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Old 21-04-2013, 16:25
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In all my *insert a large number* of years I've never heard drooler being used as an insult to someone with learning difficulties.

Everyone I know use it to describe someone who is obsessed over something (or someone) or whats something REALLY badly.

I've been called a drooler when they show REALLY lovely looking cakes on the telly
Same here - I've never heard or seen it used in that context.
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Old 21-04-2013, 16:25
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I drool over Javier Bardem regularly and don't give a hoot if I'm referred to as a drooler...

...but one with great taste in drool material, obviously.

Just because some morons use the word to insult and hurt is no reason to banish it from normal conversation. The term used on the other thread, on the other hand, was seriously offensive.
Oh I like a bit of Javier. *drools*
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Old 21-04-2013, 16:26
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Really want cake now...

but not the wedding cake KP was hoovering up mind.
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Old 21-04-2013, 16:27
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Actually I just looked it up & it does indeed mean that. I was unaware of that meaning & took it as used to describe sycophantic people drooling endlessly over celebs on twitter.
That being the case I will no longer use it.
Thank you ... If I came across angry ..then I apologise ..having worked with young adults and children with severe learning and physical disabilities for many years ..I do get defensive with some words
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Old 21-04-2013, 16:29
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I drool over Javier Bardem regularly and don't give a hoot if I'm referred to as a drooler...

...but one with great taste in drool material, obviously.

Just because some morons use the word to insult and hurt is no reason to banish it from normal conversation. The term used on the other thread, on the other hand, was seriously offensive.
BIB...me neither. I drool over George Clooney.
I've seen it used a lot to describe sycophants on twitter.
But in fairness, if it is considered offensive to disabled in the way that Cyril using the expression "window lickers" is then I'm fine not using it.
Like KP & her calling disabled children who aren't dressed cool or have basic haircuts "mollies".
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Old 21-04-2013, 16:30
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Riiiight.
And who declared otherwise ?
I said fine,you provided the tweet.It just doesn't mean it is the truth. What part of that is causing you to resort to shouty caps ?
As I don't know how to make a word bold I use caps..also if I knew how to provide said tweet I would of ..sorry I'm a technophobe
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Old 21-04-2013, 16:33
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I never get any pain though, but it was frightening the life out of me. I thought I was going blind, only happens for about an hour at a time.
Me too. My doc was great. Knew right off what it was & prescribed Migraleve. But they can be bought over the counter,so I just make sure I have a pk on hand. Mine are triggered by dark chocolate,cheese & white wine. Drat !
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Old 21-04-2013, 16:36
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I drool over Javier Bardem regularly and don't give a hoot if I'm referred to as a drooler...

...but one with great taste in drool material, obviously.

Just because some morons use the word to insult and hurt is no reason to banish it from normal conversation. The term used on the other thread, on the other hand, was seriously offensive.
Thanks to everyone with advice about the peripheral problem... I ahve only been getting it since I quit smoking so maybe it is a stress thing... since it is annoying not painful I will not be bothering the Dr or optician with it.

I agree this must be regional because a drooler where I am is a lust/envy thing and I have never heard it used as an insult... so I am with Lexi on this don't let morons subvert the language... I have been drooling over David Tennant the last few weeks... I think that disgustingly casual discriminatory reference speaks to the attitude of the poster on the other thread.

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Old 21-04-2013, 16:36
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As I don't know how to make a word bold I use caps..also if I knew how to provide said tweet I would of ..sorry I'm a technophobe
I don't require the said tweet.
I take your word on this one.
I simply say that her tweeting it doesn't make it true. Her being a known liar re her fantastic projects.
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Old 21-04-2013, 16:59
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Thanks to everyone with advice about the peripheral problem... I ahve only been getting it since I quit smoking so maybe it is a stress thing... since it is annoying not painful I will not be bothering the Dr or optician with it.

I agree this must be regional because a drooler where I am is a lust/envy thing and I have never heard it used as an insult... so I am with Lexi on this don't let morons subvert the language... I have been drooling over David Tennant the last few weeks... I think that disgustingly casual discriminatory reference speaks to the attitude of the poster on the other thread.
That makes two of us

I think context is just as important as the words used. I don't think Janna meant it in any other way then a sycophantic fan, so I think to suggest otherwise is a tad pointless.
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:06
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That makes two of us

I think context is just as important as the words used. I don't think Janna meant it in any other way then a sycophantic fan, so I think to suggest otherwise is a tad pointless.
That's correct grace. Had I been aware of another meaning then I wouldn't use it.
Who knew a KP thread would be educashonal
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:12
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That makes two of us

