Talk:We're boned

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Origins?

Is there any way that we could discuss the origins of the phrase, without dropping the F-bomb? I guess "we're screwed" is also equivalent. --Buddy 05:54, 25 June 2011 (CEST)

Why not just drop the F-bomb? Isn't that the origin? - akitalk 19:29, 25 June 2011 (CEST)
I don't know the "family friendliness" of the site, but I'd have no issue dropping any cursewords in the article. I tried to explain the phrase with as much sophistication as possible, although sometimes a good ol' f-bomb does the trick. -- DeepSpaceHomer 20:40, 25 June 2011 (CEST)
The general rule so far has been to keep the language of the Infosphere at the same level of the actual show. I.E., ass and hell and damn are okay, but not much harsher than that. Personally, I feel this is a good policy, since fans of the show might be a little jarred to come here and see language they're not used to on the show. --Buddy 00:32, 26 June 2011 (CEST)
Then I will gladly respect that. I think the origins are otherwise evident, but I went ahead and added the somewhat encyclopedic "we're screwed" to make it more clear where the phrase comes from. -- DeepSpaceHomer 01:00, 26 June 2011 (CEST)
I certainly agree with generally having that policy when writing an article, but in this case we shouldn't twist the truth after what sounds better. I think it's certainly alright to write "the term comes from we're fucked" without for that case rewriting the entire policy. - akitalk 01:05, 26 June 2011 (CEST)
Hmm, perhaps a vote? --Buddy 01:08, 26 June 2011 (CEST)
Sure, but before that, I want y'all to consider that Wikipedia has a similar policy on profanities (using none because they are unnecessary), yet they still have a very good and encyclopaedic article on fuck.
"Fuck is an English word that is generally considered profane which, in its most literal meaning, refers to the act of sexual intercourse. However, by extension it may be used to negatively characterize anything that can be dismissed, disdained, defiled, or destroyed.
"Fuck" can be used as a verb, adverb, adjective, command, interjection, noun, and can logically be used as virtually any word in a sentence (e.g., "Fuck the fucking fuckers"). Moreover, it is one of the few words in the English language that can be applied as an infix (e.g., "Absofuckinglutely!"; "Bullfuckingshit!"). It has various metaphorical meanings. The verb "to be fucked" can mean "to be cheated" (e.g., "I got fucked by a scam artist"), or alternatively, to be sexually penetrated. As a noun "a fuck" or "a fucker" may describe a contemptible person. "A fuck" may mean an act of copulation. The word can be used as an interjection, and its participle is sometimes used as a strong emphatic. The verb to fuck may be used transitively or intransitively, and it appears in compounds, including fuck off, fuck up, fuck you, and fuck with. In less explicit usages (but still regarded as vulgar), fuck or fuck with can mean to mess around, or to deal with unfairly or harshly. In a phrase such as "don't give a fuck", the word is the equivalent of "damn", in the sense of something having little value. In "what the fuck?!", it serves merely as an intensive. If something is very abnormal or annoying "this is fucked up!" may be said."
Having that in consideration, I'd be happy to have a vote. - akitalk 13:47, 26 June 2011 (CEST)

Human's say "we're screwed" because we're supposed to be held together with bones. Robots say "we're boned" because they're supposed to be held together with screws. -- the preceding unsigned comment was written by 170.121.14.11.

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