Is "Muff Wiggler" offensive?

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What do you think?

It's bordering on, or is, unacceptable to me
It's mildly offensive, to be honest
It's immature/stupid, but harmless
I don't care either way
It's pretty funny! But I see the other side as well
I think it rocks!
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Post by MindMachine » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:47 am

A Muff Wiggler is a novelty adult device I use similar
to the e-bow I use on my guitar... or is it the new fishing
lure my cousin Jimmie bought me? Works either way I suppose...

As to the original thread question: There are huge billboards with
strippers on them along the sides of Los Angeles Freeways. I
think that we should be more concerned by them than the name
of a dork cultist obscure musical intrument site on the giant worldwide
web of bad porn and bad spelling. And for crying out loud - this is
about the best of the best as far as these types of forums go. No
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Post by suitandtieguy » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:57 am

bwhittington wrote:-If I told my mother or a date that I was a member of the muffwiggler forum, I would have more explaining to do than I would care for.
funny, it never struck me the least bit dirty, and my mom's never so much as batted an eye when i mention Mr Wiggles and his forum.
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Post by bwhittington » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:36 am

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Post by bwhittington » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:36 am

whoopsie . . . double post.

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Post by a100user » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:48 am

Somehow I missed this thread

Anyway added my vote = it rocks

Personally I find most PC correctness a pain in the butt.

My own moral tenets do not allow me to discriminate against anyone but that doesn't mean I shouldn't be able to say things I believe to be true.

If folks here want to swear that's fine. Let's face it this is an interest group that is dominated by adults.
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Post by Mr White » Wed Nov 04, 2009 5:59 am

on the elektron forum I'm under the name "ANALOG VAGINA", just a fist of posts and the moderator told me that their forum is too "sweet and polite" for such a user name....
I told him that I came from Muffwiggler and he said: "oh, that's great!"

sincerly, I taken it for a compliment!

he he he, I voted for "muff rocks"!
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Post by cv slime 800 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:10 am

I thought MUFF stood for: "Modular User's Funny Forum" :roll:

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Post by alexP » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:24 pm

We should have a Canadian Muff wiggler night out. Maybe if we can all meet in Ottawa for beer, modulars, and did I mention beer?

Not going to lie, that could be pretty amazing. Sort of like our own little AH Canada meetup!!!!


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Post by premieklovn » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:04 am

I'm not offended at all. I'm more offended by people who thinks the name is offensive.


Post by Babaluma » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:11 am

dadek wrote:Where's the Muff's Babe's thread at?

i'm more interested in where i can see the babe's muffs! ;)

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Post by revmutt » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:16 am

I think the Wiggler part is a little tough on EH purists.
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Post by Peake » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:37 pm

I'd wondered a bit about it and am happy that I was correct- it is indeed a term both (silly) sexual AND Electro-Harmonix (who took the cake for such things, at the time).

Not offensive at all. What would be offensive are those without enough of a sense of humor about it...amusing that it became a positive conversation piece :)
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Post by modularland » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:17 pm

harmless- but not the best branding for the best community of musicians in the last 100 years.... would be better as 'diode wiggler' more subtle humor :-)
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Post by nerdware » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:53 am

I just assumed it refered to a cat thing. Cats really like it when you stroke the fur on the top of their heads. Now, if that fur can be called a muff, and the gesture can be called wiggling...

No, not even remotely offensive. Obscure, yes. Feline, definitely!

Anyway, synths and muff wiggling (as defined above) go together for me, coz I experience a similar level of bliss when I'm twiddling synth knobs.

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Post by money bags » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:22 am

all i have to say is to hell with 'BEING' PC.

if you are talking about the only black guy in the room. just say 'the only black guy in the room'.

Something i dont miss about the west coast is how PC people are. DONT CALL ME BIG BONDED unless you now big by BONE is. I'm FAT

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Post by Kent » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:38 am

O.K. Imagine the Worse Case Scenario: It stands for some immaterial offensive act/thing... And what if it was meant to infer whatever it could be that could be deemed 'offensive'... did anyone die? Did anyone have a worse day because of it?

If so, that person needs more than what this forum can offer.

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Post by darenager » Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:02 am

Not at all offensive, great name, great forum.

And to all those "PC" people, grow up and get a Mac :lol:

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Post by Celtic Peasant » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:07 pm

:clap: Muff I think you have an awesome forum and, having been on other forums, I really think you are the best moderator I have seen.

"Muff Wiggler" offensive - never. I never thought of it as anything other than a really cool and catchy name!!

I know it was a few years ago, but thanks for sharing the 'beginnings' of the name and your site with everyone. :)

Take care,

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Post by neandrewthal » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:42 pm

I'm offended by the thought of entertaining the idea that Muff Wiggler might be offensive :spank:

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Post by Just me » Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:09 pm

As a newbie, I'm just going through the old posts. It's funny, but the first time I heard of MuffWiggler, I thought of old EH stompboxes. I've had so many of them over the years and have done the same sort of thing with the names. Used StoneFinger once years ago. It (the forum) could be called Uterine Vomit or Supporating Pustule for all I care, the content is great.

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Post by Liddlepud » Wed May 26, 2010 4:07 pm

It's never really made any sense to me. I always thought that wiggling applies to something that protrudes like a joystick. A muff is an opening and doesn't protude so how do you wiggle it?

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Post by MrBiggs » Wed May 26, 2010 4:36 pm

Liddlepud wrote:It's never really made any sense to me. I always thought that wiggling applies to something that protrudes like a joystick. A muff is an opening and doesn't protude so how do you wiggle it?

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Post by Dr. Sketch-n-Etch » Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:34 pm

I think the name is pretty funny. The only time it gave me reason to pause was when I recently gave a presentation on synth DIY to the "Arts Science" class at my daughter's high school. (It's a science class for kids in the arts program, in case you're wondering -- a perfect opportunity to talk about synth DIY, complete with a powerpoint presentation and a hands-on modular demonstration). Anyway, on the last slide of my presentation, I had listed a bunch of cool web resources for anyone interested in synth DIY (MFOS, Catgirl, Electro-Music, and... Muff Wiggler). I wasn't sure how that was going to play to a room full of 15-year-olds (and their teacher) but I made a mild little joke out of it, and it was fine. (Truth be told, I'm not even sure anyone there understood the reference... innocent little darlings).
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Post by vav » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:46 pm

Re: Is it offensive?

I hope so.

Also, my fiance at one point was yelling at me because i spent too much time on the wrong muff.
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Post by The_Crooked_Man » Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:41 pm

I stumbled upon this site after being reprimanded on Gearslutz for making a sexually suggestive comment about a piece of gear, so imagine my surprise to find that not only is there a site named after such a thing, but it's also dedicated to synthesizers AND cats! A match made in heaven, I must say.

As a side note, the funniest thing that I've heard in a good long time was the other day when my girlfriend said something to the effect of, "would it absolutely kill you to spend 5 fewer minutes per day on that vagina smacking, cat fucker site of yours and do the dishes?!"


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