I'm so manly I just cup my mouth and shout in the necessary direction.
It's time for the chaps out there who commonly end their text messages to chums with an affectionate "x" to come out of the closet - because demonstrating your "metrotextuality" is apparently nothing to be ashamed of. That's according to T-Mobile, which found that a shocking 22 per cent of blokes "regularly include a kiss on …
"...22 per cent of blokes..."
Bollocks. Absolute and total bollocks. 22% of blokes in Brighton, maybe. The rest are so used to texting their other half they just forgot NOT to put a 'x' on the end.
And another thing - what sort of man would cheerfully admit to being a "metrotextual" anyway? A poor excuse for a man, that's whom.
Ah, I feel better for a morning rant against pointless, corporate-sponsored, probably-made-up surveys. Time for a nice cup of tea...
Would that be 22% of males out of the percentage of males that fill in surveys?
The same 22% that can also be described as "fruity" and "fashion victims".
Myself, I'd never fill in a survey, I've got better things to do with my time like fighting, drinking, hunting, making wars and shagging women.
Oh, and commenting on El Reg, a truly manly pastime if ever there was one.
"the advent of mobile phones ... [means] ... men can more easily share their feelings with others - especially their male friends"
Can someone please point out to this retarded arse-wipe that putting an ASCII character at the end of an electronic message is not, in any way, shape or form, the same thing as sharing ones feelings?
In the global flood I suggest Clinical Physiologists would make excellent floatation devices!
Even more from from someone I did not know well. Strong (precious?) emotions such as love, hate etc. should be reserved for the situations/people they actually apply to; not just bandied about willy-nilly.
Would you "kiss" them in public? No? Then why kiss them in a text then?
Got nothing to do with being manly or not, it's everything to do with saying what you mean and meaning what you say. Too many people say things they do not mean these days.
If you love someone - tell them. But if you go around telling everyone you love them (unless you're about 5) then it no longer carries any meaning, does it? It's just something you say. A verbal tick with no emotion behind it.
The younger blokes of today are chemically castrated. Which basically means that us old codgers should be called upon to help with yet another generation of kids.
( Should be a little blue vitamin V pill icon on this one )
@22% -- do you want to say 'gay'? Why not say it? Being coy and assuming 'fruity' and 'fashion victims' cover all gay men is, ya know, homophobic.
From the articles: 'collapse in SMS morality' -- why is the idea of a friendly X a 'collapse' of 'morality'? And all those accidental Xs -- geez, get lives.
X seems to have become a friendly 'bye bye' or salute of affection, not unlike a French cheek-kiss given to everyone, close friends or not. You chaps who protest here -- even the French Foreign Legion guys do the cheek-kiss thing, so get over yourselves.
"before racing away on his little moped, exotic cheese/meet/condiment in hand"
I'm not sure if this is e><treme pron or not. But I'mceratin that you can get fined and 3 points on your license dor doing that. And his wife's going to feel very embarassed too.
*Paris send hugs and kisses
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I don't understand the relevance of Physiologists to this article (Physiologist n. One who studies the branch of biology that deals with the internal workings of living things, including functions such as metabolism, respiration, and reproduction, rather than with their shape or structure).
Given your seemingly irrational desire to chuck them in the global flood I suggest you consult a Clinical Psychiatrist or Psychologist.
yeah, like football's really manly isn't it.
i resent being implicated in that i have to be interested in a load of group showering, handbag waving, skirt and alice band wearing, premadona little ball chasers in order to be a fully fucktional member of the male side of the spiecies
anyway, no one i know sends an "X" at the end of a text to a mate, unless they are actually physically involved - no matter what set of chromosoms they have.
i call fail on this self publising consumerist "survey". and football.
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