressing annoyance, hatred, dismissal, etc. Cf. damn v. 6, bugger v. 2a. See also fuck it at Phrases 2, fuck you at Phrases 1b. 1922 J. Joyce Ulysses ii. xv. [Circe] 560 God fuck old Bennett! Phrases Imprecatory and exclamatory phrases (typically in imperative or optative with no subject expressed sense). P1. Expressing hostility, contempt, or defiant indifference. Categories » go fuck yourself and variants. 1895 Rep. Senate Comm. Police Dept. N.Y. III. 3158 By Senator Bradley: Q. Repeat what he said to you? A. He said, ‘Go on, fuck yourself, you son-of-a-bitch; I will give you a hundred dollars'; he tried to punch me, and I went out. fuck you. 1905 L. Schindler Testimony 20 Dec. in People State of N.Y. Respondent, against Charles McKenna (1907) (N.Y. Supreme Court) 37 Murray said to me, ‘Fuck you, I will give you more the same.' And as he said that, I grabbed the two of them. P2. fuck it: expressing dismissal, exasperation, resignation, or impetuousness. 1922 E. E. Cummings Enormous Room iv. 64 I said, ‘F— it, I don't want it.' P3. fuck me and elaborated variants: expressing astonishment or exasperation. 1929 F. Manning Middle Parts of Fortune II. xi. 229 ‘Well, you can fuck me!' exclaimed the astonished Martlow. Cunt Cunt is a vulgar word for the vulva or vagina. It is used in a variety of ways, including as a term of disparagement. Reflecting national variations, cunt can be used as a disparaging and obscene term for a woman in the United States, an unpleasant or stupid man or woman in the United Kingdom, or a contemptible man in Australia and New Zealand. However, in Australia and New Zealand it can also be a neutral or positive term when used with a positive qualifier (e.g., "He's a good cunt"). The term has various derivative senses, including adjective and verb uses. Feminist writer and English professor Germaine Greer argues that cunt "is one of the few remaining words in the English language with a genuine power to shock". The earliest known use of the word, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, was as part of a placename of a London street, Gropecunt Lane. Use of the word as a term of abuse is relatively recent, dating from the late nineteenth century. The word appears not to have been taboo in the Middle Ages, but became that way toward the end of the eighteenth century, and was then not generally not allowed to be printed until the latter part of the twentieth century. There is some disagreement on the origin of the term cunt, although most sources agree that it came from the Germanic word (Proto-Germanic *kunto, stem *kunton-), which emerged as kunta in Old Norse. The Proto-Germanic form's actual origin is a matter of debate among scholars. Most Germanic languages have cognates, including Swedish, Faroese, and Nynorsk (kunta), West Frisian, and Middle Low German (kunte), Middle Dutch (conte), Dutch kut (cunt), and Dutch kont (butt), Middle Low German kutte, Middle High German kotze ("prostitute"), German kott, and maybe Old English cot. The Proto-Germanic term's etymology ia questionable. It may have arisen by Grimm's law operating on the Proto-Indo-European root *gen/gon "create, become" seen in gonads, genital, gamete, genetics, gene, or the Proto-Indo-European root guneh or "woman" (Greek: gunê, seen in gynaecology). Relationships to similar-sounding words such as the Latin cunnus ("vulva"), and its derivatives French con, Spanish coño, and Portuguese cona, or in Persian kos (کُس), have not been conclusively demonstrated. Other Latin words related to cunnus are cuneus ("wedge") and its derivative cunēre ("to fasten with a wedge", (figurative) "to squeeze in"), leading to English words such as cuneiform ("wedge-shaped"). In Middle English, cunt appeared with many spellings, such as coynte, cunte and queynte, which did not always reflect the actual pronunciation of the word. The word, in its modern meaning, is attested in Middle English. Proverbs of Hendyng, a manuscript from some time before 1325, includes the advice: (Give your cunt wisely and make [your] demands after the wedding.) from wikipedia. The word cunt is generally regarded in English-speaking countries as unsuitable for normal publicconversations. It has been described as "the most heavily tabooed word of all English words". Quoted from wikipedia: Some American feminists of the 1970s sought to eliminate disparaging terms