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Do you have bad taste?

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Firebrand
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Do you have bad taste?

#1 Post by Firebrand » November 4th, 2007, 11:40 am

In anything? Here's your opportunity to fess up. My own bad taste (according to everyone else) is in interior design. I'm a bit of a hippy and my house is all wind chimers, big cushions and joss sticks with bright colours on the walls. I know not everyone is comfortable with that kind of environment but I'm not entirely comfortable with any other. My mother thinks it's terribly tacky.


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Re: Do you have bad taste?

#2 Post by Maria Mac » November 4th, 2007, 11:58 am

I don't have bad taste in anything - with the possible exception of humour although I think I'm getting better. I was certainly guilty of cracking a few jokes in extremely poor taste when I was younger. I've got more sensitive though I'll still find them funny.

I totally empathise with this in respect of interior design:
Firebrand wrote: My mother thinks it's terribly tacky.

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My mother constantly criticised my home but as everyone else seemed to like it I didn't worry too much. I never liked her taste. But the thing I lost my rag over was that in one room I had a bucket as a waste paper bin. It was an attractively painted bucket but my mother kept making remarks to the effect that it was a place for bodily waste and had no business being in the living room. And she didn't put it as politely as that.

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#3 Post by Diane » November 4th, 2007, 12:25 pm

Husbands

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#4 Post by Zoe » November 4th, 2007, 1:37 pm

I confess to having appalling taste in TV programmes: I like soaps, game shows, reality TV, the lot! :redface: I like decent stuff too but I am often so exhausted in the evenings that I can collapse in front of the TV and watch anything...and enjoy it.


Is this going to be a ladies only thread? :wink:

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#5 Post by Jem » November 4th, 2007, 2:11 pm

Only ladies have bad taste!

*ducks*



I confess to enjoying junk food - sometimes even more than good food. Does that count?

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#6 Post by DougS » November 4th, 2007, 2:15 pm

I'm not ashamed to admit that when it comes to aesthetics I don't know anything about taste and have to seek advice on everything from what colour to paint a wall to what shirt to wear with what tie.

So sue me.

:shrug:

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#7 Post by verte » November 4th, 2007, 3:38 pm

I love cheezy 1960's era spy and detective shows. Love them. I'm the only person I know who actually tapes those awful Honey West episodes so I can watch them when no one is around. They even make me cringe sometimes, but I just can't help myself. :redface:
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#8 Post by Bryn » November 4th, 2007, 5:25 pm

Well obviously my wife, who is a professional chef, is a wonderful cook and I'd much rather have her cooking than anything else. Really!

But whenever she's away I eat ready meals that I've bought from the supermarket. And I enjoy them. So there.

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#9 Post by Noggin » November 4th, 2007, 8:51 pm

Well I don't think I have bad taste in music but certain other people do! I have a fondness for 'easy listening' type stuff and I've even been known to listen country and western but please don't hold it against me! :redface:
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#10 Post by Staf » November 4th, 2007, 9:49 pm

Country and Western, Noggin? :supershock:

Noggin, I'm sorry but I don't think we can be friends any more!

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Mind you, you probably think I have bad taste in art. Everybody else does. :sad:

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#11 Post by jaywhat » November 5th, 2007, 6:59 am

I think it is tasteless to talk about it.

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#12 Post by Beki » November 5th, 2007, 9:22 pm

I love musicals - do they count as bad taste? Singin in the Rain, West Side Story through Chicago and Cabaret, I love 'em all! Gene Kelly was my hero when I was wee....

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#13 Post by Alan C. » November 5th, 2007, 10:28 pm

Beki
I love musicals - do they count as bad taste?
Err.........7 brides for 7 brothers......................Yes bad taste.
I don't know if I have bad taste in anything, somebody would need to tell me and as yet they haven't, maybe I only know very PC people. :sad:
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#14 Post by Bryn » November 6th, 2007, 3:39 pm

Beki wrote:I love musicals - do they count as bad taste? Singin in the Rain, West Side Story through Chicago and Cabaret, I love 'em all! Gene Kelly was my hero when I was wee....
I think there are good musicals and bad ones and these are all fantastic.
I agree with Alan about 7 Brides.

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#15 Post by Moonbeam » November 7th, 2007, 5:07 pm

I have a fondness for Japanese things and some people think that's pretty naff, especially my Japanese tattoo.

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#16 Post by Oxfordrocks » November 7th, 2007, 6:04 pm

It's strange that this subject came up.
One of my work collegues got hold of my MP3 player a few weeks ago and told everyone what was on it.

Olivia Newton John :love:
Chris De Burgh :redface:
Theme from Black Beauty (Galloping Home) :thumbsup:
Iron Maiden Image
Barbara Dickson :redface:

Oh! what fun was had at my expense.
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#17 Post by Maria Mac » November 7th, 2007, 6:26 pm

:supershock:

*convenes emergency meeting to consider banning Oxfordrocks on grounds of appalling taste*

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#18 Post by Diane » November 8th, 2007, 5:21 pm

I don't have bad taste in anything. What the heck is it, anyway? Who decided?

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#19 Post by FloatingBoater » November 10th, 2007, 10:09 am

I usually have bad taste when it comes humour. We were driving to the cematoria for the funeral of one of our friend's mother when it was noted that we were running late.
I suggested that we rang up and asked them to keep her on a low light.

It sounded funny to me at the time ...
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#20 Post by jaywhat » November 10th, 2007, 10:41 am

I suppose bad taste is to some extent in the eye of the beholder. On the funeral front, I was once taking the funeral of a humorous man from a humorous family who ran a chip shop.
They had put a large sign on the side of the coffin which said, 'FRYING TONIGHT' and the during the ceremony they never stopped laughing and nudging and sharing things with each other as I read the eulogy to a much loved man - which I hasten to add, they had largely written themselves.

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