Is MUPPET an insult in the US?

GuySmiley

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Hi Guys!

I was just wondering, because here in the UK MUPPET is used as an insult if someone does something stupid or thick

as in

'You are such a muppet!'

Just wondered if this happened across the pond as well!?

Cheers,

Guy!
 

Super Scooter

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Those sick UK Muppets!

Actually, I've never heard that one. That's kinda sad. Almost... cool.

Muppet fans over here (as far as I know, anyway) are called alot of stuff, but never refered to as a Muppet. I could describe to you in more detail what we're called, but I might get banned from the site.
 

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I've heard that as a comment toward someone walking funny or with funky-colored or fluffy hair, but not as an insult of personality. I think someone's pulling your leg. Wait, Muppets don't have legs! Just kiddin! :wink: :big_grin:
 

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No Muppet definitely is used as an insult of personality over here, but at least its more affectionate that others terms used. Just as long as yuou aren't called a 'son of a Muppet' !
 

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I don't think it's exclusively a UK thing though - if you do a search (title and content) on eBay for 'muppet', there's a good few items that come back simply because the seller has berated some muppet of a buyer in their listing, and I'm pretty certain they're not all based in this country :smile:
 

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I think it's different in the US.....After all, a friend of mine just described a guy as "cute, in a Muppety way"!!!! :wink:
 

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Guys,

I dont think that people use it to say 'Stupid' or 'Thick', I think its used more like saying 'You donut!" or something like that.

Its not really an insult, Get what im saying ?

If i was going to say to someone 'Your Stupid!' then i would want to say it loud and mean it, But if i was to call someone a 'Donut' or 'Muppet' i would be happy while im saying it and probably because they just did something funny.


Although, i dont call people Muppets alot... But i always get called a Muppet - LOL!


:big_grin:
 

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Nonetheless, it is also used to mean 'idiot', 'moron', and a whole host of other words that the forum will censor if I post them here ;-D
 

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i've never known someone to use the word muppet to mean something bad, or ever good. actually if i decided to talk about the muppets in one of my college classes people might think i'm strange or something! but as far as i'm concerned, the muppets are a good thing in the u.s.

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Hmmm, very interesting!

Yes, I think I might have been going a bit far - its not a serious insult here, but is used when someone has done something stupid.

I can't imagine it being used during a pub fight!!!!

Guy!
 
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