[Ads-l] "mervert" for WOTY contention

paul johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Wed Nov 7 16:49:36 EST 2018


Would a mervert grab a fish by the tail or could he tickle the Caudal fin.

Does anyone else think Mervert could be a 2020 car color?


On 11/7/2018 3:35 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
> When I was looking at these threads, I had somehow inferred that a mertender was a merfolk bartender, but I stand corrected.
>
>> On Nov 7, 2018, at 12:45 PM, Andy Bach <afbach at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>
>>> Apparently it’s sometimes difficult to determine if someone qualifies as
>> a mervert, though:
>>
>> https://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?13823-Mervert-at-my-first-gig-What-to-do-when-it-happens-again
>>
>> Apparently, it's its own dialect (sort of like Catwoman's), there's
>> merenthusiast,
>> "I am very sure that this was not a merenthusiast photographer,
>> unfortunately."
>> mertenders (wranglers, helpers - I guess the tail makes dry land difficult)
>> and merpals.
>>
>> On Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 8:11 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
>>
>>> As explained by Stephen Colbert on the Late Show last Friday, a mervert is
>>> a sexual harasser and/or stalker operating within the merfolk community.
>>> Apparently mermaids (at least women; I don’t know whether it afflicts their
>>> male counterparts) who work as mermaids in entertainment venues are
>>> regularly confronted with unwanted advances from these merverts.  Here’s a
>>> posting from a thread on users group that references this insidious and
>>> possibly growing problem:
>>>
>>>
>>> https://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?8927-A-Guide-to-Unwanted-Contact-Merverts-Trolls-Collectors-and-more-with-list
>>>
>>> A mervert, as defined here, is
>>> "a person who utilizing social networking or email, contacts people in the
>>> mermaid community with sexually explicit messages that are not consensual
>>> or welcomed, projects their fetish onto an unconsenting party, solicits
>>> minors or children in an inappropriate way, and is typically doing this
>>> behaviour to many people in the community. Though sometimes they make pick
>>> just one.”
>>>
>>> Apparently it’s sometimes difficult to determine if someone qualifies as a
>>> mervert, though:
>>>
>>>
>>> https://mernetwork.com/index/showthread.php?13823-Mervert-at-my-first-gig-What-to-do-when-it-happens-again
>>>
>>> Do we still have the Least Likely to Succeed/Most Unnecessary category?
>>>
>>> LH
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>>
>> Andy Bach,
>> afbach at gmail.com
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