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Ever thought that you could get flushed down the loo? That girls wee out their bottoms? Or that bumming means two men rubbing their bums together? Tell us about your childhood misconceptions. Thanks to Joefish for the suggestion.

(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 15:21)
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But it's deprecated now.
You're supposed to say BCE and CE for "before common era" and "common era" so as not to offend people who don't beleive in Jesus but are pissyenough about these things to be offended amyhow.
(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 16:22, 2 replies)
Christ, it's not a pissing contest
(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 16:27, closed)
BCE and CE have been around for yonks.
It's got bugger all to do with offending Jesusites.
(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 16:28, closed)
CE and BCE may have been around a while.
They certainly weren't, however, in common usage when I was in school and a quick check of a dictionary from the early '90s shows they didn't think to include BCE but did include BC. So there's certainly been a shift recently
I would be very surprised if BCE and CE were used for any other reason than to prevent religious offence (certainly the unreliable sod that is Wikipedia thinks this).
Edit: Also I said it was for people who didn't believe in Jesus but were pissy enough to get upset anyhow. I'm sure the Jesusists don't care either way.
(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 19:26, closed)

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