for women, including "bitch" and "cunt". In the context of pornography, Catharine MacKinnon argued that use of the word acts to reinforce a dehumanisation of women by reducing them to mere body parts; and in 1979 Andrea Dworkin described the word as reducing women to "the one essential – 'cunt: our essence ... our offence'". While “vagina” is used much more commonly in colloquial speech to refer to the genitals of people with vulvas than “cunt” is, its origins are defined by its service to male sexuality, making “cunt” — interestingly enough — the least historically misogynistic of the two. “Cunt” has also been used in Renaissance bawdy verse and in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, but it was not until Shakespeare's era that its meaning began to fundamentally shift, during the dawn of Christian doctrine. Arguably, if cunt simply means and refers to “vagina”, then why would that be bad? Vaginas are pretty great! They provide people with pleasure, they give life, and they're even a naturally developed lunar calendar! So, why would a person refer to another, assumedly pissy person as a vagina? So, should we as society fight the negative stereotypes and embrace the term cunt again? It's a tiny word that bears a lot of weight, but it should be anything but scary or offensive. It can be a massive dose of love instead of an enormous force of hate if we actively define our vocabulary rather than letting it define us. Words only have that type of power when the uptight, vanilla flavored, missionary only Karen's and Kevin's of the world decide they don't like them. This has been going on for as long as we've been using words. So, let's take it back. We love you, ya cunts! coarse slang in later use. Thesaurus » Categories » The female genitals; the vulva or vagina. Cf. quaint n.1 a1400 tr. Lanfranc Sci. Cirurgie (Ashm.) (1894) 172 In wymmen þe necke of þe bladdre is schort, & is maad fast to the cunte. 1552 D. Lindsay Satyre Procl. 144 First lat me lok thy cunt, Syne lat me keip the key. 1680 Earl of Rochester et al. Poems 77 I fear you have with interest repaid, Those eager thrusts, which at your Cunt he made. 1865 ‘Philocomus' Love Feast iii. 21 I faint! I die! I spend! My cunt is sick! Suck me and fuck me! A woman as a source of sexual gratification; a promiscuous woman; a slut. Also as a general term of abuse for a woman. 1663 S. Pepys Diary 1 July (1971) IV. 209 Mr. Batten..acting all the postures of lust and buggery that could be imagined, and..saying that the he hath to sell such a pouder as should make all the cunts in town run after him. As a term of abuse for a man. 1860 in M. E. Neely Abraham Lincoln Encycl. (1982) 154 And when they got to Charleston, they had to, as is wont Look around to find a chairman, and so they took a Cunt A despised, unpleasant, or annoying place, thing, or task. 1922 J. Joyce Ulysses ii. iv. [Calypso] 59 The grey sunken cunt of the world. Bitch Women were frequently equated to dogs in Ancient Greek literature, which was used to dehumanize and shame them for their alleged lack of restraint and sexual urges. This is believed to have originated from the hunter goddess Artemis, who was frequently depicted as a pack of hounds and was perceived to be both beautiful and frigid and savage. According to popular belief, the term "bitch" as we use it today evolved from the Old English word "bicce," which meant a female dog, about the year 1000 AD. The phrase started out as a critique of a woman's sexuality in the 15th century but eventually evolved to signify that the lady was rude or disagreeable. Clare Bayley has connected this growth of the term "bitch" as an insult to the suffrage struggle and the final passage of women's suffrage in the early 20th century, particularly the 1920s. Men were intimidated when women started to challenge their subordinate roles in the patriarchal power structure, and the phrase started to be used to ferocious and irate females. Men's respect for women and the prevalence of the term are clearly correlated, since usage of the term rapidly decreased during World War II as men's appreciation of women's contributions to the war effort increased. However, as they competed with women for employment after the war ended and the men went back to work, the word's usage increased once more. As the housewife paradigm started to fade away during the war, the