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  28-Jan-14, 12:20   #1
Can somebody British please define what a MUPPET is? 0 
mahdrof 

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From time to time while playing poker with British people at the table, I have seen them call other people a "muppet". Growing up in the '70s, the muppets to me are loveable puppets who sing and dance and tell jokes. Last night in a SNG a British guy went off on a tirade against me after I shoved his button raises, and he called me a muppet several times. A couple of hands later he raises on me with QQ, sitting on bb with AA I reraise and he shoves - I call. AA holds up and I wrote in the chat box "muppet" and he again blew up! Big Smile Tongue

So British BRM members, please tell me exactly what a muppet is.

Edited by mahdrof (Tuesday, January 28, 2014 @ 12:20 GMT)


     
  28-Jan-14, 13:02   #2
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bowie1984 

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Posted by mahdrof:
From time to time while playing poker with British people at the table, I have seen them call other people a "muppet". Growing up in the '70s, the muppets to me are loveable puppets who sing and dance and tell jokes. Last night in a SNG a British guy went off on a tirade against me after I shoved his button raises, and he called me a muppet several times. A couple of hands later he raises on me with QQ, sitting on bb with AA I reraise and he shoves - I call. AA holds up and I wrote in the chat box "muppet" and he again blew up! Big Smile Tongue

So British BRM members, please tell me exactly what a muppet is.

Far from being british, but you are welcome.
http://bit.ly/1fjLcUW

     
  28-Jan-14, 13:10   #3
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yout85 
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It's just a general derogatory term for someone who's a bit of an idiot. Normally used for someone who's done something foolish, or silly rather than something that has caused anger.

I guess equivalent words would be "wally" "tit" "spaz"........ and so on Smile

     
  28-Jan-14, 14:44   #4
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callie28 

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yeh mahdrof,its as yout85 says,its more of a London cockney thing,as in "shut it you muppet" it would have been easier for the muppet to write idiot, fewer letters and easier to understand,
he must have been a right NUMPTY... Big Smile have fun on the felts all. Blink

     
  28-Jan-14, 15:33   #5
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bowie1984 

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Posted by callie28:
yeh mahdrof,its as yout85 says,its more of a London cockney thing,as in "shut it you muppet" it would have been easier for the muppet to write idiot, fewer letters and easier to understand,
he must have been a right NUMPTY... Big Smile have fun on the felts all. Blink

Wouldnt get you banned on chat if u write idiot, though?
I mean people writing synonyms all the time in fear from banning.
At least I know I started using more elaborate words in trashtalks when I get banned on Unibet saying: c'mon sucker lick my battery!

     
  28-Jan-14, 16:19   #6
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awood88 
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lol. I can think of a lot worse things to be called than muppet. The definition by yout85 is spot on and I would say idiot is a fairly tame insult so muppet is really soft. But then it's really surprising how different people get offended by different words. For example "spaz" means a person with a disability so people who have disabled family members often get offended but at the same time I know disabled people who use the word themselves for humour.
When I was growing up my mates would regularly call each other names like tw*t and c*nt so I became immune to those words, which some people find shocking. I know they are the worst swear words but sometimes I still jokingly call new friends a tw*t and I'm surprised when they are offended.

     
  28-Jan-14, 16:37   #7
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mahdrof 

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awooooooood! Where you been? What are you up to these days? When are you going to have another poll? BRM members want to know! Blink

     
  28-Jan-14, 16:58   #8
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Phisix 

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We don't even use that word much anymore to be honest. The Londoners probably do.

     
  29-Jan-14, 01:40   #9
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3pokeronly 

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Definitions as requested;

Wiktionary - UK, Aus slang, pejorative - An incompetent or foolish person.

Urban Dictionary - A person who is ignorant and generally has no idea about anything.

I would of though non muppets could of found this themselves??

lol 3P

     
  29-Jan-14, 09:25   #10
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pochui 

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edit: nasty insult was here...

Edited by pochui (Wednesday, January 29, 2014 @ 09:39 GMT)


     
  29-Jan-14, 09:26   #11
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mahdrof 

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A lot of good explanations, particularly from the British respondents. Thank you guys! Thumbs Up

     
  29-Jan-14, 10:17   #12
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doubletop777 
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It tends to mean the same as idiot or donk. This term is used quite a lot on the poker tables and i have been called it quite a few times! The people doing the name calling are normally losing at the time and i wouldnt take any offence because it normally means you are winning when this happens

     
  30-Jan-14, 13:56   #13
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damosk 
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If you want to get really deep....and I suggest you all do........ Go to muppet.wikia

     
  30-Jan-14, 14:33   #14
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takingdrugs 

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its just a puppet!

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the muppets are a brand of puppets made my jim henderson, they were big when i was a child. think a muppet christmas carol is still on at christmas, remember kermit the frog and miss piggy?

     
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