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I hate "furry" words

Tiger In A Tie

Say what now?
Furst I want to say that this is fureakin' crazy. Are you refurring to the fact that the fandom pawbably has its own little dicktionary? You're crazy, dawg. Second, I do kind of see how you can find it pawkward when people refur to their pets as "furry". But furries are their own breed of people, y'know. Furiendly people, though. Always up fur a good time.
 

Onnes

Member
It does sound like you have some sort of aversion to talking about the fandom beyond silly word choices.

I always imagine that word rhyming with "fursuit". :c How is it actually pronounced?

Looks like you actually have the right pronunciation in mind.
 

mantrasand

Banned
Banned
It does sound like you have some sort of aversion to talking about the fandom beyond silly word choices.
To me, it's something that should be kept private and at home or only with other furries.
Looks like you actually have the right pronunciation in mind.
Oh God, I was hoping it wasn't. Oh well. Now if somebody did use that word around me... :s
Interestingly enough though, words like "curry", "cliff", etc. don't bother me even though they rhyme too. Perhaps because it's more common to rhyme with those words though, and because those words have completely different meanings. The fact that a word rhyming with "fursuit" means to have a lot of hair is just... =\
 

Kahoku

Forgive Yourself
I think furry puns are pawsome, FURthermore I think any furson who disagrees is lame. I realize I may seem life a furvert but in reality my purrsonality differs in length to what the normal furson sees. If you like my murrsona you can drop me a yiff later.

Need some more Gas?


On an unrelated note, was I the only one that sort of when, " Oh no, what now? " when seeing this thread before posting?

@topic:

I only use those pawesome words as part of a joke if anything.

I hate you. I hate you all.
* watches thread for more *
 

Fay V

Lost to this world
I don't see why it has to be kept in the house unless you specifically only enjoy the fandom for porn and sex, I mean really it's just cartoons, who didn't watch disney or looney toons? As for fursuits, I adore going out to do my volunteer work. Sounds like you just have a negative attitude towards the fandom a bit if you think it needs to be locked away. That's coming from one of the prudes of the forum.
Most of the puns I hate, however, some of the words have a purpose. For instance a fursona isn't really a character. I have plenty of characters, like Lash. I know his history, his likes, dislikes, etc. Fay not so much, she's just me online. There's no specific characterization to it beyond what is me. It's more an avatar than a character, but that's not an efficient use of the word concerning the online community, where an avatar is your icon.

Storytime. In anglo-saxon the word "if" was yif (pronounced "yiff"). I had to try very hard not to laugh in class.
 

Kahoku

Forgive Yourself
It's more an avatar than a character, but that's not an efficient use of the word concerning the online community, where an avatar is your icon.

True, but I don't let it rule me. (some do) I use it as something that helps describe what I think of myself as, its an icon alright but I was thrown of by the wording here.
 

Fay V

Lost to this world
True, but I don't let it rule me. (some do) I use it as something that helps describe what I think of myself as, its an icon alright but I was thrown of by the wording here.
I believe that is what most people use it as. It's a way to present yourself to others around you. I chose a cardfox for my own reasons and my personality is portrayed through the pictures.

See that's why it's not a good word. An avatar could be a lot of things, the conduit for a god acting on the earth, a little box on a website to put a picture, or a representation of the self. This is why people use the word "fursona" it is the animal persona they use to interact with others.
 

haiskyex3

New Member
I don't mind 'furry' words, I just can't stand people who take every single opportunity to use them xD You know?
 

M. LeRenard

Is not French
I used to sort of be that way (not quite to that degree), back when I was still awkward and uncomfortable about being part of the fandom. The other day, though, I realized just how obscenely furry I've become when I happened to notice that someone made a page for me on WikiFur, so I think I'm beyond the point of no return now. Embrace thy furriness, and all will be well forever after. That's my advice.

Fay V said:
Storytime. In anglo-saxon the word "if" was yif (pronounced "yiff"). I had to try very hard not to laugh in class.
Ha... now I've got this picture of you giggling into your fist in the lecture hall and everyone around you giving you side glances while your prof is up there saying 'yiff' and writing it on the chalkboard.
 

Kahoku

Forgive Yourself
I believe that is what most people use it as. It's a way to present yourself to others around you. I chose a cardfox for my own reasons and my personality is portrayed through the pictures.

See that's why it's not a good word. An avatar could be a lot of things, the conduit for a god acting on the earth, a little box on a website to put a picture, or a representation of the self. This is why people use the word "fursona" it is the animal persona they use to interact with others.

I get that, but it has always had a weird sound to me 'fursona'. I get it, but I just rather call it a reflection. I know that sounds crappier, but I can't take the fur- words much more.
 

soutthpaw

DeafFur
To me, it's something that should be kept private and at home or only with other furries
I think this statement is very telling, you are obviously a closet Furry. You are not comfortable and afraid of the reactions of friends and family and probably the general public if they knew you were a furry.
I actually think its really cute. like computer geeks have their own jargon. its just the jargon of the fandom. You do know you can be a fan of anthro art, literature etc. without having to be a part of the fandom right? My wife doesn't want to have anything to do with the fandom but loves anthro such as all things Disney, Pearls before Swine, Sherman,s Lagoon, Get Fuzzy etc. She has a bookshelf full of those books. She also likes the online comics I shared with her such as Furry Experience and Furthia High etc...
As with many I don't care for the adult side of the fandom. As others mentioned words like Yiff are cute, its too bad what they mean. I have enjoyed reading the furnny responses in this thread though.

Edit: just thinking fur is kind of like the magic word Fu*k as it can be used as just about any part of speech. so furk it.:twisted:
 
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Fay V

Lost to this world
I used to sort of be that way (not quite to that degree), back when I was still awkward and uncomfortable about being part of the fandom. The other day, though, I realized just how obscenely furry I've become when I happened to notice that someone made a page for me on WikiFur, so I think I'm beyond the point of no return now. Embrace thy furriness, and all will be well forever after. That's my advice.


Ha... now I've got this picture of you giggling into your fist in the lecture hall and everyone around you giving you side glances while your prof is up there saying 'yiff' and writing it on the chalkboard.

This is the class where the professor drew a dick on the board, and diagrammed the development of the word "cunt" in our modern language. I was always laughing in that class, it was just harder not to laugh at yif
 

Ozriel

Inglorious Bastard
The use of furry words is like drawing a penis on every page of a First edition novel...
 

Ozriel

Inglorious Bastard
D:

Nonononononononononononononononononono

Wait, what novel?

Pick any "Famous" novel you like and draw a huge dick in black permanent marker on every page.

....
I think I popped a blood vessel...
 

Armaetus

Nazis, Communists and Antifa don't belong on FA
Furry puns and words ARE stupid no matter what, especially "yiff" and "murr".
 

Hakar Kerarmor

PRAISE THE EMPEROR
I find this interesting coming from the same guy who complained about people complaining about "fursonas with unnatural fur colours".
 
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