position of women in the workplace and society as a whole underwent an irreparable change. However, males perceived the presence of women in the workforce as a challenge to their supremacy in society. With songs like Elton John's "The Bitch is Back" ascending the charts in 1974, the slur became more common in mainstream culture and music in the latter decades of the 20th century. As a result of artists like Kanye West and Eminem using the term "bitch" to denigrate women and depict violence against them in their lyrics, hip-hop culture has also long been accused of being misogynistic. We just need to look at Hillary Clinton's recent campaign for president in 2016 to understand how frequently this slur is leveled at women, especially those in positions of authority who are defying patriarchal expectations and shattering glass ceilings. Rep. AOC being called a "fucking bitch" by a GOP Rep. is another similar example. It is evident that the usage of the phrase and the degree to which males regard women to be a danger are related. bitch (v.) "to complain," attested from at least 1930, perhaps from the sense in bitchy, perhaps influenced by the verb meaning "to bungle, spoil," which is recorded from 1823. But bitched in this sense seems to echo Middle English bicched "cursed, bad," a general term of opprobrium (as in Chaucer's bicched bones "unlucky dice"), which despite the hesitation of OED, seems to be a derivative of bitch (n.). bitchy (adj.) 1925, U.S. slang, "sexually provocative;" later (1930s) "spiteful, catty, bad-tempered" (usually of females); from bitch + -y (2). Earlier in reference to male dogs thought to look less rough or coarse than usual. The earliest use of "bitch" specifically as a derogatory term for women dates to the fifteenth century. Its earliest slang meaning mainly referred to sexual behavior, according to the English language historian Geoffrey Hughes: The early applications were to a promiscuous or sensual woman, a metaphorical extension of the behavior of a bitch in heat. Herein lies the original point of the powerful insult son of a bitch, found as biche sone ca. 1330 in Arthur and Merlin ... while in a spirited exchange in the Chester Play (ca. 1400) a character demands: "Whom callest thou queine, skabde bitch?" ("Who are you calling a whore, you miserable bitch?"). In modern usage, the slang term bitch has different meanings depending largely on social context and may vary from very offensive to endearing, and as with many slang terms, its meaning and nuances can vary depending on the region in which it is used. The term bitch can refer to a person or thing that is very difficult, as in "Life's a bitch" or "He sure got the bitch end of that deal". It is common for insults to lose intensity as their meaning broadens ("bastard" is another example). In the film The Women (1939), Joan Crawford could only allude to the word: "And by the way, there's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society - outside of a kennel." At the time, use of the actual word would have been censored by the Hays Office. By 1974, Elton John had a hit single (#4 in the U.S. and #14 in the U.K.) with "The Bitch Is Back", in which he says "bitch" repeatedly. It was, however, censored by some radio stations. On late night U.S. television, the character Emily Litella (1976-1978) on Saturday Night Live (portrayed by Gilda Radner) would frequently refer to Jane Curtin under her breath at the end of their Weekend Update routine in this way: "Oh! Never mind...! Bitch!" Bitchin' arose in the 1950s to describe something found to be cool or rad. Modern use can include self-description, often as an unfairly difficult person. For example, in the New York Times bestseller The Bitch in the House, a woman describes her marriage: "I'm fine all day at work, but as soon as I get home, I'm a horror....I'm the bitch in the house."Boy George admitted "I was being a bitch" in a falling out with Elton John. Generally, the term bitch is still considered offensive, and not accepted in formal situations. According to linguist Deborah Tannen, "Bitch is the most contemptible thing you can say about a woman. Save perhaps the four-letter C word." It's common for the word to be censored on Prime time TV, often rendered as "the b-word". During the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, a John McCain supporter referred to