I think context is just as important as the words used. I don't think Janna meant it in any other way then a sycophantic fan, so I think to suggest otherwise is a tad pointless.
Grace as Janna isnt usually complimentary about anyone who likes KP I wasn't sure in what context she was using it.. There for I felt I should point out that the word used .. Is often used as an insult towards people with learning disabilities .. Janna excepted my explanation and said she wouldn't use it again..which I find to be a lovely gesture .. So it wasn't pointless Afterall
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:20
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So..does KP really travel by tube ?
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:23
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She said she "sympathises " with Sarah Harding re her driving ban and that she (KP)uses the tube these days.
Hmmm..........
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:27
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Grace as Janna isnt usually complimentary about anyone who likes KP I wasn't sure in what context she was using it.. There for I felt I should point out that the word used .. Is often used as an insult towards people with learning disabilities .. Janna excepted my explanation and said she wouldn't use it again..which I find to be a lovely gesture .. So it wasn't pointless Afterall
Just cause a few ignorant people use words in a derogatory way does not mean everyone does.
Betty IMO you where hypersenstive as Janna context of word was in her post Betty:

That's correct ,you provided 'proof' she said it.
I'm saying it isn't proof that it will happen Betty.
Why would I have respect for droolers ?
If people drool over a zeleb on twitter then that makes them droolers. If I drooled over a zeleb/celeb I'd have no issue being called a drooler. It is a term used for unnecessary fawning as in "Oh Katie you look beautiful" and is perfectly acceptable when used regarding sycophantic twits on tweeter throwing their money at both her & her family in hopes of attaining a retweet from her . They look ridiculous & are up for pointing & laughing at. Such is life.
I am a proud drooler when it comes to Johnny Depp and Bruce Lee can not help myself
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:27
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She said she "sympathises " with Sarah Harding re her driving ban and that she (KP)uses the tube these days.
Hmmm..........

Is "the tube" her new pet name for Kev/Keith/Keiron?
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:30
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Is "the tube" her new pet name for Kev/Keith/Keiron?
Test tube ?
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:32
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Is "the tube" her new pet name for Kev/Keith/Keiron?
Now that she is knocked up she is only riding one these days
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:34
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Just cause a few ignorant people use words in a derogatory way does not mean everyone does.
Betty IMO you where hypersenstive as Janna context of word was in her post Betty:



I am a proud drooler when it comes to Johnny Depp and Bruce Lee can not help myself
Bruce Willis in a grubby vest fighting the bad guys.
The broadband advert where he takes the girl by the hand & walks off with her ???? I HATE HER ! Well jel ....and her face always makes me smile. I'd look like that too if he took my hand & lad me off to a convenient secluded area. Or I might faint. Either way I would be happy & admittedly might drool just a bit.
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:36
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Grace as Janna isnt usually complimentary about anyone who likes KP I wasn't sure in what context she was using it.. There for I felt I should point out that the word used .. Is often used as an insult towards people with learning disabilities .. Janna excepted my explanation and said she wouldn't use it again..which I find to be a lovely gesture .. So it wasn't pointless Afterall
Fair enough I had no idea that word could be so emotive, but i certainly get what you are saying.
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:38
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........but I digress.
I'm surprised no clips of her mixing with the Tube travellers have emerged. In this era of mobile clips it seems odd. Still.....if she says so,then it must be true.
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:39
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Never mind drooling what's the latest on KP and her new hand puppet Kevin?
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:41
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Bruce Willis in a grubby vest fighting the bad guys.
The broadband advert where he takes the girl by the hand & walks off with her ???? I HATE HER ! Well jel ....and her face always makes me smile. I'd look like that too if he took my hand & lad me off to a convenient secluded area. Or I might faint. Either way I would be happy & admittedly might drool just a bit.
LOL You naughty drooler. Bruce Willis in TV program "moonlighting" was a droolfest...
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:42
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Just cause a few ignorant people use words in a derogatory way does not mean everyone does.
Betty IMO you where hypersenstive as Janna context of word was in her post Betty:
I disagree as I read that comment and thought 'OMG, you can't say that'. I have never ever heard anyone say they are a droller when they fancy someone and, even though people are using it now on here, it still makes no sense to me.

You think BB was sensitive because of the way you've heard the word being used but for those of us who have only heard it in a derogatory context, it's a perfectly normal reaction
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Old 21-04-2013, 17:47
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Never mind drooling what's the latest on KP and her new hand puppet Kevin?
They are proud of her brother who finished the London Marathon today... well done too all the runners and thank you for all the money raised for charity.

This picture bothered me because they are both looking in different directions lol... but well done Dan running in jeans must have chaffed.
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