Is moggy insulting?

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Is moggy insulting?

Postby Willienelson » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:36 pm

Please excuse my ignorance but I’ve heard a lot of people refer to the minor as the moggy.

Do you guys find this term offensive in any way?

Not sure I like it to be honest, but it is a term of endearment I suppose!

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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby myoldjalopy » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:22 pm

'Moggie', 'Moggie Minor' and 'Mog' have been used for years. I don't think they are insulting terms at all. Wait til someone calls your car 'an old wreck/tin can/heap of junk/banger' etc. - then you know they are being insulting! :lol:

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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby ianmack » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:24 pm

Mine had a flat battery this morning. I just knew it had taken umbrage at something!

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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby Banned User » Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:11 pm

I can’t think of any reason how it could be offensive in any way. But people are strange these days, they can be offended at anything, I think they call them snowflakes......which probably/hopefully offends them.

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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby geoberni » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:38 pm

PoolGuy wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:11 pm
I can’t think of any reason how it could be offensive in any way. But people are strange these days, they can be offended at anything, I think they call them snowflakes......which probably/hopefully offends them.
:lol: :lol:

Minors have been referred to as Moggies since at least the 1960s and since they are not sentient beings, they can't get offended by it. Snowflakes however get offended by any and everything, and for some reason seem to last far longer than their natural namesakes.....
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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby les » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:50 pm

If you wrap a snowflake in cotton wool would it feel protected or melt?


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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby jagnut66 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:44 pm

Hopefully it would melt!
Numb-brained, waste of space, OTTPC bunch of chocolate teapots!
Oooops, did I offend them! 8) :lol:

As for the term 'Moggy', I'd love to know where it originated but everyone seems to know them by that, even non members / non owners and I've never known anyone be offended by it......

I just thank God I'm not part of the liberal indoctrinated, OTTPC, offended by everything, lets wrap everything / everyone in cotton wool in case you hurt their feelings generation. What a bunch of wimps!!..............

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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby Willienelson » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:07 am

Nicely put!
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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby geoberni » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:34 am

les wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:50 pm
If you wrap a snowflake in cotton wool would it feel protected or melt?
:lol: :lol: Classic, I just may borrow that comment occasionally. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby moggiethouable » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:57 pm

Moggie insulting ?
Nah.
Morgan drivers call their cars mogs too though, they do seem to possess a lot of MOG number plates.
As for snowflakes, cant stand the term, it seems to apply to anyone that may care for something and disagree with someone else, the offended party it seems to me is the party that uses the term snowflake, having run out of ideas and reverting to insults.
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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby jagnut66 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:49 pm

Funnily enough, allot of people I know find over patronising, over sensitive, we know better than you do and you really should be doing what we 'advise' you to, living the way we think you should and be converting to our way of thinking / ideology, because you know deep down we are right and if you don't we are going to be really offended and try to trivialise and marginalise you and your opinions in our society, OTTPC liberal Snowflakes, offensive.
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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby myoldjalopy » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:49 am

I thought a 'snowflake' was just a mollycoddled 'wuss', but for a more detailed definition - and history - looky here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowflake_(slang)

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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby Andrew M » Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:03 am

I always understood that Moggy came from MOrris GArage and was softened over time to Moggy, may just be a myth, and someone may have a better answer, but its certainly not insulting, more endearment

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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby moggiethouable » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:49 am

But of course the reason I come on this website is to escape all that political jargon and concentrate on moggies.
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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby Willienelson » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:08 am

Thanks people.

Not sure who I’m insulting these days in this politically correct world!

Nice to know there are still sensible people around.

Pete

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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby ianmack » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:57 am

Just to complicate matters further the Reliant Robin is known as the ‘Plastic Pig’. This seems to work as an insult or an endearment, it’s all in the eye of the beholder.

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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby SteveClem » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:05 pm

A former neighbour had a Robin. He joked about putting twin exhausts on and using it as a wheelbarrow.

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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby jagnut66 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:15 pm

You really shouldn't knock Robins as they are very enviomentally friendly, the engines metal can be melted down and made into something useful and the car itself takes up no space in landfill whatsoever, just light a small fire and stand by with a dustpan and brush....... :lol:
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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby ianmack » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:59 pm

They certainly burn fiercely but I’m not sure that burning old fibreglass counts as ‘environmentally friendly’... :-?

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Re: Is moggy insulting?

Postby Willienelson » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:52 am

Tongue most definitely firmly in the cheek there jagnut!


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