Hillary Clinton by asking, "How do we beat the bitch?" The event was reported in censored format: On CNN's "The Situation Room," Washington Post media critic and CNN "Reliable Sources" host Howard Kurtz observed that "Senator McCain did not embrace the 'b' word that this woman in the audience used." ABC reporter Kate Snow adopted the same location. On CNN's "Out in the Open," Rick Sanchez characterized the word without using it by saying, "Last night, we showed you a clip of one of his supporters calling Hillary Clinton the b-word that rhymes with witch." A local Fox 25 news reporter made the same move when he rhymed the unspoken word with rich. A study reported that, when used on social media, bitch "aims to promote traditional, cultural beliefs about femininity". Used hundreds of thousands of times per day on such platforms, it is associated with sexist harassment, "victimizing targets", and "shaming" victims who do not abide by degrading notions about femininity Son of a bitch The first known appearance of "son-of-a-bitch" in a work of American fiction is Seventy-Six (1823), a historical fiction novel set during the American Revolutionary War by eccentric writer and critic John Neal. The protagonist, Jonathan Oadley, recounts a battle scene in which he is mounted on a horse: "I wheeled, made a dead set at the son-of-a-bitch in my rear, unhorsed him, and actually broke through the line." The term's use as an insult is as old as that of bitch. Euphemistic terms are often substituted, such as gun in the phrase "son of a gun" as opposed to "son of a bitch", or "s.o.b." for the same phrase. Like bitch, the severity of the insult has diminished. Roy Blount Jr. in 2008 extolled the virtues of "son of a bitch" (particularly in comparison to "asshole") in common speech and deed. Son of a bitch can also be used as a "how about that" reaction, or as a reaction to excruciating pain. In politics the phrase "Yes, he is a son of a bitch, but he is our son of a bitch" has been attributed, probably apocryphally, to various U.S. presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Richard Nixon. Immediately after the detonation of the first atomic bomb in Alamogordo, New Mexico, in July 1945 (the device codenamed Gadget), the Manhattan Project scientist who served as the director of the test, Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge, exclaimed to Robert Oppenheimer "Now we're all sons-of-bitches." In January 2022, United States President Joe Biden was recorded on a hot mic responding to Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asking, "Do you think inflation is a political liability ahead of the midterms?" Biden responded sarcastically, saying, "It's a great asset — more inflation. What a stupid son of a bitch." The 19th-century British racehorse Filho da Puta took its name from "Son of a Bitch" in Portuguese. The Curtiss SB2C, a World War 2 U.S. Navy dive bomber, was called "Son-of-a-Bitch 2nd Class" by some of its pilots and crewmen. In American popular culture, the slang word "basic" is used to derogatorily refer to persons who are thought to favor mainstream goods, fashions, and music. Hip-hop culture gave rise to "basic bitch," which gained popularity through rap music, lyrics, blogs, and videos from 2011 to 2014. "Bros" is a common word for their male counterparts. Other English-speaking nations have terms like "basic bitch" or "airhead," such as modern British "Essex girls" and "Sloane Rangers," as well as Australian "haul girls," who are noted for their love of shopping for expensive clothing and uploading films of their purchases on YouTube. Oxford English Dictionary transitive. To call (a person, esp. a woman) a bitch. 1707 Diverting Muse 131 Why how now, crys Venus, altho you're my Spouse, [If] you Bitch me, you Brute, have a care of your Brows transitive. To behave like a bitch towards (a person); to be spiteful, malicious, or unfair to (a person); to let (a person) down. 1764 D. Garrick Let. 23 Aug. (1963) II. 423 I am a little at a loss what You will do for a Woman Tragedian to stare & tremble wth yr Heroes, if Yates should bitch You—but she must come. intransitive. To engage in spiteful or malicious criticism or gossip, esp. about another person; to talk spitefully or cattily about. 