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idali
05-29-2004
01:37 PM ET (US)
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Dave Bell
05-28-2004
02:11 PM ET (US)
The image which now comes to my mind is of a flasher meeting one of those disguised horror robots from Japanese comics and animation, which looks like a cure, underclad, girl, until the flesh camouflage is torn away during weapon deployment.

Then they're the Police -- "No, it's not blood, it's ATF oil."
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Charlie Stross
05-28-2004
10:35 AM ET (US)
Pepper spray would just convince him of his own importance.

Pointing and laughing is much better. Which is why Feorag was disappointed ...
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Steven Francis Murphy
05-28-2004
10:02 AM ET (US)
That sounds like the perfect moment for just a dose a pepper spray, Charlie. I don't think I'd have aimed at the face. :)

Everyone has these problems when they go out. I never run into any of this crap (well, least not since I left Korea).

Respects,
Steve
Flyover Country, US
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Martin McCallion
12-11-2003
08:31 AM ET (US)
I don't know: when I was a kid we used 'bampot' as a less sweary synonym for 'bastard', more or less. Or at least, that's the way I've always thought of it. I've started using it again recently -- I'm hoping to get my kids to start using it around Hackney -- and I feel it's too good a word for the sorts of scumsuckers you describe, Charlie.

Then again, your definitiion is so specific, and evocative, that it deserves some recognition at least.

Either way, it's good to see it back (though I suppose if I'd stayed in the West of Scotland it would never have gone away).
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Steve GloverPerson was signed in when posted
12-10-2003
09:39 AM ET (US)
Also see also this story by Chris Brookmyre: http://www.brookmyre.co.uk/bampota.htm
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Charlie StrossPerson was signed in when posted
12-10-2003
06:55 AM ET (US)
The dictionary definition ain't right. Imagine a small guy who wanders into a biker bar, orders a beer, and then starts asking the denizens rude questions about their taste in [music/vehicular transport/clothing]. And not because he's drunk and wants a fight, or because his girlfriend's left him and he's feeling so self-pitiful he wants to get himself beaten up, but because he doesn't care: that's a bampot. Bamports are dangerous. Suicide bombers would be bampots if they weren't politically motivated; as it is, J. Random Bampot is basically a bomb waiting to explode. They're dangerous fuckwits, and I feel it's about time we extended the definition to cover bampots with chemical weapons and machine guns, as well as the usual bampots with knuckle dusters, chibs and sharpies.

See also: http://www.glasgowsurvival.co.uk/.
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jim braiden
12-10-2003
06:51 AM ET (US)
A bampot is a wazzock with ambition.
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Andrew Nicolle
12-09-2003
11:59 PM ET (US)
I'm guessing a crackpot, or a loon. Dunno if this is what Charlie means:

http://english2american.com/dictionary/b.html
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David T Bilek
12-09-2003
07:20 PM ET (US)
Not to make my ignorance even more apparent, but... what's a "bampot", exactly?

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