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Drekkus
08-06-2010, 08:10:25
Is a 'Personal Friend' an other degree of friendship then a 'Friend'? Can you have friends in a non personal way? "He's a friend, but I don't really know him"

mr_B
08-06-2010, 08:12:13
okokok is a facebook friend always a personal friend?

Drekkus
08-06-2010, 08:15:47
Good point! But no, they're not. But in that case I refer to them as: (s)he's a "facebook friend" of mine.

mr_B
08-06-2010, 08:29:19
ok so you are my friend, my personal friend and my facebook friend?

Drekkus
08-06-2010, 08:31:08
You are my buttbuddy

mr_B
08-06-2010, 08:31:57
now i am blushing

i am your blushing buttbuddy

Tizzy
08-06-2010, 08:39:53
And your internetnerd friend

Drekkus
08-06-2010, 08:40:42
mr_Buttbuddy

mr_B
08-06-2010, 09:04:31
yaaay 111

zmama
08-06-2010, 09:07:06
mr_B is so many things!

Funko
08-06-2010, 10:32:44
English is great.

I guess someone might use "personal friend" to indicate a distinction between a colleague and a non-cowie friend.

Or they might use it to indicate a squeeze.

devilmunchkin
08-06-2010, 10:36:45
Where does acquaintence fit in?

Funko
08-06-2010, 10:42:36
Someone you know, but not very well.

Drekkus
08-06-2010, 11:17:42
English is great.

I guess someone might use "personal friend" to indicate a distinction between a colleague and a non-cowie friend.

Or they might use it to indicate a squeeze.

I have the feeling it's more used in a snobbish way. Mostly used 'upstream' socially. To indicate someone higher up the value chain.
-"I saw X on tv yesterday"
-"Did you? He's a personal friend of mine, you know"

So ok, he's a friend of yours, but a PERSONAL friend of mine!!!1!

Fistandantilus
08-06-2010, 11:25:04
:lol: that makes sense

Funko
08-06-2010, 11:29:26
Yep, in that context it means the person saying it is a snobby knob-end.

Cheshire Cat
08-06-2010, 11:59:27
Personal friend: someone you can't say "nothing personal" to, while you bum him/her up the arse

RedFred
08-06-2010, 13:39:28
:brwncard:

Tizzy
08-06-2010, 13:47:24
Personal friend: someone you can't say "nothing personal" to, while you bum him/her up the arse
Can you bum someone in any way other than up the arse?

Cheshire Cat
08-06-2010, 14:01:59
dunno, can ya?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figure_of_speech

The saying "I got your back" almost never has the literal meaning of receipt or possession of another's bum

Funko
08-06-2010, 14:06:14
A back is not a bum.

Cheshire Cat
08-06-2010, 14:08:43
A back is not a bum.
see:
synecdoche: Form of metonymy, in which a part stands for the whole

Cheshire Cat
08-06-2010, 14:10:04
Can you bum someone in any way other than up the arse?
you decide, is it a commoratio, a pleonasm or a tautology?

Funko
08-06-2010, 14:14:24
In my understanding of English the area of the body known as the back stops at the top of the bum.

Funko
08-06-2010, 14:15:52
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_back

The human back is the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders. It is the surface opposite to the chest, its height being defined by the vertebral column (commonly referred to as the spine or backbone) and its breadth being supported by the ribcage and shoulders. The spinal canal runs through the spine and provides nerves to the rest of the body.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
08-06-2010, 14:15:58
Can you bum someone in any way other than up the arse?

In a personally friendly way, for example?

Cheshire Cat
08-06-2010, 14:21:52
In my understanding of English.
I never claimed to understand English

Now I have to find a figure in which you can say "back" and intend "bum"

euphemism maybe?
false friends?
;)

paiktis
08-06-2010, 14:22:51
synecdoche: Form of metonymy, in which a part stands for the whole


ooohhh συνεκδοχή! form of whaat metonomy propably metonomasia (so another name ) which stands a part for the whole...


bollocks!


btw there is also "close personal friend" and also to define interpersonal friend?

Funko
08-06-2010, 14:23:32
"Baby got Back" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Got_Back)

paiktis
08-06-2010, 14:24:57
FACT!
back is bum

Lurker
08-06-2010, 14:37:14
:lol: at buttbuddy

Cheshire Cat
08-06-2010, 14:54:38
"Baby got Back" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_Got_Back)

B-side: "Cake Boy"

Venom
08-06-2010, 15:04:47
I have the feeling it's more used in a snobbish way. Mostly used 'upstream' socially. To indicate someone higher up the value chain.
-"I saw X on tv yesterday"
-"Did you? He's a personal friend of mine, you know"

So ok, he's a friend of yours, but a PERSONAL friend of mine!!!1!

Normally used in a professional environment where networking is a common requirement and interpersonal interactions are a must. It's how you refer to friends outside of the working world. Common mostly among the slimiest of jobs (ie salesman, politician, etc) one refers to everyone as a friend to try and schmooze them. Personal friend is used to curry favor for someone on your behalf through said networking connections, whether the person actually is a "true" friend or not.

Lurker
08-06-2010, 15:34:20
ctrl-c, ctrl-v

Excellent.