1915 G. Cannan Young Earnest i. x. 92 It's the women bitching at you got into your blood. intransitive. Originally U.S. To grumble, to complain (about something, or at someone). Frequently collocated with moan. 1930 Amer. Speech 5 238 [Colgate University slang] He bitched about the course. †3. intransitive. To back down, to yield. Obsolete. rare. 1777 E. Burke Let. 9 May in Corr. (1961) III. 339 Norton bitched a little at last, but though he would recede; Fox stuck to his motion. Shit shit (v.) Old English scitan, from Proto-Germanic *skit- (source also of North Frisian skitj, Dutch schijten, German scheissen), from PIE(proto indo-european) root *skei- "to cut, split." The notion is of "separation" from the body (compare Latin excrementum, from excernere "to separate," Old English scearn "dung, muck," from scieran "to cut, shear;" see sharn). It is thus a cousin to science and conscience. "Shit" is not an acronym. Nor is it a recent word. But it was taboo from 1600 and rarely appeared in print (neither Shakespeare nor the KJV has it), and even in the "vulgar" publications of the late 18c. it is disguised by dashes. It drew the wrath of censors as late as 1922 ("Ulysses" and "The Enormous Room"), scandalized magazine subscribers in 1957 (a Hemingway story in Atlantic Monthly) and was omitted from some dictionaries as recently as 1970 ("Webster's New World"). [Rawson] It has extensive slang usage; the meaning "to lie, to tease'' is from 1934; that of "to disrespect" is from 1903. Also see shite. Shat is a humorous past tense form, not etymological, first recorded 18th century. To shit bricks "be very frightened" attested by 1961. The connection between fear and involuntary defecation has generated expressions in English since the 14th century. (the image also is in Latin), and probably also is behind scared shitless (1936). shit (n.) Middle English shit "diarrhea," from Old English scitte "purging, diarrhea," from source of shit (v.). The general sense of "excrement" dates from 1580s (Old English had scytel, Middle English shitel for "dung, excrement;" the usual 14c. noun for natural discharges of the bodies of men or beasts seems to have been turd or filth). As an exclamation attested in print by 1920 but certainly older. Use for "obnoxious person" is by 1508; meaning "misfortune, trouble" is attested from 1937. Shit-faced "drunk" is 1960s student slang; shit list is from 1942. Shit-hole is by 1937 as "rectum," by 1969 in reference to undesirable locations. Shitload (also shit-load) for "a great many" is by 1970. Shitticism is Robert Frost's word for scatological writing. Up shit creek "in trouble" is by 1868 in a South Carolina context (compare the metaphoric salt river, of which it is perhaps a coarse variant). Slang not give a shit "not care" is by 1922. Pessimistic expression same shit different day is attested by 1989. To get (one's) shit together "manage one's affairs" is by 1969. Emphatic shit out of luck is by 1942. The expression when the shit hits the fan "alluding to a moment of crisis or its disastrous consequences" is attested by 1967. Expressing anger, despair, surprise, frustration, resignation, excitement, etc. 1865 Proc. Court Martial U.S. Army (Judge Advocate General's Office) U.S. National Arch.: Rec. group 153, File MM-2412 3 Charge II. Private James Sullivan...did in contemptuous and disrespectful manner reply..‘Oh, shit, I can't' or words to that effect. Ass/Asshole The word arse in English derives from the Proto-Germanic (reconstructed) word *arsaz, from the Proto-Indo-European word *ors-, meaning "buttocks" or "backside". The combined form arsehole is first attested from 1500 in its literal use to refer to the anus. The metaphorical use of the word to refer to the worst place in a region (e.g., "the arsehole of the world"), is first attested in print in 1865; the use to refer to a contemptible person is first attested in 1933. In the ninth chapter of his 1945 autobiography, Black Boy, Richard Wright quotes a snippet of verse that uses the term: "All these white folks dressed so fine / Their ass-holes smell just like mine ...". Its earliest known usage in newspapers as an insult was 1965. As with other vulgarities, these uses of the word may have been common in oral speech for some time before their first appearances in print. By the 1970s, Hustler magazine featured people they did not like as "Asshole of the Month." In 1972, Jonathan Richman of Modern Lovers recorded his song "Pablo Picasso", which