Calling pendants

A man who “deliberately” infected two women with the HIV told a court he got the virus when a man sexually abused him.

the human immunodeficiency virus” yes, but “the HIV?”

Pendants want to know…..

29 comments on “Calling pendants

  1. He should have gone to California. It’s a ‘misdemeanor’ over there, alongside petty theft and trespass.

  2. Sutcliffe’s second victim contracted the virus after he complained he was struggling to put a condom on. She told the court that Sutcliffe had robbed her of “precious early months of bonding” with her child as she took to wearing gloves to feed and change the infant.

    It’s almost as if those bigoted old Christian prudes were on to something when they warned against shagageddon.

    The wages of sin, eh?

    Judge Parry also imposed a sexual harm prevention order on Sutcliffe which – until further notice – prohibits him from engaging in lawful sex with another person unless he has told them he has HIV and they understood and acknowledged the disclosure.

    This is silly enough in itself, but becomes farcical when you find out that…

    Previously, Sutcliffe was subject to an order which required him to provide contact details of partners to Lancashire Police’s public protection unit and then wait for written approval before having intercourse wearing a condom.

    It’s like we’re living in a gayer version of the ineffectual, politically correct police state from DEMOLITION MAN.

  3. For fucks sake, these sort of people ignore driving bans. Does the government really think they are going to wait for written authorisation from PC Shag before jumping on some slapper?

    What a job, eh?

    “Hey Bill, Dave from Wigan has asked if he can shag Jayleen tonight. What do you think?”
    “Whatever, I’m having breakfast. You seen the newspaper? Sure I brought it in”

  4. Judge Parry also imposed a sexual harm prevention order on Sutcliffe which – until further notice – prohibits him from engaging in lawful sex with another person unless he has told them he has HIV and they understood and acknowledged the disclosure.

    Did the people framing this law not realise it wouldn’t prevent him from engaging in unlawful sex? Makes you think, eh?

  5. Just goes to show that the use of articles in English is highly idiomatic.

    In this case, my POV being no article is better, because whether countable or not it isn’t used singularly, and “aitch eye vee” is now a proper noun, not just an abbreviation. So I’d no more say “the HIV” than “the AIDS” or “attacks on Milosevic regime infantry positions by the NATO”.

  6. I think you need to expand the abbreviation.

    “The human immunodeficiency virus” reads ok so

    the HIV

    The one that annoys me is “the HMRC”

    “The Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs”??

  7. Gamecock: so we just look impertinent police directly in the eye and give them a big smile when they ask for ID?

  8. Am I missing some pedant / pendant in-joke here or is that just a simple typo that the pedant in me wants to point out?

  9. In joke. Polly Toynbee once, through a typo, called me a pendant. Thus we’re pendants around here, to the vast amusement of all when someone tells us it’s really spelt pedant. Chortle, chortle

  10. “ID papers.

    What does the D stand for?”

    Its “papers” that is tautology:

    ID = Identity Document(s)

    [I’ve got a nagging feeling I’ve been dimmer than usual and have missed something.]

  11. ID is slang for IDentification.

    But wait (pendant alert!): Somebody being ID’d would be identificationed ???

  12. Doesn’t it rather sound like some Nigerian or other African wrote the article? “The HIV” indeed!

  13. @Patrick, October 31, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Scroll down to bottom:

    Vainglory
    Link 3 – “Tim Worstall, you pendant”- Polly Toynbee

    HTH

  14. Obviously a grammar mistake.

    Its supposed to be ‘teh HIV’ – which you get from teh geys. Off the intertubes.

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