includes the line "Pablo Picasso was never called an asshole." Until the early 1990s, the word was considered one of a number of words that could not be uttered on commercial television in the United States. Comedian Andrew Dice Clay caused a major shock when he uttered the word during a televised MTV awards show in 1989. However, there were PG-13 and R-rated films in the 1980s that featured use of the word, such as the R-rated The Terminator (1984), the PG-13-rated National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989), and the PG-rated Back to the Future (1985). By 1994, however, vulgarity had become more acceptable, and the word was featured in dialog on the long-running television series NYPD Blue, though it has yet to become anything close to commonplace on network TV. In some broadcast edits (such as the syndication airings of South Park), the word is partially bleeped out, as "assh—". A variant of the term, "ass clown", was coined and popularized by the 1999 comedy film Office Space. The word is mainly used as a vulgarity, generally to describe people who are viewed as stupid, incompetent, unpleasant, or detestable. Moral philosopher Aaron James, in his 2012 book, Assholes: A Theory, gives a more precise meaning of the word, particularly to its connotation in the United States: A person, who is almost always male, who considers himself of much greater moral or social importance than everyone else; who allows himself to enjoy special advantages and does so systematically; who does this out of an entrenched sense of entitlement; and who is immunized by his sense of entitlement against the complaints of other people. He feels he is not to be questioned, and he is the one who is chiefly wronged. Many would believe the term ass to be used to describe an ungulate or a hoofed mammal of the smaller variety. Those people would be correct. However ass would be used as slang to describe the incompetence of people as they seem to resemble that of a donkey. Slow and stupid. We don't see donkeys in this manner but the people of old may have. A stupid, irritating, or contemptible person; a person who behaves despicably. Cf. arsehole n. 3, shithole n. 2. Quot. 1954, from a story originally told in 1933, provides evidence for the development of this sense from figurative uses of sense 1. [1954 V. Randolph Pissing in Snow (1976) lxx. 106 When God got the job [of making men and women] done,..there was a big pile of ass-holes left over. It looks to me like the Almighty just throwed all them ass-holes together, and made the Easton family.] Dick/dickhead Dick is a common English language slang word for the human penis. It is also used by extension for a variety of slang purposes, generally considered vulgar, including: as a verb to describe sexual activity; and as a term for individuals who are considered to be rude, abrasive, inconsiderate, or otherwise contemptible. In this context, it can be used interchangeably with jerk, and can also be used as a verb to describe rude or deceitful actions. Variants include dickhead, which literally refers to the glans. The offensiveness of the word dick is complicated by the continued use of the word in inoffensive contexts, including as both a given name (often a nickname for Richard) and a surname, the popular British dessert spotted dick, the classic novel Moby-Dick, the Dick and Jane series of children's books, and the American retailer Dick's Sporting Goods. Uses like these have given comic writers a foundation to use double entendre to capitalize on this contradiction. In the mid-17th century, dick became slang for a man as a sexual partner. For example, in the 1665 satire The English Rogue by Richard Head, a "dick" procured to impregnate a character that is having difficulty conceiving: “The next Dick I pickt up for her was a man of a colour as contrary to the former, as light is to darkness, being swarthy; whose hair was as black as a sloe; middle statur'd, well set, both strong and active, a man so universally tryed, and so fruitfully successful, that there was hardly any female within ten miles gotten with child in hugger-mugger, but he was more than suspected to be Father of all the legitimate. Yet this too, proved an ineffectual Operator.” An 1869 slang dictionary offered definitions of dick including "a riding whip" and an abbreviation of dictionary, also noting that in the North Country, it was used as a verb to indicate that a policeman was eyeing the subject. The term came to be associated with the penis through usage by men in the military around the 1880s. The term "dick" was originally used to describe a vile or repulsive individual in the 1960s. A stupid, annoying, or objectionable person (esp. a male); one whose behaviour is considered knowingly obnoxious, provocative, or disruptive. Cf. dick n.1 6. 1960 S. Martinelli Let. 28 Dec. in C. Bukowski & S. Martinelli Beerspit Night & Cursing. (2001) 132 You shd listen to yr own work being broadcast [on the radio]... You cd at least tell ME when to list[en] dickhead! Twat noun Slang: Vulgar. vulva. First recorded in 1650–60; perhaps originally a dialectal variant of thwat, thwot (unattested), presumed Modern English outcome of Old English thwāt, (unattested), akin to Old Norse thveit “cut, slit, forest clearing” (from northern English dialect thwaite “forest clearing”) What does twat mean? Twat is vulgar slang for “vagina.” It's also used, especially in British English slang, a way to call someone as stupid, useless, or otherwise contemptible person. While twat has been recorded since the 1650s, we don't exactly know where it comes from. One theory connects twat to the Old English term for “to cut off.” The (bizarre) implication could be that women's genitalia were thought to be just shorter versions of men's. Twat was popularized in the mid-1800s completely by accident. The great English poet Robert Browning had read a 1660 poem that referred, in a derogatory way, to a “nun's twat.” Browning thought a twat must have been a kind of hat, so he incorporated it into his own work. Words for genitalia and other taboo body parts (especially female body parts) have a long history of being turned into abusive terms. Consider a**, d*ck, p***y, among many others. In the 1920s, English speakers started using twat as an insult in the same way some use a word like c**t, although twat has come to have a far less offensive force than the c-word in American English. In the 1930s, twat was sometimes used as a term of abuse for “woman” more generally, and over the second half of the 1900s, twat was occasionally used as slang for “butt” or “anus” in gay slang. Twat made headlines in June 2018 when British actor Danny Dyer called former British Prime Minister David Cameron a twat for his role in initiating the Brexit referendum in 2016—and then stepping down after it passed. Twat is still common in contemporary use as an insult implying stupidity, especially among British English speakers. Even though it's a common term, twat is still vulgar and causes a stir when used in a public setting, especially due to its sexist nature. Public figures that call someone a twat are often publicly derided. Online, users sometimes censor the term, rendering it as tw*t or tw@t. If you're annoying, you might be accused of twattiness; if you're messing around or procrastinating, you might be twatting around; if you're going on about something, you might be twatting on. Twatting is also sometimes substituted for the intensifier ”fucking”. As a term of abuse: a contemptible or obnoxious person; a person who behaves stupidly; a fool, an idiot. Now chiefly British. The force of this term can vary widely. Especially when applied to a woman, it can be as derogatory and offensive as the term cunt (cunt n. 2a), but it can also be used (especially of men) as a milder form of abuse without conscious reference to the female genitals, often implying that a person's behaviour, appearance, etc., is stupid or idiotic, with little or no greater force than twit (twit n.1 2b). 1922 ‘J. H. Ross' Mint (1936) xxxv. 110 The silly twat didn't know if his arse-hole was bored, punched, drilled, or countersunk. The top 10 movies with the most swear words: The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese, 2013) – 715 Uncut Gems (Josh and Benny Safide, 2019) – 646 Casino (Martin Scorsese, 1995) – 606 Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (Kevin Smith, 2001) – 509 Fury (David Ayer, 2014) – 489 Straight Outta Compton (F. Gary Gray, 2015) – 468 Summer of Sam (Spike Lee, 1999) – 467 Nil By Mouth (Gary Oldman, 1997) – 432 Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992) – 418 Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (Mike Judge, 1996) – 414